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7/8/20 7:18 pm T J <stsparrow47...> [ia-bird] Mississippi Kite
7/8/20 5:10 pm Mark Brown <markb249...> Re: [ia-bird] YCNH at Hawkeye Wildlife Area
7/8/20 11:48 am Dick Stilwell <dickstilwell...> [ia-bird] kites
7/8/20 10:04 am Jim Forde <jimforde...> [ia-bird] YCNH at Hawkeye Wildlife Area
7/8/20 7:01 am Clayton Will <willcfish...> [ia-bird] Re: Mississippi Kite , Polk Co.
7/8/20 6:56 am Clayton Will <willcfish...> [ia-bird] Mississippi Kite , Polk Co.
7/7/20 5:31 pm Dennis Thompson <cndthomps...> [ia-bird] Black-and-white Warbler in Johnston
7/7/20 12:00 pm Ellen Fuller <cfuller989...> [ia-bird] Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
7/7/20 5:40 am Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...> [ia-bird] Yellow-throated Warbler in DSM
7/6/20 12:20 pm Ken Wiggers <ken.wiggers...> [ia-bird] White Red-tailed hawk
7/5/20 5:06 pm Karen Viste-Sparkman <vistesparrow...> [ia-bird] Iowa Bird Life Winter 2020 issue
7/5/20 9:53 am weatherbird58 <weatherbird58...> [ia-bird] Pine Siskin on the 4th
7/5/20 9:18 am Robert Thorbrogger <rthorbrogger...> [ia-bird] WHITE PELICANS
7/5/20 3:16 am Orin K3 <orink3...> Re: [ia-bird] WDM MIKI
7/4/20 8:27 pm Joy Harvey <joy...> [ia-bird] WDM MIKI
7/4/20 8:38 am Rita Goranson <ritag...> [ia-bird] C. Gallinule
7/4/20 7:45 am 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Oatmeal on the 4th
7/3/20 9:19 pm Don Poggensee <donpoggensee...> [ia-bird] Out-of- state-Birder
7/3/20 5:51 pm Linda Quinn <quinnhenry...> Re: [ia-bird] Abridged summary of - 2 updates in 2 topics
7/3/20 12:31 pm Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...> [ia-bird] Little Turkeys
7/3/20 7:15 am John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...> [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 7-3-20
7/2/20 4:39 pm Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...> [ia-bird] Woodpecker Bonanza
7/1/20 7:01 am Clayton Will <willcfish...> [ia-bird] Fish Crow
7/1/20 6:43 am Diane Dentlinger <dianedentlinger...> [ia-bird] Peregrine falcons-- State Capitol
6/30/20 10:56 am 'Stan Buman' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] potential location for shorebirds
6/30/20 6:44 am weatherbird58 <weatherbird58...> [ia-bird] Red-breasted Nuthatch south of Boone
6/30/20 12:02 am Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...> [ia-bird] Re: Mississippi Kites
6/30/20 12:00 am Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...> [ia-bird] Re: Mississippi Kites
6/29/20 4:53 pm James Fuller <jnkfuller...> [ia-bird] Wrens
6/29/20 1:52 pm Tom Schilke <tom.schilke...> [ia-bird] nesting merlins
6/29/20 1:46 pm Doug & Nina Harr <dnharr...> [ia-bird] Re: Mississippi Kites
6/29/20 1:00 pm Clayton Will <willcfish...> [ia-bird] Black-crowned Night Heron Southwest of 190th St. East parking lot. Bays Branch, Guthrie co.
6/29/20 10:49 am Doug & Nina Harr <dnharr...> [ia-bird] Mississippi Kites
6/29/20 10:35 am Eric Ollie <uphawkeye...> Re: [ia-bird] Jackson County - Green Island WMA
6/29/20 10:29 am Tony Moline <tonymoline...> [ia-bird] Jackson County - Green Island WMA
6/29/20 9:36 am Eric Ollie <uphawkeye...> [ia-bird] Jackson County - Green Island WMA
6/29/20 7:41 am Michael May <2y2m2u...> Re: [ia-bird] Blue Grosbeak tonight
6/28/20 6:28 pm James Fuller <jnkfuller...> [ia-bird] Bewick,s Wren
6/28/20 3:52 pm Brochu, Christopher A <chris-brochu...> RE: [External] [ia-bird] Re: Bewick's Wrens in Johnson County
6/28/20 3:43 pm Dean Hester <dhester1994...> [ia-bird] Re: Bewick's Wrens in Johnson County
6/28/20 11:37 am Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> Re: [ia-bird] Bewick's Wrens in Johnson County
6/28/20 11:26 am James Fuller <jnkfuller...> [ia-bird] Bewick's Wrens in Johnson County
6/28/20 9:38 am wtvandewalle <wtvandewalle...> [ia-bird] Mississippi Kites. Polk County
6/27/20 3:05 pm credwards via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] A Few Johnson County Birds
6/26/20 4:19 pm John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...> [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 6-26-20
6/26/20 6:15 am <angela......> <angela.battle...> [ia-bird] Re: Neal Smith NWR
6/25/20 6:28 pm Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...> [ia-bird] Grr-8 Big Sioux River foray
6/25/20 4:41 pm T J <stsparrow47...> [ia-bird] Blue Grosbeak and Leser Scaup
6/25/20 9:48 am Dennis Thompson <cndthomps...> [ia-bird] Western Grebe continues in Webster Co.
6/24/20 6:44 pm Karen Viste-Sparkman <vistesparrow...> [ia-bird] Neal Smith NWR
6/24/20 9:41 am 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Noon report from the garden
6/23/20 5:40 pm James McCoy <jgmccoy350...> [ia-bird] Franklin’s Gull/Laughing gull, added photos
6/23/20 11:09 am 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Nooner
6/23/20 10:12 am Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...> [ia-bird] more NC Iowa
6/23/20 7:55 am Tony Moline <tonymoline...> [ia-bird] Franklin’s Gull?
6/23/20 4:40 am Tony Moline <tonymoline...> [ia-bird] Franklin’s Gull?
6/22/20 8:26 pm James McCoy <jgmccoy350...> [ia-bird] Franklin’s Gull?
6/22/20 8:05 pm Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...> [ia-bird] Hancock, Winnebago, Kossuth auto tour 4/22, Polk Co. 4/21
6/22/20 9:31 am Jim Forde <jimforde...> [ia-bird] Marbled Godwit at Hawkeye WMA
6/22/20 5:38 am tomtazzstone <tomtazzstone...> [ia-bird] Yellow-breasted Chats - Bremer co.
6/21/20 8:33 pm Ron Stakland <rons...> [ia-bird] Worm Eating Warbler in Lee County
6/21/20 4:42 pm 'Stan Buman' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] map of Yellow-crowned Night-Heron location
6/21/20 4:40 pm 'Stan Buman' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> RE: [ia-bird] identification question
6/21/20 3:53 pm 'Stan Buman' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Bobolinks at Dunbar Slough
6/21/20 3:10 pm John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...> Re: [ia-bird] identification question
6/21/20 3:06 pm 'Stan Buman' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] identification question
6/20/20 8:45 pm Gerald White <apuffin...> [ia-bird] Gray Catbird call
6/20/20 8:06 am Tyler M. Harms <tyharms...> [ia-bird] Blue Grosbeak, Ames
6/19/20 10:23 am John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...> [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 6-19-20
6/19/20 4:35 am Jim Durbin <bugmugger187...> [ia-bird] Fwd: Final Article and Complete List
6/18/20 6:33 pm Don Poggensee <donpoggensee...> [ia-bird] Blue Grosbeak tonight
6/18/20 12:37 pm Jeanne Hedges <onespayiowa...> [ia-bird] Yellow headed blackbird at Green Island
6/18/20 12:23 pm Jeanne Hedges <onespayiowa...> [ia-bird] Yellow headed blackbird at Green Island
6/18/20 8:28 am John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...> [ia-bird] Aberrant American Goldfinch?
6/18/20 7:49 am 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Yellow
6/17/20 12:03 pm jg441157j5x <jg441157j5x...> RE: [ia-bird] Re: eBird Records
6/17/20 11:57 am Diane Dentlinger <dianedentlinger...> [ia-bird] Blue grosbeak Carroll County
6/17/20 11:24 am Aaron Brees <aebrees...> [ia-bird] Re: eBird Records
6/17/20 10:55 am Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [ia-bird] eBird Records
6/16/20 5:00 pm Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [ia-bird] Laugher in Ventura yesterday
6/16/20 4:12 pm Rita Goranson <ritag...> [ia-bird] Laughing Gull......not
6/16/20 7:27 am Osness <ravenbuddhanow...> [ia-bird] Two tanagers near Ames
6/15/20 6:23 pm Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...> [ia-bird] Re: Laughing Gull reported on eBird (Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo Co.)
6/15/20 6:19 pm Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...> [ia-bird] Laughing Gull reported on eBird (Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo Co.)
6/15/20 11:50 am 'Pam Allen' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Least Terns - Pottawattamie Co
6/15/20 7:26 am William Huser <billfhuser...> [ia-bird] Broken Kettle Grassland birds
6/14/20 11:04 am tomtazzstone <tomtazzstone...> [ia-bird] Blue Grosbeak - Waterloo
6/13/20 6:03 pm T J <stsparrow47...> [ia-bird] Resident bird count
6/13/20 4:49 pm Kyle Belcher <k-belcher...> [ia-bird] Worm-eating warbler, Shimek SF
6/12/20 5:08 pm John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...> [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 6-12-20
6/12/20 11:59 am Kevin Ripka <kevripka...> [ia-bird] Re: F.w. kent park, not a sighting
6/12/20 10:44 am Doug & Nina Harr <dnharr...> [ia-bird] Boone Co. Bobwhites
6/12/20 9:11 am Linda Rudolph <lgrudolph...> [ia-bird] Common Gallinule- Louisa County
6/12/20 8:11 am Richard Hollis <xiboia...> Re: [ia-bird] Video on Birding Iowa
6/12/20 8:09 am John Bissell <John.N.Bissell...> RE: [ia-bird] Video on Birding Iowa
6/12/20 7:32 am <aj...> [ia-bird] Video on Birding Iowa
6/11/20 4:31 pm david.shealer <david.shealer...> [ia-bird] Hooded Warbler & chat, Mines of Spain, DBQ
6/11/20 4:24 pm T J <stsparrow47...> [ia-bird] Chats and Mockingbird
6/11/20 1:46 pm Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...> [ia-bird] Kingfishlings
6/11/20 7:53 am Greg Ongie <gregongie...> [ia-bird] F.w. kent park, not a sighting
6/11/20 7:25 am 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Breakfast on the deck
6/11/20 5:00 am Susa Stonedahl <susacat...> [ia-bird] F.w. kent park, not a sighting
6/10/20 4:31 pm Dan Dorrance <d2dorrance...> [ia-bird] Bobwhite egg clutch
6/10/20 4:03 pm 'Art Check' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Turkey Behavior
6/10/20 10:06 am T J <stsparrow47...> [ia-bird] Cattle Egrets
6/9/20 9:14 pm Merle & Marsha <mghall...> Re: [ia-bird] Xavier Ave, Y Ave....Dallas County
6/9/20 7:36 pm John Hanson <jlawrencehanson...> Re: [ia-bird] Xavier Ave, Y Ave....Dallas County
6/9/20 5:08 pm Merle and Marsha Hall <mghall...> [ia-bird] Xavier Ave, Y Ave....Dallas County
6/9/20 2:32 pm Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...> [ia-bird] Mississippi Kite in Hardin Co. (sick/injured)
6/9/20 9:13 am Jim Forde <jimforde...> [ia-bird] Blue Grosbeak in Linn Co.
6/8/20 6:46 pm credwards via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> RE: [ia-bird] Worm-eating warbler
6/8/20 1:26 pm LaSondra Fuller <cfuller989...> [ia-bird] Worm-eating warbler
6/8/20 4:18 am 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Before 6:00 AM
 
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Date: 7/8/20 7:18 pm
From: T J <stsparrow47...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Mississippi Kite
I saw a Mississipi Kite in Ottumwa Memorial Park yesterday
It was an adult soaring. I have stopped 3 times before this without finding
one. Tom J..Mystic, Ia.

