IA-BIRD
Received From Subject
1/20/18 7:30 pm Tommy Stone <tomtazzstone...> [ia-bird] Red Crossbill at Big Marsh
1/20/18 5:14 pm Connor Langan <clangan16...> [ia-bird] Great Waterfowl Day at George Wyth
1/20/18 2:49 pm Ken S. <moosedogs...> [ia-bird] Raptors at Otter Creek Marsh WMA (Tama County)
1/19/18 8:10 pm Jim Forde <jimforde...> [ia-bird] Barrow's Goldeneye Relocated at Mississippi Pool 14
1/19/18 4:05 pm John Bissell <john.annabissell...> [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 1-19-18
1/19/18 7:06 am lgdau9 <lgdau9...> [ia-bird] Boone County Snowy
1/18/18 6:54 pm Ann Johnson <aj...> [ia-bird] Red-wings
1/18/18 6:24 pm Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...> [ia-bird] Poweshiek co birds
1/18/18 5:27 pm Richard Hollis <xiboia...> [ia-bird] Dead Bird Johnson Co
1/18/18 3:08 pm Lisa Ralls, Winnebago County Naturalist <skybluewaters63...> [ia-bird] Brown Thrasher photos
1/18/18 2:02 pm RJ Thompson <thompsonryan309...> [ia-bird] Red-shouldered Hawk Polk County
1/18/18 1:00 pm Jill Armentrout <sammiesibemom...> Re: [ia-bird] Boone Snowy Owl
1/18/18 12:50 pm msmac38 <msmac38...> [ia-bird] Boone Snowy Owl
1/18/18 8:22 am Douglas Harr <dnharr...> Re: [ia-bird] Boone Co. Snowy Owl
1/18/18 8:11 am Oesterreich, Wolfgang [NLAE] <wolf...> [ia-bird] Boone Co Snowy Owl
1/18/18 7:57 am Dennis Thompson <cndthomps...> [ia-bird] Boone Co. Snowy Owl
1/17/18 3:32 pm Eric Ollie <uphawkeye...> [ia-bird] Boone County - Snowy Owl
1/17/18 2:06 pm Ellen Fuller <cfuller989...> [ia-bird] Red Crossbills
1/17/18 8:53 am Adam Ciha <adamciha...> [ia-bird] Re: Brown Thrasher still around
1/17/18 3:46 am Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...> [ia-bird] Poweshiek co birds
1/16/18 2:04 pm Lisa Ralls, Winnebago County Naturalist <skybluewaters63...> [ia-bird] Brown Thrasher still around
1/16/18 2:01 pm Ed <pfalcons...> [ia-bird] Snowy Owl just North of Dickinson County
1/13/18 6:23 pm Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...> [ia-bird] Hoary Redpoll best of good day
1/13/18 3:18 pm Ellen Fuller <cfuller989...> [ia-bird] Golden Eagle
1/13/18 10:20 am Dennis Thompson <cndthomps...> [ia-bird] RE: DM Audubon field trip at Saylorville
1/13/18 10:19 am Dennis Thompson <cndthomps...> [ia-bird] DM Audubon field trip at Saylorville
1/13/18 5:29 am Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...> [ia-bird] Poweshiek co birds
1/12/18 8:04 pm Jane Clark <jrclark...> [ia-bird] Des Moines Audubon Tuesday
1/12/18 5:14 pm Don Poggensee <donpog...> [ia-bird] Moorehead Park Saw-whet Owls today
1/12/18 3:47 pm Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...> [ia-bird] more Red-shouldered Hawks in Johnson County
1/12/18 3:12 pm Douglas Harr <dnharr...> [ia-bird] Boone County SEOW
1/12/18 2:12 pm John Bissell <john.annabissell...> [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 1-12-18
1/12/18 1:17 pm Matt Wetrich <go_tWeeting...> [ia-bird] A couple notes...
1/12/18 11:01 am Ed <pfalcons...> Re: [ia-bird] Hoary Redpoll in Dickinson County
1/11/18 6:36 pm Candace Havely <kansas592...> [ia-bird] Re: Rough-Legged Hawks, Hayden Prairie - Howard County
1/11/18 6:15 pm Candace H <candace69001...> [ia-bird] Rough-Legged Hawks, Hayden Prairie - Howard County
1/11/18 4:50 pm Larry Dau <lgdau9...> [ia-bird] Great Day at Feeders - Boone
1/11/18 1:33 pm Ed <pfalcons...> [ia-bird] Hoary Redpoll in Dickinson County
1/11/18 9:54 am Douglas Harr <dnharr...> [ia-bird] (not an observation) Jan. 20 Coralville Bald Eagle Watch & Expo
1/10/18 5:17 pm Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...> [ia-bird] Fw: Poweshiek co birds
1/10/18 5:17 pm Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...> [ia-bird] Fw: Poweshiek co birds
1/10/18 4:23 pm Fawn Bowden <fawnda10...> [ia-bird] Red-shouldered Hawk @ Coralville Dam + other Johnson County
1/9/18 9:17 pm grantridge via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Story County birds
1/9/18 6:58 pm Jim Forde <jimforde...> [ia-bird] Barrow's Goldeneye (Ill.), etc. at the Quad Cities Area
1/9/18 5:36 pm stsparrow47 <stsparrow47...> [ia-bird] Common Redpolls
1/9/18 3:59 pm englander.julie <englander.julie...> [ia-bird] Swan
1/8/18 12:26 pm newtja84 <newtja84...> [ia-bird] Humboldt CBC
1/8/18 11:59 am VisteSparkman, Karen <karen_vistesparkman...> [ia-bird] Neal Smith NWR CBC
1/7/18 6:33 pm Tony Moline <tonymoline...> [ia-bird] Fox Sparrow
1/7/18 4:50 pm stsparrow47 <stsparrow47...> [ia-bird] Rough-legged Hawks
1/7/18 2:34 pm Larry Dau <lgdau9...> [ia-bird] Nice Boone County Birds
1/7/18 9:25 am 'Chris Edwards' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Red-shouldered Hawk, Johnson Co.
1/6/18 3:32 pm Jill Armentrout <sammiesibemom...> [ia-bird] Fox Sparrow
1/6/18 3:02 pm <jeannehedges...> [ia-bird] Muscatine Cty gravels
1/6/18 10:54 am Gary Hoard <garye.hoard...> [ia-bird] Fox Sparrow
1/6/18 9:41 am garye.hoard <garye.hoard...> [ia-bird] Fox Sparrow
1/6/18 8:05 am Ken Gregory <kggregory...> [ia-bird] Re: 2017 Grammar Grove Hawk Watch
1/6/18 6:58 am Ken Gregory <kggregory...> [ia-bird] Big Days at Grammar Grove Hawk Watch 2017
1/6/18 6:55 am Ken Gregory <kggregory...> [ia-bird] 2017 Grammar Grove Hawk Watch
1/6/18 4:40 am Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...> [ia-bird] Poweshiek co birds
1/5/18 8:11 pm Danny Akers <BirdManDan1231...> [ia-bird] Clayton Co. CBC results
1/5/18 7:05 pm Tyler M. Harms <tyharms...> [ia-bird] Union Slough CBC/NC Iowa
1/5/18 6:30 pm John Bissell <john.annabissell...> [ia-bird] Snowy Owl — Dallas County
1/5/18 3:24 pm Candace Havely <kansas592...> [ia-bird] Short-eared Owl - Howard County
1/5/18 2:26 pm John Bissell <john.annabissell...> [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 1-5-18
1/4/18 10:15 am Don Poggensee <donpog...> [ia-bird] Saw-whet with dark Mouse
1/4/18 9:14 am 'Stephen Johnson' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] eastern blubirds Pella
1/4/18 8:10 am Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [ia-bird] Muscatine County Jan 1
1/4/18 5:14 am Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...> [ia-bird] Poweshiek co birds
1/3/18 8:22 pm Don Poggensee <donpog...> [ia-bird] Saw-whet Owls today in Moorehead Park West of Ida Grove
1/3/18 7:17 pm Ty Smedes <ty.smedes...> [ia-bird] Prairie Falcon - Neal Smith NWR
1/3/18 5:55 pm Tommy Stone <tomtazzstone...> [ia-bird] Golden Eagle - Blackhawk co
1/3/18 4:15 pm Gerald White <apuffin...> [ia-bird] Scott County Snowy Owl
1/3/18 1:00 pm Zachary Mercer <12mercer34...> [ia-bird] Re: scaup help
1/3/18 7:54 am Lisa Ralls, Winnebago County Naturalist <skybluewaters63...> [ia-bird] Brown Thrasher still around
1/2/18 6:33 pm Ric Zarwell <birdingricz...> [ia-bird] Year of the Bird
