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".
>> Fawn in Riverside

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