Date: 11/6/20 2:46 pm
From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 11-6-20
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, October 31, through Friday, November
6, 2020:



-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)



ACCIDENTAL:

**EVENING GROSBEAK**



CASUAL:

*RED PHALAROPE*

*BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK





-Additional Species Mentioned

Red-necked Grebe

Western Grebe

Surf Scoter

Black Scoter

White-winged Scoter

WILLET (Record late)

Prairie Falcon

Summer Tanager

Red Crossbill

Common Redpoll

Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Central)





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For more up to date information on rarities in the state of Iowa, visit the
Iowa Birds and Birding website at www.iowabirds.org.
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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.





*NORTHEAST:*



BLACK HAWK COUNTY:

2 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at Greenbelt Lake on the 30th.



DUBUQUE COUNTY:

4 SURF SCOTERS and 3 BLACK SCOTERS were seen at Deere Dike on the 30th.



A BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK was seen at an impounded marsh in Dubuque on
the 30th.



WINNESHIEK COUNTY:

10 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen near Cardinal Marsh on the 3rd.



*EAST:*



POWESHIEK COUNTY:

An EVENING GROSBEAK was seen at a feeder in rural Grinnell on the 1st.



*SOUTHEAST:*



DES MOINES COUNTY:

7 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at a residence north of Burlington on the 31st.
10 were present on the 3rd.



*SOUTH CENTRAL:*



MARION COUNTY:

A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at Red Rock on the 1st.



APPANOOSE COUNTY:

A BLACK SCOTER and 2 WESTERN GREBES were seen at Lake Rathbun on the 5th.
The BLACK SCOTER was off the dam and the WESTERN GREBES were seen from
Island View Park.



*CENTRAL:*



STORY COUNTY:

A RED-NECKED GREBE continues at Ada Hayden Park on the 31st. It was last
seen on the 2nd .



4 RED CROSSBILLS were seen at the Nevada Cemetery on the 31st.



5 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at the Tedesco Environmental Center on the 3rd.
They were last seen on the 5th.



A late SUMMER TANAGER was seen at Tedesco Environmental Center on the 5th.



5 late WILLETS were seen at Mchugh Marsh on the 5th.



POLK COUNTY:

A RED PHALAROPE was seen off the dam at Saylorville on the 31st. Also
present were 2 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, a WESTERN GREBE, and a RED-NECKED
GREBE. The RED PHALAROPE was last seen on the 6th .



A COMMON REDPOLL was seen at Red Feather Prairie at Saylorville on the 1st.



A EURASIAN TREE SPARROW was seen at a feeder in Grimes on the 2nd.



3 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at Cherry Glen at Saylorville on the 3rd.



3 SURF SCOTERS, 2 BLACK SCOTERS and a WESTERN GREBE were seen at Big Creek
on the 6th.



A WESTERN GREBE was seen from Oak Grove at Saylorville on the 6th.





*WEST:*



CARROLL COUNTY:

A PRAIRIE FALCON was seen just south of Willy on the 3rd.



*NORTHWEST:*



POCAHONTAS COUNTY:

2 SURF SCOTERS were seen at the north pond of Moore RA on the 3rd. This is
located ½ mile north of Highway 3 on County Rd P15.



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The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
November 13, 2020 for the weekly report. Should any UNRECORDED or
ACCIDENTAL species be reported, an update will be posted.





John Bissell

Grimes, Iowa

<john.annabissell...> <jabissell...>

515-423-6108

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