Date: 11/1/18 4:41 pm From: Jim Forde <jimforde...> Subject: [ia-bird] Black Scoters at Hawkeye Wildlife Area
At sunrise I scoped a distant 3 juv./female BLACK SCOTERS from the DNR headquarters parking lot. At that time scoping was good except for the dim light but backlighting would have been a problem later. After the noon hour the scoters were absent when I rechecked the spot.
Also seen from the parking lot were 21 COMMON LOONS which must be the high count for Hawkeye. And occasionally they could be heard.