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10/22/18 1:16 pm <ritag...> Re: [ia-bird] Why does NE Iowa lack breeding Northern Saw-whet Owls?
10/22/18 12:14 pm Richard Hollis <xiboia...> [ia-bird] Why does NE Iowa lack breeding Northern Saw-whet Owls?
10/21/18 7:33 pm Fawn Bowden <fawnda10...> [ia-bird] Belgum Grove & Riverside Trail ICBC Field Trip Today
10/21/18 5:55 pm Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...> [ia-bird] Loons, grebes and a scoter
10/21/18 5:42 pm Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...> [ia-bird] Re: moving through
10/21/18 4:53 pm Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...> [ia-bird] moving through
10/20/18 11:36 pm Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...> [ia-bird] October Bird Club birds
10/20/18 6:27 pm <schbrown...> <schbrown...> [ia-bird] Hummingbird
10/20/18 5:16 pm Don Poggensee <donpog...> [ia-bird] Saw-whet Owl Moorehead Park-Ida County
10/19/18 7:25 pm <onespayiowa...> [ia-bird] Nahant Marsh Today
10/19/18 2:44 pm John Bissell <john.annabissell...> [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 10-19-18
10/19/18 4:40 am Dan Dorrance <d2dorrance...> [ia-bird] American Bittern (East Pott Co)
10/18/18 9:20 pm Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...> [ia-bird] Red-necked Grebe, Pottawattamie County, IA
10/18/18 6:22 pm Jim Forde <jimforde...> [ia-bird] Thayer's Gull at Coralville Lake
10/18/18 1:31 pm Don Poggensee <donpog...> [ia-bird] Long-eared owl
10/18/18 12:32 pm Dennis Thompson <cndthomps...> [ia-bird] Saylorville Surf Scoters
10/18/18 11:51 am Carl Kurtz <cpkurtz...> [ia-bird] Fall Prairie Harvest
10/18/18 9:59 am Diane Dentlinger <dianedentlinger...> [ia-bird] Re: Red tailed hawk at Cowles Commons Des Moines
10/18/18 9:33 am Diane Dentlinger <dianedentlinger...> [ia-bird] Red tailed hawk at Cowles Commons Des Moines
10/17/18 4:04 pm Tom Dougherty <tom.dougherty.sr...> [ia-bird] Smith's Longspurs at Chichaqua Bottoms unnamed/new management unit (41.787249, -93.391600), Polk Co.
10/17/18 1:32 pm Richard Hollis <xiboia...> Re: [ia-bird] Female Northern Flicker (red-shafted, or RS-heavy hybrid) in Ottosen.
10/17/18 1:21 pm newtja84 <newtja84...> [ia-bird] Female Northern Flicker (red-shafted, or RS-heavy hybrid) in Ottosen.
10/17/18 12:53 pm Seth Dudley <sethdudley84...> [ia-bird] Hawkeye Ibis
10/17/18 8:06 am Fawn Bowden <fawnda10...> [ia-bird] Re: ID
10/16/18 5:06 pm Danny Akers <birdmandan1231...> [ia-bird] Sprague’s Pipit - Adair Co.
10/16/18 3:44 pm 'Jay Gilliam' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Saylorville Scoters
10/16/18 2:13 pm Bob Strickland <b.born2run.s...> [ia-bird] ID
10/16/18 11:35 am Jim Forde <jimforde...> [ia-bird] White-faced Ibis at Hawkeye Wildlife Area
10/16/18 7:16 am Tom Schilke <tom.schilke...> [ia-bird] Legacy Wildlife Area - Western Grebe
10/16/18 6:22 am 'Diana Pesek' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Grammer Grove hawk watch Monday
10/15/18 7:08 pm Fawn Bowden <fawnda10...> [ia-bird] Re:
10/15/18 5:20 pm 'Art Check' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Hummingbird
10/15/18 4:29 pm Diane Dentlinger <dianedentlinger...> [ia-bird] Fwd:
10/15/18 3:10 pm 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Juncos
10/15/18 2:14 pm Gerald White <apuffin...> [ia-bird] Free copy of Thayer Birding Software V7 for young birders
10/15/18 7:48 am 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Purple Finchs
10/14/18 8:30 pm Matt Wetrich <go_tWeeting...> [ia-bird] Last Reminder for TX.
10/14/18 7:09 pm Jerry Toll <geritol48...> [ia-bird] Hitchcock Hawkwatch today
10/14/18 6:46 pm Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...> [ia-bird] Shorebirds in the snow and more
10/14/18 1:09 pm 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Common Loon
10/14/18 10:29 am 'Art Check' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Junco and Hummingbird
10/14/18 9:53 am dave eastman <daveeastman929...> [ia-bird] Avocets at Prairie Lakes in Cedar Falls
10/14/18 8:37 am Osness <ravenbuddhanow...> [ia-bird] Winter is coming
10/14/18 5:05 am 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Ruby/Throated Hummingbird
10/13/18 7:41 pm Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...> [ia-bird] ICBC fall sparrows trip, fun day in Johnson Co.
10/13/18 6:45 pm Hank Zaletel <madowl...> [ia-bird] Merlins in Greene County
10/13/18 6:30 pm Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...> [ia-bird] Poweshiek co birds
10/13/18 6:04 pm Ellen Fuller <cfuller989...> [ia-bird] Ibis
10/13/18 5:18 pm Jane Clark <jrclark...> [ia-bird] Des Moines Audubon Program on New Zealand
10/13/18 2:57 pm Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...> [ia-bird] Migrants
10/13/18 11:18 am 'Art Check' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] RT Hummingbird
10/13/18 9:36 am Jim Forde <jimforde...> [ia-bird] Surf Scoters at Lake Macbride
10/12/18 6:14 pm Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...> [ia-bird] Lake Manawa Birds (Pottawattamie county)
10/12/18 5:17 pm Ross Silcock <silcock...> [ia-bird] Today in Fremont and Mills Counties
10/12/18 5:17 pm John Bissell <john.annabissell...> [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 10-12-18
10/12/18 3:44 pm Tom Dougherty <tom.dougherty.sr...> [ia-bird] American Bittern - Polk Co.
10/12/18 3:31 pm Aaron Brees <aebrees...> [ia-bird] Saylorville water birds
10/12/18 3:26 pm 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Afternoon Walk
10/12/18 2:46 pm drbeel <drbeel...> [ia-bird] Nelson's Sparrow in Linn County
10/12/18 1:22 pm Rita Goranson <ritag...> [ia-bird] Parker's Woods today
10/12/18 12:18 pm Keith Carris <kcarris38...> [ia-bird] American Avocets & Bonaparte's Gulls at Cedar Lake in Linn County
10/12/18 8:57 am Ryan Shackleton <shack357...> [ia-bird] Floyd County eagle nest collapse
10/12/18 8:14 am Ross Silcock <silcock...> [ia-bird] hummers in Fremont County (still)
10/11/18 12:55 pm 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Buffalo
10/10/18 6:06 pm Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...> [ia-bird] Lake Manawa Birds
10/10/18 2:26 pm Rita Goranson <ritag...> [ia-bird] migrants still moving through
10/10/18 11:25 am Ulrike G <ulrikedg...> [ia-bird] BTNW in Johnston
10/10/18 11:11 am Hank Zaletel <madowl...> [ia-bird] Glossy/White-faced Ibis Species Colo Ponds Continues
10/9/18 7:14 pm Ellen Fuller <cfuller989...> [ia-bird] direction correction
10/9/18 7:03 pm Doug & Nina Harr <dnharr...> [ia-bird] Snowy Owl reported near Bettendorf
10/9/18 3:04 pm Ellen Fuller <cfuller989...> [ia-bird] Ibis
10/9/18 2:24 pm Hank Zaletel <madowl...> [ia-bird] Ibis Species Colo Ponds
10/9/18 1:28 pm Rita Goranson <ritag...> [ia-bird] surf scoter
10/9/18 11:01 am Jim Forde <jimforde...> [ia-bird] Sabine's Gull, Red-necked Phalaropes at Hawkeye WMA
10/9/18 7:43 am Kevin Holm <kevinholm74...> [ia-bird] Dark-eyed juncos
10/9/18 5:12 am 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Morning report
10/8/18 5:45 pm Jerry Toll <geritol48...> [ia-bird] Hitchcock week of 9/30-10/7
10/8/18 2:03 pm Jim Forde <jimforde...> [ia-bird] Sabine's Gull at Hawkeye Wildlife Area
10/8/18 7:13 am 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Buffalo Report
10/7/18 8:20 pm <donnadea...> [ia-bird] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
10/7/18 7:55 pm Joe Jungers <lotusjungers...> [ia-bird] Mixed Migrants
10/7/18 7:43 pm Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...> [ia-bird] Turnover and snipe haven
10/7/18 7:06 pm <waltzuurdeeg...> <waltzuurdeeg...> [ia-bird] Quad City Audubon Society program - Rescuing, Rehabing, and Loving Swans
10/7/18 3:39 pm Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...> [ia-bird] Weekend birds
10/7/18 3:05 pm Ellen Fuller <cfuller989...> [ia-bird] White-faced Ibis
10/7/18 11:14 am Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...> [ia-bird] Poweshiek co birds
10/7/18 9:41 am 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Davenport Sod Farm
10/6/18 7:10 pm Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...> [ia-bird] Iowa Young Birders with much older guys
10/6/18 6:22 pm Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> Re: [ia-bird] Not a sighting - Ventura Fall Meeting List and Summary posted to IOU website.
10/6/18 4:06 pm <pip...> [ia-bird] Not a sighting - Ventura Fall Meeting List and Summary posted to IOU website.
10/6/18 8:49 am Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...> [ia-bird] Yellow Warbler at Cedar Lake (belated) and more
10/6/18 8:20 am <snilde11...> [ia-bird] alas first avian signs of winter' approach
10/6/18 8:08 am 'Stephen Johnson' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] alas first avian signs of winter' approach
10/6/18 4:54 am Linda Rudolph <lgrudolph...> [ia-bird] Scam email- not a sighting
10/5/18 11:32 pm dinahandbob kerksieck <dinahandbob...> [ia-bird] I need your help
10/5/18 5:33 pm John Bissell <john.annabissell...> [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 10-5-18
10/5/18 11:02 am 'Art Check' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Kinglets
10/5/18 10:48 am Linda Rudolph <lgrudolph...> [ia-bird] Clay-colored Sparrow- Johnson County
10/5/18 10:41 am 'Art Check' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Golden Crowned Kinglets
10/4/18 7:56 pm Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...> [ia-bird] Flooded sod farm
10/4/18 6:36 pm Jim Forde <jimforde...> [ia-bird] Red-necked Grebes at Coralville Lake
10/4/18 4:47 pm 'Diana Pesek' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Grammer Grove hawk watch -- Wednesday, Thursday and YTD
10/4/18 4:10 pm lgdau9 <lgdau9...> [ia-bird] Merlin Today
10/4/18 1:02 pm drbeel <drbeel...> [ia-bird] Still some migrants migrating
10/4/18 11:31 am Doug & Nina Harr <dnharr...> [ia-bird] Boone Co. "Raptors-on-posts" day
10/4/18 9:31 am Ulrike G <ulrikedg...> [ia-bird] Terra Park - fall warblers and sparrows
10/4/18 9:11 am Reid Allen <2birders...> [ia-bird] Ibis
10/4/18 7:49 am Jim Forde <jimforde...> [ia-bird] Black-crowned Night-Heron at Cedar Lake in Cedar Rapids
10/3/18 7:00 pm Doug & Nina Harr <dnharr...> [ia-bird] (not an observation) Birder Murders!
10/3/18 5:57 pm Jerry Toll <geritol48...> [ia-bird] Best day so far at Hitchcock
10/3/18 10:09 am Richard Hollis <xiboia...> [ia-bird] Thanks to all who told me my sound was a Flicker
10/3/18 7:42 am Doug & Nina Harr <dnharr...> [ia-bird] Great morning migration viewing, Boone Co.
10/3/18 7:11 am 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Highlights
10/2/18 5:57 pm Sue Yeakel <sueyeakel...> [ia-bird] Story County barred owl
10/2/18 5:17 pm James Mccoy <mccoyfam...> [ia-bird] Nelson’s Sparrow at Trueblood Iowa City
10/2/18 5:02 pm Carolyn Fischer <cjfischer11...> Re: [ia-bird] Bird Sound
10/2/18 4:52 pm Richard Hollis <xiboia...> [ia-bird] Bird Sound
10/2/18 4:16 pm Doug & Nina Harr <dnharr...> [ia-bird] Sunday High Trestle Hawk Watch (not an observation)
10/2/18 9:42 am dan.cerveny <dan.cerveny...> [ia-bird] Record hummer numbers (Cedar Rapids)
10/1/18 6:07 pm Jerry Toll <geritol48...> [ia-bird] Hitchcock Hawkwatch today
10/1/18 1:30 pm 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Wrong photo
10/1/18 1:28 pm 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Two Tufted Titmouse and Ruby Throated
10/1/18 9:30 am Jerry Toll <geritol48...> [ia-bird] Hitchcock HawkWatch week of 9/24-30
10/1/18 6:58 am 'Art Check' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Migrants
9/30/18 6:17 pm Jerry Toll <geritol48...> [ia-bird] Today at Hitchcock Hawkwatch
9/30/18 6:08 pm Karen Viste-Sparkman <vistesparrow...> [ia-bird] Another fantastic IOU meeting!
9/30/18 4:54 pm 'Janet Greer' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Northern Mockingbird--Council Bluffs, September 30
9/30/18 1:30 pm <waltzuurdeeg...> <waltzuurdeeg...> [ia-bird] bird feeder project (not a sighting)
9/30/18 8:56 am <onespayiowa...> [ia-bird] Common Moorhens, Green Island
9/29/18 8:01 pm Tommy Stone <tomtazzstone...> [ia-bird] Dark morph Broad-winged Hawk
9/29/18 7:27 pm 'Chris Edwards' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Summer Tanager, Jones Co.
9/29/18 12:18 pm Matt Wetrich <go_tWeeting...> [ia-bird] Upcoming Birding Trip Opportunities
9/29/18 7:12 am Ross Silcock <silcock...> [ia-bird] hummers
9/28/18 3:45 pm Danny Akers <birdmandan1231...> [ia-bird] Neotropic Cormorant - Adams Co.
9/27/18 8:45 pm Candace H <candace69001...> [ia-bird] Great Egrets, Black Hawk County
9/27/18 5:54 pm John Bissell <john.annabissell...> [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 9-27-18
9/27/18 5:17 pm Tommy Stone <tomtazzstone...> [ia-bird] Black-throated Blue Warbler - Blackhawk co
9/27/18 5:11 pm Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [ia-bird] Fall IOU Meeting (not a sighting)
9/27/18 3:45 pm 'Art Check' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Red Breasted Nuthatch
9/27/18 2:53 pm 'Diana Pesek' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Grammer Grove hawk watch Thursday 9-27-18
9/27/18 7:46 am carl nollen <nollenca...> Re: [ia-bird] Summer Tanager in Johnston
9/26/18 5:46 pm Tim Gedler <avesrun...> [ia-bird] Palm Warbler
9/26/18 5:42 pm Dennis Thompson <cndthomps...> [ia-bird] Summer Tanager in Johnston
9/26/18 4:44 pm Tommy Stone <tomtazzstone...> [ia-bird] N. Goshawk - Blackhawk co.
9/26/18 3:48 pm Doug & Nina Harr <dnharr...> [ia-bird] Chichaqua Today: Butterbutt bombing & flicker fallout
9/26/18 2:28 pm Tyler Grant <tgrant77...> [ia-bird] Red-breasted Nuthatch
9/25/18 7:17 pm <waltzuurdeeg...> <waltzuurdeeg...> [ia-bird] pine siskin - Davenport
9/25/18 1:13 pm Jim Forde <jimforde...> [ia-bird] Laughing Gull at Hawkeye Wildlife Area
9/25/18 12:40 pm Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [ia-bird] Any Field Trip participant or birder--(NOT a sighting)
9/25/18 11:15 am Tom Dougherty <tom.dougherty.sr...> [ia-bird] Bitterns, Rails, Sandhill Cranes - Polk Co.
9/25/18 6:45 am drbeel <drbeel...> Re: [ia-bird] Broad-wing Hawk photos from yesterday in Dubuque County
9/25/18 5:50 am Linda Rudolph <lgrudolph...> [ia-bird] Broad-wing Hawk photos from yesterday in Dubuque County
9/24/18 4:43 pm Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [ia-bird] Update on Fall IOU (not a sighting)
9/24/18 4:16 pm Linda Rudolph <lgrudolph...> [ia-bird] Broad-winged Hawks- Dubuque County
9/24/18 11:49 am John & Mary Jo <jmjhrtgh...> [ia-bird] Purple Finches:Warblers &More
9/24/18 8:36 am Brochu, Christopher A <chris-brochu...> [ia-bird] Cooper's hawk behavior
9/24/18 7:20 am Doug & Nina Harr <dnharr...> [ia-bird] (Not an observation) NAS seeking Climate Watch bird survey volunteers & coordinators
9/24/18 5:27 am Jerry Toll <geritol48...> [ia-bird] FW: Hitchcock Hawkwatch for the week Sept 17-23
9/24/18 12:03 am Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [ia-bird] IMPORTANT INFO for FALL IOU Meeting Participants (NOT a sighting)
9/22/18 7:34 pm stsparrow47 <stsparrow47...> [ia-bird] Lake Rathbun this afternoon.
9/22/18 6:09 pm Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [ia-bird] September 22, 2018 Woodbury and Clay counties
9/22/18 3:07 pm Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...> [ia-bird] Clark's Grebe
9/22/18 1:36 pm Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...> [ia-bird] Addendum
9/22/18 1:06 pm Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...> [ia-bird] Saylorville Birds
9/22/18 11:15 am Tommy Stone <tomtazzstone...> [ia-bird] Lake Red Rock
 