1/2/18 6:30 pm Ric Zarwell <birdingricz...> [ia-bird] Bald Eagles up very close and personal. Lansing, Allamakee Co.
1/2/18 6:01 pm James McCoy <mccoyfam...> [ia-bird] scaup help
1/2/18 4:29 pm Larry Dau <lgdau9...> [ia-bird] Great Birding in Boone County
1/2/18 3:22 pm Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...> [ia-bird] Poweshiek co birds
1/2/18 2:56 pm Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> Re: [ia-bird] Apologies to Paul
1/2/18 2:51 pm Ty Smedes <ty.smedes...> [ia-bird] Wilson's Snipe
1/2/18 2:44 pm Shaun Chandler <shaunrchandler...> [ia-bird] Apologies to Paul
1/2/18 2:43 pm Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...> Re: [ia-bird] Let's use words gooder this year (no siting)
1/2/18 2:39 pm Ellen Tushar <etushar...> [ia-bird] Benton County - Fox Sparrow
1/2/18 2:36 pm Tony Moline <tonymoline...> Re: [ia-bird] Let's use words gooder this year (no siting)
1/2/18 2:22 pm Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...> Re: [ia-bird] Let's use words gooder this year (no siting)
1/2/18 2:18 pm Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...> Re: [ia-bird] Let's use words gooder this year (no siting)
1/2/18 1:54 pm Shaun Chandler <shaunrchandler...> Re: [ia-bird] Let's use words gooder this year (no siting)
1/2/18 1:50 pm Shaun Chandler <shaunrchandler...> Re: [ia-bird] Let's use words gooder this year (no siting)
1/2/18 12:06 pm Rob Towler <rjtowler3369...> [ia-bird] Short-eared Owls - Owego Wetland
1/2/18 11:12 am Shaun Chandler <shaunrchandler...> Re: [ia-bird] Let's use words gooder this year (no siting)
1/2/18 11:04 am drbeel <drbeel...> [ia-bird] Let's use words gooder this year (no siting)
1/2/18 9:54 am Douglas Harr <dnharr...> [ia-bird] Year of the Bird (not an observation)
1/1/18 8:43 pm Arlen Breiholz <abreiholz...> [ia-bird] The North Liberty Snowy Owl Continues
1/1/18 6:42 pm James McCoy <mccoyfam...> [ia-bird] L. Longspurs and Snow Bunting
1/1/18 6:26 pm Carl Kurtz <cpkurtz...> [ia-bird] Roadside Foragers
1/1/18 6:11 pm Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...> [ia-bird] Mountain Bluebird location correction
1/1/18 5:16 pm Zachary Mercer <12mercer34...> [ia-bird] Loggerhead Shrike Taylor County
1/1/18 3:55 pm Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...> [ia-bird] Mountain Bluebirds - 2 for the New Year!
1/1/18 3:49 pm John Bissell <john.annabissell...> [ia-bird] New Year's Birding
1/1/18 6:40 am Ron Pile <ronbeeguy...> [ia-bird] Eastern Bluebirds in Johnson County
1/1/18 4:17 am Linda Rudolph <lgrudolph...> [ia-bird] Ideas and information for 2018- No Sighting
12/31/17 1:56 pm Diane Dentlinger <dianedentlinger...> [ia-bird] Swans - Des Moines
12/31/17 12:22 pm Jean Allgood <allgood.jean10...> [ia-bird] Carolina wren
12/30/17 11:02 am Aaron Brees <aebrees...> [ia-bird] Red Rock, Neal Smith area
12/30/17 9:57 am James McCoy and Diane Dahl-McCoy <mccoyfam...> [ia-bird] Am White Pelican IRP dam Iowa City
12/30/17 7:14 am Michael Meetz <mcmeetz1...> [ia-bird] Snow Bunting correction
12/29/17 8:35 pm Michael Meetz <mcmeetz1...> [ia-bird] snow buntings
12/29/17 7:04 pm <jeannehedges...> [ia-bird] Scott Cty today
12/29/17 5:00 pm grantridge via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> [ia-bird] Brown Thrasher in Story County
12/29/17 11:41 am Jim Forde <jimforde...> [ia-bird] Snowy Owls west of North Liberty
12/29/17 9:07 am John Bissell <john.annabissell...> [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 12-29-17
12/29/17 7:12 am VisteSparkman, Karen <karen_vistesparkman...> [ia-bird] Neal Smith NWR CBC rescheduled to Jan. 5
12/29/17 6:10 am msmac38 <msmac38...> [ia-bird] Turkeys in Tama County
12/28/17 7:11 pm Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...> [ia-bird] Poweshiek co birds
12/28/17 5:14 am Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...> [ia-bird] Poweshiek co birds
12/27/17 3:46 pm <shack357...> [ia-bird] Howard County-Short-eared owl and lots of eagles
12/27/17 2:22 pm newtja84 <newtja84...> [ia-bird] Not a Siting Humboldt CBC Update
12/27/17 11:46 am Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [ia-bird] Snowy owl Johnson County
12/27/17 5:32 am Mark Brown <markb249...> [ia-bird] North Liberty Snowy Owl
12/27/17 4:12 am Rita Goranson <ritag...> RE: [ia-bird] IOU Members - 2017 Listing
12/26/17 9:33 pm Tim Murphy <molinemurphy...> Re: [ia-bird] Lock & Dam 13 Bald Eagles
12/26/17 6:38 pm Zachary Mercer <12mercer34...> [ia-bird] Re: Raptor ID
12/26/17 6:24 pm Fawn Bowden <fawnda10...> [ia-bird] Re: Raptor ID
12/26/17 5:46 pm Zachary Mercer <12mercer34...> [ia-bird] Raptor ID
12/26/17 2:54 pm Eric Ollie <uphawkeye...> Re: [ia-bird] Snowy Owls - Boone Co.
12/26/17 2:50 pm Paul Brooks <paulbrooks27944...> [ia-bird] Bald Eagles - Lock and Dam(and pool) 16
12/26/17 11:51 am Hank Zaletel <madowl...> [ia-bird] Snowy Owls - Boone Co. - No
12/26/17 11:21 am Ann Johnson <aj...> [ia-bird] IOU Members - 2017 Listing
12/26/17 10:52 am Dennis Thompson <cndthomps...> [ia-bird] Des Moines CBC
12/26/17 7:17 am Oesterreich, Wolfgang [NLAE] <wolf...> [ia-bird] Snowy Owls - Boone Co.
12/25/17 6:52 pm james fuller <jnkfuller...> [ia-bird] Red-shouldered Hawk
12/25/17 3:32 pm EA <eaubrey...> [ia-bird] Bald Eagles
12/25/17 2:38 pm Justin Ferguson <jferguson1869...> [ia-bird] Common Redpoll / Dallas Co.
12/25/17 10:37 am patschlarbaum <patschlarbaum...> Re: [ia-bird] Lock & Dam 13 Bald Eagles
12/25/17 6:44 am Eric Ollie <uphawkeye...> [ia-bird] Lock & Dam 13 Bald Eagles
12/25/17 6:22 am Steve Harvey <saharv23...> [ia-bird] Sapsucker
12/24/17 2:24 pm Paul Brooks <paulbrooks27944...> [ia-bird] Re: Snowy at Walcott
12/24/17 12:32 pm Paul Brooks <paulbrooks27944...> [ia-bird] Snowy at Walcott
12/23/17 6:24 pm Mark Washburn <support...> [ia-bird] Re: Snowy Owls Continue at Hawkeye Wildlife Area
12/23/17 5:24 pm Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...> [ia-bird] Yet another Snowy Owl
12/23/17 5:06 pm Jones, Christopher S <christopher-s-jones...> Re: [ia-bird] eastern screech owl
12/23/17 4:59 pm Richard Hollis <xiboia...> Re: [ia-bird] eastern screech owl
12/23/17 4:14 pm Reid I. Allen <2birders...> Re: [ia-bird] eastern screech owl
12/23/17 11:34 am <christopher-s-jones...> [ia-bird] eastern screech owl
12/23/17 8:08 am Mark Washburn <support...> [ia-bird] Re: Snowy Owl Scott Cty
12/22/17 4:38 pm Jim Forde <jimforde...> [ia-bird] Snowy Owls Continue at Hawkeye Wildlife Area
12/22/17 3:16 pm <jeannehedges...> [ia-bird] Snowy Owl Scott Cty
12/22/17 11:00 am Lisa Ralls, Winnebago County Naturalist <skybluewaters63...> [ia-bird] Brown Thrasher
12/22/17 9:47 am james fuller <jnkfuller...> [ia-bird] Johnson Co. Snowy Owl
 
