Date: 4/28/18 6:29 pm From: Tyler Grant <tgrant77...> Subject: [ia-bird] Dunbar Slough, Green Co.
It was Bittern Day at Dunbar Slough this morning, with 2 flushed (one in Hunter Tract and one at 250th Str) and another that posed for pictures ~30 ft from 250th Str. I think that's more Bitterns than I've seen in all the rest of my life. The Willet continues at 270th Str, though it wasn't there at first. As I was talking to another birder, a Peregrine Falcon scattered the shorebirds, and shortly after the Willet flew in on black and white wings. Great-tailed Grackles were making a racket on the east wetland of Hunter Tract and 20 American Golden-Plovers landed while I was looking at the grackles.