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Date: 10/22/18 1:16 pm
From: <ritag...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Why does NE Iowa lack breeding Northern Saw-whet Owls?
Good question, I look forward to a knowledgeable reply. I suspect they need a more hilly or mountainous terrain.

Rita G.

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From: "Richard Hollis" <xiboia...>
To: "IA-Bird" <ia-bird...>
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2018 2:14:37 PM
Subject: [ia-bird] Why does NE Iowa lack breeding Northern Saw-whet Owls?

I got to thinking the other day about Saw-whet Owls. Both MN and WI have summer records. Further East, I have heard them in the mountains of Maryland in May. Talking to a friend who manages a the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary for Indiana Audubon. They have them calling in the summer. Mary Gray is 200 + miles S of NE Iowa.

Why do we have none?




Rick Hollis
rural North Liberty IA

319 665 3141
319 541 8085 [mobile]

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Date: 10/22/18 12:14 pm
From: Richard Hollis <xiboia...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Why does NE Iowa lack breeding Northern Saw-whet Owls?
I got to thinking the other day about Saw-whet Owls. Both MN and WI have summer records. Further East, I have heard them in the mountains of Maryland in May. Talking to a friend who manages a the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary for Indiana Audubon. They have them calling in the summer. Mary Gray is 200 + miles S of NE Iowa.

Why do we have none?




Rick Hollis
rural North Liberty IA

319 665 3141
319 541 8085 [mobile]

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Date: 10/21/18 7:33 pm
From: Fawn Bowden <fawnda10...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Belgum Grove & Riverside Trail ICBC Field Trip Today
We had a beautiful and sunny, albeit cool, fall day for the Iowa City Bird
Club field trip to Belgum Grove and Riverside Trail today. Eleven birders
and myself started the morning off at Belgum Grove with lots of Canada
Geese on the pond, along with a small flock of CACKLING GEESE and a BELTED
KINGFISHER. Many RING-NECKED PHEASANT flushed, along with numerous
sparrows, many of which would only pop up briefly, however we did see
SAVANNAH, SONG, WHITE-THROATED, SWAMP, FOX and EURASIAN TREE SPARROWS
fairly well. A lone YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen on our way out.

Birding along Naples Ave NW into Riverside, we saw a very interesting
HARLAN'S RED-TAILED HAWK scanning the harvested fields. We were able to
get a few photos of it (see ebird list).

At Riverside Trail, a similar mix of sparrows and LOTS of CEDAR WAXWINGS.
Two CAROLINA WRENS were spotted, a new bird species for the trail list!

Many thanks to those who joined me today for the good company and birding,
Jamie McCoy and others for helping keep track of species and to Linda Quinn
for organizing it.

Fawn Bowden
Riverside, IA

Ebird lists:

Belgum Grove <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49349048>

Naples Ave NW <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49347725>

Riverside Trail <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49348995>

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Date: 10/21/18 5:55 pm
From: Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Loons, grebes and a scoter
This afternoon as the wind died down I went back up and around Spirit Lake.
The first sighting was a female/immature Black Scoter in the southwest
corner and seen from the water works access. Then way out two Western
Grebes were together with their large greenish yellow bills. An Eared Grebe
was with some PBG's towards Crandall's Beach and two Horned Grebes were at
Trickle Slough. Then at Angler's Bay I found the loon I had glimpsed
yesterday and it was a Red-throated still sporting light gray on the head
and back of the neck, with streaking on the fore neck, white face and a dark
body speckled with white. Each time it surfaced pointing its bill upward.
Hanging with a Common Loon gave a stark visual distinction. Overall at
Angler's Bay there were at least nine Common Loons. The west sun and calm
water were a welcome change from the conditions yesterday.



Lee A. Schoenewe

Spencer

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Date: 10/21/18 5:42 pm
From: Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: moving through
Maybe yours heard that we had one and wanted some company. :) There
may actually be three of them around, but I haven't been able to
confirm that 100% yet.
On Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 6:53 PM Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...> wrote:
>
> Hey I-Birders,
>
> Karen and Harney and I walked and birded along the Des Moines River
> in Des Moines this weekend. Noteworthy finds yesterday were a single
> NASHVILLE WARBLER and a HERMIT THRUSH. This morning was quite chilly,
> and we found two cold-looking ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS, a female/imm.
> PURPLE FINCH, and a pair of RUSTY BLACKBIRDS perched high in a tree.
> On the home front, our back yard is still nuthatch nirvana, with at
> least two RED-BREASTEDs still making themselves at home with our
> resident group of WHITE-BREASTEDs.
>
> Good Birding,
>
> Stuart Sparkman
> NW Des Moines

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Date: 10/21/18 4:53 pm
From: Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...>
Subject: [ia-bird] moving through
Hey I-Birders,

Karen and Harney and I walked and birded along the Des Moines River
in Des Moines this weekend. Noteworthy finds yesterday were a single
NASHVILLE WARBLER and a HERMIT THRUSH. This morning was quite chilly,
and we found two cold-looking ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS, a female/imm.
PURPLE FINCH, and a pair of RUSTY BLACKBIRDS perched high in a tree.
On the home front, our back yard is still nuthatch nirvana, with at
least two RED-BREASTEDs still making themselves at home with our
resident group of WHITE-BREASTEDs.

Good Birding,

Stuart Sparkman
NW Des Moines

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Date: 10/20/18 11:36 pm
From: Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...>
Subject: [ia-bird] October Bird Club birds
This morning the Prairie Lakes bird club had a very small group (Skip, Rick
and I) that ventured out into 25 - 35 mph winds to see what birds were also
dealing with the weather front. We had only slightly more than 50 species
this morning but interesting to note we had 16 different species than last
year at this time when that October outing produced Ferruginous Hawk and
Iceland/Thayer's Gull. This year we had 15 waterfowl but could not find the
Surf Scoters that had been seen this past week on Spirit Lake. We did kick
up an Am Woodcock at Trickle Slough and saw Least, Semipalmated and Pectoral
Sandpipers on a mud flat just across the border into MN. Late morning Skip
and I were at the southwest end of Spirit Lake with private access and
looking north with scopes into heavy wind and white caps when I got two
brief looks at a loon that was not Common. It was bouncing up and down in
the waves and diving. My sense was Pacific but we could not relocate it and
our eyes were watering after 20 minutes of looking into the strong wind at
the same area of lake where two resting Ring-billed Gulls were visible only
as they crested the white-capped waves. Hopefully someone will find it
again in calmer conditions.



Later this afternoon as the wind died down to 18 mph I found one
Black-bellied Plover, one Greater Yellowlegs and a couple of Wilson's Snipe
in the air at the flooded sod farm site. I also found Brewer's Blackbirds
in a cattle lot, 12 Rusty Blackbirds at the cemetery and 8 Pine Siskins at
Stolley Park to round out what I considered reportable. Keep looking up
even when the wind makes you keep your head down!



Lee A. Schoenewe

Spencer

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Date: 10/20/18 6:27 pm
From: <schbrown...> <schbrown...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Hummingbird
I had a Ruby-throated Hummingbird at my feeder this morning.

Helen Brown
Sac City

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Date: 10/20/18 5:16 pm
From: Don Poggensee <donpog...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Saw-whet Owl Moorehead Park-Ida County
Hi,
While checking the pine trees in Moorehead Park, west of Ida Grove this afternoon, I found our first Northern Saw-whet Owl. It may have arrive early this morning and may have spent the day
resting and after dark continue it migration South.
I will check tomorrow, to see if it may be one, that might spend the winter with us. This early in the migration, if we find one in the day, they usually are gone that evening on their migration.


Don

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Date: 10/19/18 7:25 pm
From: <onespayiowa...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Nahant Marsh Today
Not a lot of activity but there was a small group of ruddy ducks on the
marsh, one cormorant, a beautiful bald eagle and a few gulls. There was
one smaller gull in the group with a broad black tail band and quite a lot
of black on the underside of its wings with white in the center near the
wrists. Couldn't figure out what it was. It was flying, so couldn't get a
real good look otherwise.

Jeanne
Buffalo, IA

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Date: 10/19/18 2:44 pm
From: John Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 10-19-18
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, October 13, through Friday, October
19, 2018:



-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)











CASUAL:

*SPRAGUES PIPIT*









-Additional Species Mentioned

Surf Scoter

White-winged Scoter

Red-necked Grebe

Golden Eagle

Snowy Egret

White-faced Ibis

American Avocet

SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER (Record late)

Laughing Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Thayers Gull







***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.











*NORTH CENTRAL:*



HARDIN COUNTY:

A WESTERN GREBE was seen at Legacy WA on the 15th.









*EAST*:



JOHNSON COUNTY:

6 SURF SCOTERS were seen at the north arm of Lake McBride on the 13th.



4 WHITE-FACED IBIS were seen from James Ave at Hawkeye WA on the 16th. They
were seen again on the 17th.



A THAYERS GULL was seen at Coralville Lake on the 18th.



LINN COUNTY:

A WHITE-FACED IBIS was seen at Cedar Lake on the 13th.











*NORTHEAST:*



BLACK HAWK COUNTY:

9 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen at Prairie Lakes in Cedar Falls on the 13th.







*CENTRAL:*



*MARSHALL COUNTY:*

*A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at the Grammar Grove Hawkwatch on the 15th.*



*POLK COUNTY:*

*12 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen at Saylorville on the 16th.*



*4 SURF SCOTERS were seen at Saylorville on the 18th.*









*SOUTHWEST:*



*ADAIR COUNTY:*

*A SPRAGUES PIPIT was heard as a flyover NE of Greenfield on the 16th.*









*WEST:*



*POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY:*

*Highlights from Lake Manawa on the 12th included 1 SURF SCOTER, 150
AMERICAN AVOCETS, 1 SNOWY EGRET, and a LAUGHING GULL.*



*A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at Lake Manawa on the 18th.*









*NORTHWEST:*



*CLAY COUNTY:*

*A late SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen at a sod farm NW of Spencer on the
14th.*



*DICKINSON COUNTY:*

*A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Smiths Bay on the 14th.*















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




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



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
October 26, 2018 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: 10/19/18 4:40 am
From: Dan Dorrance <d2dorrance...>
Subject: [ia-bird] American Bittern (East Pott Co)
Hello.

On two separate occasions yesterday I viewed airborne American Bittern
just north of Elliott Iowa along Pioneer Trail. There is a fairly new
wetland just north of the Elliott Elementary School, which is in
Montgomery County. During grain elevator runs with my retirement job as a
corn/soybean truck driver I go through an area of several flooded corn and
soybean fields, just north of Elliott. One viewing of a bittern was it
flying low in front of me from a corn field into a bean field. Later in the
afternoon, another bittern was flying near by, over the East Nishnabotna
River.

Dan Dorrance
Red Oak, Iowa

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Date: 10/18/18 9:20 pm
From: Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Red-necked Grebe, Pottawattamie County, IA
We saw a Red-necked Grebe at Lake Manawa this evening around 6:15 swimming with a Pied-billed Grebe and approximately 20,000 Franklin’s Gulls.


Babs and Loren Padelford
Bellevue, NE
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Date: 10/18/18 6:22 pm
From: Jim Forde <jimforde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Thayer's Gull at Coralville Lake
This morning I found an adult THAYER'S GULL above and on the dam of Coralville Lake. It's not record early but I was surprised to see it.
Also surprising was how close the reservoir's water level is to overflowing.

Jim Forde
Cedar Rapids



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Date: 10/18/18 1:31 pm
From: Don Poggensee <donpog...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Long-eared owl
Hi,
While checking for early Saw-whet Owls this morning, I found one Long-eared Owl in the Pines trees in Moorehead Park west of Ida Grove. I have not seen any early Saw-whet Owls yet.

Don

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Date: 10/18/18 12:32 pm
From: Dennis Thompson <cndthomps...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Saylorville Surf Scoters
Four SURF SCOTERS made a brief appearance off the west overlook at
Saylorville dam this afternoon.



Denny Thompson

Johnston

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Date: 10/18/18 11:51 am
From: Carl Kurtz <cpkurtz...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Fall Prairie Harvest
Yesterday I saw our first and so far only yellow rail while combining prairie seed. The day before we flushed a short-eared owl while searching for a lost combine part. It is still out there somewhere. I also saw a large hawk which I believe could have been a Swanison’s. This is not a guarantee, but it was not a red-tail or a rough leg. I am also seeing sedge wrens which is typical for this time of year.

Carl Kurtz
Western Marshall County
Central Iowa.

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Date: 10/18/18 9:59 am
From: Diane Dentlinger <dianedentlinger...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Red tailed hawk at Cowles Commons Des Moines
Sorry, I forgot to say my neighbor, Justin Axelrod, took the picture.
Diane Dentlinger

On Thu, Oct 18, 2018, 11:33 AM Diane Dentlinger <dianedentlinger...>
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> Yesterday evening in downtown Des Moines I was at Cowles Commons with a
> neighbor when we saw this hawk take a small mammal about 100 feet from us.
> Diane Dentlinger
> Des Moines
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Date: 10/18/18 9:33 am
From: Diane Dentlinger <dianedentlinger...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Red tailed hawk at Cowles Commons Des Moines
Yesterday evening in downtown Des Moines I was at Cowles Commons with a
neighbor when we saw this hawk take a small mammal about 100 feet from us.
Diane Dentlinger
Des Moines

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Date: 10/17/18 4:04 pm
From: Tom Dougherty <tom.dougherty.sr...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Smith's Longspurs at Chichaqua Bottoms unnamed/new management unit (41.787249, -93.391600), Polk Co.
A group of us birded the Chichaqua Bottoms unnamed/new management unit
eBird hotspot this morning and found a small group of Smith's Longspurs.
We also encountered the local four Sandhill Cranes, too. I monitored some
bluebird boxes along the road bordering this area for a few weeks in June
and saw a group of four Sandhill Cranes in this patch. Presumably it's the
same family. We didn't check the pond today so not sure if the American
Bittern is still sauntering around the area.

