Date: 3/26/21 3:10 pm From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...> Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 3-26-21
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, March 20, through Friday, March 26, 2021:
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
-Additional Species Mentioned
BLACK-NECKED STILT (Record early)
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.
A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at Big Marsh on the 20th.
A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen over the Seed Savers Exchange on the 21st.
5 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen at Scales Point at Coralville Lake on the 26th.
An early BLACK-NECKED STILT was seen at Bank Swallow Bend on the 20th.
A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at Saylorville on the 19th.
A FISH CROW continues to be seen around the Saylorville marina as recently as the 24th .
TAMA COUNTY: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at Otter Creek Marsh on the 20th.
A SNOWY OWL was seen along Chestnut St near Ames on the 20th.
A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen at Swan Lake SP on the 24th.