Date: 11/20/20 3:46 pm From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...> Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 11-20-20
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, November 14, through Friday, November 20, 2020:
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
-Additional Species Mentioned
Lesser Black-backed Gull
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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.
6 RED CROSSBILLS and 15 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were seen at the Hampton Cemetery on the 17th.
CERRO GORDO COUNTY:
A WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was seen at Clear Lake on the 17th.
A late SCARLET TANAGER was seen at a feeder in Mason City on the 17th.
A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at Cardinal Marsh on the 17th.
BLACK HAWK COUNTY:
An EVENING GROSBEAK was heard as a flyover in Waterloo on the 19th.
A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen over Waterloo on the 19th.
An EVENING GROSBEAK was seen at a feeder near North Liberty on the 17th.
A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at Pleasant Creek Lake on the 17th.
A BLACK SCOTER was seen at Lake Wapello on the 17th.
A WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was seen in the SW part of the county on the 19th.
A WESTERN GREBE continues at the Island View area of Lake Rathbun on the 19 th.
A SPOTTED TOWHEE was seen at a yard near Red Feather Prairie on the 14th.
GLAUCOUS AND LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen at Oak Grove at Saylorville on the 17th. These birds were last seen on the 18th.
2 RED-THROATED LOONS were seen at Saylorville on the 18th. One was relocated on the 19th.
BUENA VISTA COUNTY:
3 BLACK SCOTERS were seen from Scout Park at Storm Lake on the 17th.