Date: 6/12/20 5:08 pm From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...> Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 6-12-20
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, June 6, through Friday, June 12, 2020:
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
-Additional Species Mentioned
Blue Grosbeak (East)
Worm-eating Warbler Hooded Warbler
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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.
A BLUE GROSBEAK was seen at Wickiup Hill NA on the 9th. Specifically, The location was down the gated road, which continues west after the end of Morris Hill Road. I've always found it near the road, from the pond all the way west to the brush and debris dump on the south side.
A HOODED WARBLER was seen at The Mines of Spain RA on the 11th.
A WORM-EATING WARBLER was seen at the Croton Unit of Shimek SF on the 8th. Specifically, At the first creek crossing instead of going left over the main creek, go right, through the brush, and follow the smaller creek up to the wooded canyon. This is where the bird was. It was approx. 20 yards up the canyon.
A COMMON GALLINULE was seen at Cone Marsh on the 12th.