Tom Dougherty
Urbandale, IA

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Date: 10/17/18 1:32 pm
From: Richard Hollis <xiboia...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Female Northern Flicker (red-shafted, or RS-heavy hybrid) in Ottosen.
Interesting bird. If you play with the image a bit you can see the reddish on the tail, but the underwing — you can see a bit of the bird's left wing — it looks yellow.


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> On Oct 17, 2018, at 3:21 PM, newtja84 <newtja84...> wrote:
>
> <NOFL RS1.JPG>

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Date: 10/17/18 1:21 pm
From: newtja84 <newtja84...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Female Northern Flicker (red-shafted, or RS-heavy hybrid) in Ottosen.
Was taking one of my daily constitutionals around Ottosen this afternoon,
and observed a flock of Northern Flickers, when one flushed I swore I saw
extensive red in the underwing coverts, fortunately I had my camera with me
(I was actually out hunting creepers...found one but couldn't get good
photos). I got initial photo of it sitting in a tree, but gasp it wasn't
showing off its coverts nor did it have a diagnostic moustache...I then
watched it fly a second time, this time bounding across yards to a snag a
block away...so I ran (which was not something my body was ready for...and
seriously protested after the fact) around the block and got some photos
again, but I had thought incorrectly again would only get bafflingly
inconclusive photos. The bird then flushed with the mixed flock of
thrushes (bluebirds and robins mostly but I did pick up a couple of
thrushes, Hermits) and flickers at which point I lost it in the confusion.
I proceeded to circle the four of five blocks I figured it would be hanging
out on, only to find, to much frustration some very
basic-plumage/juvenile/female yellow-shafted flickers. After about
forty-five minutes to an hour of this, and picking up a nice flock of about
twenty Pine Siskins and a healthy movement of Red-breasted Nuthatches and
mixed flocks of Juncos and Yellow-rumped Warblers. I gave up and went
home, grabbed a field guide in the hopes that I would find some kind of
tertiary field markings to validate my increasingly insecure ID.

And I of course sillily failed a covert spot check, in that a couple of
photos show quite clearly reddish (I'd say red but the lighting was iffy)
undertail coverts. Plus a very gray face with brown cap...the only thing
that might suggest a hybrid is that there is some brown infusion into the
face that I feel might be deeper than what a pure RS Northern Flicker would
have. Either way I'm quite happy with the finding and it's bolstered my
'out the corner of my eye' birding.

I'll attach the photos on this message.

Jacob Newton
Ottosen, Humboldt County, IA

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Date: 10/17/18 12:53 pm
From: Seth Dudley <sethdudley84...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Hawkeye Ibis
All 4 Ibis were still present along James Ave at Hawkeye WMA in Johnson county. They
were easily viewable looking due west from the first parking lot where the road is closed due to high water.

Seth Dudley
Iowa city

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Date: 10/17/18 8:06 am
From: Fawn Bowden <fawnda10...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: ID
Hi Bob, this is an American Wigeon, male.

Fawn Bowden
Riverside, IA

On Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 4:13:40 PM UTC-5, b.born2run.s wrote:
>
> Seen in Linn County; Marion Iowa Bob Strickland photographer.
>
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Date: 10/16/18 5:06 pm
From: Danny Akers <birdmandan1231...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Sprague’s Pipit - Adair Co.
Hi all,

It may be worth checking your regular short grass fields this week, I had a very vocal flyover
SPRAGUE’S PIPIT northeast of Greenfield in Adair County this morning. A pair of late, vocal Sedge Wrens were a surprise in a random CRP field as well. Red-tailed Hawks were moving through in droves today, numbers of the western ‘calurus’ and a couple ‘Krider’s’ observed. Rough-legged Hawks have been passing through in small numbers for a few days now and quite a few Northern Harriers have moved in.

Danny Akers
Ames

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Date: 10/16/18 3:44 pm
From: 'Jay Gilliam' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Saylorville Scoters
This afternoon there was a group of 12 White-winged Scoters off the dam at Saylorville Lake.
Good birding...
Jay Gilliam Norwalk


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Date: 10/16/18 2:13 pm
From: Bob Strickland <b.born2run.s...>
Subject: [ia-bird] ID
Seen in Linn County; Marion Iowa Bob Strickland photographer.

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Date: 10/16/18 11:35 am
From: Jim Forde <jimforde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] White-faced Ibis at Hawkeye Wildlife Area
This morning there were 4 WHITE-FACED IBIS at Hawkeye which I scoped from the James Ave. parking lot. Water has inundated a corner of the parking lot and the long field to the west. The back of the field was loaded with puddle ducks along with the Ibis. The Ibis appeared to be 2 basic adults (red eyed) and two juveniles, presumed to be the same species. This is a hotspot right now but Saturday, when hunting resumes, things will change.

Jim Forde
Cedar Rapids



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Date: 10/16/18 7:16 am
From: Tom Schilke <tom.schilke...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Legacy Wildlife Area - Western Grebe
Yesterday I stopped to eat lunch at Legacy Wildlife Area in the parking lot off D15 5 miles east of Iowa Falls in Hardin Co. The snow had melted, the wind was strong, and the large expanse of water was covered with waterfowl. Looked like spring migration. Not having my scope I walked down for a closer look. A Western Grebe was actively feeding. (only got three quick looks) A couple of N. Harriers were keeping things stirred up. Very active place - wish I had come better prepared to bird. Next time. Tom Schilke -Waterloo

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Date: 10/16/18 6:22 am
From: 'Diana Pesek' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Grammer Grove hawk watch Monday

Ireceived a report from Virginia McKenzie, who was at the Grammer Grove(Marshall County) hawk watch yesterday. 80 birds total for the day, wish I had been there and not at work!

43 Turkey Vultures
9 Bald Eagles
1  Northern Harrier
7 Sharp-shinned Hawks
2 Cooper’s Hawks
15 Red-tailed Hawks
1 Golden Eagle
1 American Kestrel
1 Falcon species

Diana Pesek
Cedar Rapids

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Date: 10/15/18 7:08 pm
From: Fawn Bowden <fawnda10...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re:
No doubt quite a few hit those terrible looking windows in your photo!
They reflect the natural area in the foreground and the sky, which confuses
birds. Someone should monitor that building because sometimes some of the
window strikes can be saved and at the very least, the building owner
should know how many birds are dying/striking their windows. Maybe some
can be salvaged for a museum or college collection. Maybe they'll do
something to make them less a strike-hazard.

Fawn Bowden,
Riverside, IA

On Monday, October 15, 2018 at 6:29:51 PM UTC-5, Diane Dentlinger wrote:
>
> [image: 0.jpeg]
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Diane Dentlinger <diane......> <javascript:>>
> Date: Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 6:06 PM
> Subject: Cowles Commons, downtown Des Moines
> To: <dianede......> <javascript:> <dianede......> <javascript:>
> >
>
> If there are any birders who work in downtown Des Moines and have time to
> bird Cowles Commons at 3rd and Walnut in the next few days, I'd appreciate
> you letting me know what you see. In the past 4 days I've seen so many
> totally unexpected migrants there that it's unbelievable and I'd like to
> know what others are seeing. I'm told the south side of Cowles Commons has
> been planted with native plants and there's a thick cover now -- e.g.,
> attached photo.
>
> Today in about 1/2 hour I clearly saw: EASTERN TOWHEE, WINTER
> WREN, white-throated sparrows, Lincoln sparrows, song sparrows. Also, twice
> thrushes walked out onto the sidewalk. I got my binocs on the one in the
> attached photo today. I thought it was a Swainson's, but the cheeks was
> completely gray, so I don't know what to think. I realize on the
> early/late chart on IOU site, Oct. 15 would be extremely late. Later,
> another thrush came out briefly, but I didn't get a good look.
>
> Friday, 10/12 in about 1 hr of me mostly just standing very, very still, I
> had a catbird, wood & hermit thrushes (I know... crazy.. that's why I'm
> asking if other birders would check what they see), and sparrows: song,
> Lincoln's, white-throated, and 2 other species I'm not sure of and won't
> list my thoughts here.
>
> South across the street last week I also found what appeared to be a dead
> common yellowthroat. Over the past few years I've found many dead migrants
> on the sidewalk there and assume they hit the windows on the Plaza during
> migration.
> Thanks for any help.
> Diane Dentlinger
> Des Moines
>
>
>
>
>
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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Date: 10/15/18 5:20 pm
From: 'Art Check' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Hummingbird
Still had a RTH drinking from a snow covered feeder this morning
Art Check
Nevada

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Date: 10/15/18 4:29 pm
From: Diane Dentlinger <dianedentlinger...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Fwd:
[image: 0.jpeg]

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Diane Dentlinger <dianed_200...>
Date: Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 6:06 PM
Subject: Cowles Commons, downtown Des Moines
To: <dianedentlinger...> <dianedentlinger...>

If there are any birders who work in downtown Des Moines and have time to
bird Cowles Commons at 3rd and Walnut in the next few days, I'd appreciate
you letting me know what you see. In the past 4 days I've seen so many
totally unexpected migrants there that it's unbelievable and I'd like to
know what others are seeing. I'm told the south side of Cowles Commons has
been planted with native plants and there's a thick cover now -- e.g.,
attached photo.

Today in about 1/2 hour I clearly saw: EASTERN TOWHEE, WINTER
WREN, white-throated sparrows, Lincoln sparrows, song sparrows. Also, twice
thrushes walked out onto the sidewalk. I got my binocs on the one in the
attached photo today. I thought it was a Swainson's, but the cheeks was
completely gray, so I don't know what to think. I realize on the
early/late chart on IOU site, Oct. 15 would be extremely late. Later,
another thrush came out briefly, but I didn't get a good look.

Friday, 10/12 in about 1 hr of me mostly just standing very, very still, I
had a catbird, wood & hermit thrushes (I know... crazy.. that's why I'm
asking if other birders would check what they see), and sparrows: song,
Lincoln's, white-throated, and 2 other species I'm not sure of and won't
list my thoughts here.

South across the street last week I also found what appeared to be a dead
common yellowthroat. Over the past few years I've found many dead migrants
on the sidewalk there and assume they hit the windows on the Plaza during
migration.
Thanks for any help.
Diane Dentlinger
Des Moines





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Date: 10/15/18 3:10 pm
From: 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Juncos
Arrived. Buffalo Iowa
Buffalo Iowa

Dick and Kit Sayles

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Date: 10/15/18 2:14 pm
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Subject: [ia-bird] Free copy of Thayer Birding Software V7 for young birders

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Date: 10/15/18 7:48 am
From: 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Purple Finchs

Scrabbled eggs bacon oikos avocado grapefruit
Coffee
And

Purple Finches
No RTH

Dick and Kit Sayles
Buffalo
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Date: 10/14/18 8:30 pm
From: Matt Wetrich <go_tWeeting...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Last Reminder for TX.
Alright, folks, this is your final reminder about this upcoming trip. This Friday we are closing the door on registrations, so if you've been dragging your feet, it's time to un-drag them! Just a reminder that we've done our best to keep costs down.

Your guides (including yours truly) are volunteering our time, saving you money. We do this as part of our involvement with Big Bluestem Audubon of Ames, IA. Eric is the president, Wolf and I are on the board, and Rachel is a former board member. While we thoroughly enjoy guiding people around the country, we get great satisfaction in providing a birding trip at a reasonable cost in the interest of including folks that may not be able to afford other birding tours with big companies.

Eric's email is in the graphic - hit him up if you'd like to join us. It's November 11-17, 2018.

Bird on...

Matt
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Date: 10/14/18 7:09 pm
From: Jerry Toll <geritol48...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Hitchcock Hawkwatch today
Today the Hawkwatch was closed down due to 4 inches of accumulating snow.
However, Sandy Reinken, who lives a few miles north in the hills, looked
out mid- afternoon and noticed the snow had stopped, the ceiling had lifted
and raptors were flying. She went to Hitchcock and in the course of one hour
and 15 minutes recorded 322 raptors before the snow shut it down again.
There has been so much rain thus far that the raptors are pushing through in
even in the worst conditions. It is wonderous moments such as these that
make the tedium of empty skies worthwhile.



Jerry Toll

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Date: 10/14/18 6:46 pm
From: Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Shorebirds in the snow and more
After two inches of wet snow this morning, Joe and I spent the afternoon out
looking around. First stop was the flooded sod farm northwest of Spencer
and boy, was it loaded with birds and activity. Plovers were everywhere and
we figured 51 Am Golden Plovers, 5 Black-bellied Plovers and more Killdeer
than we even wanted to count. Next highest concentration was 29 Wilson's
Snipe and then 26 Long-billed Dowitchers with one Short-billed Dowitcher
that Joe found hanging with some Greater Yellowlegs which we estimated at 22
total. Half a dozen Lesser Yellowlegs, two Dunlin and one Pectoral
Sandpiper rounded out the shorebirds plus we had eleven Am Pipits in that
habitat today and showing up for the first time this fall. A small number
of Franklin's Gulls stayed busy chasing different shorebirds that had pulled
night crawlers from the mud but we never saw one actually steal a meal. A
nearby cattle yard produced a flock of 42 Brewer's Blackbirds with dark-eyed
females providing the ID confirmation.



Up around Spirit Lake we found a smattering of waterfowl with no significant
push yet for diving ducks. We did have four Horned Grebes and Bonaparte's
Gulls at Trickle Slough and three Forster's Terns at the grade. What we did
find were some warblers for the list that were not Yellow-rumped.
Orange-crowned were at Sandbar Slough, Palm Warblers at McClelland Beach, a
single late Northern Waterthrush was at Trickle Slough and a deceiving
greenish yellow fall Tennessee Warbler was working the rocky shoreline at
the grade. Joe's pictures and the Sibley Guide finally allowed us to figure
it out. Had we posted an Arctic Warbler, which is what the weather felt
like, it would have caused a big stir.



A number of Hermit Thrushes were also around, and on the way back to Spencer
we did find the Lesser Black-backed Gull hanging out with Herring Gulls at
Smith's Bay where it had been reported over the last week but where we did
not find it early this afternoon. It was a most interesting early snowfall
day in October. We had some good fun and I am glad Nancy convinced me to
take my ear muffs!



