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)
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