Date: 5/14/18 2:47 pm From: <searleslr...> <searleslr...> Subject: [ia-bird] Grammer Grove, Marshall County
This morning, a three-hour, slow-motion walk at Grammer Grove near Liscomb, Iowa, garnered 50 total species. At times I was surrounded by Magnolia Warblers to the point that I figured they must be Redstarts in disguise. But no, numerous Magnolias. A photo proved that I had not seen a Brown Creeper (would-be species 51), but rather a Black-and-White Warbler.
On arrival at home in Marshalltown, there was a Harris's Sparrow on the ground near the feeders.
(Yesterday's notables at Timmons Woods, near Albion, included Yellow, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Orange-Crowned, Northern Parula, Tennessee, Palm, Chesnut-Sided, Golden-Winged, and Black-and-White Warblers, and numerous Swainson's Thrushes.)
Canada Goose Turkey Vulture Broad-Winged Hawk Barred Owl Ring-Necked Pheasant Mourning Dove Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Northern Flicker Red-Headed Flicker Red-Bellied Woodpecker Downy Woodpecker Great Crested Flycatcher Least Flycatcher Willow Flycatcher Eastern Kingbird Yellow-Throated Vireo White-Breasted Nuthatch Black-Capped Chickadee Blue Jay American Crow House Wren Ruby-Crowned Kinglet American Robin Swainson's Thrush European Starling Magnolia Warbler (f, m) Chestnut-Sided Warbler Black-Throated Green Warbler Palm Warbler Black-and-White Warbler American Redstart Ovenbird Common Yellowthroat Gray Catbird Brown Thrasher Eastern Towhee Lark Sparrow Chipping Sparrow Field Sparrow Vesper Sparrow Song Sparrow White-Throated Sparrow Baltimore Oriole Eastern Meadowlark Common Grackle Red-Winged Blackbird Brown-Headed Cowbird Rose-Breasted Grosbeak (f, m) Northern Cardinal American Goldfinch
A most gratifying two days. It's been forty-some years since I've seen the Blackburnian and Black-Throated Green Warblers on my paper route in southern Iowa. The main reason is spring migration usually is interrupted by annoyances such as making a living. (It still is, but self-employment helps.)