Back to top
Date: 1/20/18 7:30 pm
From: Tommy Stone <tomtazzstone...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Red Crossbill at Big Marsh
This morning, I was able to locate a single female RED CROSSBILL (type 2) in the conifer groves on east side of H.W. 14 at Big Marsh in Butler co. Other notables in the area were a, N.SHRIKE,and 4 RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES.
At George Wyth S.P. where I started birding early in the morning, highlights were much of what Connor L. reported plus 2 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED G. and a SAW-WHET OWL. The Saw-whet was at the traditional area, in the bird blind area. It has been there for several days now. It is near the parking lot along the border of where the Cedars are,just east of trail leading to the bird blind. Just look for the Cedar with the thickest foliage. It was very low, about 3 feet from the ground and could easily be overlooked.

Good birding,
Tommy Stone.
Waterloo

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<b646eb2f-1dd4-40f8-9c0f-843bc874f432...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/20/18 5:14 pm
From: Connor Langan <clangan16...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Great Waterfowl Day at George Wyth
I was able to take my bike out for the first time this year. I took
advantage of the nice weather and biked to George Wyth State Park. The
waterfowl back on the open water of Brinker Lake were exceptional for
mid-January. I was able to observe the following species of interest:
-62 Trumpeter Swans
-6 American Black Ducks
-1 Hooded Merganser
-1 American Black Duck x Mallard Hybrid
-1 Redhead
-1 Ross's Goose

Canada Geese and Mallards were both present in the thousands. I checked the
cedar trees for Saw-whet Owls but whiffed once again this year, although
much more white wash is visible now that some of the snow has melted away.
Neither the wintering Fox Sparrow nor Hermit Thrush were seen either. The
checklist with pictures of all of the waterfowl species I listed above is
available to view below:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42107546

Connor Langan
Waterloo

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<42da0d46-63cc-462d-a994-7d633b4cfbd8...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/20/18 2:49 pm
From: Ken S. <moosedogs...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Raptors at Otter Creek Marsh WMA (Tama County)
I experienced the following raptors at Otter Creek Marsh Wildlife
Management Area (Tama County) on January 19th (yesterday). Sorry for the
late report - the day just simply ended too quickly!

1 - American kestrel
2 - bald eagles (adult)
1 - northern harrier (female)
1 - rough-legged hawk (immature) - see attached photo
1 - red-tailed hawk (immature) - see attached photo

Ken Saunders II
Poweshiek - Grinnell

<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P2NmdhYNqVU/WmPHAbLIVFI/AAAAAAAAAQ0/Awda192vE6MH9O5tHiCNYpuJb-m85E6CQCLcBGAs/s1600/RLHA%2B-%2B18-0119%2B-%2B0033E.%2BS%2B0.5%2B-%2BSH%2B40%2B-%2BHI%2B5%2B-%2B600%2Bx%2B900.jpg>

<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-W1Qy2lVsXZ0/WmPHD3fDidI/AAAAAAAAAQ4/5gggfj8Ea1AW24F6mf-7Es9aPbAji207wCLcBGAs/s1600/RTHA%2B-%2B18-0119%2B-%2B0002E.%2BS%2B0.5%2B-%2BSH%2B5%2B-%2BHI%2B25%2B-%2B600%2Bx%2B750.jpg>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<16ba3fd1-4f5c-4316-9a5f-42a9371178a2...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/19/18 8:10 pm
From: Jim Forde <jimforde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Barrow's Goldeneye Relocated at Mississippi Pool 14
Today I did most of my scoping at Rapids City, Ill. and Le Claire, Iowa as much of the lower river was ice covered.

Iowa notables at Canal Shore Drive, Le Claire;

1 Barrow's Goldeneye
2 Kumlien's Gulls (adult, 2W)
1 Adult Thayer's Gull

Illinois notables at Rapids City;

1 Barrow's Goldeneye (Same as above)
1 Kumlien's Gull (1W)
2 Thayer's Gulls (adult,3W)
2 Adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls
2 Long-tailed Ducks (1W male and female)

The Barrow's Goldeneye was always distant scoping. It wandered from the Rapids City boat ramp area downstream to the
middle of the river. At one time it was behind a green buoy which marks the Iowa side of the channel. I spent a lot of
trying to relocate this duck as I would lose sight of it every time I tried to photograph it. I found it incredibly
elusive in a raft of feeding goldeneyes!

Jim Forde
Cedar Rapids




--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<550334538.1741893.1516421424595.JavaMail.root...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 1/19/18 4:05 pm
From: John Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 1-19-18
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, January 13, through Friday, January
19, 2018:



-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)



ACCIDENTAL:

**HOARY REDPOLL**









-Additional Species Mentioned

Golden Eagle

Snowy Owl

Red Crossbill

Common Redpoll







***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.









*SOUTHEAST*:



DES MOINES COUNTY:

A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen along Skunk River Rd 2 miles west of Augusta on the
13th.



12 RED CROSSBILLS were seen at Aspen Grove Cemetery in Burlington on the 17
th.







*CENTRAL:*



*POLK COUNTY:*

*3 RED CROSSBILLS were seen at Jester Park on the 13th. They were seen
again on the 14th.*



*A COMMON REDPOLL was seen at Saylorville on the 13th.*



*BOONE COUNTY:*

*A SNOWY OWL was seen *on V Ave in Boone County, about 1.5 miles south of
US 30 on the 17th. This bird was last seen on the 19th.



*POWESHIEK COUNTY:*

*A SNOWY OWL was seen near Grinnell on the 16th.*









*NORTHWEST:*



*CLAY COUNTY:*

*A HOARY REDPOLL was seen with 43 COMMON REDPOLLS in a yard in Spencer on
the 13th.*











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




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



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
January 26, 2018 for the weekly report. Should any UNRECORDED or ACCIDENTAL
species be reported, an update will be posted.





John Bissell

Grimes, Iowa

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

515-423-6108

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<CALXMzt0WdYJ3bF1XCMpiHsm5AvtTW_GLCtKPugfSTKPvBTzzrw...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/19/18 7:06 am
From: lgdau9 <lgdau9...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Boone County Snowy
Present on V Ave South of 250th St.  Out on fencerow snow drift west side of V. 9AM.  Was on roadside fence post, but scared by road grader. Larry Dau, Boone


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<5a620958.f8429d0a.444ef.bd66...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/18/18 6:54 pm
From: Ann Johnson <aj...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Red-wings
Feeling a need to get out of the house for a bit this afternoon, I spent an
hour or so cruising the roads in the neighborhood. The biggest surprise for
mid-January, especially after this brutal cold weather, was a flock of 3500+
Red-winged Blackbirds. I did manage to find a few Common Grackles in the
flock but most appeared to be Red-wings just hanging out in a riparian area
along a small frozen stream. It's usually late February before I see flocks
this size.



Ann Johnson

Norwalk, IA

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/04cb01d390d0%24b725ee30%242571ca90%<24...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/18/18 6:24 pm
From: Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Poweshiek co birds
Had first robin today, also 5 meadowlarks and 1 rough-leg north of Grinnell. Saw a fox today, 1st in a long time. Bob Van Ersvelde Grinnell

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/8F1164AB98054D3BAC0E4A8B3E07D907%40UserHP.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/18/18 5:27 pm
From: Richard Hollis <xiboia...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Dead Bird Johnson Co
Going into N Lierty late this afternoon with sun low and in my eyes, I saw a dead bird beside Scales Bend Road and stopped to investigate. You will never turn in a band if you don’t look at dead birds.

I have mistaken many things for birds before. This is the first pile of trash to fool me

Rick Hollis
rural North Liberty, IA

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<82B68A0F-089E-4E48-8046-CDB56721CF0D...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/18/18 3:08 pm
From: Lisa Ralls, Winnebago County Naturalist <skybluewaters63...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Brown Thrasher photos
I was able to get a few mediocre photos of our resident Brown Thrasher here
in Winnebago County today. Apparently, he's been eating sunflower seeds.
I'm guessing he'll be around all winter; if he hasn't headed south by now,
I doubt he will!

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<a0b5748a-12e5-4a1b-addc-6bb8de15ac4e...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/18/18 2:02 pm
From: RJ Thompson <thompsonryan309...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Red-shouldered Hawk Polk County
This afternoon I found an adult Red-shouldered Hawk just west of the Yellow Banks Park entrance on Vandalia Road. The bird was perched in a shrub above the road ditch looking for lunch.

RJ Thompson
West Des Moines

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<da5ea023-abf1-48fb-a0eb-dd0eec3917cf...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/18/18 1:00 pm
From: Jill Armentrout <sammiesibemom...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Boone Snowy Owl
Still sitting on post at 3pm

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 18, 2018, at 2:50 PM, msmac38 <msmac38...> wrote:
>
> 2:30 PM owl is in corn field on the north side of 250th. Flew up to a post. Pretty much the same area as previously reported. Pretty girl!
>
> Virginia McKenzie
>
>
>
>
> Sent from my U.S.Cellular© Smartphone
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
> Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<5a61089a.4943240a.27520.9839...>
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<6512E3BB-18CA-4CC1-918A-50F03198D6BF...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/18/18 12:50 pm
From: msmac38 <msmac38...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Boone Snowy Owl
2:30 PM owl is in corn field on the north side of 250th. Flew up to a post. Pretty much the same area as previously reported. Pretty girl!
Virginia McKenzie  


Sent from my U.S.Cellular© Smartphone

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<5a61089a.4943240a.27520.9839...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/18/18 8:22 am
From: Douglas Harr <dnharr...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Boone Co. Snowy Owl
That Snowy Owl is still in the same location @ 10:15 this morning. Sitting
in corn stubble about .20 mi. N of 250th st., between V & U ave.

