Date: 8/13/19 11:53 am From: Keith Carris <kcarris38...> Subject: [ia-bird] Young Gray Partridge - Linn County
Todays sighting of GRAY PARTRIDGE at the Deal Road Sod Farm was that of two YOUNG birds. It has been assumed that they were probably nesting in the area, but now it is confirmed. They were between the access road and the maintenance building. I first saw them "sneaking" across Deal Road from the bean field with their heads low to the ground, before going into the sodded area.
There were also six UPLAND SANDPIPERS near the North end of the sod farm and one scurrying along the gravel access road on the South end.
I keep checking this area hoping for a Buff Breasted Sandpiper, but so far, no luck. Maybe the sighting of one near Tiffin will shortly result in them showing up here. Keeping my fingers crossed!