Date: 5/12/18 8:41 pm From: Randall Scheiner <randall.scheiner...> Subject: [ia-bird] close encounters of the bird kind
Bells's vireos are singing from every fenceline allowed to blur with successional deciduous growth in the hay/pasture/crop mosaic around Moulton, Davis Co.. In one location, a bird was picking beakfuls of silk from a tent caterpillar colony, uninterested in the emergent larvae and ants on it.
Morel hunting on a friend's property a few miles north of Maxwell in Story Co. today was difficult due to the steady flow of warblers. 18 species, including Pine and Cape May were seen. A Black & White came almost within arm's reach.
A pair of Louisiana Waterthrushes are in the same spot as last year at the far end of the Palisades-Dows Observatory. If you head northwest of the telescopes to a small creek, and follow that to the Cedar, you'll eventually bump into them.
A Lark Sparrow was south of the Eastern Iowa Airport on Walford Ave.