Doug Harr

On Jan 18, 2018 9:57 AM, "Dennis Thompson" <cndthomps...> wrote:

> The SNOWY OWL reported by Eric Ollie yesterday evening was still present
> at 8:00 this morning. It was west of V Avenue just north of 250th. She
> moved west a couple of times while I was there.
>
>
>
> Denny Thompson
>
> Johnston
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
> "IA-BIRD" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
> email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
> Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/
> msgid/ia-bird/001e01d39074%24f88072d0%24e9815870%<24...>
> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/001e01d39074%24f88072d0%24e9815870%<24...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
> .
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CAO6%3DGQct-5-QV1NvD_EYM9QW%<3DzA8dtUh0uheBnq9G9BV4u2KKQ...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/18/18 8:11 am
From: Oesterreich, Wolfgang [NLAE] <wolf...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Boone Co Snowy Owl
I didn't see Denny's report until my return to Ames. I also spotted the Snowy Owl (at 0903), which was located 0.5-mile west of V Ave and 0.22-mile north of 250th St, along a fence line.


Wolf. Oesterreich

Ames

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<CY4PR04MB0870BA7700CFBF9A925B399BCDE80...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/18/18 7:57 am
From: Dennis Thompson <cndthomps...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Boone Co. Snowy Owl
The SNOWY OWL reported by Eric Ollie yesterday evening was still present at
8:00 this morning. It was west of V Avenue just north of 250th. She moved
west a couple of times while I was there.



Denny Thompson

Johnston

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/001e01d39074%24f88072d0%24e9815870%<24...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/17/18 3:32 pm
From: Eric Ollie <uphawkeye...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Boone County - Snowy Owl
At 5:12 PM I found a SNOWY OWL on V Ave in Boone County, about 1.5 miles
south of US 30. A Snowy Owl had been found in this exact same place a few
weeks ago, so I assume this is the same owl.

It was perched on a utility pole, then flew off to the west. I quickly lost
track of it (looking into the sunset), but it seemed to be heading to the
ground. I tried to scan for it in the snow-covered field, but in the
dimming light, the odds were against me.

Eric Ollie
Ames

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CABD_q6wDoJN4zEGr7%2Bbm3Np-q1OkuHFF2WDs1%<2BMXzu7cP_Ue9A...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/17/18 2:06 pm
From: Ellen Fuller <cfuller989...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Red Crossbills
After 3 weeks of being absent from Aspen Grove Cemetery in Burlington (Des
Moines County) there were at least a dozen Red Crossbills in one of the
Hemlock Trees.
Chuck Fuller
Burlington

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CADNk8fby%2BpM-8oFTD1kd7uh-p%<3Dd6jQVYSugJ7v0RxaKSz3L7Pg...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/17/18 8:53 am
From: Adam Ciha <adamciha...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Brown Thrasher still around
It's nice to hear it has survived the cold spells thus far, hopefully it
makes it a few more weeks. :)

On Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 4:04:42 PM UTC-6, Lisa Ralls, Winnebago
County Naturalist wrote:
>
> Our Brown Thrasher continues to frequent our feeders here at Thorpe Park,
> five miles west of Forest City. To have one stick around (apparently all
> winter now), especially this far north, seems quite unusual. But, it's a
> nice addition to the other, more common, birds we have at the feeders!
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<85b1b6ba-8092-48cf-9be1-5d96a6fbcb2a...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/17/18 3:46 am
From: Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Poweshiek co birds
Connie had a snowy owl flying above our north prairie on Tuesday, when I got home couldn’t locate.
Bob Van “Ersvelde Grinnell

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/B1AC4B627A30484F84A7875553070C2E%40UserHP.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/16/18 2:04 pm
From: Lisa Ralls, Winnebago County Naturalist <skybluewaters63...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Brown Thrasher still around
Our Brown Thrasher continues to frequent our feeders here at Thorpe Park,
five miles west of Forest City. To have one stick around (apparently all
winter now), especially this far north, seems quite unusual. But, it's a
nice addition to the other, more common, birds we have at the feeders!

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<ce0b2884-630f-4e0c-a256-c073097f71e4...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/16/18 2:01 pm
From: Ed <pfalcons...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Snowy Owl just North of Dickinson County
Hello,
I know this isnt in Iowa, but it’s close enough that I thought I should report it.
About 15 minutes ago, I saw a Snowy Owl about 3 miles north of the border in Jackson county, Minnesota. It is located about a third of a mile south of the intersection of 740th St.<x-apple-data-detectors://0> and Highway 86.
The last I saw it, it was sitting at the top of a tree about 300 yards east of the highway.
Good Birdin’,
Ed Thelen
Spirit Lake,Iowa

712-320-2440<tel:712-320-2440>

Sent from my iPhone

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<DM5PR16MB0108962E81F93C4A41DCED86C5EA0...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/13/18 6:23 pm
From: Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Hoary Redpoll best of good day
A Hoary Redpoll was with a flock of 43 Common Redpolls in my neighbor's yard
attacking the catkins in their birch tree. I watched them for 20 minutes or
so at close range. The Hoary was a male, lighter overall with unstreaked
under-tail coverts, a light breast with just a couple of faint streaks on
each side, and that infamous pushed-in boxer face and bill. We have had no
hint that they have found any of the feeders in our nearby yard.



Earlier we sorted through 15 E Bluebirds trying to make a Mt Bluebird
reappear with no success. We also had two close encounters with the same
Barred Owl. Later this afternoon up to four Short-eared Owls started
hunting at Cayler Prairie in Dickinson County as I waited nearby for
activity. I was standing next to the Bird Conservation Area sign when one
flew directly over my head before realizing I was not made of wood! One of
the birds kept vocalizing and that was for me a first time heard adventure.
Eecchhh to you, too!



Lee A. Schoenewe

Spencer

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/001201d38cde%2494ee4d30%24becae790%<24...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/13/18 3:18 pm
From: Ellen Fuller <cfuller989...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Golden Eagle
This Afternoon (Saturday) there was a adult Golden Eagle along Skunk River
Road (Des Moines Cty) approx. 2 miles west of Augusta.
Seen the past week in Des Moines and Lee Counties were these interesting
birds.
Pelican
Wilson's Snipe
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Peregrine Falcon
Merlin
Winter Wren
Hermit thrush
N. Mockingbird
Yellow-rumped Warbler
E. Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
W. Meadowlark
C. Grackle

Chuck Fuller
Burlington

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CADNk8fYLWvMbPuRyjODXFr6ZtGRUPdNQWrsNM%2BtKCz4ynCud%<3DA...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/13/18 10:20 am
From: Dennis Thompson <cndthomps...>
Subject: [ia-bird] RE: DM Audubon field trip at Saylorville
From Denny Thompson, Johnston



From: Dennis Thompson [mailto:<cndthomps...>]
Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2018 12:19 PM
To: 'IA-BIRD' <ia-bird...>
Subject: DM Audubon field trip at Saylorville



The hardy band of birders who braved the cold this morning were rewarded
with some nice finds around Saylorville. We started off with 14 PINE
SISKINS at the Visitor Center feeders. !4 TRUMPETER SWANS and 25 AMERICAN
WHITE PELICANS are still present below the dam. A flock of AMERICAN TREE
SPARROWS there had at least one COMMON REDPOLLL with them. The pines around
Shelter 5 at Jester yielded two RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES, a BROWN CREEPER,
three SONG SPARROWS and three RED CROSSBILLS. We finished the morning with
two more PINE SISKINS and a pair of PURPLE FINCHES at the Jester feeders.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/005901d38c9b%24290ec650%247b2c52f0%<24...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/13/18 10:19 am
From: Dennis Thompson <cndthomps...>
Subject: [ia-bird] DM Audubon field trip at Saylorville
The hardy band of birders who braved the cold this morning were rewarded
with some nice finds around Saylorville. We started off with 14 PINE
SISKINS at the Visitor Center feeders. !4 TRUMPETER SWANS and 25 AMERICAN
WHITE PELICANS are still present below the dam. A flock of AMERICAN TREE
SPARROWS there had at least one COMMON REDPOLLL with them. The pines around
Shelter 5 at Jester yielded two RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES, a BROWN CREEPER,
three SONG SPARROWS and three RED CROSSBILLS. We finished the morning with
two more PINE SISKINS and a pair of PURPLE FINCHES at the Jester feeders.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/005001d38c9a%24fbadf410%24f309dc30%<24...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/13/18 5:29 am
From: Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Poweshiek co birds
Have 34 mourning doves under feeder now. Past week have seen seveeral rough-legged hawks and many kestrals. Bob Van Ersvelde Grinnell

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/14B74C65CDB4434B87F5C7EF71D6D54F%40UserHP.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/12/18 8:04 pm
From: Jane Clark <jrclark...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Des Moines Audubon Tuesday
Des Moines Audubon Society

Tuesday, January 16 Program-7 p.m.