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Date: 7/8/20 5:10 pm
From: Mark Brown <markb249...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] YCNH at Hawkeye Wildlife Area
At least one bird continues this evening along Sand Point Access Rd,
perched in a tree at the area where the the road enters the flooded field
to the north. It was vocalizing; otherwise I never would have seen it.

Mark Brown
North Liberty

On Wed, Jul 8, 2020, 12:03 PM Jim Forde <jimforde...> wrote:

> This morning while checking the shoreline at Sand Point Access, a pair of
> herons flew towards me from the west and I quickly realized one was
> too big to be a Green Heron. It landed atop a tree right next to me giving
> me a very close look at a juv. YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON. But it
> didn't stay put and rejoined its partner, presumed to be the same species,
> flying straight south. They could have landed in any of a number of
> trees between the refuge line and south Swan Lake
> or just kept flying. I was unable to relocate them at Swan Lake but
> glimpsing one inside a
> tree's canopy at a distance is not likely.
>
> Since they appeared to have been along the shore to the west I suspect
> the best bet would be their return this evening, between Sand Point and
> Half Moon Ave. Babcock, which had 16 Least Sandpipers today, has the right
> kind of habitat, also.
>
>
> Jim Forde
>
> Cedar Rapids
>
>
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Date: 7/8/20 11:48 am
From: Dick Stilwell <dickstilwell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] kites
We found three kites this morning at the regular site (the tree behind the stegosaurus house). I think 2 may have been juveniles. Link to photos below
https://pbase.com/stilwellr/kites
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Date: 7/8/20 10:04 am
From: Jim Forde <jimforde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] YCNH at Hawkeye Wildlife Area
This morning while checking the shoreline at Sand Point Access, a pair of herons flew towards me from the west and I quickly realized one was
too big to be a Green Heron. It landed atop a tree right next to me giving me a very close look at a juv. YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON. But it
didn't stay put and rejoined its partner, presumed to be the same species, flying straight south. They could have landed in any of a number of trees between the refuge line and south Swan Lake or just kept flying. I was unable to relocate them at Swan Lake but glimpsing one inside a
tree's canopy at a distance is not likely.

Since they appeared to have been along the shore to the west I suspect the best bet would be their return this evening, between Sand Point and
Half Moon Ave. Babcock, which had 16 Least Sandpipers today, has the right kind of habitat, also.

Jim Forde
Cedar Rapids



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Date: 7/8/20 7:01 am
From: Clayton Will <willcfish...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Mississippi Kite , Polk Co.
2 could be seen behind 2600 Fairlawn Drive

On Wed, Jul 8, 2020, 8:56 AM Clayton Will <willcfish...> wrote:

> Continuing, Mississippi Kite was preening this morning behind the office
> at Fairmeadow's Retirement Comm. Des Moines, Polk,Co.
>

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Date: 7/8/20 6:56 am
From: Clayton Will <willcfish...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Mississippi Kite , Polk Co.
Continuing, Mississippi Kite was preening this morning behind the office at
Fairmeadow's Retirement Comm. Des Moines, Polk,Co.

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Date: 7/7/20 5:31 pm
From: Dennis Thompson <cndthomps...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Black-and-white Warbler in Johnston
Eileen Robb emailed me that she had a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER creeping
around the trunk of a redbud in her yard this afternoon. He's a bit out of
place for this time of year.



Denny Thompson

Johnston

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Date: 7/7/20 12:00 pm
From: Ellen Fuller <cfuller989...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Yesterday at the Donnellson Unit of Shimek Forest in Lee County, I
distinctly heard what I believe was a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. The
habitat was exactly right for it to be breeding there, but I reviewed the
literature and they are not supposed to nest in Iowa (or at least not in
Lee County) I searched for the bird for at least ten minutes but could not
spot the culprit. I have seen and heard this species into June as it
migrates through. Any thoughts and opinions?
Chuck Fuller
Burlington

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Date: 7/7/20 5:40 am
From: Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Yellow-throated Warbler in DSM
Hey I-Birders,

Harney and I walked along the Des Moines River this morning and were
surprised to find a vociferous YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER near Tai Village.
He was singing lustily, giving his 3 second song about every 12 seconds. I
was lucky to catch his movement at the top of one of the cottonwoods and
had the bins on him as he launched himself across a gap between two trees,
his cheery song uninterrupted by his airborne status. I have not seen this
species in the area since May 26. I guess they must breed here, in
small numbers I suppose, while observing a quiet period like some other
birds seem to do. Anyway, this was a nice bright encounter to begin the
day.

In retrospect, I had a good warbler morning (for July, that is) with
YELLOW WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, AMERICAN REDSTART, YELLOW-THROATED
WARBLER, and NORTHERN PARULA. With the exception of Prothonotary Warbler
which we were hearing along that same path up until a few weeks ago, those
are all the warblers one should possibly expect on this walk at this time
of year. A NORTHERN PAINTED TURTLE ambled across the path ahead of us,
displaying some unexpected speed after spotting us. I caught up to him in
the grass in time to get a photo. Although the Pileateds I mentioned a few
days ago have not reappeared, the woodpecker bonanza continues in our yard,
including our regular special guest, the RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, who drops
by several times each day.

Good Birding,
Stuart Sparkman
NW Des Moines

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Date: 7/6/20 12:20 pm
From: Ken Wiggers <ken.wiggers...>
Subject: [ia-bird] White Red-tailed hawk
White Red-tailed hawk west of 520th Ave and 260th St, just west of the ISU
Ag 450 Farm at about 2:00 p.m. July 6th. Quite shocking to see! There was a
slight tinge of red in the tail feathers, it seemed to have a "normal" RT
hawk mate. It circled about and went north, it originated from south of
260th St near the farm place on the east side -- it crossed the field to
the NW then returned to the SE, then back NW to sit on a power pole. Story
county just south of Ames.

*Ken*

*"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we
understand; and we will understand only what we have been taught" ---**Baba
Dioum*

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Date: 7/5/20 5:06 pm
From: Karen Viste-Sparkman <vistesparrow...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa Bird Life Winter 2020 issue
The Winter 2020 issue of Iowa Bird Life is now available on the IOU
website. Members may view it by logging into www.iowabirds.org. Below is
the list of contents:

First Iowa Record of Black-Bellied Whistling-Duck by W. Ross Silcock
A Review of Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Occurrence in Iowa by James J.
Dinsmore and Stephen J. Dinsmore
Meet an Iowa Birder—Pip Fisher by Robert Cecil
Yellow-billed Loon in Webster County by Stephen J. Dinsmore
Field Reports—Fall 2019 by Brandon Caswell
Hitchcock Nature Center Hawk Watch Report, Fall 2019 by Erin Scott
2019 Hitchcock Raptor Banding Project in Perspective by Jerry Toll
Iowa Ornithologists’ Union Board of Directors Meeting by Sharon Bauer
Book Review: Great Plains Birds by Larkin Powell by Carl Nollen
Fifty Years Ago in Iowa Bird Life by James J. Dinsmore
2019 IOU Financial Statements

Thanks to all who contributed. Enjoy!
Karen Viste-Sparkman, editor

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Date: 7/5/20 9:53 am
From: weatherbird58 <weatherbird58...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Pine Siskin on the 4th
I forgot to post it yesterday, but around noon on Saturday we had a Pine
Siskin at the finch feeders with the goldfinches. Haven't seen it today.
The siskin wasn't familiar with our "upside down" feeders, and it took some
time exploring and watching the goldfinches to figure out how to get some
seeds.

We also have a family or two of young Baltimore Orioles roaming about, and
another brood still being fed in the nest out past the yard.

Karl Jungbluth, 2 miles south of Boone

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Date: 7/5/20 9:18 am
From: Robert Thorbrogger <rthorbrogger...>
Subject: [ia-bird] WHITE PELICANS
100s at Dan Greene slough, Clay county... all visible from the turnoff on
the S and E of the slough

there must have been something seasonal to eat...

bob thorbrogger

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Date: 7/5/20 3:16 am
From: Orin K3 <orink3...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] WDM MIKI
Hi, Joy H. So pleased you were able to see these wonderful M. kites. We
had about 14 years of a fine family here in Rockford until 3 years ago. We
were very saddened to have apparently lost them.

I hope yours continue to return.

As Ever, Orin in Boone County, IL

On Sat, Jul 4, 2020, 10:27 PM Joy Harvey <joy...> wrote:

> After 6 or 7 tries in the past couple of weeks, I finally saw two
> Mississippi Kites at around 4 p.m., perched in some dead branches in a tall
> tree behind Fairmeadows Retirement Village north of Vine St. near 27th in West
> Des Moines. They were best viewed from Fairlawn Dr., which lies just
> north of the complex. The tree in question is directly south of the
> residence at 2600 Fairlawn Dr. One of the MIKIs had a banded tail, but
> otherwise seemed to have grayish adult plumage.
>
>
>
> Roy Adolphson
>
> Polk County (DSM)
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Date: 7/4/20 8:27 pm
From: Joy Harvey <joy...>
Subject: [ia-bird] WDM MIKI
After 6 or 7 tries in the past couple of weeks, I finally saw two
Mississippi Kites at around 4 p.m., perched in some dead branches in a tall
tree behind Fairmeadows Retirement Village north of Vine St. near 27th in
West Des Moines. They were best viewed from Fairlawn Dr., which lies just
north of the complex. The tree in question is directly south of the
residence at 2600 Fairlawn Dr. One of the MIKIs had a banded tail, but
otherwise seemed to have grayish adult plumage.



Roy Adolphson

Polk County (DSM)

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Date: 7/4/20 8:38 am
From: Rita Goranson <ritag...>
Subject: [ia-bird] C. Gallinule
I have been trying to find a Least Bittern at Zirbel Slough by going down
early in the morning. Unfortunately, I am not having any luck, but I am not
going out on the water and the cattails are six feet high. Typically we are
able to find them at the slough.



This a.m. there was an adult C. Gallinule at the boat channel on the north
side that has not been there before, nor elsewhere at the slough. A week or
so ago, Al and I saw four adults Gallinules at Big Wall Lake in Wright
County.



At a pond south of Clear Lake on Cardinal, there were over 46 Killdeer, two
Lesser Yellowlegs, two Least Sandpipers and six Spotties. Our little ponds
from the rains are drying up fast. At the Landfill there were several dozen
Ring-billed and Franklin Gulls.



Other than that there were all of the expected summer birds.



Rita (and Al) Goranson

Mason City, Iowa

Cerro Gordo County

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Date: 7/4/20 7:45 am
From: 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Oatmeal on the 4th
Special treat today was Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher in the lilac off the deck.
37 species ......beautiful morning
Dick and Kit Sayles
Buffalo Iowa


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Date: 7/3/20 9:19 pm
From: Don Poggensee <donpoggensee...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Out-of- state-Birder
Hi,
I have an out-of-state birder headed to N. W. Iowa in a couple of weeks wanted to see a barn owl for a life bird. Does anyone know of any location in N.W. Iowa?


Our best,

Don

Don Poggensee
Ida Grove, Ia. 51445
712-364-3491

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Date: 7/3/20 5:51 pm
From: Linda Quinn <quinnhenry...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Abridged summary of - 2 updates in 2 topics
Or have an Amana BIC breakfast on the Fourth in honor of Tucker who would puke on the way home in the heat.........oh, the late 70’s and 80’s, right Mez?

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* Little Turkeys - 1 Update
* Iowa RBA: 7-3-20 - 1 Update

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Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...><mailto:<jacamar29...>>: Jul 03 02:31PM -0500

Hey I-Birders,

This morning I saw one of the local WILD TURKEY hens sunning herself in
the back yard at the edge of the woods. After a while she ambled away and
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John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...><mailto:<john.annabissell...>>: Jul 03 09:14AM -0500

Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, June 27, through Friday, July 3,
2020:



-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)





CASUAL:

*BEWICKS WREN*

*FISH CROW*




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Date: 7/3/20 12:31 pm
From: Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Little Turkeys
Hey I-Birders,

This morning I saw one of the local WILD TURKEY hens sunning herself in
the back yard at the edge of the woods. After a while she ambled away and
four little poults stumbled along in her wake. They weren't tiny- each
about the size of a robin- but still pretty cute. Some years ago a hen
with young was hanging around the yard and over the course of a few weeks
we watched her clutch diminish from an impressive 13 poults down to seven
or so. Still, that's a good result, and the babies of hawks, owls, foxes,
raccoons, and weasels need something to eat too.