Lee A Schoenewe

Spencer

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Date: 10/14/18 1:09 pm
From: 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Common Loon

Common Loon Driscolls Island Sabula Iowa

Dick and Kit Sayles
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Date: 10/14/18 10:29 am
From: 'Art Check' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Junco and Hummingbird
All I can say is weird combination.
Both at feeders this morning.
Art Check
Nevada

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Date: 10/14/18 9:53 am
From: dave eastman <daveeastman929...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Avocets at Prairie Lakes in Cedar Falls
Nine Avocets were at the point near the picnic pavilion closest to the boat
ramp at 10:45 AM

Dave Eastman
Cedar Falls

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Date: 10/14/18 8:37 am
From: Osness <ravenbuddhanow...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Winter is coming
I saw my first Junco of the year today in my back yard. For me this is one
of the prime harbingers of Winter.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! (But maybe not until December :-) )
Also in the past week both Kinglets have been around along with
Red-breasted Nuthatches; Myrtle Warblers, a Nashville Warbler, House Wrens
and a Flicker.
Yesterday I saw White-fronted Geese fly over the house.
Nick Osness
Ames, IA

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Date: 10/14/18 5:05 am
From: 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Ruby/Throated Hummingbird
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
cardinals
And
Ruby Throated Hummingbird!
Before Oatmeal and Newspaper

Dick and Kit
Buffalo Iowa




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Date: 10/13/18 7:41 pm
From: Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...>
Subject: [ia-bird] ICBC fall sparrows trip, fun day in Johnson Co.
Birders,

We did our fall sparrows trip after being delayed a week by rains and
flooding last Saturday. Water is still rising at Hawkeye, which was both
good and bad for us. Bad that we didn't get to bird one of the very few
good trails available, however, it produced some puddle duck/shorebird
habitat out in western Hawkeye that quickly padded our waterfowl list. The
habitat was on the north side of Cemetery Road between its intersection
with Grabin and Swan Lake. We finished with 70 speices, but none of our
target sparrows were found (e.g. Harris's, LeConte's, Nelson's). None of
the marsh sparrow habitat was subaerial. I thank all who attended. You
all made it a really productive and fun trip!

eBird list for Hawkeye WMA: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49161647

After the outing Jerry Denning and I were able to go enjoy the small raft
of SURF SCOTERS continuing at the North Arm of Lake Macbride with the
Rolfes. Picked up some more waterfowl at Cedar Lake, neglecting to check
where the good birds were (in my defense, I had to get back to go to the
pumpkin patch). Finished with 82 species on an overall beautiful day.

Good birding,
Brandon Caswell
Cedar Rapids

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Date: 10/13/18 6:45 pm
From: Hank Zaletel <madowl...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Merlins in Greene County
At 6:30 this evening, two Merlins were found in the Jefferson City Cemetery, 1019 East Lincoln Way, east of the city of Jefferson.

At 6:50 this evening, two Merlins were found in the Junction Township Cemetery, west of Grand Junction on 230th St.

Eric Ollie, Linda and Hank Zaletel saw the birds.

Hank Zaletel
Nevada

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Date: 10/13/18 6:30 pm
From: Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Poweshiek co birds
Banded for 3 hrs. on Sat. Had a catbird,titmouse, several ruby-crowned kinglets, 5 orange-crowned warblers, and 1 really nice black-throated green warbler. Bob Van Ersvelde Grinnell

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Date: 10/13/18 6:04 pm
From: Ellen Fuller <cfuller989...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Ibis
At Cedar Lake in Linn County, early this AM (7;30-8:30) as I was looking
for the 7 Avocets that were reported yesterday, an Ibis flew in and landed
among the many gulls. It was a White-faced Ibis and stayed 5 minutes and
departed flying toward the Quaker Oats Bldg. I'm sorry I missed the Surf
Scoters at McBride. I saw no Avocets.
Chuck Fuller
Burlington

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Date: 10/13/18 5:18 pm
From: Jane Clark <jrclark...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Des Moines Audubon Program on New Zealand
Des Moines Audubon Program

Tuesday, October 16th, 7 p.m.

Conserving New Zealand's Unique Island World By Suzanne Gucciardo



Conserving New Zealand's' Unique Island World will describe why this island
nation is like no other on Earth. Imagine a world so isolated that it had no
native land mammals, and where birds ruled the water, land and sky.
Beginning in the early 20th Century, protection of native rare species grew
from a handful of efforts to a national priority. Even though there may
seem to be little in common between an island nation and the mid-continental
Midwest US, there are lessons Iowans can learn from the New Zealand
experience.



Suzanne Gucciardo taught natural sciences in the Botany, Wildlife Ecology
and Zoology departments at Iowa State before joining the National Park
Service (NPS). After 18 years as a resource manager for the NPS, she
retired in 2014 to travel. Suzanne has been to all seven continents and many
island nations since then and she is still eager to share the wonders of the
World with others.



Des Moines Audubon meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held in the lunchroom
of the Northwest Community Center, which is located at 51st and Franklin
Avenue in Des Moines. The Center is just west of Franklin Library. If you
have questions about the meeting place or the program, please contact Jane
Clark at 515-223-5047 or <jrclark...> .



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Date: 10/13/18 2:57 pm
From: Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Migrants
Hey I-Birders,

A brisk autumn walk along the Des Moines River with Harney this
morning was pleasant. The most noteworthy birds were singles of
HERMIT THRUSH, NASHVILLE WARBLER, and a lingering GRAY CATBIRD. Still
having no luck yet with the less common sparrows this fall. This
afternoon Karen and I walked at Beaver Creek Greenbelt in Johnston and
had a lovely BLUE-HEADED VIREO. Much of the trail was flooded, and
the high water and/or sunny conditions had snakes all over the paved
trail. We saw at least ten, several Little Brown Snakes and the rest
Garter Snakes of various sizes, (more likely Common than Plains, I
think).
On the home front, at least two RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES have been
competing with the resident WHITE-BREASTEDS at our feeder for over a
week now. It's like being back in Oregon again! Not seeing many
GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS, but frequently hearing them above and around
me in their secret leafy places.

Good Birding,

Stuart Sparkman
NW Des Moines

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Date: 10/13/18 11:18 am
From: 'Art Check' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] RT Hummingbird
After over a week’s absence, a RT Hummingbird was present at my somewhat manky feeder. I quickly changed it out and hope it stays around enough to get refueled for its trip south.
Art Check
Nevada

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Date: 10/13/18 9:36 am
From: Jim Forde <jimforde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Surf Scoters at Lake Macbride
This morning 6 juv./female SURF SCOTERS were at Lake Macbride's north arm. I scoped them from the Opie Avenue jetty and they were straight across from me,
much closer to the south shoreline.

Jim Forde
Cedar Rapids

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Date: 10/12/18 6:14 pm
From: Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Lake Manawa Birds (Pottawattamie county)
We Birded Lake Manawa this morning and this evening. Sightings include:

Bufflehead - 5
Surf Scoter - 1
Horned Grebe - 24
Great Egret - 1
Snowy Egret - 1
American White Pelican - 11
Double-crested Cormorant - 45
American Avocet - raft of 150 this evening with Franklin’s Gulls
Franklin’s Gulls - approximately 20,000+
Laughing Gull - 1 (see photo)
Herring Gull - 1
Common Tern - 1


Babs and Loren Padelford
Bellevue, NE
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Date: 10/12/18 5:17 pm
From: Ross Silcock <silcock...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Today in Fremont and Mills Counties
Had two RT hummers in view at same time in my garden.

Six Great Egrets in a fairly small pond behind the BP/Loves gas stations at junction 34 and I-29.

Ross Silcock
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Nebraska Bird Review
Tabor, IA
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Date: 10/12/18 5:17 pm
From: John Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 10-12-18
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, October 6, through Friday, October
12, 2018:



-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)



NONE







-Additional Species Mentioned

Surf Scoter

Western Grebe

Plegadis Ibis

White-faced Ibis

American Avocet

Sabines Gull

Yellow Warbler (2nd latest tie)







***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.











*NORTH CENTRAL:*



CERRO GORDO COUNTY:

A SURF SCOTER was seen at the NW end of Clear Lake on the 9th.









*EAST*:



LINN COUNTY:

A late YELLOW WARBLER was seen at Cedar Lake on the 6th.



7 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen at Cedar Lake on the 12th.



JOHNSON COUNTY:

A SABINES GULL was seen at Hawkeye WA from Highway 965 on the 8th. It was
seen again on the 9th.





*SOUTHEAST*:



DES MOINES COUNTY:

A WHITE-FACED IBIS was seen 7 miles north of Burlington off County Rd. 99
on 8th Ave. (1 1/2 Miles east of 99) on the 7th. It was last seen on the 9th
.





*CENTRAL:*



*STORY COUNTY:*

*A PLEGADIS IBIS was seen at Colo Bogs on the 9th. It was still present on
the 10th.*



*POLK COUNTY:*

*3 SURF SCOTERS and a WESTERN GREBE were seen at Saylorville on the 12th.*





*NORTHWEST:*



*PALO ALTO COUNTY:*

*A PLEGADIS IBIS was seen flying over a wetland on the 6th.*











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




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



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
October 19, 2018 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: 10/12/18 3:44 pm
From: Tom Dougherty <tom.dougherty.sr...>
Subject: [ia-bird] American Bittern - Polk Co.
An American Bittern has apparently taken a liking to the Chichaqua Bottoms
Greenbelt new/unnamed Management Unit eBird hotspot (S of NE 126th Ave and
E of NE 98th St) in NE Polk County as it has apparently been in the area
since Sept 25. I was walking around the pond this a.m. and it flushed,
squawking its displeasure for being bothered.

Given the lack of waterfowl today and seeing only a single expended shotgun
shell walking 1/2 the pond, I assume this resident Bittern had a relatively
peaceful week (the 1st duck, merganser, coot season in this area was Oct
6-12 I believe for Polk Co.). The 2nd season for ducks, mergansers and
coots doesn't start until Oct 20 so maybe I'll check back next week and see
if it's still around.

Tom Dougherty
Urbandale, IA


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Date: 10/12/18 3:31 pm
From: Aaron Brees <aebrees...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Saylorville water birds
This evening, in a large flock of waterfowl off the Saylorville dam, there
were three Surf Scoters, a Western Grebe, and an American Black Duck.

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Date: 10/12/18 3:26 pm
From: 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Afternoon Walk
Highlight flock of 10 Bluebirds!
Dick and Kit
Buffalo

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Date: 10/12/18 2:46 pm
From: drbeel <drbeel...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Nelson's Sparrow in Linn County
Inclement weather this morning delayed a planned outing, but once it turned clement, I headed to Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Center.  Several years ago, when I was a lad in my late '50's, my birding mentor Pete Wickham and I enjoyed a memorable October day at Wickiup, finding 14 species of sparrows in one morning.  No such luck today, but a Nelson's Sparrow was at the East end of the boardwalk.  Also present and accounted for were relatively late House and Sedge Wrens ( one of  each ).
Bill Scheible Cedar Rapids 





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Date: 10/12/18 1:22 pm
From: Rita Goranson <ritag...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Parker's Woods today
This afternoon the park was full of both Kinglets, Hermit Thrushes, Robins
and White-throated Sparrows. Also there were both Nuthatches and one
Yellow-Rump !!



Rita Goranson

Mason City, Iowa

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Date: 10/12/18 12:18 pm
From: Keith Carris <kcarris38...>
Subject: [ia-bird] American Avocets & Bonaparte's Gulls at Cedar Lake in Linn County
Today at 1:30 PM there were 7 American Avocets and approx. 15 Bonaparte's
Gulls at Cedar Lake in Linn County. The Bonaparte's were with a flock of
Ring-Billed Gulls and there were probably some that were hidden behind the
larger gulls
.
Both Boneparte's and the Avocets were in full WINTER plumage.

There were also several Pelicans and MANY Double-Crested Cormorants and one
lonely Yellowlegs.

These were all at the small South lake in the vicinity of the island.

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Date: 10/12/18 8:57 am
From: Ryan Shackleton <shack357...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Floyd County eagle nest collapse
Noticed this morning that half of the eagle nest on Echo Avenue north pf Rockford has broken Off and fallen out of the tree. No odea yet if the birds will rebuild

Ryan Shackleton
Alta Vista,Ia
Chickasaw County

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Date: 10/12/18 8:14 am
From: Ross Silcock <silcock...>
Subject: [ia-bird] hummers in Fremont County (still)
Have 2 RT Hummers this morning- both seen at same time, one on feeder while the other working red impatiens and foraging in serviceberry tree- insects?

Ross

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Date: 10/11/18 12:55 pm
From: 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Buffalo
Observing White Crowned Sparrows and Ruby Throated Hummingbirds.....most likely not again for awhile!

Dick Sayles
Buffalo Iowa

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Date: 10/10/18 6:06 pm
From: Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Lake Manawa Birds
This afternoon at Lake Manawa we found 5 first fall Common Terns and 2 Forster’s Terns. See photos below.

Also at Manawa were 5 Great Egrets, 18 American White Pelicans, an Osprey and approximately 100 Franklin’s Gulls..

Babs and Loren Padelford
Bellevue, NE
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Date: 10/10/18 2:26 pm
From: Rita Goranson <ritag...>
Subject: [ia-bird] migrants still moving through
I was at Parker's Woods for a short time this afternoon and there were: Red
breasted Nuthatch, Creeper, Wren, both Kinglets, Hermits and one Wood
Thrush, White throats, Ovenbird, Tenn., Orange-crowned, Magnolia, Yellow
rumps, Phoebe, and a quick look at a Towhee.



Rita Goranson

Mason City, Iowa

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Date: 10/10/18 11:25 am
From: Ulrike G <ulrikedg...>
Subject: [ia-bird] BTNW in Johnston
I had a Black-throated Green Warbler in my yard around noon today. Also
seen: Orange-crowned Warbler, Winter Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet,
Yellow-rumped Warbler, and White-throated and Chipping Sparrows.

I still had one Ruby-throated Hummingbird in my yard yesterday morning, but
haven't seen her for 24 hours now.

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Date: 10/10/18 11:11 am
From: Hank Zaletel <madowl...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Glossy/White-faced Ibis Species Colo Ponds Continues
Bird was seen at 12:05 but Bald Eagle spooked all birds shortly after. Ebird checklist with photo https://ebird.org/qc/view/checklist/S49099942

Hank Zaletel
Nevada


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Subject: [ia-bird] Ibis Species Colo Ponds


An Ibis species was at the sheep pasture at Colo Ponds this afternoon at 3:40. Because of rain and gloom, a positive ID could not be made. The sheep pasture at Colo Ponds is located 2 1/2 miles east of Colo in Story County. It is located on the north side of E-41 (Lincoln Highway, old 30).

Hank Zaletel
Nevada




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Date: 10/9/18 7:14 pm
From: Ellen Fuller <cfuller989...>
Subject: [ia-bird] direction correction
The W.F. Ibis that I reported again today was 11/2 miles off 155th Street
east of 99 n. of Burlington in Des Moines cty.
NOT 8th Ave. Sorry.
Chuck Fuller
Burlington

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Date: 10/9/18 7:03 pm
From: Doug & Nina Harr <dnharr...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Snowy Owl reported near Bettendorf
Through the Iowa Audubon website this evening, I received a note from a
woman (Linda, but no last name) at Bettendorf, reporting that she had a
Snowy Owl on a post in her yard today. No exact location was given.

Doug Harr

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Date: 10/9/18 3:04 pm
From: Ellen Fuller <cfuller989...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Ibis
The W.F. Ibis was still present in Des Moines County n. of Burlington 1.5
miles east on Ave 8 from County rd. 99.
Chuck fuller
Burlington

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Date: 10/9/18 2:24 pm
From: Hank Zaletel <madowl...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Ibis Species Colo Ponds
An Ibis species was at the sheep pasture at Colo Ponds this afternoon at 3:40. Because of rain and gloom, a positive ID could not be made. The sheep pasture at Colo Ponds is located 2 1/2 miles east of Colo in Story County. It is located on the north side of E-41 (Lincoln Highway, old 30).

Hank Zaletel
Nevada


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Date: 10/9/18 1:28 pm
From: Rita Goranson <ritag...>
Subject: [ia-bird] surf scoter
A quick trip around Clear Lake, in the rain, found a Surf Scoter at the
northwest end by the curve, just past Venetian Village, and two Common Terns
with two Forster's Terns roosting on the docks at Musky Lounge. Lots of
Coots are around now. Water everywhere.



