Date: 5/14/18 6:56 pm From: tim gedler Gedler <avesrun...> Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Re: And Then Spring Became Summer...
Northern Parulas and Yellow-throated Warblers were singing their song too today in the Walnut Woods campground area. Tim Gedler West Des Moines
On Mon, May 14, 2018, 8:48 PM <searleslr...> <searleslr...> wrote:
> Ann, > Confounding is a good word. I've seen more Magnolia Warblers than Yellow. > A number of less common species have been plentiful in my forays, while > common ones are not so easy to find. One example: White-Crowned Sparrows > have been abundant compared to White-Throated. I saw a flock of 20-25 > Solitary Sandpipers (emphasis on "Solitary"). And the spring's reports of > Ibises seem to be frequent, although the same bird may have been reported > more than once. Personally I saw two different White-Faced Ibises, one with > a clearly white face (Marshalltown) and the other with a light pink face > (Colo Bogs). > > On a broader scale, it's been highly unusual to have shorebird migration > occur at roughly the same time as neotropical migration, and waterfowl > migration seemed to take a long time. All this can be blamed on unusual > weather/climate patterns. Is it the "new normal"? > > Lee Searles > Marshalltown > > On Monday, May 14, 2018 at 6:43:51 PM UTC-5, Ann Johnson wrote: >> >> That song ran through my head this afternoon while sitting at a picnic >> table at Walnut Woods SP listening to the sounds of Great Crested >> Flycatcher, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Baltimore Oriole, Indigo Bunting and >> the ubiquitous American Redstarts. The migration last night must have been >> in the millions of birds as the number of migrants was down considerably! >> Interestingly enough, it also brought in good numbers of Chestnut-sided and >> Magnolia Warblers and they were in full song. There were a few Catharus >> thrushes yet about. The most peculiar thing was that I also found a Palm >> Warbler and a Yellow-rumped Warbler. This migration season is just >> confounding. >> >> >> >> Ann Johnson >> >> Norwalk (Warren County) >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "IA-BIRD" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...> > To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...> > Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird. > To view this discussion on the web visit > https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<23ae85e2-0f45-4cce-9442-d0744799b1ee...> > <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<23ae85e2-0f45-4cce-9442-d0744799b1ee...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer> > . > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >