Date: 4/20/19 10:51 am
From: newtja84 <newtja84...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Hudsonian Godwits and American Golden Plovers Humboldt County
Obviously I mean Soutwest side of Big Wall Lake....

On Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 12:48:26 PM UTC-5, newtja84 wrote:
> A small flock of 12 Hudsonian Godwits were seen foraging this afternoon on
> the northside of the private half of Banwart's Prairie (near Ottosen)
> today, this morning a flock of about 20 American Golden Plovers were
> observed loafing around the same area (the Plovers moved further east about
> 300 yards to a grassier spit of mud). Also present were numerous Greater
> Yellowlegs, and the normal collection of dabbling ducks (mostly shoveler,
> blue-winged teal, gadwall and mallard).
> The 'closed road' south of Bradgate was sporting a river flooded field
> that also held some shorebirds though nothing staggering mostly yellowlegs,
> some semipalmated and least sandpipers. The Potholes were mostly quiet
> sporting almost exclusively American Coots. There are some wetlands that
> have formed in the southeast half of the new Three Rivers WMA east of Thor
> as well, but they were mostly quiet but show some promise in the future
> especially this year as the DNR seemed to have burned the surrounding grass
> to create 'muddy flats' around the small wallows. It is reminiscent (on a
> much smaller scale of course) of some of the wallow topography on the East
> side of Big Wall Lake (the Dinsmore Tract).
> Jacob Newton
> Ottosen, IA

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