Date: 7/8/22 12:14 pm From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...> Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 7-8-22
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, July 2 to Friday, July 8, 2022:
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
-Additional Species Mentioned Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Red-necked Grebe Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Least Tern Mississippi Kite
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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.
EAST MUSCATINE COUNTY A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at Pike Run WA on the 4th.
SOUTHEAST MAHASKA COUNTY A LEAST TERN was seen at Maskunky Marsh on the 2nd.
CENTRAL: JASPER COUNTY 2 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS continue in a pond in Prairie City on the 2nd. They were last seen on the 6th.
POLK COUNTY MISSISSIPPI KITES continue in West Des Moines around 29th St on the 5th.
NORTHWEST DICKINSON COUNTY A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at Jemmerson Slough on the 7th.