Rita Goranson

Betty Lucas

Mason City, Iowa

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Date: 10/9/18 11:01 am
From: Jim Forde <jimforde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Sabine's Gull, Red-necked Phalaropes at Hawkeye WMA
This morning I was lucky to find the SABINE'S GULL of yesterday, viewable from the DNR Headquarters parking lot. Adultish in plumage and hooded, it was the only
totally black headed gull on the water. Most of the time it was floating and pecking the water but did take a short flight allowing me to make a positive identification.
Scoping was mostly at 40-60X.

Also in the area were a distant 5 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES among a mix of rafted birds. They departed shortly after I scoped them and could be anywhere.

Jim Forde
Cedar Rapids

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Date: 10/9/18 7:43 am
From: Kevin Holm <kevinholm74...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Dark-eyed juncos
I noticed some juncos this. I suspected a few yesterday but confirmed
today.

Near Story City
Kevin

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Date: 10/9/18 5:12 am
From: 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Morning report
Highlights this morning
Ruby and Golden Crowned Kinglets, White Throated Sparrows and Ruby Throated Hummingbirds. Catbirds and Carolina Wrens
Beautiful morning on the deck

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Date: 10/8/18 5:45 pm
From: Jerry Toll <geritol48...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Hitchcock week of 9/30-10/7
Greetings all,

Despite 4 ½ days of overcast or foggy or rainy weather during the week, the
definition of “peak week” held. Broad-wings and Swainson’s had to get going
and they pushed through. The strongest push was mid-week. Redtails
quadrupled and most typicals were represented.

Species-total for week-then seasonal total

Turkey Vulture-1632-2194

Osprey-3-104

Bald Eagle-36-87

Northern Harrier-16-39

Sharp-shinnned Hawk-84-153

Cooper’s Hawk-83-139

Northern Goshawk-1-1

Red-shouldered Hawk-0-7

Broad-winged Hawk-583-992

Red-tailed Hawk-232-317

Swainson’s Hawk-346-629

Golden Eagle-0-1

American Kestrel-3-37

Merlin-4-18

Peregrine Falcon-16-46

Prairie Falcon-1-2

Mississippi Kite-0-6

Unknown Accipiter-5-11

Unknown Buteo-6-7

Unknown Falcon-2-3

Unknown Raptor-7-10

Weekly total 3060-Season total 4803



Jerry Toll

Hitchcock Nature Center

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Date: 10/8/18 2:03 pm
From: Jim Forde <jimforde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Sabine's Gull at Hawkeye Wildlife Area
This morning there were nearly a thousand DC Cormorants at Hawkeye and while I was scoping a lot of them from Hwy. 965
a SABINE'S GULL appeared above the raft of birds. It didn't stick around but headed west and I couldn't relocate it later
with two more scopings of the pool.

Earlier at sunrise 2 Horned Grebes were at Cedar Lake in Cedar Rapids. It was soupy conditions but they were identifiable.
The gulls wasted no time in departing.

Jim Forde
Cedar Rapids

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Date: 10/8/18 7:13 am
From: 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Buffalo Report
Oatmeal on deck !!! Beautiful Morning
24 species
3 Ruby Throated Hummingbirds
Gray Catbird
Winter Wren
White Throated Sparrows

Dick and Kit
Buffalo Iowa

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Date: 10/7/18 8:20 pm
From: <donnadea...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Today I watched a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker nearly continuous for 2 1/2 hours as it was drilling all sides of a crabapple tree trunk. At one time it was motionless for about 20 minutes (napping?) then resumed drilling. After 2 1/2 hours it left. It returned in about 1/2 hour but only stayed a few minutes before disappearing.

Is this concentration rare?

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Date: 10/7/18 7:55 pm
From: Joe Jungers <lotusjungers...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Mixed Migrants
We had an interesting mix of migrants in the yard today. Along with many Harris’s, White-throated and Lincoln’s Sparrows was a juvenile White-crowned Sparrow, Fox Sparrow and a number of LeConte’s in the prairie. There was a Winter Wren in the asparagus patch along with a couple Hermit Thrushes, a Blue-headed Vireo, a late Northern Parula in the trees above them. Two Eastern Phoebes catching bugs around the pond and both Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglets foraging in the trees.

Joe Jungers
Sioux County

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Date: 10/7/18 7:43 pm
From: Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Turnover and snipe haven
After hauling lawn waste to the city disposal site this morning with mist
just starting to fall I checked the sod farm location. Things had changed
dramatically from yesterday with 82 Wilson's Snipe congregating there and
only one Long-billed Dowitcher, one Black-bellied Plover, just a few Greater
Yellowlegs and only a couple of Pectoral and Lesser Yellowlegs around. Of
course, Killdeer were still abundant. It was a dramatic turnover from the
day before. Fall can be like that and the week ahead looks rainy and cold.
Be glad you are not a farmer trying to get the harvest in.



Lee A. Schoenewe

Spencer

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Date: 10/7/18 7:06 pm
From: <waltzuurdeeg...> <waltzuurdeeg...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Quad City Audubon Society program - Rescuing, Rehabing, and Loving Swans
The Quad City Audubon Society will hold its monthly program this Thursday , October 11 . Holly Welch will be speaking about Rescuing, Rehabing, and Loving Swans .

QCAS monthly meetings are open to the public and begin at 7:00 p.m. Our meetings are held at the Butterworth Center located at 1105 8th Street, Moline, Illinois.
Walt Zuurdeeg
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Date: 10/7/18 3:39 pm
From: Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Weekend birds
Hey I-Birders,

Harney and I walked the Des Moines River trail in Des Moines each
of the last two mornings and found a lot of bird activity. There
seemed to be quite a movement of RUBY-CROWNED and GOLDEN-CROWNED
KINGLETS. There were good numbers of the latter as evidenced by their
calls all around me (which I can thankfully still hear) and I finally
got a satisfying look at a couple at eye level. An unexpected find
was a SEDGE WREN, which I'm not sure I've seen along here before, but
the habitat is good for migrating individuals, I think. Other
migrants included BLUE-HEADED VIREO, TENNESSEE, ORANGE-CROWNED, and
NASHVILLE WARBLERS. An OSPREY cruised by overhead, heading south.
Still hanging around are INDIGO BUNTING, HOUSE WREN, GRAY CATBIRD, and
COMMON YELLOWTHROAT.
An afternoon visit today to Beaver Creek Greenbelt in Johnston
was unspectacular. It has some fantastic habitat for sparrows, but
bird activity was limited and little was added to my day list beyond
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, and some FOS DARK-EYED JUNCOS.
I'd like to echo Karen's comments about the recent IOU meeting.
Seeing old friends was great, the NELSON'S SPARROWS were terrific, and
Noah Stryker absolutely knocked it out of the park. Thanks to Paul
Roisen for his organizing efforts, to the Mason City area folks for
making us all feel welcome, to Doug Harr for not outbidding me on that
field guide, and to the dozens of others who contributed to making it
a great event. See you next time, or out on the birding trail! Good
birding.

Stuart Sparkman
NW Des Moines

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Date: 10/7/18 3:05 pm
From: Ellen Fuller <cfuller989...>
Subject: [ia-bird] White-faced Ibis
In Des Moines County 7 miles north of Burlington off County Rd. 99 on 8th
Ave. (1 1/2 Miles east of 99). a single White-faced ibis was in a small
marsh on the south side of the rd.
Also during the past week I have seen several Virginia Rails, Soras and
several Le Conte's Sparrows and probable Nelson's Sparrows. The "Nelson's"
weren't
cooperating well enough to put a positive ID on them.
I haven't flushed a Yellow Rail yet, as I don't cover as much ground as I
used to.
Chuck Fuller
Burlington

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Date: 10/7/18 11:14 am
From: Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Poweshiek co birds
Had first junco under the feeders. Bob Van “Ersvelde Grinnell

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Date: 10/7/18 9:41 am
From: 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Davenport Sod Farm
Good Morning
Black bellied Plovers and Long Billed Dowitchers
Took some time....between hard top highway and I 80

Dick Sayles
Buffalo IowA

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Date: 10/6/18 7:10 pm
From: Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa Young Birders with much older guys
Iowa Young Birders held their October field trip at the Lost Island Nature
Center in Palo Alto County this morning. The group found Ruby-crowned
Kinglets, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creepers and
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in the woods at Huston Park, and then found
LeConte's Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, an immature Northern Harrier and fly-by
Sandhill Cranes out in the marsh country. It was a cloudy, cold north wind
kind of day which allowed 34 Great Egrets to congregate out of the wind in
the marsh along the north edge of Lost Island Lake to everyone's delight. A
Belted Kingfisher was also working the area and talking loudly to make sure
we noticed. The group had 45 species for the morning. I encourage all
birders to donate to this important effort to teach these young
up-and-comers about the wonderful world that birds share with us.



Before and after the organized young birder outing today, the flooded sod
farm site northwest of Spencer was surveyed. This morning had Solitary
Sandpiper and Am Golden Plover noted amongst other shorebirds, and later
this afternoon there was Black-bellied Plover (FOY) and 25 Long-billed
Dowitchers there along with both yellowlegs. Joe and I also had an ibis
species fly in to land in a wetland in Palo Alto County as we were
unsuccessful in kicking up any Smith's Longspurs while walking in good
adjacent habitat. Longspurs will find that spot just not today.



Lee A. Schoenewe

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Date: 10/6/18 6:22 pm
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Not a sighting - Ventura Fall Meeting List and Summary posted to IOU website.
A special thanks to Fawn Boden (note taker for presentations, Cecille
Thompson for photographs, and Ann Johnson for compiling the report for the
Fall 2018-Ventura-IOU meeting.

Just incredible how many people came together to make this one of the best
ever meeting.

God Bless,

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


On Sat, Oct 6, 2018 at 6:06 PM <pip...> wrote:

> Hello Birders-
>
>
>
> As I’m sure most of you are aware, last weekend in Ventura, IA – and the
> surrounding fields, marshes, and forests – around 100 birders converged for
> our fall meeting. The Ventura Community Center was a great facility for our
> meetings and meals and the “Mason City 7” were fantastic hosts.
>
>
>
> At least 10 birders added 18 different species to life lists, with the
> Nelson’s Sparrow being the “most common” lifer. There were 3
> three-generation families present making it truly a meeting for all ages!
>
>
>
> A huge thank you to all who attended, led field trips, helped with
> planning, or did anything at all to support this outstanding meeting. For
> your convenience, here is a link to the summary of the meeting on the IOU
> website, where you can also view the entire list of 152 species of birds
> observed and the list of attendees.
>
>
>
> https://iowabirds.org/IOU/MeetingDetail.aspx?mtg=68
>
>
>
> I look forward to seeing you all at our Spring meeting to be held at
> Lacey-Keosaqua State Park, May 3-5, 2019!
>
>
>
> Sincerely,
>
>
>
> Pip Fisher
>
> Vice President
>
> Iowa Ornithologists Union
>
> 515-745-5472
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Date: 10/6/18 4:06 pm
From: <pip...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Not a sighting - Ventura Fall Meeting List and Summary posted to IOU website.
Hello Birders-

As I’m sure most of you are aware, last weekend in Ventura, IA – and the surrounding fields, marshes, and forests – around 100 birders converged for our fall meeting. The Ventura Community Center was a great facility for our meetings and meals and the “Mason City 7” were fantastic hosts.

At least 10 birders added 18 different species to life lists, with the Nelson’s Sparrow being the “most common” lifer. There were 3 three-generation families present making it truly a meeting for all ages!

A huge thank you to all who attended, led field trips, helped with planning, or did anything at all to support this outstanding meeting. For your convenience, here is a link to the summary of the meeting on the IOU website, where you can also view the entire list of 152 species of birds observed and the list of attendees.

https://iowabirds.org/IOU/MeetingDetail.aspx?mtg=68

I look forward to seeing you all at our Spring meeting to be held at Lacey-Keosaqua State Park, May 3-5, 2019!

Sincerely,

Pip Fisher
Vice President
Iowa Ornithologists Union
515-745-5472



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Date: 10/6/18 8:49 am
From: Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Yellow Warbler at Cedar Lake (belated) and more
Birders,

Yesterday I had a really late YELLOW WARBLER (tied 2nd latest) in a small,
but diverse flock at Cedar Lake in Linn County. The juvenile Black-crowned
Night-Heron finally allowed for some photos. Funny, because the heron
doesn't seem to be bothered at all by fishermen at even closer distances.
It is still in that wet ditched just west of the bridge at the SE corner of
the lake (running south along the paved trail), just west of the parking
lot. I suspect it will stay there until the ditch water freezes over.
There are thousands of fish fry for it to dine on, including bass fry.

I did not relocate the Red-necked Grebes at Sandy Beach, which I was
astounded at how high the water is at that location. I did find a small
cedar tree with 4+ RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES. What an incredible year for
that species in Iowa! Viewing is probably better from Scales Pointe Marina
area if you try for them, as you get to see a larger percentage of the
water from that location.

A Nelson's Sparrow is still at Terry Trueblood in Iowa City as of
yesterday. It is usually on the east side of the marshy inlet area (on the
NE side of the lake), which is best accessed by the large parking lot on
the NE side of the property. A few days ago Mark Brown and James
Huntington found LeConte's and a late Henslow's Sparrow (transitioning
juvenile) at that location as well.

Good birding,
Brandon Caswell
Cedar Rapids

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Date: 10/6/18 8:20 am
From: <snilde11...>
Subject: [ia-bird] alas first avian signs of winter' approach
Winter Wren was a yard bird yesterday. RB Nuthatch, WT Sparrows and Junco were new here yesterday at Lake Darling. 1 Sharp Shinned, 1 Coopers and 3 Broadwing Hawks, 1 Ruddy and 4 Ring Necked Ducks and Yellow Rumps everywhere. Late reporting an Eared Grebe at Marr Park on Tuesday. Ed Lins. Washington.

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Date: 10/6/18 8:08 am
From: 'Stephen Johnson' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] alas first avian signs of winter' approach
Pella-

Winter wren with common yellowthroat female yesterday. Winter wren and red breasted nuthatch today at 10:00 am

Steve Johnson

SE Pella

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Date: 10/6/18 4:54 am
From: Linda Rudolph <lgrudolph...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Scam email- not a sighting
Please do not respond to the email "from" dinahandbob kerksieck requesting money be wired to London. This is a scam and the email is not actually from them.

Linda Rudolph
Coralville
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Date: 10/5/18 11:32 pm
From: dinahandbob kerksieck <dinahandbob...>
Subject: [ia-bird] I need your help
I am in London, and urgently in need of your help. Please send me $1,400 to enable me to complete my activities here. I will refund you as soon as I return.
Send it through Western Union Money Transfer with this information.
Receiver: Robert Kerksieck.
Location: 35 Great Russell Street London, WC1B 3PP, United Kingdom.

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Date: 10/5/18 5:33 pm
From: John Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 10-5-18
Iowa RBA birds reported from Friday, September 28, through Friday, October
5, 2018:



-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)



NONE









-Additional Species Mentioned

Red-necked Grebe

Neotropic Cormorant

Plegadis Ibis

White-faced Ibis

Common Gallinule





***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*:



JACKSON COUNTY:

6 COMMON GALLINULES were seen at Green Island WMA on the 30th.



JOHNSON COUNTY:

3 RED-NECKED GREBES were seen at Scales Point at Coralville Lake on the 4th.





*CENTRAL:*



*POLK COUNTY:*

*A PLEGADIS IBIS was seen in the basin *on NW 30th north of Nw126th
(Moeckley Basin) on the 4th.









