Date: 11/16/20 4:54 am From: Britt Vickstrom <brittvickstrom...> Subject: [ia-bird] Saw whet in Iowa City
Thank you so much to James McCoy for alerting about the Saw Whet. I have waited 5 years to see one. His directions were very helpful. I can't stop smiling. It was a blustery day, but owl opened its eyes for a few times when the wind really picked up. It was glorious
I also bumped into another birder as I was leaving and was able to show him where it was.
I'm a newish birder. I am so thankful to geek out with others people about birds. I'm grateful for this listserv and the community
This is how I first learned of Saw-whets, the Rick Mercer Report. (I lived near the Canadian border about 10 years in NY, and am kicking myself for not being a birder then) It was a like a combo of The Daily Show with Charles Kurault's On the Road https://youtu.be/U2lNd9Z9ZmI