Date: 11/6/20 7:54 am From: Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...> Subject: [ia-bird] Oak Grove, Saylorville
Karen, Harney, and I stopped by Oak Grove Beach this morning at Saylorville Reservoir (Polk Co.), hoping for a look at the RED PHALAROPE. After some scoping Karen located the bird in the direction of the bridge and, though somewhat distant, got nice views due to calm waters and excellent light conditions. Nearby I spotted a WESTERN GREBE, which is a nice find. Not much else on the lake, though we saw about 30 or so COMMON LOONS and three RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS. An AMERICAN PIPIT flew over us at one point. I wonder how long this phalarope will stick around. Must be finding enough to eat.