*SOUTHWEST:*



*ADAMS COUNTY:*

*A NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was seen at Lake Icaria on the 28th.*





*NORTHWEST:*



*CLAY COUNTY:*

*2 WHITE-FACED IBIS were seen at a sod farm NW of Spencer on the 4th.*











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




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



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
October 12, 2018 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: 10/5/18 11:02 am
From: 'Art Check' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Kinglets

Let’s try yellow rumped warblers.
Yellow rumor warblers.....?
I love spell check
Especially when you don’t check it
😁
Art Check
Nevada
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Date: 10/5/18 10:48 am
From: Linda Rudolph <lgrudolph...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Clay-colored Sparrow- Johnson County
I went to the Hawkeye Wildlife area this morning. Many roads are closed due to flooding. (James Ave, north of the first parking lot, Swan Lake Road, west of Half-Moon, Greencastle before Gun Club Ponds). However, I still found some places to walk and some interesting birds.

I had a Clay-colored Sparrow on a path that goes East from the first parking lot (that is also on the East side) off Greencastle.

I had an interesting experience with Tree Swallows. I saw a huge flock of birds that I thought at first were Red-winged Blackbirds. They were swirling around and I realized they were Tree Swallows. Then I noticed there was an even larger group of Tree Swallows perched on the tops of standing soybean plants. I estimated 3,000 Tree Swallows in all.

I also had a Magnolia Warbler along James Ave.

Linda Rudolph
Coralville

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Date: 10/5/18 10:41 am
From: 'Art Check' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Golden Crowned Kinglets
Birders
My backyard was dripping with Golden Crowned Kinglets last nite after work. I’ve never seen so many in one place before. They were in nearly every Spruce Tree and Bald Cypress as well.
Also had many yellow rumors warblers everywhere
Art Check
Nevada

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Date: 10/4/18 7:56 pm
From: Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Flooded sod farm
A call was received from the sod farm owner this morning concerning a couple
of large "curlews" that had been on the property northwest of Spencer over
the past several days. I had an hour before my next bank meeting so I drove
out there to have a look. There were two White-faced Ibis which scope views
allowed me to confirm as an adult with a red iris and a juvenile with a dark
eye combined with a partially developed bill. I have been looking for
shorebirds without much luck over the past month but the substantial water
in the draw through the sod field harbored many. There were 18 Long-billed
Dowitchers, numerous Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, a Dunlin plus Pectoral
and Killdeer. There were also many Franklin's Gulls. Two Red-tailed Hawks
flew over and scattered all the birds with the ibis flying away to the east.
I witnessed worms being extracted from the mud and being fought over as
evidence of the attraction of this site for all the birds there. I will be
checking this spot every day in the near future to see what else drops into
the good habitat. May the birds be with me and I with them!



Lee A. Schoenewe

Spencer

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Date: 10/4/18 6:36 pm
From: Jim Forde <jimforde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Red-necked Grebes at Coralville Lake
Tonight I scoped very distant (3) RED-NECKED GREBES from Scales Point. I followed up with a somewhat closer scoping at the Sandy Beach area
which yielded more plumage details. They appeared to be juveniles with two having black facial marks while the other was just plain looking.
I suppose juveniles might migrate together which would explain the surprising number of them. Also with the trio were two Pied-billed Grebes.
This was just the second time I've seen a Red-necked Grebe at Coralville Lake and that one was a fall juvenile also.

Jim Forde
Cedar Rapids

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Date: 10/4/18 4:47 pm
From: 'Diana Pesek' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Grammer Grove hawk watch -- Wednesday, Thursday and YTD
Hi all,
It was a good day to be off work and go to the Grammer Grove hawk watch (Marshall County). The north winds had raptors on the move, many of them really high up and/or far away. It was fun to watch them rise up so high on a thermal before taking off toward the south. And a test of skills to figure out what some of the specks were (hence the 6 URs and 3 Buteo sp. on our list for today!).

Yesterday (I was not there), the strong south winds also had a number of raptors on the move, according to Ken Gregory and Mark Proescholdt.
Mark gave me totals for today and yesterday to share, and also YTD totals through Oct. 2. They are listed below.
Diana PesekCedar Rapids
Wednesday, Oct. 3 -- 200 total
113 Turkey Vultures11 Bald Eagles55 Sharp-shinned Hawks1 Cooper's Hawk13 Broad-winged Hawks3 Merlins4 Peregrine Falcons
Thursday, Oct. 4 -- 152 total63 Turkey Vultures17 Bald Eagles2 Northern Harriers26 Sharp-shinned Hawks2 Cooper's Hawks5 Broad-winged Hawks27 Red-tailed Hawks1 Merlin3 Buteo sp.6 URs
YTD as of Oct. 2 -- 1959 total361 Turkey Vultures12 Ospreys63 Bald Eagles5 Northern Harriers281 Sharp-shinned Hawks17 Cooper's Hawks1158 Broad-winged Hawks2 Swainson's Hawks24 Red-tailed Hawks2 American Kestrels7 Merlins11 Peregrine Falcons3 Buteo sp.13 URs

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Date: 10/4/18 4:10 pm
From: lgdau9 <lgdau9...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Merlin Today
Just saw a Merlin on my neighbor's garden fence post. Then flew to a small tree in my prairie area. Then off to tree line.  
New yard bird.
Larry DauBoone Co.

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Date: 10/4/18 1:02 pm
From: drbeel <drbeel...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Still some migrants migrating
Today on the grounds of the Methwick Assisted Living complex (my 97 y.o. Mom, not me) in NW Cedar Rapids, I stumbled upon a few Southbound birds:     Yellow-rumped Warblers.  10     Orange-crowned Warblers.  3     Palm Warblers   2     Nashville Warbler.  1     Cape May Warbler.  1     Black-and-White Warblers.  2     Blue-headed Vireo  1One of my better October efforts. 
A vociferous Carolina Wren was heardon the campus, which isn't a bad birding spot in general. 
Bill Scheible Cedar Rapids 




     



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Date: 10/4/18 11:31 am
From: Doug & Nina Harr <dnharr...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Boone Co. "Raptors-on-posts" day
Birding up to Bjorkboda Marsh along the Boone-Hamilton county line this
morning I saw a number of different raptors, most likely moving south. Best
of the day was spotting a female* Merlin, **Taiga* race, sitting on the
gravel road (Q Ave.) just north of the big CREP wetland. I stopped and took
photos out my car window, then the Merlin flew up to a fence post and I
drove slowly alongside to get much better photos--one is attached. On the
way back home I also spotted a *Redtailed Hawk* perched on a cornfield
fence post along 110th Street and crept up with the car to again get some
nice photos of it--one also attached.

Back on October 2, 2016, I got a really nice portrait of a Merlin, *Prairie*
race, in Polk County, also perched on a post (in latest issue of IOU
Birdlife magazine). Merlins seem to be really tame when perched, making for
good photo opportunities.

Finally, I also saw a Tennessee Warbler sitting on cattle yard fenceline
not far from Bjorkboda Marsh. I never recall seeing one on an open country
cattle yard fence before!

Doug Harr
Ogden

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Date: 10/4/18 9:31 am
From: Ulrike G <ulrikedg...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Terra Park - fall warblers and sparrows
Before I even left the parking lot, I found a PALM WARBLER along the IPTV
fence line. I walked along the mown trail and found a mixed flock of
LINCOLN'S and SWAMP SPARROWS.

Also seen:
WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS
GOLDFINCHES
AMERICAN ROBINS
BLUE JAYS

Conspicuously absent were any woodpeckers or nuthatches!

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Date: 10/4/18 9:11 am
From: Reid Allen <2birders...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Ibis
There is an Ibis in a small pool north of the "big" pool on NW 30th north of Nw126th (Moeckley Basin). We think it is Glossy. Sun is making it hard to be sure...
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Date: 10/4/18 7:49 am
From: Jim Forde <jimforde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Black-crowned Night-Heron at Cedar Lake in Cedar Rapids
  This morning a juv. BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was close to the first bridge in the narrow channel of water along the tracks. It was stalking prey so
it might hang around that spot today. In recent years, the juveniles have been particularly scarce at Cedar Lake so I was pleased to see it.

                                                                                                                             Jim Forde
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Date: 10/3/18 7:00 pm
From: Doug & Nina Harr <dnharr...>
Subject: [ia-bird] (not an observation) Birder Murders!
My wife and I don't like to watch much on regular TV anymore, except for
news shows and things on IPTV. But we also subscribe to Netflix and like
to watch a number of movies and British mystery programs. One of our
favorites is the British mystery series, "Midsomer Murders", also weekly on
PBS stations. But we just started watching int on Netflix last year and
have been gradually viewing the entire series that started back in about
1996.

Tonight we just watched episode 8, from series 14 (year 2010), called "A
Rare Bird". It's all about two murders in a local birding group called the
"Midsomer-in-the-Marsh Ornithological Society". Some of the obsessive
birders in this club remind me a lot of friends in Iowa birding groups--and
of myself (except I'm not a murderer)! While it does center upon killings
in the group, there are lots of funny parts about birding--some very true
and some likely mistaken by a script writer who doesn't really know about
British birds. In one scene several "twitchers" are in a blind,
identifying North American Wood Warblers they're viewing!

If you've never seen this program, happen to have Netflix and enjoy
mysteries, I highly recommend this episode. I see a LOT of we Iowa birders
in some of the show's birdwatching personalities!

Doug Harr
Ogden

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Date: 10/3/18 5:57 pm
From: Jerry Toll <geritol48...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Best day so far at Hitchcock
Greetings all,

Finally a sunny day! And the raptors took advantage of it despite strong
south winds. However, the south winds kept them low and observable. 13
species were represented including the first goshawk of the season and the
second prairie falcon. Thanks to the intrepid counters Bethany Thornton and
Suzanne Guiccardo who stayed on the tower today in the wind.

Turkey Vulture-605

Osprey-1

Bald Eagle-17

Northern Harrier-6

Sharp-shinned Hawk-29

Cooper's Hawk-28

Northern Goshawk-1

Broad-winged Hawk-340

Red-tailed Hawk-65

Swainson's Hawk-19

American Kestrel-3

Peregrine Falcon-

Prairie Falcon-1

Unknown accipiter-2

Unknown buteo-1

Unknown falcon-1

Total 1129 (unofficially)



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Date: 10/3/18 10:09 am
From: Richard Hollis <xiboia...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Thanks to all who told me my sound was a Flicker
As with all of my sound issues, I should have know that.


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Date: 10/3/18 7:42 am
From: Doug & Nina Harr <dnharr...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Great morning migration viewing, Boone Co.
Finally able to enjoy coffee and a book on our deck this morning, after a
week of rain, I quit reading and just watched what all was passing
through. We had a few Yellow-rumped Warblers in our backyard trees, and
one hummingbird was still present, although our feeders were taken down
yesterday.

Most birds were high up but fighting against the strong south wind, making
them easy to view and count. It was mostly common birds, including flocks
of robins, flickers, grackles, plus a couple of Cooper's Hawks. Also saw
two small flocks of Yellow-rumped Warblers about 100' up, easily ID'd in
the sunlight and flying slowly south. Best was a huge Blue Jay movement. I
noticed so many flying over that I finally started counting, and in about
1/2 hour I'd tallied 407 passing over (plus *many* more that I'd failed to
count earlier).

I finally had to quit and go inside, as the winds were now badly carrying
in the wretched smell of a big hog-confinement a mile south of town.
Thanks to those pigs for helping do away with a more enjoyable Iowa! 😠

Doug Harr
Ogden

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Date: 10/3/18 7:11 am
From: 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Highlights
Good Morning
Warm morning on the deck(good Oatmeal with bananas, garden blueberries and raspberries).....28 species
Highlights 3 Ruby Throated Hummingbirds , Chimney Swifts, Bald Eagle and 45 plus Blue Jays....
Kit and I easily took care of Sudoku .....close but I won😀

Dick and Kit
Buffalo Iowa


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Date: 10/2/18 5:57 pm
From: Sue Yeakel <sueyeakel...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Story County barred owl
Last night just before dark we spotted a big owl on the bottom limb of our
maple tree, just outside our kitchen window. As night came, it looked like
part of the tree.

It did "flutter" a short distance to another maple. No doubt a barred owl.
Fascinating!

Rejoicing, Sue Yeakel
NW Story County

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Date: 10/2/18 5:17 pm
From: James Mccoy <mccoyfam...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Nelson’s Sparrow at Trueblood Iowa City
All, There was at least one Nelson’s Sparrow in the wetter part of the south side of the wetland peninsula next to the main parking lot this evening at Terry Trueblood.
Jamie McCoy
Iowa, City

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Date: 10/2/18 5:02 pm
From: Carolyn Fischer <cjfischer11...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Bird Sound
Sounds like a Flicker.

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> Its fall and they are quiet but still finding ways to pester me.
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> Tonight I heard this call up in my maple. Too many leaves to see it. Loud & shrill here is are two versions - crank you volume up. Anyone have any ideas I would love to hear them
> I am leaning towards woodpecker
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Date: 10/2/18 4:52 pm
From: Richard Hollis <xiboia...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Bird Sound
Its fall and they are quiet but still finding ways to pester me.

Tonight I heard this call up in my maple. Too many leaves to see it. Loud & shrill here is are two versions - crank you volume up. Anyone have any ideas I would love to hear them
I am leaning towards woodpecker
mps


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Date: 10/2/18 4:16 pm
From: Doug & Nina Harr <dnharr...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Sunday High Trestle Hawk Watch (not an observation)
This Sunday, Oct. 7, multiple conservation groups will host the annual High
Trestle Hawk Watch in southern Boone County. The attached poster provides
details. However, if Sunday's rain forecast stays in force or increases,
the event *might* have to be cancelled. We will post any cancellation here
on the list serve.

Doug Harr
Ogden

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Date: 10/2/18 9:42 am
From: dan.cerveny <dan.cerveny...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Record hummer numbers (Cedar Rapids)
I had record hummer numbers throughout September, and it is continuing into
October. My old record was eight hummers during the first few days of the
month. Today, I'm seeing at least twelve.

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Date: 10/1/18 6:07 pm
From: Jerry Toll <geritol48...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Hitchcock Hawkwatch today
Another big day at Hitchcock. Almost all of the flight occurred between 3
and 5 this afternoon.

Turkey Vulture-227

Osprey-2

Bald eagle-8

Northern Harrier- 3

Sharp-shinned Hawk-4

Cooper's Hawk-6

Broad-winged Hawk-62

Red-tailed hawk-26

Swainson's Hawk-299

Merlin-1

Peregrine Falcon-4

Total 642





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Date: 10/1/18 1:30 pm
From: 'RICHARD SAYLES' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Wrong photo
Correction
2 Tufted Titmouse and Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Buffalo Iowa

Dick and Kit Sayles

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Date: 10/1/18 1:28 pm
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Subject: [ia-bird] Two Tufted Titmouse and Ruby Throated
Buffalo Iowa
Monday afternoon

Dick and Kit Sayles

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Date: 10/1/18 9:30 am
From: Jerry Toll <geritol48...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Hitchcock HawkWatch week of 9/24-30
Greetings all,

Well, yesterday was the best day of the hawkwatch thus far with Swainson's
and Broad-wings pushing through the dreary day.

Species total for the week then season total

Turkey Vulture-201-562

Osprey-11-101

Bald Eagle-21-51

Northern Harrier-12-23

Sharp-shinned Hawk-16-69

Cooper's Hawk-22-56

Red-shouldered Hawk-0-7

Broad-winged Hawk-258-409

Red-tailed Hawk-22-85

Swainson's Hawk-282-283

Golden Eagle-1-1

American Kestrel-1-34

Merlin-0-14

Peregrine Falcon-8-30

Prairie Falcon-0-1

Mississippi Kite-0-6

Unknown accipiter-0-6

Unknown falcon-0-1

Unknown Buteo-1-1

Unknown Raptor-1-3

Weekly total 857 season total 1743


Golden Eagle was added to the Species list this past week. Going back
through 2009 only 2 other seasons had Golden Eagle observed in September.

