Date: 11/14/20 7:47 am From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...> Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 11-13-20
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, November 7, through Friday, November 13, 2020:
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
-Additional Species Mentioned
Tundra Swan (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.
CERRO GORDO COUNTY:
An EVENING GROSBEAK was seen at a Mason City feeder on the 9th.
BLACK HAWK COUNTY:
A SPOTTED TOWHEE was seen at a feeder in Waterloo on the 7th.
DES MOINES COUNTY:
2 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at Aspen Grove Cemetery in Burlington on the 11 th.
The BLACK SCOTER continues at the dam at Lake Rathbun on the 7th. The WESTERN GREBES were also still being seen from Island View at Lake Rathbun. The BLACK SCOTER was last seen on the 10th. The WESTERN GREBES were last seen on the 12th.
A RED PHALAROPE is still being seen from Oak Grove at Saylorville on the 7th .
A WESTERN GREBE continues at Saylorville on the 8th.
A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at Big Creek on the 12th.
2 TUNDRA SWANS were seen on the 8th about 50 yards north of 150th St and a quarter mile west of the Boone/Story county line, just northwest of Ames and west of Gilbert.