Shiripuno Lodge - the heart of Amazonian Ecuador



Dennis and Cecille Thompson spent a week last fall at Shiripuno Lodge in the
lowlands of Amazonian Ecuador. The lodge is within the tribal grounds of
the Waorani nation which adjoins Yasuni National Park. A six-hour motorized
canoe ride was required to reach the lodge. No electricity or hot water
made for a true "away from it all" experience. This is Amazonian forest
that is not seasonally flooded and has a whole range of rare or little-known
neotropical species. Antbirds, toucans, jacamars, puffbirds and other
exotics were routinely encountered. Join Dennis and Cecille for a peek at a
beautiful wilderness area that few get to visit.



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. There
is ample parking and the building is accessible. If you have questions
about this meeting place, please contact Jane Clark at 515-223-5047.





--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/012801d38c23%24a9761af0%24fc6250d0%<24...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/12/18 5:14 pm
From: Don Poggensee <donpog...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Moorehead Park Saw-whet Owls today
Hi,
Doing a quick check this afternoon in Moorehead Park west of Ida Grove, I found 5 Saw-whet owls. All seem healthy and enjoying the 7 degree temperatures.


Don

Don Poggensee
174 Lakeview Drive
Ida Grove, Iowa 51445-8088
Home 712-364-3491



--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<33FB4E12-FC37-4051-AE43-B6B8374E188C...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/12/18 3:47 pm
From: Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...>
Subject: [ia-bird] more Red-shouldered Hawks in Johnson County
Birders,

This afternoon I was unable to relocate the adult Red-shouldered Hawk
reported by Fawn and Gail last Wednesday and seen this morning at the
Coralville Dam. Luckily, since I was headed home to Marion, I decided to
take Newport Road. I was delighted to see both an adult and a juvenile
within half a mile after turning east onto Newport Rd NE from Prairie Du
Chien Rd NE. I'm not sure if the adult is the same bird from the dam
area. It could be the bird reported on January 7th by Chris Edwards.
These two birds effectively doubled the number of individuals I've seen of
this species in Johnson County within the last five years or so!

Good birding,
Brandon Caswell
Marion

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CACckiAPSE8g%2BTD0dM_e_CpCFcKzBT4%3DHh2GdQZLVuZ%3D%<2BOTHnhw...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/12/18 3:12 pm
From: Douglas Harr <dnharr...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Boone County SEOW
Watched a Short-eared Owl hunting Des Moines River bottomlands along US Hwy
30 this morning, halfway between Boone & Ogden.

Doug Harr

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CAO6%<3DGQf1gXB7pUGfn0UuLqJrO83S38SLTD_C5DFWDHh-Vow2NQ...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/12/18 2:12 pm
From: John Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 1-12-18
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, January 6, through Friday, January
12, 2018:



-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)



ACCIDENTAL:

**HOARY REDPOLL**







-Additional Species Mentioned

Brown Thrasher

Common Redpoll







***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.









*SOUTH CENTRAL*:



APPANOOSE COUNTY:

2 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at a feeder in Mystic on the 9th.









*CENTRAL:*



*POLK COUNTY:*

*4 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at a Grimes feeder on the 6th.*



*STORY COUNTY:*

*A BROWN THRASHER continues to be seen at a feeder just SE of Ames on the
10th.*







*NORTHWEST:*



*DICKINSON COUNTY:*

*A HOARY REDPOLL and 3 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at a feeder on the east
side of East Lake Okoboji on the 11th. The homeowner welcomes birders. *The
homeowner resides at 25912 169 St. Call first at 715-580-0822. These birds
were seen again on the 12th.











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




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



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
January 19, 2018 for the weekly report. Should any UNRECORDED or ACCIDENTAL
species be reported, an update will be posted.





John Bissell

Grimes, Iowa

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

515-423-6108

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CALXMzt3TUM%2BYSFcyC__SmQkbu8SjegSV4kKc%3DSQmMM-094%<2BKRg...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/12/18 1:17 pm
From: Matt Wetrich <go_tWeeting...>
Subject: [ia-bird] A couple notes...
Birders,


Just a reminder of a couple of things:


The Snowy Owl map we've been keeping at www.iowabirds.org<http://www.iowabirds.org> is up to date. **While you're there, it would be an excellent time to consider becoming a member/renewing your membership 😉** To illustrate how much interest there has been in Snowy Owls, the map currently has ~25,500 views! Keep your reports coming in. There is a new color for January reports (pink) to make it easier to see the most recent sightings.


Some stats on the map: There are currently 159 pins. 29 of which are known deceased birds, and 10 that have been found injured and are in rehabber care. To say there have been 159 Snowy Owls would be inaccurate, as no matter how much I try, there is no way to know if a bird has moved regions and is reported by multiple folks. I have tried to not add multiple pins to the map in an area unless it has been for made for certain that there are multiple birds. Safe to say 75, upwards of 100 birds? Probably so...


Lastly, we still have a few spots open for our Minnesota Avian Adventure Feb. 9-12. The registration deadline has passed, but if you are interested, let me know and I'll find a spot for you. Just a little enticement....in the areas we'll be, Northern Hawk Owls and Great Gray Owls have been being seen regularly, as well as Boreal Owls being reported often. Shoot me an email if you're interested and I'll get you registration info. (But do it soon!)


Bird on...


Matt Wetrich

Naturalist, Carroll CCB

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<DM5PR1601MB13239DFCE96368C0957F7F8E8F170...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/12/18 11:01 am
From: Ed <pfalcons...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Hoary Redpoll in Dickinson County
Hello,
Hoary Redpoll found yesterday in Dickinson county is still present at 25912 169st. It is now hanging with 7 common redpolls.
Homeowner welcomes birders. Call first at 715-580-0822.

Good Birdin’,

Ed Thelen
Spirit Lake, Iowa

712-320-2440


Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 11, 2018, at 3:33 PM, Ed <pfalcons...> wrote:
>
> Hello,
> I am currently looking at a Hoary Redpoll in a yard in Dickinson county.
> Location is on east side of East Okoboji Lake.
> Homeowner at 25912 169st welcomes birders. Call first at 715-580-0822
> Hoary was with 3 common redpolls in birch tree on west side of house.
>
> Good Birdin’,
> Ed Thelen
> Spirit Lake, Iowa
>
> 712-320-2440
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
> Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<DM5PR16MB01080F7E6F79C859BCA45B08C5160...>
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<DM5PR16MB01086C5EAA49C3DEF164EB46C5170...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 1/11/18 6:36 pm
From: Candace Havely <kansas592...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Rough-Legged Hawks, Hayden Prairie - Howard County
Sorry everyone, please disregard this posting...every once in a while
things go wacky and my messages to the IA-Bird listserv will not post in a
timely manner. I tried to send this message on Dec. 16th but it didn't work
for some reason; don't know why Gmail sent it tonight. Sheesh... I will
contact Linda and/or Rick offlist and see if they can help me troubleshoot.

Candace Havely
Black Hawk County
Waterloo, IA

On Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 8:15:53 PM UTC-6, candace69001 wrote:
>
> After I finished up with my part of the Bremer County CBC (my team’s best
> birds: 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch in Denver, IA & 4 Am. Kestrals), I headed
> up to Howard County to look for owls, arriving about 3 p.m. Unfortunately,
> I missed finding a Snowy, despite driving many roads till 4:40 p.m. (there
> were 2 other cars looking to). However, when the light was good, I did find
> a couple birds that made the trip worth it:
>
>
>
> On Hayden Prairie there was a Northern Harrier (female) and two gorgeous
> Rough-legged Hawks, (one was dark morph). Really stunning RLHA’s…the dark
> morph hovered for a moment or two, giving good looks at the underside of
> his wings.
>
>
>
> A heavily mottled, dark Juvenile Bald Eagle also flew over 50th, west of
> Jade. No raptors were hanging around the pheasant farm on 70th, west of
> Jade, nor did I see the GHOW that Ryan reported in the conifers. But, the
> Rough-leggeds were worth the trip…they remind me of the west, where we see
> a lot of them in the winter.
>
>
>
> I’m looking forward to the Waterloo/Cedar Falls CBC on Sunday…
>
>
>
> Candace Havely
>
> Waterloo
>
> Black Hawk County
>
>
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<505e9134-6322-4694-bb46-ea57698558c5...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/11/18 6:15 pm
From: Candace H <candace69001...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Rough-Legged Hawks, Hayden Prairie - Howard County
After I finished up with my part of the Bremer County CBC (my team's best
birds: 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch in Denver, IA & 4 Am. Kestrals), I headed up
to Howard County to look for owls, arriving about 3 p.m. Unfortunately, I
missed finding a Snowy, despite driving many roads till 4:40 p.m. (there
were 2 other cars looking to). However, when the light was good, I did find
a couple birds that made the trip worth it:



On Hayden Prairie there was a Northern Harrier (female) and two gorgeous
Rough-legged Hawks, (one was dark morph). Really stunning RLHA's.the dark
morph hovered for a moment or two, giving good looks at the underside of his
wings.



A heavily mottled, dark Juvenile Bald Eagle also flew over 50th, west of
Jade. No raptors were hanging around the pheasant farm on 70th, west of
Jade, nor did I see the GHOW that Ryan reported in the conifers. But, the
Rough-leggeds were worth the trip.they remind me of the west, where we see a
lot of them in the winter.



I'm looking forward to the Waterloo/Cedar Falls CBC on Sunday.



Candace Havely

Waterloo

Black Hawk County



--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/000001d38b4b%2443e31540%24cba93fc0%<24...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/11/18 4:50 pm
From: Larry Dau <lgdau9...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Great Day at Feeders - Boone
Only nice thing about a snow storm is the increased numbers and diversity
at the bird feeders.

Fox Sparrow -2 (up from 1)
Song Sparrow - 1 New
Harris'. Sparrow -1
Rusty Blackbird -5
Red-winged Blackbird -2
Common Grackle -1
Purple Finch -11
Wild Turkey -10
Mourning Dove -4
American Goldfinch -40

Larry Dau
Boone Co.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CAFuMxAiOr2qhKR-46fEs6yP15331XsN7BybGEiBDj%<3D31gA_UUw...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/11/18 1:33 pm
From: Ed <pfalcons...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Hoary Redpoll in Dickinson County
Hello,
I am currently looking at a Hoary Redpoll in a yard in Dickinson county.
Location is on east side of East Okoboji Lake.
Homeowner at 25912 169st welcomes birders. Call first at 715-580-0822
Hoary was with 3 common redpolls in birch tree on west side of house.

Good Birdin’,
Ed Thelen
Spirit Lake, Iowa

712-320-2440

Sent from my iPhone

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<DM5PR16MB01080F7E6F79C859BCA45B08C5160...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 1/11/18 9:54 am
From: Douglas Harr <dnharr...>
Subject: [ia-bird] (not an observation) Jan. 20 Coralville Bald Eagle Watch & Expo
Iowa Birders:

Please share the attached flyer announcing the Bald Eagle Watch & Expo with
friends, family, kids, and anyone interested in birds (especially eagles).
This annual event, featuring an eagle watch below Coralville Dam will be
held at Liberty High School, in North Liberty, IA, Saturday, Jan 20, from
10 AM to 3 PM. The event is hosted by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Iowa
City Bird Club and Iowa Audubon, with sponsorship by several other birding
and nature-related organizations. A locations map is on the back side of
the event flyer.

The event may need a couple of more volunteers to bring scopes and help
with eagle viewing by the dam. If you might be willing to help out, please
contact event coordinator Karen Disbrow at 319-430-0315. And, if you can
help, bring along a folding chair for more comfort!

Doug Harr
[image: Inline image 1]

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CAO6%3DGQf5Kw8WWmEYnWPyL1pD0YnW8hq16WL0QiR%<2BpaGZv9U_RQ...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/10/18 5:17 pm
From: Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Fw: Poweshiek co birds


From: Bob & Connie
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2018 7:14 AM
To: iowa bird listing
Subject: Poweshiek co birds

Had FOS short-eared owl fly over me 5 miles NE of Grinnell. Bob Van Ersvelde Grinnell

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/03873057C1C0456DA114BF82CD7D7AE5%40UserHP.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/10/18 5:17 pm
From: Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Fw: Poweshiek co birds


From: Bob & Connie
Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 5:22 PM
To: iowa bird listing
Subject: Poweshiek co birds

Had a white-throated sparrow show up under the feeders Sunday and saw a meadowlark on the way to work today. Bob Van Ersvelde Grinnell

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/69DC8B8806404FB689C9CBFBEF5A10B1%40UserHP.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/10/18 4:23 pm
From: Fawn Bowden <fawnda10...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Red-shouldered Hawk @ Coralville Dam + other Johnson County



Gail Heater and I found a spectacular *RED-SHOULDERED HAWK* this
afternoon while parked down by the Coralville Dam. It flew ~30' over us
and was beautiful to behold. We watched it perch a ways away and got some
so-so pictures of it through branches. The lone *AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN *is
still present there. We also found a single *RING-NECKED DUCK* there among
the *MALLARDS*.
At the Power Co. Dam in Coralville, the *AMERICAN BLACK DUCK* is still
present, associating with a female Mallard. Also of note there, was a
handsome male *COMMON GOLDENEYE *and a female *HOODED MERGANSER. *There
were *no* *BALD EAGLES* present! We also saw an odd thing, a dead CANADA
GOOSE, lying flat on it back on the ice. We could only speculate what it
had died from. It looked completely fine, except it was lying flat on it's
back (dead).
Rural SW Johnson County this morning, we found a large flock (200-300+)
of *BROWN-HEADED COWBIRDS* feeding in corn stubble, that I'm assuming is
the same flock I found yesterday, a couple miles away in the same general
area.




<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-eZ5IyFPLtMA/WlaomUOdyqI/AAAAAAAAA4s/9oeCbuZNiSkdHl272zVCGYs4mL6aSPSZwCLcBGAs/s1600/DSCF5364.JPG>

<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-s30kEhXJkKE/WlatNNYmdNI/AAAAAAAAA40/i9Oiv0kS2kUWMC1ZEqaqk3Jcvj-JXZWHwCLcBGAs/s1600/P1330531.JPG>



--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<7361482c-025f-4973-976a-a3541af2fd98...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/9/18 9:17 pm
From: grantridge via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Story County birds
The Brown Thrasher is still visiting our feeder area as of 1/10/18.  The feeders are located about a mile southeast of Ames, northeast of the intersection of Sand Hill Trail and 250th Street.  Other interesting birds seen within half a mile of the feeders during the past five days have included a Northern Harrier, a Bald Eagle, and a Fox Sparrow. 
 
Cindy Hildebrand
<grantridge...>
Ames, IA  50010
 
"If January Kalends be summerly gay,
'Twill be winterly weather to the Kalends of May."  (Traditional)
 
 
 
 
 

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<160de80c551-171e-a0702...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/9/18 6:58 pm
From: Jim Forde <jimforde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Barrow's Goldeneye (Ill.), etc. at the Quad Cities Area
It was a better day than I expected at the Quad Cities. Iced sections of the river provided good binocular viewing of gulls,
even at midday, and waterfowl numbers were respectable above the I-74 bridge and Pool 14.

Pool 14, above the dam, yielded a distant BARROW'S GOLDENEYE and 2 first winter LONG-TAILED DUCKS (Ill.). I spent some time
trying to relocate the Barrow's after my initial scoping and succeeded 3 or 4 times but it wasn't that easy. The goldeneyes are
quick in their movements and the distance was long. A previous Barrow's had remained on Pool 14 for some time but did wander.

Also on Pool 14 (Iowa) were 7 TUNDRA SWANS (Smith's Island) and 4 Am. Black Ducks (Canal Shore Dr.).


Butterworth Parkway (Moline)was the top gull spot. Notables resting on shore ice at times included:

2 Kumlien's Gulls (adult,1W)(adult, 1W)
4 Adult Thayer's Gulls
2 Adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls (both also seen in Iowa above L&D 15)
1 Adult Glaucous Gull (also seen at Bettendorf)

Jim Forde
Cedar Rapids



--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<143115843.1645567.1515553121638.JavaMail.root...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 1/9/18 5:36 pm
From: stsparrow47 <stsparrow47...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Common Redpolls
I had two Common Redpolls on my sunflower feeders the last two days. It has been at least 10 years since they graced my feeders here in Mystic. Tom Johnson Mystic, Iowa.

Sent from my iPad

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<C3EEE124-2CA8-4D12-AC33-5BB8EDCB080E...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 1/9/18 3:59 pm
From: englander.julie <englander.julie...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Swan
In the same area that some have seen the Snowy Owl, 260th and James in
North Liberty. The swan was grazing in a snowy cornfield off of 260th.
Horned Larks were on the road, too. I believe this may have been a Tundra,
but have read that Trumpeters appear in winter, too. It was quite large
with a graceful long neck, It had grayish brown feathers mixed with white.
I saw this around 130pm today.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<147839f2-ec09-49ed-b7c2-c150eead7929...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/8/18 12:26 pm
From: newtja84 <newtja84...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Humboldt CBC


The Humboldt Christmas Bird Count was held January 5th, 2018, the date was
changed due to inclement weather conditions. As such, the date change did
give us marginally improved conditions with light winds, mostly clear skies
and ten degrees of extra warmth. Snow pack conditions provided anywhere
between 1.5 to 4 inches of cover in general. Most water was fully iced
over except for some of the traditional locations on the West Des Moines
River below Rutland Dam and within Humboldt south of Nokomis Dam. We had
three field parties this year, which greatly improves our ability to cover
ground and more thoroughly inspect areas. As such we detected 33 species
of birds. This is statistically above the Humboldt count circle's fifteen
year average of 30 species. We saw collectively an estimated 1802
individuals which is also above average for Humboldt Count circle.


