Date: 7/17/22 8:36 am From: Fawn Bowden <fawnda10...> Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Black-bellied Whistling Ducks- West branch
Did not see the BBWD pair at the West Branch ponds about 9 AM today. However, most of the geese and ducks were on the middle dam area dozing and they could have been on the other side of that bank, which is an un-viewable area.
Fawn in Riverside
On Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 11:28:51 AM UTC-5 Fawn Bowden wrote:
> The pair were seen this morning by me from ~ 9:30-10:30, resting on the > south side of the pond amongst some dead weeds on the shore. To get to a > viewing areas of the ponds, head north on 4th St., then turn left on Reagan > Blvd. You can turn right at Lincoln St. and follow it left to the pond or > turn right on either of the "new" roads that also turn right off of > Reagan. This is a trailer court neighborhood (private property), so be > mindful of that. I was able to see the ducks by stepping out of my car and > staying up on the shoulder of the road. There is a fence around the pond. > The area is peaceful and has a nice array of birds- Spotted Sandpiper, > several swallow species, a couple of Wood Duck families, and a lower pond > overflow area that would be good for rails I would think. > Fawn in Riverside > > On Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 2:40:24 PM UTC-5 Fawn Bowden wrote: > >> Per the "Iowa Birding" Facebook group, a pair of BBWD were seen and >> photographed yesterday in West Branch by Tori Luth at " The ponds at West >> Branch Village". >> >> https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=2224994207650599&<set...> >> >> Fawn in Riverside >> >