2017 and 2009



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Date: 10/1/18 6:58 am
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Subject: [ia-bird] Migrants
A somewhat unusual mix of migrants in the yard today (at least unusual to me) included Ruby Throated hummingbird, Catbird, Nashville Warbler, Yellow Bellied Sapsucker, Red Breasted Nuthatch and White Throated Sparrow
Art Check
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Date: 9/30/18 6:17 pm
From: Jerry Toll <geritol48...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Today at Hitchcock Hawkwatch
Through the mist, haze and low clouds, Swainson's Hawks and Broad-winged
Hawks were trying to find their way down the Loess Hills to sunlight.

Swainson's Hawks-282

Broad-winged Hawks-240

Turkey Vulture-11

Osprey-4

Northern Harrier-4

Sharp-shinned Hawk-5

Cooper's Hawk-5

Red-tailed Hawk-1

TOTAL-552

Observer-Sandy Reinken

At the banding station, an after-second-year Cooper's Hawk and a hatch-year
Swainson's Hawk were banded.

Today was day three of misty/rainy weather with just one more to go before
clearer weather forecasted for Tuesday. I have postponed writing the weekly
summary for the HawkWatch until all the information is available.

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Date: 9/30/18 6:08 pm
From: Karen Viste-Sparkman <vistesparrow...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Another fantastic IOU meeting!
Stuart and I had a wonderful time at this weekend's IOU meeting! Thanks
especially to Paul Roisen for all his work in organizing the meeting and
making things run smoothly and the local birders who led field trips and
provided wonderful hospitality. Thanks also to V.P. Pip Fisher and all who
assisted with field trips, arranged speakers, catering, and whatever else
went on behind the scenes. The field trips found some good birds and I
think everyone had an enjoyable time despite the chilly weather. There were
some really interesting talks on Saturday afternoon, and keynote speaker
Noah Strycker was one of the most entertaining I can remember. The silent
auction raised over $650 for publications, and we came home with more books
(not that we needed them).

As always, the best part of the meeting was the camaraderie. It was nice to
visit with old friends, make new ones, and see multiple generations sharing
in the fun. Being with people who share enthusiasm for birds and birding is
what the IOU is all about, and the people mean a lot to me. Thanks to
everyone who was part of it!

Karen Viste-Sparkman
Des Moines

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Date: 9/30/18 4:54 pm
From: 'Janet Greer' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Northern Mockingbird--Council Bluffs, September 30

Pottawattamie County Jail parking lot, September 30 Also, my daughter reports seeing one in my yard on September 9. I wasn’t home to see that bird and no photo was taken. Janet Greer, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co.




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Date: 9/30/18 1:30 pm
From: <waltzuurdeeg...> <waltzuurdeeg...>
Subject: [ia-bird] bird feeder project (not a sighting)
I have a bird feeder station in my yard which needs to be rebuilt/replaced. Is anybody interested in this? I want it to be the same or similar to what I have now. Some construction skills are necessary. If interested contact me off-list and I will send photos.

Walt Zuurdeeg
Davenport
563-508-1277

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Date: 9/30/18 8:56 am
From: <onespayiowa...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Common Moorhens, Green Island
Saw 6 common moorhens at Green Island yesterday. One adult and 5
youngsters. They were in the small marsh between the railroad tracks and
Green Island Rd. across from the main parking lot/boat ramp, strung out
along the road only about 20 or 30 feet out.

Jeanne
Buffalo, IA

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Date: 9/29/18 8:01 pm
From: Tommy Stone <tomtazzstone...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Dark morph Broad-winged Hawk
Today I enjoyed some good birding from the backyard deck and saw a dark morph BROAD-WINGED HAWK in a group of 5 flying by single file. It's only the second one I've seen. Other birds in the yard were, 3 R.B. NUTHATCHES, a BLUE-HEADED VIREO, and 5 species of warblers.

Good birding,
Tommy Stone
Waterloo

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Date: 9/29/18 7:27 pm
From: 'Chris Edwards' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Summer Tanager, Jones Co.
An unexpected SUMMER TANAGER was in our woods near Stone City today.

Chris Edwards
Solon, IA

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Date: 9/29/18 12:18 pm
From: Matt Wetrich <go_tWeeting...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Upcoming Birding Trip Opportunities
Birders,

Two great birding, nature, and photography trips coming up! Both trips put on by non-profit organizations, keeping expenses down for you. Join me and other naturalist leaders and see more of that great, big world out there!

Bird on,
Matt Wetrich[cid:209b0d65-7631-4261-8e1d-343f93e7efb5][cid:fb35232d-f96e-480f-998d-30198fb76040]

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Date: 9/29/18 7:12 am
From: Ross Silcock <silcock...>
Subject: [ia-bird] hummers
I still have two Ruby-throats at my Tabor, IA feeder. One is dominant and seems in no hurry to leave. Will be significant if it makes it into Oct I think, which seems likely once this cool front passes and it's still here.

Ross

Ross Silcock
Seasonal Reports Compiler
Nebraska Bird Review
Tabor, IA
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Date: 9/28/18 3:45 pm
From: Danny Akers <birdmandan1231...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Neotropic Cormorant - Adams Co.
Hi All,

I birded around Lake Icaria in Adams Co. for a couple hours this afternoon between spits of rain and drizzle. Of most interest was at least 1 NEOTROPIC CORMORANT within a flyover flock of at least 380 Double-crested Cormorants. I was really surprised at the number of DCCO flying over (1200+) in my time in the area. I subsequently scoped the lake at different stops but did not relocate it or any significant numbers of DCCO.

The flavor of birding today had a strong taste of fall; 90+ Northern Flickers, 100+ Blue Jays and 12 sparrow species: 16 Dark-eyed Juncos, 80+ White-throated, 15 Lincoln’s, 20+ Swamp; and still 12 Warbler species, including 70+ Orange-crowned and nearly 300 Yellow-rumps!

A few other notables included a vocal Least Flycatcher, several Sedge Wrens, both Nuthatches and Kinglets, a Swainson’s Thrush, two Clay-colored Sparrows, several Indigo Buntings, and a late Dickcissel.

Danny Akers
Ames

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Date: 9/27/18 8:45 pm
From: Candace H <candace69001...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Great Egrets, Black Hawk County
Along the Cedar Valley Bike Trail this afternoon there were 10 Great
Egrets; 8 were in a group east of the trail just a bit past the bench
numbered 17 Q 75, about 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile south of the Gilbertville
Depot, just past the paddocks where the cattle are on the east side of the
trail. Also, saw a Broad-winged Hawk with a garter snake in its talons.

Yesterday in downtown Waterloo right near the public library about 5:15 pm
I saw an Osprey flying with a fish in it's talons.

Candace Havely
Waterloo
Black Hawk County

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Date: 9/27/18 5:54 pm
From: John Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 9-27-18
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, September 22, through Thursday,
September 27, 2018:



-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)





CASUAL:

*CLARKS GREBE*









-Additional Species Mentioned

Western Grebe

Snowy Egret

Northern Goshawk

American Avocet

Laughing Gull

Black-throated Blue 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 LAUGHING GULL was seen at Hawkeye WA on the 25th. Specifically, it was
scoped from the south refuge boundary, east of Sand Point access.









*NORTHEAST:*



BLACK HAWK COUNTY:

A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen over Waterloo on the 26th.



A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was seen on the north side of Martin Lake on
the 27th.







*SOUTH CENTRAL*:



MARION COUNTY:

3 AMERICAN AVOCETS and a WESTERN GREBE were seen at Red Rock on the 22nd.



APPANOOSE COUNTY:

15 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen at Lake Rathbun on the 22nd.







*NORTHWEST:*



*CLAY COUNTY:*

*A CLARKS GREBE was seen at Trumbull Lake on the 22nd.*



*WOODBURY COUNTY:*

*A SNOWY EGRET was seen at New Lake on the 22nd.*











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




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



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
October 5, 2018 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: 9/27/18 5:17 pm
From: Tommy Stone <tomtazzstone...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Black-throated Blue Warbler - Blackhawk co
Tom Stone sr. called me to report seeing a male BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER this afternoon, near the north side of Martin Lake (Greenbelt Lake ).

Good birding,
Tommy Stone
Waterloo

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Date: 9/27/18 5:11 pm
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Fall IOU Meeting (not a sighting)
Last minute stuff:
I was emailed today to remind me that *Smoking is ONLY allowed on the
porch* (SE corner south of entrance). NO SMOKING near any doors or around
the grounds.

BYOB means that you are allowed, if you wish, to bring your own beer or
wine for Social and Banquet.

Bring Water Bottles for refilling so we can avoid, as much as possible,
so we can avoid the majority of plastic bottle waste.

See you tomorrow (or Saturday).

God Bless,

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

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Date: 9/27/18 3:45 pm
From: 'Art Check' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Red Breasted Nuthatch
Birders
Heard a RBN this am first thing when I stepped outside and just saw it on my cracked sunflower tube feeder when I got home from work.

Art Check
Nevada

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Date: 9/27/18 2:53 pm
From: 'Diana Pesek' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Grammer Grove hawk watch Thursday 9-27-18
8 participants counted raptors today at the Grammer Grove Hawk Watch in Marshall County. Between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. when I left, we had these 155 raptors:
20 Turkey Vultures1 Osprey2 Northern Harriers6 Sharp-shinned Hawks1 Cooper's Hawk112 Broad-winged Hawks2 Red-tailed Hawks1 Merlin3 Peregrine Falcons6 Bald Eagles1 Buteo sp.

Diana PesekCedar Rapids

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Date: 9/27/18 7:46 am
From: carl nollen <nollenca...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Summer Tanager in Johnston
I heard a summer tanager at Yellow Banks Park (s.e. Polk County) Monday, Sept 24.
Carl Nollen (s.e. Polk County)
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Subject: [ia-bird] Summer Tanager in Johnston


I was surprised to have a female-type SUMMER TANAGER in the yard this evening. An empidonax flycatcher (almost certainly a Least) was the only migrant I spotted.



Denny Thompson

Johnston

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Date: 9/26/18 5:46 pm
From: Tim Gedler <avesrun...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Palm Warbler
A mini-invasion of Palm Warblers(at least 6 individuals) were on the lawn
in my yard late afternoon today.
Tim Gedler
West Des Moines

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Date: 9/26/18 5:42 pm
From: Dennis Thompson <cndthomps...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Summer Tanager in Johnston
I was surprised to have a female-type SUMMER TANAGER in the yard this
evening. An empidonax flycatcher (almost certainly a Least) was the only
migrant I spotted.



Denny Thompson

Johnston

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Date: 9/26/18 4:44 pm
From: Tommy Stone <tomtazzstone...>
Subject: [ia-bird] N. Goshawk - Blackhawk co.
This morning I saw a migrating N. GOSHAWK soaring over my work site at Warren Transport (n.e. site). It was likely a female, as it was a rather large and every bit as big as the resident R.T. Hawks in the area.

Good birding,
Tommy Stone
Waterloo

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Date: 9/26/18 3:48 pm
From: Doug & Nina Harr <dnharr...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Chichaqua Today: Butterbutt bombing & flicker fallout
Birding the Chichaqua Greenbelt in Polk Co. today I saw almost *uncountable*
numbers of *Yellow-rumped Warblers*, especially in the woods near the area
HQ and Longhouse. Yesterday's rain and cold front must have made for a huge
influx of these and moved out virtually all other warblers. One
*Orange-crowned* was the only other warbler I saw.

There were also *Northern Flickers* everywhere at Chichaqua, the largest
flock I counted was 27 on the ground near a picnic area. At least 6 raptor
species were seen in or over the greenbelt, the best being a *Red-shouldered
Hawk* flying through some woods along a tributary creek to the Skunk
River. There were 2 *Solitary Sandpipers* ("*semi-*Solitary" ???) close to
each other on one of the dugout ponds just east of the Chichaqua HQ, the
only shorebirds found all day (not even a single Killdeer). Also saw at
least 2 *LeConte's Sparrows* in nearby grasslands.

Doug Harr
Ogden

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Date: 9/26/18 2:28 pm
From: Tyler Grant <tgrant77...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Red-breasted Nuthatch
Saw a Red-breasted Nuthatch on Iowa State University campus a few minutes
ago, in the Lago courtyard. Clear views from 20 ft away for a few
minutes.

Tyler Grant
Ames

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Date: 9/25/18 7:17 pm
From: <waltzuurdeeg...> <waltzuurdeeg...>
Subject: [ia-bird] pine siskin - Davenport
A Pine Siskin was at my feeders Sunday. It was bedraggled and lethargic like it was on its last leg.

Walt Zuurdeeg
Davenport

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Date: 9/25/18 1:13 pm
From: Jim Forde <jimforde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Laughing Gull at Hawkeye Wildlife Area
This morning I scoped a basic adultish LAUGHING GULL in the refuge of Hawkeye. It and other gulls were resting offshore in a tangle of dead wood which I scoped from
the south refuge boundary, east of Sand Point access. Also, hundreds of Franklin's and Ring-billed Gulls were scattered widely over the main pool, which is now immense. Access at Hawkeye is limited due to flooded roads and hip boots were needed to scope this gull.

Jim Forde
Cedar Rapids

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Date: 9/25/18 12:40 pm
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Any Field Trip participant or birder--(NOT a sighting)
Greetings from the IOU Field Trip group,

Attached is a nice document to help you when you are birding with others.
Very straight forward and should greatly improve your experience when
pointing out a bird or trying to follow directions from someone else. I
would encourage all of you, whether attending the Fall IOU meeting or not
to adopt and improve the system describe by David Sibley in the attachment.

The KEY is having a system that is tried and true, following the system,
and using it it consistently.

If you are coming to the IOU Ventura meeting, I would encourage you to make
a copy and review it and/or use it while on our trips. PRACTICE makes
perfect (or at least bette- in my case).

Enjoy and see you in the field!

God Bless,

*Paul O. Roisen*
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Date: 9/25/18 11:15 am
From: Tom Dougherty <tom.dougherty.sr...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Bitterns, Rails, Sandhill Cranes - Polk Co.
A small group of us walked the Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt new/unnamed
Management Unit eBird hotspot (S of NE 126th Ave and E of NE 98th St) in NE
Polk County late this a.m. before the rains let loose and we saw one
American Bittern, one Least Bittern, three Virginia Rails, a couple of
Sandhill Cranes and various sparrow species including one LeConte's.

Tom Dougherty
Urbandale, IA

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Date: 9/25/18 6:45 am
From: drbeel <drbeel...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Broad-wing Hawk photos from yesterday in Dubuque County
Linda, I believe that the 23rd bird from the right in photo 9570 is in fact a female Cooper's Hawk.
What a fabulous experience you enjoyed yesterday!
Bill Scheible Cedar Rapids IowaUSA



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I had a request to share some photos from my experience yesterday at Mines of Spain.  The first photo shows what I call a river of hawks all heading South.  The second photo shows part of one of the kettles that formed over my head.

Just in case anyone was wondering, my understanding of Broad-winged Hawk migration is that the hawks lift off in the morning as the day warms up and thermals start being formed.  The hawks find a thermal and they circle in the warm air, forming what birders
call a  kettle,  as the air lifts them higher in elevation.  When they reach the top of the thermal they peal off and start heading South.  The hawks slowly lose height until they find the next thermal and repeat the process.