Good Birding,

Stuart Sparkman
NW Des Moines

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Date: 7/3/20 7:15 am
From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 7-3-20
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, June 27, through Friday, July 3,
2020:



-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)





CASUAL:

*BEWICKS WREN*

*FISH CROW*





-Additional Species Mentioned

Merlin

Mississippi Kite

Least Flycatcher





***NEW!****************
For more up to date information on rarities in the state of Iowa, visit the
Iowa Birds and Birding website at www.iowabirds.org.
************************



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.





*NORTHEAST:*



BLACK HAWK COUNTY:

Nesting MERLINS were seen in Waterloo on the 29th.



*EAST:*



JOHNSON COUNTY:

A LEAST FLYCATCHER was seen along the Herbert Hoover Trail between Solon
and Ely on the 27th.



2 BEWICKS WRENS are being seen in a yard in Iowa City on the 28th.







*CENTRAL:*



POLK COUNTY:

3 MISSISSIPPI KITES continue to be seen along Vine St in West Des Moines on
the 28th. They were last seen on the 29th.



FISH CROWS continue to be seen at Sandpiper RA at Saylorville on the 1st.





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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
July 10, 2020 for the weekly report. Should any UNRECORDED or ACCIDENTAL
species be reported, an update will be posted.





John Bissell

Grimes, Iowa

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515-423-6108

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Date: 7/2/20 4:39 pm
From: Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Woodpecker Bonanza
Hey I-Birders,

Karen and I spent about 3 minutes observing a pair of PILEATED
WOODPECKERS foraging in the next door neighbor's yard this afternoon. We
live in NW Des Moines, with about 10 acres of a wooded ravine behind our
house. Previously we have only had maybe three brief sightings of this
species from our home in about 14 years, although they are not very
uncommon along the river only 1/4 mile from here.

I am musing over seeing six species of woodpecker today from inside the
house. The RED-HEADED WOODPECKER we were seeing regularly a couple weeks
ago reappeared today for a bit of suet. Families of both DOWNY and HAIRY
WOODPECKERS, including multiple juveniles of each, have been frequenting
the suet for a couple of weeks now. An adult and a juvenile RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER are also stopping by frequently. And just as I was preparing
dinner two NORTHERN FLICKERS came by for suet as well. We see flickers now
and then in the yard, more frequently in the cooler months, but I haven't
seen them in the yard for a week or two it seems. So, maybe the word got
out via the Picidae newsletter or twitter feed that our yard is friendly to
the woodpecker sort.

On a side note, this morning I observed a family of HOUSE WRENS at
Cottonwood Recreation Area below Saylorville Dam. There were four noisy
hungry young birds pestering two harried-looking adults, who may have been
experiencing envious thoughts toward species who only fledge one or two
young.


Good Birding,

Stuart Sparkman
NW Des Moines

*"One of the rewards of birdwatching is the brief escape it affords from
our ancient and compelling need to make nature useful" * -Graeme Gibson

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Date: 7/1/20 7:01 am
From: Clayton Will <willcfish...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Fish Crow
Fish Crow continues at Sandpiper Rec. Area, Sayloville Lake, Polk Co. July
1, 2020.

Clayton Will, Madrid

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Date: 7/1/20 6:43 am
From: Diane Dentlinger <dianedentlinger...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Peregrine falcons-- State Capitol
At 8:15 this morning I saw at least 4 peregrine falcons on the east face of
the State Capitol in Des Moines. I only had binoculars but two appeared to
be adults and 2 were the more brown juveniles.

Diane Dentlinger
Polk Co.

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Date: 6/30/20 10:56 am
From: 'Stan Buman' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] potential location for shorebirds
I ran across this article today. Brushy Creek could be a great stop-over place for shorebirds working their way south as summer progresses.

Iowa Department of Natural Resources to install fish barrier at Brushy Creek Lake spillway

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will install a physical fish barrier on the Brushy Creek Lake spillway this summer to reduce walleye and muskellunge loss during flood events. The lake will be lowered approximately 4 feet for the next two months to allow for construction. The West ramp will still be usable, even after the lake level has been lowered.



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Date: 6/30/20 6:44 am
From: weatherbird58 <weatherbird58...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Red-breasted Nuthatch south of Boone
This morning, while communing with mosquitoes and sitting in a Wood Thrush
territory, I clearly heard a Red-breasted Nuthatch. It was within range
for a few minutes but I wasn't able to see it. It vocalized 3 times.

The area is on the north border of Ledges State Park in mixed deciduous
woods. However, there is a grove of mature cedars a couple hundred feet to
the west, and a pine plantation in the park is a quarter mile to the
southeast (where I frequently find RBNU in the winter).

The Wood Thrush territory has been in the same location for at least 3
weeks. I hear singing, and infrequently alarm calls from my yard. I was
hoping to find nesting evidence but no luck. I saw two birds briefly
interact, but couldn't confirm they were both Wood Thrush. Mosquito
netting doesn't make for optimum viewing!

Also present was a singing Scarlet Tanager, Great-crested Flycatcher, Pewee
and Eastern Towhee plus other common residents.

In the yard, the Carolina Wren pair just hatched a second brood in the same
nest in the same leaning empty flower pot as their first brood. They
disappeared downhill for a couple of weeks and snuck back to lay eggs.

Karl Jungbluth, 2 miles south of Boone.

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Date: 6/30/20 12:02 am
From: Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Mississippi Kites
I should have mentioned, these shots are not altered, just overexposed a
lot. That's why the background is blown out, to get lit detail on the
birds.

Brandon Caswell
Marion

On Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 2:00:29 AM UTC-5, Brandon Caswell wrote:
>
> A couple shots of the kites, a subadult (1st summer) and adult from
> Father's Day. It was right in front of Fairmeadows Elementary, my alma
> mater 3rd-6th grade. I felt like I was missing a backpack and lunch box. :)
>
> One thing I noticed years back at Ottumwa was the presence of the breeding
> pair of adults and a subadult. I wonder if their offspring follow them back
> north the following year?
>
> Best,
> Brandon Caswell
> Marion
>
> PS. I also included a shot with the red coming through in the flight
> feathers and tail. Too bad a tree barely threw it out of focus.
>
> On Monday, June 29, 2020 at 12:49:34 PM UTC-5, dnharr wrote:
>>
>> Had to run errands to Des Moines late this morning & thought I'd look for
>> the Miss. Kites reported by Wendy VanDeWall yesterday. Luck was there just
>> before lunch, with 3 perched in high dead branches of the tallest tree
>> behind Fairmeadows Village retirement home. Best viewed from near the
>> corner of Fairlawn Dr. & 26th St.
>> (Thanks, Wendy!)
>>
>> Doug Harr
>> Ogden
>>
>

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Date: 6/30/20 12:00 am
From: Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Mississippi Kites
A couple shots of the kites, a subadult (1st summer) and adult from
Father's Day. It was right in front of Fairmeadows Elementary, my alma
mater 3rd-6th grade. I felt like I was missing a backpack and lunch box. :)

One thing I noticed years back at Ottumwa was the presence of the breeding
pair of adults and a subadult. I wonder if their offspring follow them back
north the following year?

Best,
Brandon Caswell
Marion

PS. I also included a shot with the red coming through in the flight
feathers and tail. Too bad a tree barely threw it out of focus.

On Monday, June 29, 2020 at 12:49:34 PM UTC-5, dnharr wrote:
>
> Had to run errands to Des Moines late this morning & thought I'd look for
> the Miss. Kites reported by Wendy VanDeWall yesterday. Luck was there just
> before lunch, with 3 perched in high dead branches of the tallest tree
> behind Fairmeadows Village retirement home. Best viewed from near the
> corner of Fairlawn Dr. & 26th St.
> (Thanks, Wendy!)
>
> Doug Harr
> Ogden
>

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Date: 6/29/20 4:53 pm
From: James Fuller <jnkfuller...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Wrens
Hi All,
Mark Brown got some pictures of the wren late this afternoon, and I think
there is the probability that it is a Carolina rather than a Bewick’s. Sorry
everybody.
Jim Fuller, Iowa City

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Date: 6/29/20 1:52 pm
From: Tom Schilke <tom.schilke...>
Subject: [ia-bird] nesting merlins
The merlins that have occupied a nest across the street north from my house for the last two months in Waterloo have begun to actively feed nestlings. During the first month they came to and from the nest, straightened it up, mated, stashed food, etc. The next month she, and occasionally he, incubated eggs. There has been on occasion a second male. I still have a clear view of the nest in the tall sycamore which is now beginning to leave out after a bout with anthracnose. The neighbors are cool with visitors watching the merlins. I usually have a scope on the nest by my garage door at 1432 LibertyAve. Visitors are welcome. Evening light is best from my angle.

It will be about another month before the young fledge during which time the male could bring up to nine birds a day to the nest - mostly house sparrows. Vocalizations have been interesting - more to it than a simple call. I haven’t seen little heads yet. The nest survived 50mph straight line winds and torrential rain. They defend the nest from any raptor that gets anywhere near calling at length during the attack. Soft little chinks mixed in with the calls generally seem to mean some kind of interaction between the merlins - either food is here or it is time to switch places for a while.

Also of interest near by are nesting black billed cuckoo, flicker, bells vireos and maybe red-headed woodpecker on the bike trail at Gilbertville. Go north from the depot towards Evensdale until you get almost get to the Schaefer Natural area bench, almost a half mile walk.

Bank Swallows are nesting in the private quarry south of the road to the water treatment plant which is along the south border of of Riverview Park in Waterloo 1.5 miles from my house. Stand by the gate and watch - also YB cuckoo hanging out there.

Best Wishes, Tom Schilke - Waterloo





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Date: 6/29/20 1:46 pm
From: Doug & Nina Harr <dnharr...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Mississippi Kites
I took some photos of the Mississippi Kites in West Des Moines this noon,
but backlighting was terrible,
plus they were perched in a tree on private property, so it was difficult
to get any good & close pictures.
The one attached here had to be cropped, lightened and sharpened with my
computer's photo editor,
but at least you can view one of the 3 MIKIs fairly close!

Doug Harr

On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 12:49 PM Doug & Nina Harr <dnharr...> wrote:

> Had to run errands to Des Moines late this morning & thought I'd look for
> the Miss. Kites reported by Wendy VanDeWall yesterday. Luck was there just
> before lunch, with 3 perched in high dead branches of the tallest tree
> behind Fairmeadows Village retirement home. Best viewed from near the
> corner of Fairlawn Dr. & 26th St.
> (Thanks, Wendy!)
>
> Doug Harr
> Ogden
>

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Date: 6/29/20 1:00 pm
From: Clayton Will <willcfish...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Black-crowned Night Heron Southwest of 190th St. East parking lot. Bays Branch, Guthrie co.
June 29, 2020, This morning I found a Black-crowned Night Heron Southwest
of 190th St. from the East parking lot. Bays Branch, Guthrie Co.! Took some
photos and video before it walked back into the reeds!

Clayton Will
Madrid

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Date: 6/29/20 10:49 am
From: Doug & Nina Harr <dnharr...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Mississippi Kites
Had to run errands to Des Moines late this morning & thought I'd look for
the Miss. Kites reported by Wendy VanDeWall yesterday. Luck was there just
before lunch, with 3 perched in high dead branches of the tallest tree
behind Fairmeadows Village retirement home. Best viewed from near the
corner of Fairlawn Dr. & 26th St.
(Thanks, Wendy!)

Doug Harr
Ogden

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Date: 6/29/20 10:35 am
From: Eric Ollie <uphawkeye...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Jackson County - Green Island WMA
Thanks for the additional information, Tony!

