Date: 5/13/18 11:04 pm
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] The past 5 days of migration
Concur with John. Though we have been a little off last day and a half, I
can certainly say I have never had 6 day run like this in the state much
less here in Woodbury. Did a little birding in Monona county today (72
species) from 2:00-4:00 pm--after taking my wife to church and dinner.
When she went to visit a smoke filled casino with some friends I decline
and went birding. All of 2017 I struggle to reach 200 (actually 202) with
only 4 new county tics. Today I ran in to a good number of warblers and
some flycatchers. Everything was low to the ground or even on the ground.
Had flock of 15 warblers (Yellow-rumped, Palm, and Yellow) working the rows
in an untilled cornfield--certainly a first for me to see that kind of
activity.
Add 6 species--Palm, Magnolia, and Wilson's Warblers, Least and
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, and a Northern Goshawk (juvenile) to Monona to
reach the 208 mark. Totally unexpected.

Checked out Table Marsh, Owego, and 280th Square for shorebirds and
whatever else cared to show up. Owego--Perched Peregrine, Lesser
Yellowlegs (18), Stilt Sandpiper (30+), and about 30 Dunlin appearing and
disappearing in the short brush in the sheet water.

Most of the shorebird in the previously abundant 280th Square were
spectacularly unimpressive with 5 Wilson's Phalarope and 1 Least Sandpiper.

80 species from 2:30-7:45 pm was way better than expected on this dull and
dreary day.

*Paul O. Roisen*
*Woodbury County, IA*
*Mobile 712-301-2817*

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