Linda Rudolph

Coralville

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Date: 9/25/18 5:50 am
From: Linda Rudolph <lgrudolph...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Broad-wing Hawk photos from yesterday in Dubuque County
I had a request to share some photos from my experience yesterday at Mines of Spain. The first photo shows what I call a river of hawks all heading South. The second photo shows part of one of the kettles that formed over my head.
Just in case anyone was wondering, my understanding of Broad-winged Hawk migration is that the hawks lift off in the morning as the day warms up and thermals start being formed. The hawks find a thermal and they circle in the warm air, forming what birders call a kettle, as the air lifts them higher in elevation. When they reach the top of the thermal they peal off and start heading South. The hawks slowly lose height until they find the next thermal and repeat the process.

Linda Rudolph
Coralville

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Date: 9/24/18 4:43 pm
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Update on Fall IOU (not a sighting)
We are at 94 registered.

Registration still open @ https://iowabirds.org/IOU/NextMeeting.aspx

Even if you did not purchase meals you are welcome and eligible to join as
at all activities even the Saturday KeyNote speaker. You are welcome to
sit set at the table and enjoy the fellowship and presentation. It is
BYOB in case you wish for a libation.

God Bless,

*Paul O. Roisen*
*Woodbury County, IA*
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Date: 9/24/18 4:16 pm
From: Linda Rudolph <lgrudolph...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Broad-winged Hawks- Dubuque County
I had the most amazing experience today at Mines of Spain Park in Dubuque County. I was hiking a trail when I realized a kettle of Broad-wings was forming right over my head. I estimated 400 hawks to be in the kettle and I just couldn't believe what I was seeing. I watched for about 20 minutes, until the last hawk reached the top of the thermal and headed South. Then I continued my walk down the trail. I went about 1/4 mile or so until there was a stream that I couldn't cross safely, so I retraced by steps. When I reached the spot where I had seen the kettle about 30 minutes before I stopped and looked up. There weren't any Broad-wings over my head, but I realized there was a kettle forming to the North of me. It was another kettle of about 400 hawks. I've never seen anything like it. I watched as small groups went over my head for about 45 minutes and then finally found a bench to sit on to watch the spectacle. In the end between 1:00 and 4:00pm I estimated that I saw 1,376 Broad-winged Hawks heading South.

I have recently been hawk watching at Grammer Grove and with the Iowa City Bird Club. The other thing that interested me about this afternoon, was the lack of species diversification in the migration spectacle. I saw a Northern Harrier, a few Bald Eagles and a few Turkey Vultures. This is really different than what I had seen at Grammer Grover and the ICBC Hawk Watch.

Linda Rudolph
Coralville

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Date: 9/24/18 11:49 am
From: John & Mary Jo <jmjhrtgh...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Purple Finches:Warblers &More
Went to Lake Hendricks, Riceville in Howard Co. this a.m. on Monday. Pretty bird-less around the lake and the trails.

Then I decided to check out my bird feeders near the Butterfly Garden. Wow!

9 Purple Finches - 8 female/imm. and 1 beautiful rosy pink male
Several White-throated Sparrows
A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Swainson Thrush at the birdbath on the ground
Still had 2 Hummingbirds but no Orioles at the nectar feeders.
3 immature, comical-looking cardinals

Best of all were 2 Ovenbirds that fed on the ground repeatedly less than 10 feet from my seat in the van and then visited the birdbath. They really liked the Prince brand Finch Feed (pink sack)that was under the feeder. It’s surprising but the woodpeckers prefer it, and sometimes even the Cardinal. Also got a Black and White Warbler and a Magnolia Warbler there. Sure beat walking the trails and seeing nothing.

Have always thought that migrants hear the regulars “cheep” and come around the feeders to investigate and join in being in a larger group.

Then just after I turned the corner to go home, an Osprey sailed over the gravel road above our field on its way south. So I did get a Counter for the year and a First timer for my property lists.

Have a Viceroy (butterfly) hanging on to the nectar feeder in the wind and feeding. First one at home and so far, none at the Butterfly Garden this year.

May the birds be with us this weekend at Ventura.

Mary Jo Hartogh
Mitchell County

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Date: 9/24/18 8:36 am
From: Brochu, Christopher A <chris-brochu...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Cooper's hawk behavior
Ladies and gents,

Do Cooper's hawks mob owls, or maybe larger raptors?

I ask because I heard a Cooper's hawk going nuts on the UI campus this morning near the Hancher footbridge. I had to get to a meeting, so I wasn't able to look for it, but it was calling out incessantly. It was clearly agitated about something.

So far as I can tell, there was only one Cooper's hawk calling.


Christopher A. Brochu
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Past Chair, CLAS Faculty Assembly
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242 USA
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Date: 9/24/18 7:20 am
From: Doug & Nina Harr <dnharr...>
Subject: [ia-bird] (Not an observation) NAS seeking Climate Watch bird survey volunteers & coordinators
For the past 2 1/2 years, some National Audubon Society (NAS) chapters and
others in Iowa have been part of a pilot project to conduct mid-winter and
late spring bird surveys, focused upon counting bluebirds and nuthatches.
This is part of NAS's larger Climate Watch project, with bird surveys to be
used in determining how climate change affects summer and winter
locations/numbers of the above-mentioned species. In the future, additional
species may be added to the surveys.

While Audubon volunteers in Iowa have been among top leaders in the NAS
pilot project, it is now a full-scale project open nationwide to *any*
birders wishing to participate--you do *not* have to be a member of
National Audubon. NAS is also seeking additional local coordinators to
help focus upon new areas where multiple survey volunteers can be assembled
to conduct these twice-annual surveys.
Currently, Tom Schilke is the *Prairie Rapids Audubon* coordinator for
surveys around Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Chris Parks from Atlantic coordinates
for the *Iowa Bluebird Conservationists*, and I coordinate for *Big
Bluestem Audubon*'s surveys in the Ames Area. We hope to see more volunteer
coordinators and surveyors help conduct this project in other areas of Iowa
(and even more volunteers for the current Iowa surveys).

If you are interested in either conducting an individual survey or
volunteering to be a local area coordinator, please check out the following
NAS web pages:

1. *https://www.audubon.org/news/coordinator-resources-climate-watch?ms=science_citizen-eng-email-ea-newsletter&utm_source=ea&utm_medium=email
<https://www.audubon.org/news/coordinator-resources-climate-watch?ms=science_citizen-eng-email-ea-newsletter&utm_source=ea&utm_medium=email>*
(to learn about becoming a survey coordinator)
2. *https://www.audubon.org/news/participant-resources-climate-watch?utm_source=ea&utm_medium=email
<https://www.audubon.org/news/participant-resources-climate-watch?utm_source=ea&utm_medium=email>
*(to learn about and become a volunteer to conduct semi-annual
bluebird & nuthatch surveys)

To see a short summary of results from the 2016-17 surveys, check out the
following:
*https://www.audubon.org/climate-watch-results
<https://www.audubon.org/climate-watch-results>*


Doug Harr
Ogden, IA

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Date: 9/24/18 5:27 am
From: Jerry Toll <geritol48...>
Subject: [ia-bird] FW: Hitchcock Hawkwatch for the week Sept 17-23






Greetings all,

Raptor migration is picking up this week with the 22nd having 235 raptors
counted. Highlight was 94 Broad-wings. On the 18th, 19 American Kestrels
were counted.



Species-week of 9/23-season total

Turkey Vulture-197-361

Osprey-41-90

Bald Eagle-19-30

Northern Harrier-6-11

Sharp-shinned Hawk-37-53

Cooper's Hawk-23-34

Red-shouldered Hawk-6-7

Broad-winged Hawk-130-151

Red-tailed Hawk-45-63

Swainson's Hawk-0-1

American Kestrel-24-33

Merlin-7-14

Peregrine Falcon-14-22

Prairie Falcon-0-1

Mississippi Kite-2-6

Unknown Accipiter-6-6

Unknown Falcon-1-1

Unknown Raptor-1-2

Week of 17-23 Total-559

Season Total-886



Jerry Toll

Coordinator, Hitchcock HawkWatch

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Date: 9/24/18 12:03 am
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...>
Subject: [ia-bird] IMPORTANT INFO for FALL IOU Meeting Participants (NOT a sighting)
Greeting from the IOU,

1) Meals are closed *HOWEVER* *Registration is still open through next
weekend*. You may register at the meeting or in advance at:

https://iowabirds.org/IOU/NextMeeting.aspx

2) Think *ORANGE* (hunting season opens that weekend)

3) a. Bring Boots and bug repellant (water and mosquitoes may be
encountered)
b. Noah Strycker books if you wish to have Noah sign them.

4) Bring Silent Auction items and an open wallet for purchasing something
(maybe many things). The money raised is used to help the IOU a variety
of services.

*****Attached are two important informational items regarding Field Trips.
PLEASE read through them to help with picking your field trips and other
import "stuff".*

See you Friday or ...

God Bless

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Date: 9/22/18 7:34 pm
From: stsparrow47 <stsparrow47...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Lake Rathbun this afternoon.
Driving across the dam at Lake Rathbun I spotted a flock of 15 Avocets . I turned around hoping they might land on the south shore but they must have kept going. There was also 3 Common Loons. Tom J. Mystic, Ia.

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Date: 9/22/18 6:09 pm
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...>
Subject: [ia-bird] September 22, 2018 Woodbury and Clay counties
Got up early this AM to catch the migration wave. Met up with Bill Huser
shortly after that at Bacon Creek. There was NO wave or even much of a
swell here so apparently then bypassed us.
That said, I have a crazy day today. Not much at Bacon Creek but Cedar
Ave (2-3 block west) produce the third Blue-headed Vireo in three trips
along with a late Warbling Vireo, a recurring RB Nuthatch (none of the four
I have seen this late summer and early fall were in pines similar to what
Stuart S noted).

Brower Slough, Gelita, and New Lake North were all DEAD. Amazingly, there
was *not a single* duck, grebe, goose, shorebird, or anything else expect
regularly at the lake. Did see Tree and Barn Swallow and RW Blackbird.

However, crossing over the tracks to New Lake South unexpected! 7 GB
Heron (most I have ever counted there), 2 Great Egret, 4 Cattle Egret, a
Snowy Egret, and a Black-crowned Night-Heron and some regulars). Was
there a war between the North and the South?

Heard through the grapevine (iPhone) that there was a Clark's Grebe at
Trumbull Lake. Home I went to get permission (like Anna ever denies me) a
bottle of Coke and some ice and away I went.

Incredible amounts of water everywhere along Hwy 60 to Sheldon and How 18
to Spencer. Just the thing I was looking for--ducks, shorebirds, waders.
NOT a SINGLE water species was seen the whole way to Trumbull Lake
(believe me I was looking to add county birds). Just plain nuts--what is
going on? Where is the WAVE? Some was too deep but lots to areas and
potential along the edges.

Arrived Trumbull Lake and things started picking up. 26 species ~600
individuals. Bird of note Black and Forster's Tern, Virginia and Sora
Rails (have not heard or seen either species for over a month), and Clark's
Grebe (State Bird).

Lest you think all was easy--2 hours and 45 minutes of scoping scoping,
crying a little, scoping, scoping, crying a little more (ok lots more),
scoping and at 3:50 the Clark's make a very brief appearance-polling up
nest to a line of American Coots only to disappear before I could get
anything more than a long white neck with dark cap. Happy since I was not
"on it" I stopped crying. BUT the %@# thing dove not to be seen again
for 45 minutes. I know God was test me character--for what seemed little
long to me :-(.

Very distant (scoped form east side of lake back to the SW on the west
shore along the reeds. Blessed with cooler temperature (51 degrees at
7:00AM up to 73 by 5:00PM) and some steady breeze kept the heat rise to a
minimum but sunlight was brutal as the glare continued to move to the north
on the lake. No chance at photo (I have never mastered digiscoping) but ID
was convincing (white face above the eye, very narrow black stripe down
back of neck, low in water, bill color could not be certified but was
shorter and straighter than expected on Western Grebe (certainly not
definitive but the gizz of it rang true). Got about 20 seconds with it
this time. Moved into the reeds. Stayed there. I gave up. End of that
story.

OK mathematicians help me out. I saw NO shorebirds, not even a Killdeer)
in 12 hours of birding. Lee and Joe had one shorebird (a Killdeer). HOW
many more % of shorebirds did Lee and Joe have than I did? It cannot be
100% since 100% of zero is ZERO. However they saw 100% of the shorebirds
see by us today. I cannot figure this out. HELP.

Good News is that birds are moving meaning that they should be here by next
Friday, Saturday for sure.

God Bless you and a Good Night to All!

*Paul O. Roisen*
*Woodbury County, IA*
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Date: 9/22/18 3:07 pm
From: Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Clark's Grebe
As Paul's post indicated he relocated the Clark's Grebe that Joe and I found
at Trumbull Lake in Clay county this morning. From the east side entrance
to the lake with the sun behind us we scoped what we initially thought was a
Western Grebe. Upon further inspection we noted the pale face, thin black
stripe down the back of the neck, yellow bill leaning to orange and whitish
smudging on the body at the water line. We were a long ways away. We made
two attempts to get closer looks one of which was interrupted by a group of
warblers that included Blackburnian, Bay-breasted and Blackpoll. Cattails
at peak height impeded any closer view but twice we went back to the
original spot and relocated the grebe. With attempted digi-scoping we
agreed on the id.



It should be noted that blacktop N 18 leading to the east side entrance at
Trumbull Lake is closed just south of there due to a bridge repair and
alternate routes to come in from the north on the east side will be
required.



We also had a fly-by Am Black Duck and a fly-by boisterous Sandhill Crane
plus heard only Sora and Virginia Rail there too. High water due to recent
heavy rains left substantial standing water in fields across the area but we
could not locate a single shorebird other than Killdeer. There were a small
group of Forster's Terns at the grade on Spirit Lake and lots of Franklin's
Gulls on the move.



Lee A Schoenewe

Spencer

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Date: 9/22/18 1:36 pm
From: Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Addendum
Hey I-Birders,

Forgot an important note about birds at Saylorville today. We had
at least 7 RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES at at least 4 different places, and
just now, a couple of hours later, we have one visiting the feeders in
our yard. Interestingly, these birds have not been concentrated in
the vicinity of conifers.

Stuart Sparkman
NW Des Moines

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Date: 9/22/18 1:06 pm
From: Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Saylorville Birds
Hey I-Birders,

With delightful fall temps replacing the recent swelter, Karen,
Harney, and I took the opportunity for a long walk at Saylorville.
Starting at Red Feather Prairie and ending at Sycamore Access in
Johnston we encountered on our four mile route a decent selection of
birds. Highlights included SEDGE, MARSH, and HOUSE WRENS, BROWN
THRASHER, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, BALD EAGLE, BROAD-WINGED HAWK (FOS),
SWAINSON'S THRUSH, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET (FOS), AMERICAN REDSTART,
C.YELLOWTHROAT, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, NASHVILLE, and YELLOW-RUMPED
(FOS) WARBLERS. A few dozen AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were fun to watch
cruising overhead, and also above only much higher was a flock of
about 500 RING-BILLED (presumably) GULLS. Hope y'all were able to get
out and bird on such a beautiful day.

Stuart Sparkman
NW Des Moines

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Date: 9/22/18 11:15 am
From: Tommy Stone <tomtazzstone...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Lake Red Rock
Early this morning, there were 3 AM. AVOCETS at the north overlook beach. And about noon, I scoped a WESTERN GREBE from the boat ramp over in the Whitebreast Pt. area, where you turn by the church.

Good birding,
Tommy Stone
Waterloo

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