Date: 7/24/19 2:41 pm From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...> Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 7-24-19
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, July 20, through Wednesday, July 24, 2019:
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
-Additional Species Mentioned
Blue Grosbeak (East)
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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.
BLUE GROSBEAKS were seen at Waterworks Prairie Park on the 21st. Specifically, they were along the trail which runs between the river and the largest pond, near the fishing dock, actually right by a painted mile post on the road '6 1/4' and by a bluebird box #10
6 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen from James Ave at Hawkeye WMA on the 22nd.
A BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK was seen at Cedar Lake on the 23rd. It was seen again on the 24th.
4 LEAST TERNS were seen at the Mid American power plant on the 24th. They were viewed from Basswood Rd.
6 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS continue at Lake Manawa as recently as the 24th.
5 RED CROSSBILLS were seen at a feeder in Webb on the 23rd.