Eric

On Mon, Jun 29, 2020, 12:29 PM Tony Moline <tonymoline...> wrote:

> Thanks for sharing this great information on Green Island. I’d like to add
> a few things to your post. Green Island WMA and ecosystem it is part of is
> much larger than many realize. In addition to what you have mentioned there
> is a newer section on the west side of highway 52. This is primarily
> floodplain for the Maquoketa river and restored prairie. There are 3
> parking lots installed 2 years ago for this access. There is bluff top
> woodland habitat that can be accessed from a trail behind the DNR building
> or from a parking area on top of the bluff on 500th avenue. The East dike
> eventually runs into Upper Mississippi Wildlife refuge property. The
> property to the north is also all part of that refuge all the way up to
> Pleasant Creek. About midway there there is an access point and parking lot
> on 52. This is a flooded forest environment that is likely great for
> yellow-crowed night herons but is rarely birded in summer due to insane
> amounts of mosquitoes. The DNR is currently attempting to purchase even
> more land for Green Island to which the Dubuque Audubon Society recently
> voted to lend financial support for.
> Tony Moline
> Dubuque
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Date: 6/29/20 10:29 am
From: Tony Moline <tonymoline...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Jackson County - Green Island WMA
Thanks for sharing this great information on Green Island. I’d like to add a few things to your post. Green Island WMA and ecosystem it is part of is much larger than many realize. In addition to what you have mentioned there is a newer section on the west side of highway 52. This is primarily floodplain for the Maquoketa river and restored prairie. There are 3 parking lots installed 2 years ago for this access. There is bluff top woodland habitat that can be accessed from a trail behind the DNR building or from a parking area on top of the bluff on 500th avenue. The East dike eventually runs into Upper Mississippi Wildlife refuge property. The property to the north is also all part of that refuge all the way up to Pleasant Creek. About midway there there is an access point and parking lot on 52. This is a flooded forest environment that is likely great for yellow-crowed night herons but is rarely birded in summer due to insane amounts of mosquitoes. The DNR is currently attempting to purchase even more land for Green Island to which the Dubuque Audubon Society recently voted to lend financial support for.
Tony Moline
Dubuque

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Date: 6/29/20 9:36 am
From: Eric Ollie <uphawkeye...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Jackson County - Green Island WMA
Birders,

Green Island Wildlife Management Area, in Jackson County, between Bellevue
and Sabula, right on the Mississippi River, is in my estimation one of the
elite birding locations in the state of Iowa, right alongside more
well-known places, such as Yellow River State Forest and Shimek State
Forest/Lacey-Keosauqua State Park. I'm sure many of you reading this have
been there, but it seems to me that it is still a relatively unheralded and
unknown birding location for most Iowa birders and deserves much more
recognition.

In the month of June (on the 7th and the 28th) I have found:
40+ Wood Ducks
5-10 Hooded Mergansers
5+ Yellow-billed Cuckoos
Common Gallinules in 2-3 locations
3 Sandhill Cranes
75+ Double-crested Cormorants
300-350 American White Pelicans
Least Bittern
75-100 Great Egrets
2-3 Green Herons
3 Bald Eagles (active nest)
10-12 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers (clearly the most common woodpecker)
4-5 Pileated Woodpecker
4-5 Willow Flycatchers
25-30 Marsh Wrens
2-3 Yellow-headed Blackbirds
Orchard Oriole
5 Baltimore Orioles
20 Prothonotary Warblers!!!
55 species total

Swarms of odonates - literally!
Tons of butterflies!
Wildflowers, wildflowers, wildflowers!

Green Island WMA is a 4,064 acre wetland (50%) upland (25%), and timber
(25%) complex, tucked within the beautiful forested bluffs of the
Mississippi River, surrounded and sectioned by a system of levees that
separate the area from the Mississippi River on its northeast and the
Maquoketa River on its northwest that the DNR uses to manage the habitat.

These levees provide miles and miles of roads and hiking trails that give
close access to the habitat to birders of all levels of experience,
interest and mobility. Green Island is a perfect place to car bird, and
most of the Green Island experience can be had from the seat of your car,
but it is also an absolutely incredible nature experience to hike the
levees that lead out to and along the rivers that motor vehicles are
prohibited on.

You could easily take up to a five, ten, or even as much as a fifteen mile
hike without treading on the same stretch of levee twice. Once you are out
on the levees and away from the roads, you can experience some true social
distancing, often with another soul not being within miles. You can truly
leave civilization behind and experience peaceful solitude surrounded only
by the sights and sounds of nature. Truly spectacular!

The levees are perfectly flat, so they are not strenuous to walk in that
sense, but this is a wildlife management area, not a park or recreation
area, so the levees are significantly vegetated, maybe being mowed 1-2,
maybe 3 times throughout the growing season. There are also variably hidden
chuck holes here and there to keep an eye out for, some occasional Wild
Parsnip and Poison Ivy here and there and you should probably not be too
squeamish about ticks. This is not flip-flop territory. Hiking boots will
be advantageous, along with a good sun hat and some water. The nearest
public restroom is on Bellevue or Sabula. Despite the challenges, it is
still definitely well worth the time time effort - magical!

During migration Green Island is filled to the brim with an abundance of
waterfowl, shorebirds, warblers and much more. In the winter it is a great
place to find eagles, hawks and other raptors.

While you are there, I would highly recommend visiting Mississippi
Palisades State Park, which is only a 20 minute drive away, across the
river in Illinois, just north of Savanna. The scenery is absolutely
stunning, the habitat is incredible and the birding is fantastic - nesting
Cerulean Warblers, Kentucky Warblers, Blue-winged Warblers, Yellow-throated
Warblers, Ovenbirds, Acadian Flycatchers, Veery, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers,
Pileated Woodpeckers, Summer and Scarlet Tanagers and more - definitely
worth the trip all by itself!

Eric Ollie
Ames

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Date: 6/29/20 7:41 am
From: Michael May <2y2m2u...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Blue Grosbeak tonight
Yesterday after church, I took my time driving gravel roads in Southern
O'Brien County and Cherokee, and was delighted to make a good ID on a blue
grosbeak!
First ever!
Parked on the powerlines just north of the intersection of 470th Street &
"O" Avenue in Cherokee County (NW of Cherokee; north of Meriden).
Happy, happy!
-Kristy May, Cherokee

On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 8:33 PM Don Poggensee <donpoggensee...>
wrote:

> Hi,
> I was working with my bluebirds tonight, and saw a Blue Grosbeak land
> on the barb wire, next to one of my bluebird boxes. The was in the Ida
> Grove Cemetery just to the N,E. of the town of Ida Grove, Ida County.
> Here are two images of one beautiful male.
>
>
> Don
>
>
>
> Don. Poggensee
> Ida Grove, Iowa 51445
> 712-364-3491
>
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Date: 6/28/20 6:28 pm
From: James Fuller <jnkfuller...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Bewick,s Wren
Hi All,
Someone suggested there hadn’t been a Bewick’s Wren in Iowa City for 50 years. I
had one in my backyard on Longview Knoll about 30 years ago, and I saw one in
and around a garage near where James Huntington lives and lived probably
40 years ago. I also have seen two others in Johnson County relatively recently….
One was nesting in a can of nails in a shed in southern Johnson County, and the
other was at the home of a young Amish boy who called me about it. That must have been
about 10 years ago. I also have seen one in Aspen Grove Cemetery in Burlington and
this year one outside Lacey-Keosauqua SP. And besides the Argyle bird I had one
at the campground at Lacey-Keosauqua one year. But on my deck in the middle of
town…..unbelievable.
Jim Fuller, Iowa City

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Date: 6/28/20 3:52 pm
From: Brochu, Christopher A <chris-brochu...>
Subject: RE: [External] [ia-bird] Re: Bewick's Wrens in Johnson County
I had one in my back yard in Iowa City in 2010.

Christopher A. Brochu
Professor, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242 USA
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From: <ia-bird...> [<ia-bird...>] on behalf of Dean Hester [<dhester1994...>]
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 5:43 PM
To: IA-BIRD
Subject: [External] [ia-bird] Re: Bewick's Wrens in Johnson County

There hasn't been a Bewick's Wren reported form Iowa City in 50 years! wow!

On Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 1:26:31 PM UTC-5, James Fuller wrote:
Hi All,
We have a pair of Bewick’s Wrens that are trying to nest in the begonia planter
on our deck.

Jim Fuller
1 University Way #210
Iowa City, Iowa

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Date: 6/28/20 3:43 pm
From: Dean Hester <dhester1994...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Bewick's Wrens in Johnson County
There hasn't been a Bewick's Wren reported form Iowa City in 50 years! wow!

On Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 1:26:31 PM UTC-5, James Fuller wrote:
>
> Hi All,
> We have a pair of Bewick’s Wrens that are trying to nest in the begonia
> planter
> on our deck.
>
> Jim Fuller
> 1 University Way #210
> Iowa City, Iowa

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Date: 6/28/20 11:37 am
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Bewick's Wrens in Johnson County
James,
That is just crazy and awesome at the same time. No matter where you
live--There is no doubt that you are the ultimate "bird whisperer"!

God Bless,

*Paul O. Roisen*
*Woodbury County, IA*
*Mobile 712-301-2817*


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> Hi All,
> We have a pair of Bewick’s Wrens that are trying to nest in the begonia
> planter
> on our deck.
>
> Jim Fuller
> 1 University Way #210
> Iowa City, Iowa
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Date: 6/28/20 11:26 am
From: James Fuller <jnkfuller...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Bewick's Wrens in Johnson County
Hi All,
We have a pair of Bewick’s Wrens that are trying to nest in the begonia planter
on our deck.

Jim Fuller
1 University Way #210
Iowa City, Iowa

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Date: 6/28/20 9:38 am
From: wtvandewalle <wtvandewalle...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Mississippi Kites. Polk County
After searching last night and then for 45 minutes this morning, I finally found the Mississippi Kites in Des Moines. One was carrying nesting material and flew into a clump of trees behind Vine Street Child Care across from 2420 Vine Street in West Des Moines. At one point I saw three birds.
Happy birding!

Wendy VanDeWalle
Brandon.

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Date: 6/27/20 3:05 pm
From: credwards via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] A Few Johnson County Birds
This afternoon on a walk at Hawkeye Wildlife Area, primarily SE of the Gun
Club Ponds, I found a pair of SANDHILL CRANES, two YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS,
four ORCHARD ORIOLES, and seven BELL'S VIREOS (they were everywhere!)



This morning while biking the Herbert Hoover Trail between Solon and Ely, I
found one EURASIAN TREE SPARROW, two NORTHERN BOBWHITES, two ORCHARD
ORIOLES, three more BELL'S VIREOS, and most surprisingly, a LEAST
FLYCATCHER.



Chris Edwards

Solon, IA



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Date: 6/26/20 4:19 pm
From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 6-26-20
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, June 20, through Friday, June 26,
2020:



-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)





CASUAL:

*FISH CROW*





-Additional Species Mentioned

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Marbled Godwit

Laughing Gull

Mississippi Kite

Blue Grosbeak (Central)

Worm-eating Warbler





***NEW!****************
For more up to date information on rarities in the state of Iowa, visit the
Iowa Birds and Birding website at www.iowabirds.org.
************************



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:*



JOHNSON COUNTY:

A MARBLED GODWIT and a LAUGHING GULL were seen at Babcock Access on the 22nd
.



*SOUTHEAST:*



LEE COUNTY:

2 WORM-EATING WARBLERS were seen at the Croton Uit of Shimek SF a couple
hundred feet up the small tributary stream on the 21st.





*CENTRAL:*



STORY COUNTY:

A BLUE GROSBEAK was seen along the trail that runs south out of South River
Valley Park in Ames on the 20th.



GREENE COUNTY:

A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at Dunbar Slough on the boat ramp at
the north end of Ave. B on the 21st.



POLK COUNTY:

A pair of MISSISSIPPI KITES are still being seen the Fairmeadows Elementary
School in West Des Moines on the 21st.



A FISH CROW is still being seen at Sandpiper RA at Saylorville on the 21st.









~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
July 3, 2020 for the weekly report. Should any UNRECORDED or ACCIDENTAL
species be reported, an update will be posted.





John Bissell

Grimes, Iowa

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Date: 6/26/20 6:15 am
From: <angela......> <angela.battle...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Neal Smith NWR
I live in southern Iowa on a modest two acres surrounded by alfalfa fields.
For weeks I heard Northern Bobwhite close and far down in my field and
closer to the house and then farther again, moving back and forth in what
seemed to be a defined territory. Every morning, every evening, and even
during the day, Bobwhite called and sang. Last Tuesday the alfalfa field
was mowed down and I have not heard Northern Bobwhite since, not once, even
as I listen and listen and hope. I walked the road the next morning and
also saw two pairs of Bobolink clearly displaced by the mowing of their
nests. This is the reality out here.

On Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 8:44:10 PM UTC-5 Karen Viste-Sparkman wrote:

> I've finally been able to go to Neal Smith NWR regularly in the last
> couple of weeks, after basically missing spring. There have been some birds
> of note recently. NORTHERN BOBWHITE have been heard and seen in widely
> spaced parts of the refuge. Today one was heard from the visitor center
> parking lot. A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT has been singing from near the parking
> lot of the Savanna Trail. BELL'S VIREOS were also heard there this morning.
> Of course, HENSLOW’S SPARROWS are singing everywhere in the prairie, which
> went completely unburned this year. It was a beautiful day to be out and
> the wildflowers are gorgeous right now.
> Karen Viste-Sparkman
> Des Moines
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Date: 6/25/20 6:28 pm
From: Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Grr-8 Big Sioux River foray
Yesterday Joe Jungers and I worked the Big Sioux River corridor in Sioux and
Lyon counties. At Oak Grove Park we had both cuckoos, Bell's Vireo,
Red-breasted Nuthatch and at least two Wood Thrush.



At Blood Run in Lyon County we had a pair of Grey Partridge, Henslow's
Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow and nesting Eastern Meadowlarks. Two
Clay-coloreds counter singing were at Hidden Bridge and there were lots of
towhees heard. A number of Grasshopper Sparrows were heard by Joe in the
Big Sioux River complex and I believed him! I tried to turn an immature
male Orchard Oriole in poor light into a Bullock's but in good light we
realized my error as he, two females and an adult male fought over good
territory. We talked about Loggerhead Shrikes and YB Chats but they either
did not hear us or didn't want us to know they were there.



We have only added three species so far in June to the Big Year but we have
such a good list that all the easy ones are already on it! May the second
half of this year produce some good and unusual additional surprises!



Lee A Schoenewe

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Date: 6/25/20 4:41 pm
From: T J <stsparrow47...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Blue Grosbeak and Leser Scaup
I finished one of my BBS today which we were not required to do. I had done
1 through 17 a couple of weeks ago. I found a Blue Grosbeak in Appanoose
county. The address was 28921 543 st, coor. 40.6927 by -92.72699. The
Lesser Scaup (adult male) was 40.6977 by -92.52263 16033 250th st. Davis
County. I also had a Northern Mockingbird in Davis County. I have not added
up the species but Quail appear to be down. This is the same route I had 2
Chats, a Mockingbird and Upland Sandpiper a couple of weeks ago when I did
1 thru 17 and stopped when a bridge was out.I finished 18 thru 50 today.
This route is too much fun to skip for a year.

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Mystic

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Date: 6/25/20 9:48 am
From: Dennis Thompson <cndthomps...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Western Grebe continues in Webster Co.
The WESTERN GREBE first reported last week was still floating around the
middle of Brushy Creek Lake this morning. On the way up a LESSER YELLOWLEGS
in some sheetwater NW of Stanhope was my first southbound migrant of the
year. A pile of dead hogs north of Stratford was providing a banquet for
about 20 TURKEY VULTURES. A pair of TRUMPETER SWANS with six cygnets at
Bjorkboda Marsh was the largest family group I've ever seen.



Denny Thompson

Johnston

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Date: 6/24/20 6:44 pm
From: Karen Viste-Sparkman <vistesparrow...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Neal Smith NWR
I've finally been able to go to Neal Smith NWR regularly in the last couple
of weeks, after basically missing spring. There have been some birds of
note recently. NORTHERN BOBWHITE have been heard and seen in widely spaced
parts of the refuge. Today one was heard from the visitor center parking
lot. A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT has been singing from near the parking lot of
the Savanna Trail. BELL'S VIREOS were also heard there this morning. Of
course, HENSLOW’S SPARROWS are singing everywhere in the prairie, which
went completely unburned this year. It was a beautiful day to be out and
the wildflowers are gorgeous right now.
Karen Viste-Sparkman
Des Moines

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Date: 6/24/20 9:41 am
From: 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Noon report from the garden
Rose Breasted Grosbeaks
ORCHARD ORIOLE .....first for week or so
Carolina Wren
Yellow throated Warbler
Red Headed Woodpeckers
Yellow billed Cuckoos
Wood Thrush
Baltimore Orioles
House Wrens
Cedar Waxwings
Ruby Throated Hummers .....more
And fantastic flowers, blueberries and raspberries .........blue skies and white fluffy clouds

Dick and Kit Sayles
Buffalo Iowa



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Date: 6/23/20 5:40 pm
From: James McCoy <jgmccoy350...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Franklin’s Gull/Laughing gull, added photos
Thanks to everyone for their insights on the dark-hooded gull with
larger bill I shared last night. Several of you asked if there were any
better views of the wings. I got no photos of the bird with wings open and
all photos were at some distance into the sun, but I have attached a couple
of other views that show the wing tips a little better. They appear to be
all black/dark-gray with no white spots. In addition to being larger
billed than a Franklin's the bill does seem to have a bit of a droop. My
interpretation, with everyone's help, is a first summer Laughing Gull. I
would welcome any additional comments.

Thanks for everyone's help!

Jamie McCoy
Iowa City

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Date: 6/23/20 11:09 am
From: 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Nooner
Lunch on the deck
Yellow throated Warblers
Yellow-billed Cuckoos
Red Headed Woodpeckers
Ruby Throated Hummingbirds
Gray Catbirds
Eastern Bluebird
American White Pelican
Cedar Waxwings

Blueberries and more
Dick and Kit Sayles
Buffalo Iowa

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Date: 6/23/20 10:12 am
From: Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...>
Subject: [ia-bird] more NC Iowa
Birders,

Arrived at Pilot Knob SP at open (4am) this morning with the hopes hearing
a whip-poor-will. Wasn’t expecting to find one and didn’t. Next drove up to
Rice Lake SP, but nothing notable there on the water. First time I’ve ever
birded the lake and didn’t realize how big it was. Heat rise was a problem
so may have missed something. Also had to reassemble my eBird list into two
when I realized the lake is basically split down the middle by the county
line. Probably a good thing for county listers though!

Found singing Clay-colored Sparrows in the SE corner of Winnebago County
(between 365th and 375th) off Apple Avenue. Also had one at the SW corner
of 340th/Apple Ave (it was in Hancock Co. but heard it right across the
road west from Prairie Pothole WA in Cerro Gordo). Last year I had one
immediately east of this area in Cerro Gordo, so it seems they might be
breeding in the vicinity of where all these counties meet. Possibly more
widespread? One cool thing was every field I had CCSP I also had
Grasshopper and Henslow’s. Henslow’s are fairly abundant in Hancock Co. in
proper habitat, it seems.

Went back to Pilot Knob:
-Veery singing by tower (traditional breeding spot)
-at least two Acadian Flycatchers south of Pilot Knob Lake along Lake View
Trail, thanks Betty Lucas for that tip 😊
-Pileated Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Up to 189 in Hancock Co. now and can’t find a Green Heron or House Finch
for the life of me. 😕

Brandon Caswell
Marion

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Date: 6/23/20 7:55 am
From: Tony Moline <tonymoline...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Franklin’s Gull?
Droopiness appears to disappear when enlarged. I think the water shadow is making it seem larger than it is.
I’ll defer to better gullers.
Tony

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Date: 6/23/20 4:40 am
From: Tony Moline <tonymoline...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Franklin’s Gull?
Big droopy bill says Laughing Gull to me.
Tony Moline
Dubuque

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Date: 6/22/20 8:26 pm
From: James McCoy <jgmccoy350...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Franklin’s Gull?
My initial impression of this gull at Babcock Access in Johnson County was
Franklin’s, but the bill seems too big. Am I over thinking this?
Thanks for any thoughts.
Jamie McCoy
Iowa City

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Date: 6/22/20 8:05 pm
From: Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Hancock, Winnebago, Kossuth auto tour 4/22, Polk Co. 4/21
Hi birders,

Yesterday I hit several spots in Polk Co., target birding
(county/year/state listing). Perhaps one of the best days of this type of
birding I’ve ever had!

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt along NE 118th Ave: a pair of Yellow-breasted
Chats were #200 for Polk Co., along with several other county birds; chats
were continuing at (41.7767208, -93.4034067); this road was superb birding

Sandpiper RA: a single Fish Crow was on beach near Ring-billed Gulls around
7am; audio and photos obtained for state bird #334

Red Feather Prairie: could hear a Henslow’s Sparrow from the parking lot

Karl Chevrolet, Ankeny: Western Kingbird immediately flew to me and perched
on a sign; they are closed on Sundays so this is probably the best day to
go

WDM: Mississippi Kites buzzed around my vehicle right at the west entrance
of Fairmeadows Elementary, my alma mater 3rd-6th grade...a fun, reminiscing
drive throughout WDM after birding

Today, before noon I made a trip around NC Iowa from about 11:30a-5:00p,
checking many spots. It was overcast most of the time and temps in the low
70’s, excellent slough birding conditions. It seemed pretty remarkable, but
I had four different pairs of Trumpeter Swans with cygnets that were all
roughly the same size/age.

Forest City settling ponds: nothing to note

Crystal Hill WMA: a single Trumpeter with three cygnets

Crystal Lake: nothing to note

Myre Slough: at least a dozen Yellow-headed Blackbirds on territory; only
two Black Terns seen, which according to David Shealer this tern nesting
colony has pretty much collapsed, sad too because habitat looked great and
was widespread

Maynard Reece WPA: seven species of “blackbirds”; Trumpeter pair with six
cygnets

Union Slough NWR: Trumpeter pair with five cygnets; I also saw another
likely pair, but no young

330th St/Birch Ave (east of Titonka): Upland Sandpiper

Eagle Flats WMA/Warren E. Fox WMA: most Bobolinks I’ve ever seen, I stopped
counting at 30, but there were more; several times I saw groups of 4-5
males chasing females; Trumpeter Swan pair with two cygnets; another note
to locals, they have done a water drawdown here and the shorebird habitat
is really nice near the intersection of 270th St/Lake Ave

Eagle Lake WMA: although I didn’t spend a lot of time here I saw a single
Black Tern, which was disappointing; only heard one Pied-billed Grebe; the
infamous nesting grebe lake disappointed once again

Pilot Knob SP tomorrow morning...

Good birding,
Brandon Caswell
Marion

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Date: 6/22/20 9:31 am
From: Jim Forde <jimforde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Marbled Godwit at Hawkeye WMA
This morning in the rain a MARBLED GODWIT was resting at Babcock Access. This was the first south-bound bird I've seen but it wasn't
early enough make the records. Maybe 4th earliest.

Jim Forde
Cedar Rapids

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Date: 6/22/20 5:38 am
From: tomtazzstone <tomtazzstone...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Yellow-breasted Chats - Bremer co.
Yesterday, there were 2 YB. CHATS along Timber Road at Aldo Leopold WA.

Good birding,
Tommy Stone
Waterloo

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Date: 6/21/20 8:33 pm
From: Ron Stakland <rons...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Worm Eating Warbler in Lee County
Per family tradition on Fathers Day I was allowed to dictate the family agenda for the day so I dragged them all to the Croton Unit at Shimek in search of the previously reported Worm Eating Warbler. We didn’t arrive until about 9:45 but the parking lot was birdy with Chat, YB Cuckoo, Common YT, Indigo Bunting, a possible Black Billed Cuckoo flyby, and a Scarlet Tanager all in the first 15 minutes. We then followed directions shared previously by Chuck Fuller and Chris Edwards and found two Worm Eaters a couple hundred feet up the small tributary stream. A magical little canyon made even better by close looks at the pair from only about 30 feet. We did not stay long as we figured their nest was likely nearby. They seemed to be accompanied by a very vocal Least Flycatcher.
Best of all, my family got to share in this special treasure hunt and perhaps gain a bit of insight into this strange birding obsession of their parents.
Hope all you fathers had a day as fine as mine.
Best,
Ron Stakland
Fairfield


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Date: 6/21/20 4:42 pm
From: 'Stan Buman' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] map of Yellow-crowned Night-Heron location
Look at the very top center of the map to see the pin I placed on the boat ramp. The roads are labeled. The GPS coordinates for the boat ramp are in the text box at the bottom of the map.



