Date: 7/8/20 5:10 pm
From: Mark Brown <markb249...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] YCNH at Hawkeye Wildlife Area
At least one bird continues this evening along Sand Point Access Rd,
perched in a tree at the area where the the road enters the flooded field
to the north. It was vocalizing; otherwise I never would have seen it.

Mark Brown
North Liberty

On Wed, Jul 8, 2020, 12:03 PM Jim Forde <jimforde...> wrote:

> This morning while checking the shoreline at Sand Point Access, a pair of
> herons flew towards me from the west and I quickly realized one was
> too big to be a Green Heron. It landed atop a tree right next to me giving
> me a very close look at a juv. YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON. But it
> didn't stay put and rejoined its partner, presumed to be the same species,
> flying straight south. They could have landed in any of a number of
> trees between the refuge line and south Swan Lake
> or just kept flying. I was unable to relocate them at Swan Lake but
> glimpsing one inside a
> tree's canopy at a distance is not likely.
>
> Since they appeared to have been along the shore to the west I suspect
> the best bet would be their return this evening, between Sand Point and
> Half Moon Ave. Babcock, which had 16 Least Sandpipers today, has the right
> kind of habitat, also.
>
>
> Jim Forde
>
> Cedar Rapids
>
>
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