Date: 5/10/19 2:39 pm From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...> Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 5-10-19
Iowa RBA birds reported from Friday, May 3, through Friday, May 10, 2019:
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
-Additional Species Mentioned
Western Kingbird (Central)
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Species in ALL CAPS can be classified into three categories in the state of Iowa: 1) UNRECORDED, ACCIDENTAL or Casual; 2) A RARE but regular species; or 3) record early or late date or unusual for time of year. Any species with three asterisks (***species***) would represent a first record for Iowa (UNRECORDED) and should be observed and documented very carefully. Species with two asterisks (**species**) are species that are either ACCIDENTAL, CASUAL, or a rare regular species, and should also be documented. Species with one asterisk (*species) should have some details of the observation provided.
CERRO GORDO COUNTY:
A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was seen at Lime Creek Nature Center on the 9th.
BLACK HAWK COUNTY:
A KING RAIL was heard at Prairie Ridge Wetland (Privately owned) on the 2nd.
A PINE WARBLER was seen at a feeder at Lake Hendricks in Riceville on the 7 th.
2 SNOWY EGRETS were seen along Highway 965 just north of Wright Brothers Blvd on the west side of the road on the 6th.
A GLOSSY IBIS was seen along the east side of 220th St at Cone Marsh on the 8th.
DES MOINES COUNTY:
A HOODED WARBLER was seen at the sewer walkway at Dankwardt Park in Burlington on the 9th.
A WESTERN KINGBIRD was seen in Ankeny by Mills Fleet Farm on the 5th.
A GLOSSY IBIS was seen at Errington Marsh on the 5th. This bird was last seen on the 6th.
A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen 50 yards from the entrance road at West Peterson Park north of Ames on the 9th.
4 COMMON GALLINULES and an AMERICAN AVOCET were seen at Forney Lake on the 7 th.