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543 Parkview Drive
Carroll, IA 51401
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Date: 6/21/20 4:40 pm
From: 'Stan Buman' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: RE: [ia-bird] identification question
Regarding the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, I saw it fly several times. I do not know whether the legs extended beyond the tail or not. It seemed to be flying well.


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From: Jacob Newton <newtja84...>
Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2020 6:13 PM
To: Stan Buman <stan...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] identification question

It looks good for YCNH. Did you see it fly? If so did the legs project beyond the tail?

On Sun, Jun 21, 2020, 17:02 'Stan Buman' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...><mailto:<ia-bird...>> wrote:
I saw this bird at Dunbar Slough on the boat ramp at the north end of Ave. B in Greene County. It is an immature heron. It appears to me that it is a Yellow-crowned Night Heron, given the distinct streaks on the breast. Let me know what you think.

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Date: 6/21/20 3:53 pm
From: 'Stan Buman' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Bobolinks at Dunbar Slough
There were quite a few Bobolinks at Dunbar Slough this morning. The greatest concentration that I saw was just northeast of the junction of 270th and B ave. I counted at least 15 Bobolinks in this small area.

I also saw a Sedge Wren and Dickcissels on to the north.


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Date: 6/21/20 3:10 pm
From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] identification question
It looks good for Yellow-crowned Night-Heron to me. Nice find!

Good birding
John Bissell
Grimes

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> I saw this bird at Dunbar Slough on the boat ramp at the north end of Ave.
> B in Greene County. It is an immature heron. It appears to me that it is
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Date: 6/21/20 3:06 pm
From: 'Stan Buman' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] identification question
I saw this bird at Dunbar Slough on the boat ramp at the north end of Ave. B in Greene County. It is an immature heron. It appears to me that it is a Yellow-crowned Night Heron, given the distinct streaks on the breast. Let me know what you think.

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Date: 6/20/20 8:45 pm
From: Gerald White <apuffin...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Gray Catbird call
I had a Northern Bobwhite call coming from the heavy cover on the edge of
my yard 150 feet from me. I played a territorial call for NOBO using my
phone app hoping that it might show itself. I had an immediate response
from the brush as two birds flew directly to me; two Gray Catbirds! One
of them was mimicking the NOBO and responded to the NOBO call. The mimic
call was a very clean two note call. I wonder what motivated the catbird
to respond so quickly? If they respond with every one of their mimics he
is going to be a very busy bird because we have NOBO just across the road
from him and plenty of other birds nearby that he may be mimicking.
Gerald White

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Date: 6/20/20 8:06 am
From: Tyler M. Harms <tyharms...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Blue Grosbeak, Ames
Good morning Birders,

This morning, while on a bike ride along the trail that runs south out of
South River Valley Park in Ames, Graham, Otis, and I found a Blue Grosbeak
singing high in a cottonwood. A nice surprise on our morning ride!

Take care,

Tyler Harms
Ames, Story Co.
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Date: 6/19/20 10:23 am
From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 6-19-20
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, June 13, through Friday, June 19,
2020:



-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)



NONE





-Additional Species Mentioned

Common Gallinule

Laughing Gull

Least Tern

Blue Grosbeak (NE)

Worm-eating Warbler

Hooded Warbler





***NEW!****************
For more up to date information on rarities in the state of Iowa, visit the
Iowa Birds and Birding website at www.iowabirds.org.
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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.



*NORTH CENTRAL:*



CERRO GORDO COUNTY:

A LAUGHING GULL was seen at Warp Drive Pond in Clear Lake on the 15th.



*NORTHEAST:*



BLACK HAWK COUNTY:

A BLUE GROSBEAK was seen along W Airline Hwy, just east of the intersection
of Wagner Rd on the 14th.



*EAST:*



JACKSON COUNTY:

COMMON GALLINULES were seen at Green Island WMA on the 18th.



*SOUTHEAST:*



LEE COUNTY:

A WORM-EATING WARBLER continues to be seen at the Croton Unit of Shimek SF
on the 13th.



*SOUTH CENTRAL:*



LUCAS COUNTY:

A HOODED WARBLER continues at Stephens State Forest north of Unionville on
the 13th.



POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY:

3 LEAST TERNS were seen at Narrows River Access County Park in Council
Bluffs on the 15th.





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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
June 26, 2020 for the weekly report. Should any UNRECORDED or ACCIDENTAL
species be reported, an update will be posted.





John Bissell

Grimes, Iowa

<john.annabissell...> <jabissell...>

515-423-6108

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Date: 6/19/20 4:35 am
From: Jim Durbin <bugmugger187...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Fwd: Final Article and Complete List
This is the final session of Tom Taylor's birding tour. It takes you
through North Dakota before returning to New Mexico.

Jim Durbin
1460 Douglas Court
Marion Ia 52302
319-721-1593

*www.insectsofiowa.org <http://www.insectsofiowa.org>*
*www.Cedarrapidsaudubon.org <http://www.Cedarrapidsaudubon.org>*


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From: Thomas Taylor <tn21tay...>
Date: Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 8:22 AM
Subject: Final Article and Complete List
To: Joyce / Jim Durbin <bugmugger187...>


Joyce and Jim,

Stella and I finished the final article yesterday and I thought I would
send you a preview copy
before she puts it on the Randall Davey Audubon Facebook page on Saturday
morning.

Now I need to find something new to keep me occupied.

Enjoy,

Tom T


*Nature’s Migration Delights: A Cyber-Tour During a Season of Confinement*

Article I
<https://nm.audubon.org/news/nature%E2%80%99s-migration-delights-cyber-tour-during-season-confinement-i>
Nesting Santa Fe Hummingbirds

Article II
<https://nm.audubon.org/news/nature%E2%80%99s-migration-delights-cyber-tour-during-season-confinement-ii>
Early Spring Changes

Article III
<https://nm.audubon.org/news/nature%E2%80%99s-migration-delights-cyber-tour-during-season-confinement-iii>
To Port Aransas

Article IV
<https://nm.audubon.org/news/nature%E2%80%99s-migration-delights-cyber-tour-during-season-confinement-iv?fbclid=IwAR3SqdEUC4DQQEakp3_KsZuMu0OOZIxTcd5Rew_mvrEOULEam4k9rJl5630>
North Texas Coast

Article V
<https://nm.audubon.org/news/nature%E2%80%99s-migration-delights-cyber-tour-during-season-confinement-v?fbclid=IwAR30xZXUYAVXSq_0ovQ5nWq_NpzIK1fy1Btm8eO9funOyTRQYPm45WSG9cY>
Central Kansas

Article VI
<https://nm.audubon.org/news/nature%E2%80%99s-migration-delights-cyber-tour-during-season-confinement-vi>
Plains to Midwest Woodlands

Article VII
<https://nm.audubon.org/news/nature%E2%80%99s-migration-delights-cyber-tour-during-season-confinement-vii>
Southeast Iowa Transit

Article VIII
<https://nm.audubon.org/news/nature%E2%80%99s-migration-delights-cyber-tour-during-season-confinement-viii>
Backyard Birding Bonanza

Article IX
<https://nm.audubon.org/news/nature%E2%80%99s-migration-delights-cyber-tour-during-season-confinement-ix>
Iowa to Wisconsin

Article X
<https://nm.audubon.org/news/nature%E2%80%99s-migration-delights-cyber-tour-during-season-confinement-x>
Return to New Mexico




Thomas Taylor
2081 Plaza Thomas
Santa Fe, NM 87505

505-424-3238 (h)
505-660-0860 (cell)

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Date: 6/18/20 6:33 pm
From: Don Poggensee <donpoggensee...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Blue Grosbeak tonight
Hi,
I was working with my bluebirds tonight, and saw a Blue Grosbeak land on the barb wire, next to one of my bluebird boxes. The was in the Ida Grove Cemetery just to the N,E. of the town of Ida Grove, Ida County.
Here are two images of one beautiful male.


Don



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Ida Grove, Iowa 51445
712-364-3491




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Date: 6/18/20 12:37 pm
From: Jeanne Hedges <onespayiowa...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Yellow headed blackbird at Green Island
Common gallinules, too. Same location.

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Date: 6/18/20 12:23 pm
From: Jeanne Hedges <onespayiowa...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Yellow headed blackbird at Green Island
Off the middle access road.

Jeanne
Buffalo, IA

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Date: 6/18/20 8:28 am
From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Aberrant American Goldfinch?
There has been a whitish yellow American Goldfinch at my feeders for the
past month or so. Attached is a picture of the bird alongside a normally
colored American Goldfinch. Is this just a weird plumage variation? Partial
leucism?

Good birding
John Bissell
Grimes

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Date: 6/18/20 7:49 am
From: 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Yellow
Good Morning
Breakfast, sudoku, Yellow throated Warblers and nesting Yellow Billed Cuckoos.....singing Wood Thrush. Next weed pulling!
Very good morning on the eastern shore
Dick and Kit Sayles
Buffalo Iowa


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Date: 6/17/20 12:03 pm
From: jg441157j5x <jg441157j5x...>
Subject: RE: [ia-bird] Re: eBird Records
Thank you for that information Aaron!Sent from my U.S.Cellular© Smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Aaron Brees <aebrees...> Date: 6/17/20 1:24 PM (GMT-06:00) To: IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> Subject: [ia-bird] Re: eBird Records Paul and anyone else who may be interested in this:One way to get an idea of who entered what is to go to the eBird homepage, then type Woodbury, Iowa into the Explore Regions search.  This will take you to the Woodbury species list with the species listed in order from most recently reported, to least recently reported.  Any time you see a state or county list unexpectedly increase, it is always because someone has entered a big batch of old records into eBird. Of those old records, there are often records of rarities that have not reoccured since eBird use became common, so these represent the first and only records for those species for the county.  If you scroll down to the very bottom of the species list, that is where you will find most of these accidentals.  In the case of Woodbury, you will see that Bill Huser has added his database of records to eBird which has added many species to the list based on records from the 1980s through mid-2000s.  The other account that has added a number of species to the list based on old records is the Iowa Published Records account.  This is an account I created to enter significant Iowa records that have been formally published (usually but not always in IBL) but which have not been entered into eBird by the actual observer.  This should include all records accepted by the IOU Records Committee up through 2019 I think.  For the whole state of Iowa, there are now eBird records of 428 of the 430 species on the IOU state list.  I know Sharp-tailed Grouse is one that is still missing but I am not sure what the other one is.Aaron BreesPolk City, IowaOn Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 12:55 PM Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> wrote:Good afternoon all,  Greeting from Sioux City.  Yesterday I happened to glance at the Woodbury County eBird list and found that someone had taken the time to enter or to cause to be entered all the missing species records that had never been added by individuals (some from way back in the 1840's) into eBird.    New Woodbury County List is 319.I am very curious as to who was the fairy godmother (or godfather) who completed this task.  Plymouth County had also been updated and I suspect maybe all counties??Please let me know (offline if you prefer) or let us know how this was accomplished and who you are.   This is great news for eBird and for historical purposes.God Bless,Paul O. RoisenWoodbury County, IAMobile 712-301-2817




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Date: 6/17/20 11:57 am
From: Diane Dentlinger <dianedentlinger...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Blue grosbeak Carroll County
This morning I saw a blue grosbeak at the usual spot on the west side of
Carroll. This spot is on a bike trail about 100 feet off of Kittyhawk
Avenue. Kittyhawk Av is also the road to the Carroll city dump (19111
Kittyhawk Av, Carroll) and if you come to the entrance road to the dump,
the trail is a couple hundred feet north of the dump entrance.
Diane Dentlinger
Des Moines

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Date: 6/17/20 11:24 am
From: Aaron Brees <aebrees...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: eBird Records
Paul and anyone else who may be interested in this:

One way to get an idea of who entered what is to go to the eBird homepage,
then type Woodbury, Iowa into the Explore Regions search. This will take
you to the Woodbury species list with the species listed in order from most
recently reported, to least recently reported. Any time you see a state or
county list unexpectedly increase, it is always because someone has entered
a big batch of old records into eBird. Of those old records, there are
often records of rarities that have not reoccured since eBird use became
common, so these represent the first and only records for those species for
the county. If you scroll down to the very bottom of the species list,
that is where you will find most of these accidentals. In the case of
Woodbury, you will see that Bill Huser has added his database of records to
eBird which has added many species to the list based on records from the
1980s through mid-2000s. The other account that has added a number of
species to the list based on old records is the Iowa Published Records
account. This is an account I created to enter significant Iowa records
that have been formally published (usually but not always in IBL) but which
have not been entered into eBird by the actual observer. This should
include all records accepted by the IOU Records Committee up through 2019 I
think. For the whole state of Iowa, there are now eBird records of 428 of
the 430 species on the IOU state list. I know Sharp-tailed Grouse is one
that is still missing but I am not sure what the other one is.

