Date: 7/30/19 8:03 pm
From: Jeanne Hedges <onespayiowa...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Goose Lake and Green Island
Oh, shoot, forgot to mention the short billed dowitchers at Green Island.
A first for me! :-)

Buffalo, IA

On Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 10:03:02 PM UTC-5, Jeanne Hedges wrote:
> I won't list all the things we saw this time. The highlights were a rusty
> blackbird at Goose Lake along the access road back to the boat ramp and at
> Green Island we saw several common gallinules, one with a baby, a pair of
> trumpeter swans and several sandhills. Perhaps the most fun, though
> obviously not rare, were quite a few pied billed grebe babies. They are
> pretty adorable. Watched one baby gobble down a fish Dad caught that was
> about half as big as the baby. I assumed it was Dad because he caught the
> fish and was fiddling around with it too long so the other adult who was
> watching the kids (presumably Mom) came over and grabbed it away from him
> and fed it immediately to the baby. "Don't mess around, Dad, just feed the
> kid!"
> Jeanne
> Buffalo, IA

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