Date: 5/15/18 10:34 pm From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> Subject: [ia-bird] Burrowing Owl and more
Thanks to Jacob Newton for posting about the Burrowing Owl in Humbolt County.
Did a little run down to Brower Slough (IOU Field Trip locations) upon hearing of a Common Gallinule that was seen Sunday. Though 4 of us tried for it various times today we did not relocated it. Took Anna out to pick up some bedding plants and then came "the call"--Burrowing Owl. Left Sioux City at 4:20 for Ottosen. Zipping by a flooded field I saw what looked like a Hudsonian Godwit so.... turned around for a look see despite having Borrowing Owl on the brain. Yes it was a Hudsonian Godwit along with several common shorebirds and WHOA a Red-necked Phalarope. Smaller and less bulky than the Wilson's Phalaropes it was hanging with. Not a bad bird.
Off to see the Burrowing Owl. Too easy--outlined against the sun. Unfortunately sun and heat rise worked for a less than hoped for image but nevertheless an nice nice year bird. Arrived home 10:49PM
The amazing spring continues.
*Paul O. Roisen* *Woodbury County, IA* *Mobile 712-301-2817*