Date: 5/1/18 5:08 pm
From: Bruce McKee <bgmckee641...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Northern Iowa Birds
A good list Betty. In my backyard south of Mason City I saw a Yellow
Warbler, White-crowned Sparrows, Harris' Sparrows, Rose-breasted
Grosbeaks,  a Brown Thrasher and a House Wren, all new today.
- Bruce McKee, Mason City

On 5/1/2018 6:52 PM, 'Betty Lucas' via IA-BIRD wrote:
> After experiencing 44" of snow in Mason City since March 22nd, strong
> southerly winds are finally bringing lots of migrants to north Iowa.
> A group of 28 American Avocets was seen in Clear Lake, off the beach
> at McIntosh State Park. Other shorebirds seen north of Ventura
> included 1 Willet, both Dowitchers, Semipalmated Plover, Spotty,
> Least, and Pec Sandpiper, and Lesser Yellowlegs. A Red-necked Grebe
> was also  near the beach at McIntosh. A couple Horned Grebe around too.
> At Parker's Woods (Mason City), several  warbler species are being
> seen. Still most numerous are the Yellow-rumps, but Orange-crowned
> Warblers seemed to be everywhere this morning. Also had several
> Black-and-white and Nashville Warblers, along with some Northern
> Waterthrush and a Common Yellowthroat. Had a Gray Catbird, Blue-headed
> Vireo, a Carolina Wren, Least Flycatchers, and White-Crowned  Sparrows
> there too.
> In local backyards today were Clay-colored, Lincoln's, White-throated,
> and Harris's Sparrows. Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and Baltimore Orioles
> are being seen as well.
> Betty Lucas
> Mason City, Iowa
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