Date: 5/3/18 2:42 pm From: Douglas Harr <dnharr...> Subject: [ia-bird] More Boone & Story Co. FOYs
Driving from Ogden to Ames, then to Story City, and then back to Ogden via Bjorkboda Marsh, I managed to pick up 5 more FOY species, after I had posted seeing my FOY Eastern Kingbird (near Story City) in an earlier email. Additional new FOYs were:
- Rose-breasted Grosbeaks--LOTS in timber along the Skunk River - Solitary Sandpiper--1 on a just-flooded spot in a cropfield NW of Story City - Sora--1 on private wetland 1 mi. W of Bjorkboda March - Bobolink--1 flying over grassy hills 2 mi. W of Bjorkboda Marsh - Forster's Tern--1 flying over the CWRP wetland 2 mi. SW of Bjorkboda Marsh
in woodlands near the Skunk River in Story Co. there were a number of Palm Warblers, but the most unusual was seeing 5 of them hopping around in a corn stubble field about half a mile from any woodlands!