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
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
*BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK
-Additional Species Mentioned
WILLET (Record late)
Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Central)
For more up to date information on rarities in the state of Iowa, visit the
Iowa Birds and Birding website at www.iowabirds.org.
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.
BLACK HAWK COUNTY:
2 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at Greenbelt Lake on the 30th.
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
10 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen near Cardinal Marsh on the 3rd.
An EVENING GROSBEAK was seen at a feeder in rural Grinnell on the 1st.
DES MOINES COUNTY:
7 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at a residence north of Burlington on the 31st.
10 were present on the 3rd.
A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at Red Rock on the 1st.
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.
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.
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.
A PRAIRIE FALCON was seen just south of Willy on the 3rd.
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.