Aaron Brees

Polk City, Iowa



On Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 12:55 PM Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> wrote:

> Good afternoon all, Greeting from Sioux City.
> Yesterday I happened to glance at the Woodbury County eBird list and
> found that someone had taken the time to enter or to cause to be entered
> all the missing species records that had never been added by individuals
> (some from way back in the 1840's) into eBird. New Woodbury County List
> is 319.
>
> I am very curious as to who was the fairy godmother (or godfather) who
> completed this task. Plymouth County had also been updated and I suspect
> maybe all counties??
>
> Please let me know (offline if you prefer) or let us know how this was
> accomplished and who you are. This is great news for eBird and for
> historical purposes.
>
> God Bless,
>
> *Paul O. Roisen*
> *Woodbury County, IA*
> *Mobile 712-301-2817*
>

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Date: 6/17/20 10:55 am
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...>
Subject: [ia-bird] eBird Records
Good afternoon all, Greeting from Sioux City.
Yesterday I happened to glance at the Woodbury County eBird list and
found that someone had taken the time to enter or to cause to be entered
all the missing species records that had never been added by individuals
(some from way back in the 1840's) into eBird. New Woodbury County List
is 319.

I am very curious as to who was the fairy godmother (or godfather) who
completed this task. Plymouth County had also been updated and I suspect
maybe all counties??

Please let me know (offline if you prefer) or let us know how this was
accomplished and who you are. This is great news for eBird and for
historical purposes.

God Bless,

*Paul O. Roisen*
*Woodbury County, IA*
*Mobile 712-301-2817*

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Date: 6/16/20 5:00 pm
From: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Laugher in Ventura yesterday
Hey IA Birders! I'm a vagrant from California living and working in Iowa
for most of this year. I loved spring migration here, but so far the summer
seemed rather slow birding-wise... until yesterday, when I stopped by a
pond along Highway 18 in Ventura (Cerro Gordo Co.) where a tattered
1st-summer LAUGHING GULL was hanging with a small flock of RING-BILLS. It's
the pond at Warp Drive Inc., along 18 just west of Cardinal Ave. (it's
strictly closed to the public, maybe due to COVID-19, so if you look for
the bird, view only from the roadside). I stopped by again today and didn't
see the Laugher, but there were even more gulls, all on the far side of the
pond and some with heads tucked, so it could have still been there but
overlooked.

eBird with photos: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70480906

Noah Arthur (Oakland, CA; currently in Cedar Falls, IA)

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Date: 6/16/20 4:12 pm
From: Rita Goranson <ritag...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Laughing Gull......not
A search was made morning and afternoon, and though there were about 50
Ring-billed Gulls at the pond where the Laughing Gull was seen last evening,
the Laughing Gull was not seen. Ventura Marsh and around the lake and the
land fill were checked also.



Rita G.

Mason City





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Date: 6/16/20 7:27 am
From: Osness <ravenbuddhanow...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Two tanagers near Ames
This morning I saw both the Scarlet and Summer Tanager near the trail head
of the George Clark Sr. trail in McFarland Park near Ames. It seems the
Summer Tanager breeding range may be moving north.
Nick Osness
Ames

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Date: 6/15/20 6:23 pm
From: Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Laughing Gull reported on eBird (Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo Co.)
Link to eBird checklist with location. Click the small blue flag with white
pin inside of it.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S70480906

Brandon Caswell
Marion

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 8:19 PM Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...>
wrote:

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Date: 6/15/20 6:19 pm
From: Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Laughing Gull reported on eBird (Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo Co.)


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Date: 6/15/20 11:50 am
From: 'Pam Allen' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Least Terns - Pottawattamie Co
Reid and I went to Narrows River Access County Park in Council Bluffs this a.m. and enjoyed watching 3 Least Terns chasing Turkey Vultures and each other as well as loafing on the dunes at the park.
Good Birding!
Pam Allen
West Des Moines, IA

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Date: 6/15/20 7:26 am
From: William Huser <billfhuser...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Broken Kettle Grassland birds
Broken Kettle Grassland vicinity, Plymouth County, IA, Sunday,
June 14, 2020:

Birch Ave: Loggerhead Shrike, 4 adults
North Ridge Road east of Birch Ave: Bobolinks, 3 males
North Ridge Road at Butcher Road: Cattle Egret, 5, flyby only

Bill Huser, SouthSioux City, NE
Jerry Probst, South Sioux City, NE

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Date: 6/14/20 11:04 am
From: tomtazzstone <tomtazzstone...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Blue Grosbeak - Waterloo
This morning I found a BLUE GROSBEAK singing from a powerline along W. Airline Hwy. It was just east of the intersection of Wagner rd. by Hilpipre Auction co.

Good birding,
Tommy Stone
Waterloo

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Date: 6/13/20 6:03 pm
From: T J <stsparrow47...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Resident bird count
Rathbun Area Bird Club had its annual summer resident count. 79 species
were sighted with Prothonotary found in same area the continuing Hooded
Warbler in Stephens State Forest north of Unionville, Ia. 2 Mockingbirds
were found on 560 st. North of Exline, Ia. Tom J. Mystic, Ia.


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Date: 6/13/20 4:49 pm
From: Kyle Belcher <k-belcher...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Worm-eating warbler, Shimek SF
I went down to the Shimek/Lacey area today mainly to look for Hooded warbler, which I struck out on. However, a nice consolation was finding the Worm-eating warbler at the Croton unit west of Argyle. It was in the same spot it’s been seen recently, going to the right off the trail before crossing the creek until you see reach the little hill to the right, maybe 50 ft. It’s not a bad strategy to follow the side creek bed that way instead of bushwhacking, which is what I did. It wasn’t singing, so I really just lucked into it flitting around a bit before it took off.

Saw most of the other expected area birds, including chats at croton, and blue winged and cerulean warblers at Lacey. Heard Kentucky but couldn’t spot it, they were singing way back in the woods.

Kyle Belcher
Iowa City

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Date: 6/12/20 5:08 pm
From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 6-12-20
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, June 6, through Friday, June 12,
2020:



-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)



NONE





-Additional Species Mentioned

Common Gallinule

Blue Grosbeak (East)

Worm-eating Warbler
Hooded Warbler





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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:*



LINN COUNTY:

A BLUE GROSBEAK was seen at Wickiup Hill NA on the 9th. Specifically, The
location was down the gated road, which continues west after the end of
Morris Hill Road. I've always found it near the road, from the pond all the
way west to the brush and debris dump on the south side.



DUBUQUE COUNTY:

A HOODED WARBLER was seen at The Mines of Spain RA on the 11th.





*SOUTHEAST:*



LEE COUNTY:

A WORM-EATING WARBLER was seen at the Croton Unit of Shimek SF on the 8th.
Specifically, At the first creek crossing instead of going left over the
main creek, go right, through the brush, and follow the smaller creek up to
the wooded canyon. This is where the bird was. It was approx. 20 yards up
the canyon.



LOUISA COUNTY:

A COMMON GALLINULE was seen at Cone Marsh on the 12th.







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The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
June 19, 2020 for the weekly report. Should any UNRECORDED or ACCIDENTAL
species be reported, an update will be posted.





John Bissell

Grimes, Iowa

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Date: 6/12/20 11:59 am
From: Kevin Ripka <kevripka...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: F.w. kent park, not a sighting
Regarding the Valley View chat, it took me 3 times to figure out what ppl
meant by where it was. You'll park where Greg said and then walk back down
the road. if you continue to walk down the road a little past the the
gravel path there is a mowed grass path (you can cut in thru a few feet of
unmowed grass) that will take you right to where, for me, it is usually
hanging out. Walk that mowed path to where you're just past the farm field
on left and pond on right and thru some tall trees to a more shrubby area.
If you do the gravel path, you might only hear it. I've never seen it going
in that way.

yours,
Kevin Ripka



On Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 9:53:24 AM UTC-5, Greg Ongie wrote:
>
> I was out there yesterday, and unfortunately did not see/hear any of the
> chats. The most reliable one is by valley view prairie parking area, which
> is located in the northern part of the park, just past the campground
> (there is a sign). From the parking area, go southwest (downhill) until you
> reach a gravel path that is roped off next to a pond. The chat has been
> seen at the top of the hill north of the pond, west of the gravel path.
>
> The pony truss bridge mentioned in the sightings is the one on the east
> side of the park, southeast of the conservation center. It is most easily
> reached from the unnamed parking area just south of the conservation center
> on the east side of the road with the picnic table. The bridge is just down
> the path that leads east into the woods.
>
> Henslow's sparrows, grasshopper sparrows, bobolinks, and more can be found
> along the far northeastern corner of the park in the pasture opposite the
> eastern boundary of the park. Also I've found Henslow's sparrows and sedge
> wrens in the prairies west of the road on the western side of the park.
>
> Hope this helps,
> Greg Ongie

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Date: 6/12/20 10:44 am
From: Doug & Nina Harr <dnharr...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Boone Co. Bobwhites
Birding the edge of the Iowa Arborteum's prairie (across road east of main
Arboretum) this morning, we flushed a pair of *Northern Bobwhites. *First
I've had in Boone Co. for 2 years!

Doug Harr, Karl Jungbluth & Judy Levings

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Date: 6/12/20 9:11 am
From: Linda Rudolph <lgrudolph...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Common Gallinule- Louisa County
I decided to go to Cone Marsh this morning, mostly to look for butterflies. Following Chris Edwards example though, I'm trying to watch for birds at the same time (and mostly failing). There is an obvious Common Gallinule. On the West side of the marsh, park at the parking lot by the dike. Walk halfway down the hill to the dike. The Gallinule was perched right on top of a Muskrat house to the South.

Linda Rudolph
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Date: 6/12/20 8:11 am
From: Richard Hollis <xiboia...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Video on Birding Iowa
This is a nice little video [except perhaps for series of zooming around to photos at the beginning and end, which made me dizzy].

Would like American Bird Conservancy had a webinar on Taking Good Bird Photographs: A Webinar for Beginning and Intermediate Bird Photographers. Many of us can learn by watching this 70’ video. it features Mike Parr, Owen Deutsch, Grace Scalzo, and Michael Stubblefield.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmZgeBOu9Vo

Rick Hollis
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> On Jun 12, 2020, at 9:32 AM, <aj...> <aj...> wrote:
>
> Mediacom just released a half-hour program on birding in Iowa and they have graciously given us permission to showcase it on our website - https://iowabirds.org/ <https://iowabirds.org/>. I know some of you caught it on TV, but for those who couldn’t enjoy. It is very nicely done and features a few folks we know personally or virtually. Once you start playing it on our home page, the icon in the lower right will make it full screen if you like.
>
> Ann Johnson
> Norwalk (Warren County)
>
>
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Date: 6/12/20 8:09 am
From: John Bissell <John.N.Bissell...>
Subject: RE: [ia-bird] Video on Birding Iowa
That’s a very well made video!

Good birding,
John Bissell
Grimes

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Date: 6/12/20 7:32 am
From: <aj...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Video on Birding Iowa
Mediacom just released a half-hour program on birding in Iowa and they have
graciously given us permission to showcase it on our website -
https://iowabirds.org/. I know some of you caught it on TV, but for those
who couldn't enjoy. It is very nicely done and features a few folks we know
personally or virtually. Once you start playing it on our home page, the
icon in the lower right will make it full screen if you like.



Ann Johnson

Norwalk (Warren County)





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Date: 6/11/20 4:31 pm
From: david.shealer <david.shealer...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Hooded Warbler & chat, Mines of Spain, DBQ
Seems like another good year for Yellow-breasted Chat in Iowa. I had one
on territory this morning at Mines of Spain in Dubuque, along with a very
vocal Bell's Vireo. Bird of the day, however, was a singing male Hooded
Warbler that I never saw but got a decent recording of its song. This
appears to be the first June record for HOWA in DBQ County (they are
occasional here during spring and fall migration), so it's possible this
guy is on territory as well.