Notable things found this year include a large roosting flock of 170
Red-winged Blackbirds found West of Rutland, a Short-eared Owl that was
flushed at Ottosen Potholes, and 3 Merlins (a small falcon that hunts
birds) representing the largest number of that species on the count. A
Song Sparrow was also detected representing only the second time that
species has been detected on the count. Backyard finches decided to be
detected this year as both House Finches and an American Goldfinch were
found on local feeders, this count circle has an 'on again off again'
relationship when it comes to detecting some backyard bird species such as
finches, so finding them this year was a pleasant surprise. Other
historically unreliable species (largely due to foibles of detection I
suspect) found include Cedar Waxwings, Mourning Doves and Cooper's Hawk.
Ring-necked Pheasants numbered high this year, but not well distributed;
the vast majority of this year's pheasants came in the form of two sizable
flocks. Wild Turkeys were hard to find with only two being detected. No
Gray Partridge were detected, though that isn't terribly surprising since
that species is notoriously difficult to detect. Bald Eagles were present
in higher than average numbers, which fits with the good showing that
raptors in general had this year.


Particularly notable misses this year include a baffling lack of Eurasian
Collared-doves. This large, white dove with a black neck ring is an
non-native, invasive species that has had a firm grip in Humboldt County
for a long while and in the communities surrounding the count circle (Bode,
Ottosen, Livermore) are almost annoying in their numbers, yet this year
weren't to be found even within Rutland, which has historically been the
place to find them in the circle. This species is undoubtedly present, it
is undoubtedly a detection issue rather than a presence issue. Another
disappointing disappearance was the lack of Snow Buntings, the small
roadside bird wasn't present in the flocks of other such roadside birds
like Horned Lark or Lapland Longspur, which were detected. Sparrow
diversity in general was also lackluster, only three species of the five or
six sparrow species possible were detected this year. Another miss that I
keep eyes and ears open for is our small, resident owl, the Eastern Screech
Owl, admittedly they are hard to detect in general but I had hoped we may
get lucky, especially when the two, larger resident owl species (Barred and
Great Horned) were detected.

Overall the Humboldt Christmas Bird Count was successful. It was a fun, if
chilly, day out and hopefully we can provide some useful information for
posterity's sake. I would like to thank Tyler Harms and Bill Blackburn for
the miles on foot and car they put in, as well as the time they put in
helping me. Having a little help makes this day go far more successfully
than when I have done this count alone.

Jacob Newton
Ottosen, Humboldt County, IA

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<7634d802-ca0d-42ce-8a61-c1960cab40b6...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/8/18 11:59 am
From: VisteSparkman, Karen <karen_vistesparkman...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Neal Smith NWR CBC
The Neal Smith NWR CBC took place on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 under cold
conditions, but not as cold as it had been for the previous week. We had 18
participants and 45 bird species count day, plus two count week species.
Notable sightings were a PRAIRIE FALCON and 13 EURASIAN TREE SPARROWS, both
count firsts. The Eur. Tree Sparrows were found at two farmsteads, so they
have apparently successfully invaded Jasper County. HARRIS'S SPARROW and
SHORT-EARED OWL were both found count week but not during the count.

Record high numbers were found for the following species:
Northern Bobwhite 12 (only recorded once previously)
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2
Cooper's Hawk 4 (tie)
Red-tailed Hawk 52
Rough-legged Hawk 11
Red-headed Woodpecker 4
Horned Lark 388
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 (tie--recorded on 6 counts)
Dark-eyed Junco 662
Swamp Sparrow 4 (tie)
Eastern Towhee 1 (tie--recorded on 3 counts)
House Finch 81

LAPLAND LONGSPUR missed the record by one bird, with 119 this year. 33
MEADOWLARKS were seen, with at least some identified as Westerns.

Additional species that are often missed but were found this year include
EASTERN BLUEBIRD, CEDAR WAXWING, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, SONG SPARROW,
COMMON GRACKLE, AND PURPLE FINCH. Only one HAIRY WOODPECKER was found this
year. Notable misses were Great Horned Owl and American Kestrel.
--
Karen Viste-Sparkman
Wildlife Biologist
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 399
9981 Pacific Street
Prairie City, IA 50228
office: 515-994-3400
cell: 641-521-5720

"When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them
all."
E. O. Wilson

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CAA1sof-0KZ17GeuT1H44HEdCVWDQzQJWKAjDnUcpKp%<2BjUjqcZQ...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/7/18 6:33 pm
From: Tony Moline <tonymoline...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Fox Sparrow
Jill,
Your photo is of a Pine Siskin. Note the shape of the bill.
Tony Moline
Dubuque

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<967ccc83-b6d2-4d62-8067-7d47db830e8e...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/7/18 4:50 pm
From: stsparrow47 <stsparrow47...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Rough-legged Hawks
I drove from south to north in Missouri on interstate the whole state yesterday and did not notice any Rough-legged Hawks but had 4 from the Iowa border on hiway 218 in a distance of 30 miles when I turned off on hiway 2. They could revise our welcome statement to fields of opportunities for Rough-legged Hawks. Tom Johnson Mystic, Iowa

Sent from my iPad

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<CBD012D6-BEC9-423C-96C5-614D214DEEC8...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 1/7/18 2:34 pm
From: Larry Dau <lgdau9...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Nice Boone County Birds
Today at Harrier Marsh I found 2 Song Sparrows and a Short-eared Owl.
The Owl was on a telephone Pole, probably flushed from the marsh by 3
Hunters. He flew back into the marsh and landed about mid-marsh on the
ground and out of sight.

My feeders have picked up a lot:
1-Fox Sparrow
2-White-throated Sparrows
3-Rusty Blackbirds
6-Common Grackles
1-Red-winged Blackbird
3-Purple Finches
60-Gold Fincesh
8-Wild Turkey
2-Ring-necked Pheasant
2-Tufted Titmouse
11-Cedar Waxwings on my Cedars

A couple photos attached

Larry Dau
Boone CO.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<CAFuMxAikwLqAW1dtGnAJvZVEJJ0OnjsVCiQ6ycg0r52u-bdDjQ...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/7/18 9:25 am
From: 'Chris Edwards' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Red-shouldered Hawk, Johnson Co.
At 11 a.m. this morning an adult RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was perched on a wire
along Newport Rd. NE, about one-tenth of a mile north of its intersection
with Treefarm Lane NE.

Chris Edwards
Solon, IA
<credwards...>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/4B87004884F2491D995C81C4FFFFC11C%40ChrisPC.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 1/6/18 3:32 pm
From: Jill Armentrout <sammiesibemom...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Fox Sparrow
HI Gary,

I saw your post and wondered if I also found a Fox Sparrow at the Bird Blind at Jester Park but now I wonder if it’s a Savannah sparrow? Of course, I didn’t a shot of the back or wings.

Jill Armentrout
Des Moines, ia

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<2E212D9F-9D29-4DA9-BC4B-A79C4A79DE23...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/6/18 3:02 pm
From: <jeannehedges...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Muscatine Cty gravels
Not a big variety out there today but lots of little groups of horned larks
and Lapland longspurs. Also three meadow larks! That's a first for me in
the wintertime.

Jeanne
Buffalo, IA

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<8f039ed2-7113-4de7-a221-30ca310d6dee...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/6/18 10:54 am
From: Gary Hoard <garye.hoard...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Fox Sparrow
Fox Sparrow at feeders, northern Polk Co., vicinity Jester Park.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CA%<2BNv5Y0nOBJVFnLuDL8Wr3DkVf2S20_KP9FcentVAOJP6i3Ysg...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/6/18 9:41 am
From: garye.hoard <garye.hoard...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Fox Sparrow
Fox Sparrow at feeders, northern Polk Co., vicinity Jester Park.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CA%2BNv5Y1tD1TRyyqfDJ-%<3D_ACA4fNOHqngeze9wsDNdCuOU9nFkw...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/6/18 8:05 am
From: Ken Gregory <kggregory...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: 2017 Grammar Grove Hawk Watch
correction: Total raptors for 2017= 6580

Old record = 4004, not 14


________________________________
From: <ia-bird...> <ia-bird...> on behalf of Ken Gregory <kggregory...>
Sent: Saturday, January 6, 2018 2:55 PM
To: <IA-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] 2017 Grammar Grove Hawk Watch


2017 Grammar Grove Hawk Watch

Marshall County, Iowa - along the Iowa River



Turkey Vultures 676 2nd highest Record – 681

Ospreys 15 18th highest Record - 40

Bald Eagles 536 4th highest Record – 698

Northern Harriers 16 tied 18th highest Record - 74

Sharp Shinned Hawks 420 15th highest Record – 767

Cooper’s Hawks 33 26th highest Record - 236

Broad-winged Hawks 4405 New record! Old record – 1703

Red-tailed Hawks 402 17th highest Record 905

Rough-legged Hawks 3 tied 15th highest Record 15

Golden Eagles 3 tied 16th highest Record 19

American Kestrels 14 23rd highest Record 60

Merlins 8 4th highest Record 10

Peregrine Falcons 18 New Record Old record 14



Accipiter Species 1

Buteo Species 5

Eagle Species 2

Unidentified Raptors 24



Total Raptors 6580 New Record Old record 14



Total Species 13 Record – 17



Total Hours 224.5

Total Days 62

Start Date August 22

Last Date December 22



28 years of records Counters – Mark Proescholdt, Ken Gregory,

Mary Ann Gregory, Diana Pesek, and others



--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...><mailto:ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>.
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...><mailto:<ia-bird...>.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<DM5PR1301MB19780118CEC78CDD92F5ECD7B01D0...><https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<DM5PR1301MB19780118CEC78CDD92F5ECD7B01D0...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<DM5PR1301MB1978D62699BA3CD1825D91B0B01D0...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/6/18 6:58 am
From: Ken Gregory <kggregory...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Big Days at Grammar Grove Hawk Watch 2017
Big Days at Grammar Grove Hawk Watch 2017



