Date: 6/26/20 4:19 pm From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...> Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 6-26-20
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, June 20, through Friday, June 26, 2020:
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
-Additional Species Mentioned
Blue Grosbeak (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.
A MARBLED GODWIT and a LAUGHING GULL were seen at Babcock Access on the 22nd .
2 WORM-EATING WARBLERS were seen at the Croton Uit of Shimek SF a couple hundred feet up the small tributary stream on the 21st.
A BLUE GROSBEAK was seen along the trail that runs south out of South River Valley Park in Ames on the 20th.
A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at Dunbar Slough on the boat ramp at the north end of Ave. B on the 21st.
A pair of MISSISSIPPI KITES are still being seen the Fairmeadows Elementary School in West Des Moines on the 21st.
A FISH CROW is still being seen at Sandpiper RA at Saylorville on the 21st.