Cheers,
Dave Shealer
Dubuque
Dubuque Co.

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Date: 6/11/20 4:24 pm
From: T J <stsparrow47...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Chats and Mockingbird
We were told not to do BBS surveys this year but I am not good at following
rules so I started my Appanoose- Davis one today altho an hour later but
found an Upland Plover in a different area with decent habitat. I also had
Chats in 2 areas. The Mockingbird was on.560th st.which has been reliable.
The Chats were on 250th ave. and 550th st. I have the coordinates for these
if needed. A bridge was out after no. 17. so I will have to finish later.
Tom Johnson Mystic, Ia.


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Date: 6/11/20 1:46 pm
From: Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Kingfishlings
Hey I-Birders,

Harney and I enjoyed an early morning walk in beautiful cool weather
at Red Feather Prairie this morning (SE shore of Saylorville Reservoir,
Polk Co.). HENSLOW'S SPARROWS were singing with gusto and I got decent or
better looks at more than one of them. A juvenile EASTERN MEADOWLARK was
parked like a lump on a small dead tree- kinda ugly but cool to see.
Several adults were around, including one who landed on the paved path
about 10 meters ahead of us and seemed to be challenging us with his
intimidating rattle. We eventually won that standoff. BROWN THRASHERS and
ORCHARD ORIOLES were numerous and conspicuous, which was a treat. We had
42 species in a leisurely 1.5 hour stroll.

At the south end of the prairie a noisy BELTED KINGFISHER rattled past
us overhead. We saw the same one (presumably) after we reversed our path
and headed back to the car. As we passed the small tree-lined pond next to
the N/S path along the west edge of the prairie, I noticed birds on a dead
tree that had fallen into and was sticking out of the water. It's not
uncommon to see a kingfisher at this pond, even a pair of them now and
then. Today there were four kingfishers perched on that tree, an adult and
three juvies, I believe. [BTW, the internet tells me that typical clutch
size is 5 - 8 eggs.] They were close enough to me to get pretty good
looks, but just far enough that the finer physical points weren't super
distinct. The young ones seemed slightly smaller than the presumed adult,
their bills seemed just a smidge smaller than the size of an adult's
bill, and the markings on the breast indicating juveniles were visible.
The adult remained perched, while the young birds were making short
practice sallies to pick insects off of the pond surface. Clearly they had
already been flying for some days now. I had never before seen young
kingfishers, and this was a real thrill as they are one of my favorite bird
families. Nice experience and a great morning to be out.

Good Birding,
Stuart Sparkman

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Date: 6/11/20 7:53 am
From: Greg Ongie <gregongie...>
Subject: [ia-bird] F.w. kent park, not a sighting
I was out there yesterday, and unfortunately did not see/hear any of the chats. The most reliable one is by valley view prairie parking area, which is located in the northern part of the park, just past the campground (there is a sign). From the parking area, go southwest (downhill) until you reach a gravel path that is roped off next to a pond. The chat has been seen at the top of the hill north of the pond, west of the gravel path.

The pony truss bridge mentioned in the sightings is the one on the east side of the park, southeast of the conservation center. It is most easily reached from the unnamed parking area just south of the conservation center on the east side of the road with the picnic table. The bridge is just down the path that leads east into the woods.

Henslow's sparrows, grasshopper sparrows, bobolinks, and more can be found along the far northeastern corner of the park in the pasture opposite the eastern boundary of the park. Also I've found Henslow's sparrows and sedge wrens in the prairies west of the road on the western side of the park.

Hope this helps,
Greg Ongie

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Date: 6/11/20 7:25 am
From: 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Breakfast on the deck
American White Pelican ......dash of American Redstarts . Eastern Bluebirds , Catbirds, Cedar Waxwings satiated with Serviceberries. Orioles munching on mulberries and so much more.
No oatmeal today Hash Browns, bacon and eggs.
Yogurt with blueberries and cantaloupe.
Served at perfect June temps.
Dick and Kit Sayles
Buffalo Iowa

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Date: 6/11/20 5:00 am
From: Susa Stonedahl <susacat...>
Subject: [ia-bird] F.w. kent park, not a sighting
We are headed to F.W. Kent for the first time and hope to find the yellow-breasted chat. Ebird says it has been seen at the pomy truss bridge, but there are 9 bridges and many say they are pony truss. Does anyone know which bridge is referred to?
https://historicbridges.org/b_a_sresults.php

Another is also supposed to be be near the valley view parking lot,but again we can't find that on a map. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

~Susa

Ps. Other birds of interest are the sedge wren, bell's vireo, henslow's sparrow, bobalinks... we are very much visual birders.

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Date: 6/10/20 4:31 pm
From: Dan Dorrance <d2dorrance...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Bobwhite egg clutch
Flushed a Bobwhite, like within several feet of me while unloading storm
debris into my burn pile. The closeness of the bird caught my attention
and then with a stick I was able to comb through the top of the brome grass
to find this clutch of 15 eggs. I then brushed up all the trampled grass
In the area with the stick to make it look somewhat undisturbed.

Believe it or not.

Dan Dorrance
Red Oak

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Date: 6/10/20 4:03 pm
From: 'Art Check' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Turkey Behavior

Just got home from work to find this turkey improbably balanced on top of my six foot tall bird feeder and pole just off the house.
I’ve seen and read about plenty of turkeys feeding UNDER a feeder, just have never seen one perched on top of the feeder and craning over to eat from the tray.
Especially in broad daylight!
Kinda funny
Of course my dangerous lab watchdog is nowhere in sight and no doubt oblivious as usual.
Art Check
Nevada

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Date: 6/10/20 10:06 am
From: T J <stsparrow47...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Cattle Egrets
2 Cattle Egrets were in a field off hiway 5 just south of the Pershing sign
on the east side of the road. This was at 11:15 today. This is Marion
county. Tom Johnson Mystic, Ia.

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Date: 6/9/20 9:14 pm
From: Merle & Marsha <mghall...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Xavier Ave, Y Ave....Dallas County
:) I don't know that I'd call seven or eight birds over a half mile or so much of a "gathering" though. Merle
-------- Original message --------From: John Hanson <jlawrencehanson...> Date: 6/9/20 9:36 PM (GMT-06:00) To: Merle and Marsha Hall <mghall...> Cc: IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Xavier Ave, Y Ave....Dallas County "strinkled" is now the official past-tense adverb for a gathering of Yellow-billed cuckoos. Awesome word!I hope to see a strinkling soon. -johnOn Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 7:08 PM Merle and Marsha Hall <mghall...> wrote:





After the rain stopped mid-afternoon, Marsha
and I took a trip down Xavier Ave and Y Ave.  We saw seven or
eight Yellow-billed Cuckoos strinkled all the way down south of
the bridge to 210th St.  Also, a pair of Cedar Waxwings which we
hadn't seen there yet this year, several Baltimore Orioles, a
couple of Rose-breasted Grosbeak, the usual number of Northern
Cardinals, Redwing Blackbirds and Tree Swallows, and heard a
Barred Owl.  Oh, and a family of about 10 Wood Ducks.

No sighting of the Sandhill Cranes this
time, maybe because they've harvested the crop from the field
east of the road, but the Bobolinks and Dickcissel's are still
in the tall grass on the west side of Y Ave near the feedlot,
though you about need a telescope to see the Bobolinks as they
were pretty far out.
Merle and Marsha Hall
Granger






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Date: 6/9/20 7:36 pm
From: John Hanson <jlawrencehanson...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Xavier Ave, Y Ave....Dallas County
"strinkled" is now the official past-tense adverb for a gathering of
Yellow-billed cuckoos. Awesome word!

I hope to see a strinkling soon.
-john

On Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 7:08 PM Merle and Marsha Hall <mghall...>
wrote:

> After the rain stopped mid-afternoon, Marsha and I took a trip down Xavier
> Ave and Y Ave. We saw seven or eight Yellow-billed Cuckoos strinkled all
> the way down south of the bridge to 210th St. Also, a pair of Cedar
> Waxwings which we hadn't seen there yet this year, several Baltimore
> Orioles, a couple of Rose-breasted Grosbeak, the usual number of Northern
> Cardinals, Redwing Blackbirds and Tree Swallows, and heard a Barred Owl.
> Oh, and a family of about 10 Wood Ducks.
>
> No sighting of the Sandhill Cranes this time, maybe because they've
> harvested the crop from the field east of the road, but the Bobolinks and
> Dickcissel's are still in the tall grass on the west side of Y Ave near the
> feedlot, though you about need a telescope to see the Bobolinks as they
> were pretty far out.
>
> Merle and Marsha Hall
>
> Granger
>
>
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Date: 6/9/20 5:08 pm
From: Merle and Marsha Hall <mghall...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Xavier Ave, Y Ave....Dallas County
After the rain stopped mid-afternoon, Marsha and I took a trip down
Xavier Ave and Y Ave.  We saw seven or eight Yellow-billed Cuckoos
strinkled all the way down south of the bridge to 210th St.  Also, a
pair of Cedar Waxwings which we hadn't seen there yet this year, several
Baltimore Orioles, a couple of Rose-breasted Grosbeak, the usual number
of Northern Cardinals, Redwing Blackbirds and Tree Swallows, and heard a
Barred Owl.  Oh, and a family of about 10 Wood Ducks.

No sighting of the Sandhill Cranes this time, maybe because they've
harvested the crop from the field east of the road, but the Bobolinks
and Dickcissel's are still in the tall grass on the west side of Y Ave
near the feedlot, though you about need a telescope to see the Bobolinks
as they were pretty far out.

Merle and Marsha Hall

Granger

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Date: 6/9/20 2:32 pm
From: Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Mississippi Kite in Hardin Co. (sick/injured)
A sick adult MISSISSIPPI KITE was found sick/injured on a bike trail at
Pine Lake State Park in Hardin County. It was taken by a licensed wildlife
rehabber.

Brandon Caswell
Marion

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Date: 6/9/20 9:13 am
From: Jim Forde <jimforde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Blue Grosbeak in Linn Co.
This morning an adult male BLUE GROSBEAK was singing at Wickiup Hill N.A. I believe it's the same one of previous years so I was expecting to relocate it at the same area. The location was down the gated road, which continues west after the end of Morris Hill Road. I've always found it near the road, from the pond all the way west to the brush and debris dump on the south side.

Jim Forde
Cedar Rapids



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Date: 6/8/20 6:46 pm
From: credwards via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: RE: [ia-bird] Worm-eating warbler
I visited the Croton Unit later in the morning, and I heard the Worm-eating Warbler sing several times, very far up one of the branches of the ravine Chuck described. I tried to track it down but never heard it again. This sure isn't a very cooperative bird!

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, a rare summer resident in SE Iowa, was singing next to the parking lot. I found most of the other expected birds including Kentucky Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Parula, Yellow-breasted Chat, White-eyed Vireo, Acadian Flycatcher, and Red-shouldered Hawk.

Chris Edwards
Solon, IA

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Subject: [ia-bird] Worm-eating warbler

Finally, after 7 times trying for the worm-eating warbler, I heard and saw it at 7:30 am at the croton/Shimek unit 3 miles west of Argyle. At the first creek crossing instead of going left over the main creek, go right, through the brush, and follow the smaller creek up to the wooded canyon. This is where the bird was. It was approx. 20 yards up the canyon.
Chuck Fuller
Burlington

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Date: 6/8/20 1:26 pm
From: LaSondra Fuller <cfuller989...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Worm-eating warbler
Finally, after 7 times trying for the worm-eating warbler, I heard and saw it at 7:30 am at the croton/Shimek unit 3 miles west of Argyle. At the first creek crossing instead of going left over the main creek, go right, through the brush, and follow the smaller creek up to the wooded canyon. This is where the bird was. It was approx. 20 yards up the canyon.
Chuck Fuller
Burlington

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Date: 6/8/20 4:18 am
From: 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Before 6:00 AM
Birds before 3 rd sip of coffee on the deck
Scarlet Tanager
Cedar Waxwings
Female Wood Duck
House Wren
Ruby Throated Hummingbirds
Mourning Doves
Gray Catbirds
Cardinals
Eastern Bluebird and more
Dick and Kit Sayles
Buffalo Iowa



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