Date: 4/30/18 3:04 pm From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> Subject: [ia-bird] Woodbury County 4/30/2018
April ends with windstorm in Woodbury County. Horrible birding weather with strong wind gust stirring up dirt and dust to pepper my car, as well as my face, whenever I turned even slightly towards the south. The birding itself was pretty good with first peeps of the year showing up. It was pretty funny watching them take a step or two forward then be blown backward or vise versa. Another Cinnamon Teal found (male) just north of Owego Wetlands. Hard to say if it is a different bird that the one found on the outskirts of Sioux City. With the wind gale force out of the south it seems unlikely that the bird would have flown south.
New for the Year: Lark Sparrow Field Sparrow Least Sandpiper Semipalmated Sandpiper Baird's Sandpiper American Golden Plover Northern Rough-winged Swallow.
Looks like migration is picking up just in time for the IOU Spring Meeting up here.
*Paul O. Roisen* *Woodbury County, IA* *Mobile 712-301-2817*