Turkey Vultures Oct. 7, - 144, Oct. 4 – 82, Sept. 19 – 62

Ospreys Sept. 14 – 2, Sept. 17. – 2, Sept. 22 - 2

Bald Eagles Nov. 18 – 91, Nov. 19 – 84, Dec. 5 – 52

Northern Harriers Oct. 24 – 4, Oct. 15 – 3, Sept. 20 – 2

Sharp Shinned Hawks Sept. 23 – 35, Oct. 7 – 35, Sept. 20 – 34

Cooper’s Hawks Sept. 19 - 4, Sept. 28 – 3, Oct. 22 – 3

Broad-winged Hawks Sept. 20 – 1332, Sept. 21 – 798, Sept. 17 – 768

Sept. 27 – 537, Sept. 23 – 456, Sept. 22 – 33

Red-tailed Hawks Oct. 9 – 67, Oct. 22 – 39, Oct. 4 – 36

Rough-legged Hawks Nov. 18 – 1, Nov. 19 – 1, Nov. 21 – 1

Golden Eagles Oct. 24 – 1, Nov. 18 – 1, Nov. 19 – 1

American Kestrels Sept. 17 – 2, Sept. 30 – 2, Oct. 7 – 2

Merlins Sept. 30 – 3, Sept. 20 – 1, Nov. 18 – 1

Peregrine Falcons Oct. 7 – 7, Sept. 19 – 3, Sept. 20 – 3



Big Days Sept. 20 – 1421

Sept. 21 – 863

Sept. 17 - 819

Sept. 27 – 599

Sept. 23 – 521

Sept. 22 - 373

Oct. 7 - 202

Sept. 19 - 158

Oct. 4 - 150

Nov. 18 - 111

Nov. 19 - 97

Oct. 22 - 94

Compiler Mark Proescholdt

Box 65

Liscomb, Iowa 50148


--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<DM5PR1301MB1978B781B01A58AF3CFF8CBDB01D0...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/6/18 6:55 am
From: Ken Gregory <kggregory...>
Subject: [ia-bird] 2017 Grammar Grove Hawk Watch
2017 Grammar Grove Hawk Watch

Marshall County, Iowa - along the Iowa River



Turkey Vultures 676 2nd highest Record – 681

Ospreys 15 18th highest Record - 40

Bald Eagles 536 4th highest Record – 698

Northern Harriers 16 tied 18th highest Record - 74

Sharp Shinned Hawks 420 15th highest Record – 767

Cooper’s Hawks 33 26th highest Record - 236

Broad-winged Hawks 4405 New record! Old record – 1703

Red-tailed Hawks 402 17th highest Record 905

Rough-legged Hawks 3 tied 15th highest Record 15

Golden Eagles 3 tied 16th highest Record 19

American Kestrels 14 23rd highest Record 60

Merlins 8 4th highest Record 10

Peregrine Falcons 18 New Record Old record 14



Accipiter Species 1

Buteo Species 5

Eagle Species 2

Unidentified Raptors 24



Total Raptors 6580 New Record Old record 14



Total Species 13 Record – 17



Total Hours 224.5

Total Days 62

Start Date August 22

Last Date December 22



28 years of records Counters – Mark Proescholdt, Ken Gregory,

Mary Ann Gregory, Diana Pesek, and others


--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<DM5PR1301MB19780118CEC78CDD92F5ECD7B01D0...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/6/18 4:40 am
From: Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Poweshiek co birds
This week had FOS short-eared owl, several meadowlarks, and 1 white-throated sparrow, and several harriers. Robert Van Ersvelde Grinnell

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/A1050EC97EF044D1BB15EE2140B9E9D4%40UserHP.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/5/18 8:11 pm
From: Danny Akers <BirdManDan1231...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Clayton Co. CBC results
Hi All,


The NW Clayton Co. CBC was conducted on January 3rd. Despite the frigid conditions, we smashed the previous record and set a new record high of 63 species. Bird of the day was an EASTERN PHOEBE. Other highlights included:


2 waterfowl species (Canada Goose and Trumpeter Swan), 2 Golden Eagles, 6 Eurasian Collared Doves in Elkader, 6 owl species (3 Long-eared, 5 Short-eared, 1 N. Saw-whet), Pileated Woodpecker, Merlin, Northern Shrike, 3 Red-breasted Nuthatches, Hermit Thrush, 12 Yellow-rumped Warblers, 1800+ Dark-eyed Juncos, 1 Harris's Sparrow, 1 Common Redpoll, 15 Red Crossbills.



The SE Clayton Co. CBC was conducted, per usual, the following day, January 4th. Even colder conditions (-17F while owling), but again, exceptional birding prevailed and we recorded a whopping 72 species, falling just shy of the record of 73 set in 2016. Birds of the day included TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE and SNOWY OWL. Other highlights included:


4 waterfowl species (Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Common Goldeneye), 1 Killdeer (in an open spring-fed stream in a narrow, heavily wooded valley), 3 Eurasian Collared Doves, a whopping 7 owl species! (1 Snowy, 2 Long-eared, 1 Short-eared, 5 N. Saw-whet), 1 Merlin, 3 Northern Shrikes, 2 Red-breasted Nuthatch, 2 Winter and 5 Carolina Wrens, Hermit Thrush, 3 American Robins (tough species this year!), 317 Cedar Waxwings (exceptional turnout), 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler, 1900+ Dark-eyed Juncos, 7 Fox, 27 White-crowned, 13 White-throated, and 1 Swamp Sparrows, 1 meadowlark sp., 231 Brown-headed Cowbirds, 1 Rusty Blackbird, 1 Common Grackle, 2 Common Redpolls, and 1 Eurasian Tree Sparrow (4th year in a row).


An unfortunate statistic, but missing Golden Eagle on SE Clayton this year marked the first time that species was missed in 10 years....


Danny Akers

Ames



--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<BN6PR10MB18090BEE06E683403DF8B6D1DA1D0...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/5/18 7:05 pm
From: Tyler M. Harms <tyharms...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Union Slough CBC/NC Iowa
Hi Birders,

Yesterday (January 4), 15 birders participated in the Union Slough CBC. It
was a beautiful winter morning in north central Iowa - the temperature was
a balmy 0 degrees with no wind and a gorgeous, light snow falling for most
of the day. We tallied 36 species, one short of the count high in recent
years. Highlights were a nearly complete raptor list including Northern
Harrier and Merlin, three icterid species (numerous Red-winged Blackbirds,
a Common Grackle, and a handful of meadowlarks), and a River Otter as a
nice CBC mammal. As always, many thanks to those who participated and to
the Refuge staff for their support and for the soup lunch.

Elsewhere in north central Iowa, I flushed a Short-eared Owl at Ottosen
Potholes on the Humboldt County CBC today and, on my return to central Iowa
this afternoon, observed a Northern Shrike near Boone Forks Wildlife Area
in Hamilton County.

Take care,

Tyler Harms
Ames, Story Co.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<CAPMjp30wXtAs8qYH3LzE_QFAzdUNsa6YQ-pKJ5MvJVvvKbtmBw...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/5/18 6:30 pm
From: John Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Snowy Owl — Dallas County
This afternoon, I followed up on an eBird report of a Snowy Owl just west
of Grimes. Jay Gilliam relocated the bird this morning, and I saw it around
4 this afternoon. It is hanging around a field just north of Highway 44 on
X Ave.

This bird was first reported yesterday evening, so it could easily still be
around tomorrow.

Good birding
John Bissell
Grimes

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CALXMzt1-d0Zkcq1hk7veT4ah9bGPZ7vhYASXOAY%<2BohGaGpVjkg...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/5/18 3:24 pm
From: Candace Havely <kansas592...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Short-eared Owl - Howard County
My Mark saw his life Short-eared Owl tonight in Howard County! A single owl
was hunting right north of Hwy 9. The bird perched on a low stick and we
got good looks from the car. Beautiful! Mark said, "It flies like a
bat..."... Yes, I said! I'm going to make a birder out of him yet!

Candace Havely
Waterloo, Iowa
Black Hawk County

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CAB4JYBzJiRaG-O8NNaF_CxWAuA%<3DswBMqQzYcHYwboc349QgZjw...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/5/18 2:26 pm
From: John Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 1-5-18
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, December 30, through Friday, January
5, 2018:



-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)











CASUAL:

*GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL*

*MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD*









-Additional Species Mentioned

Long-tailed Duck

Golden Eagle

Snowy Owl

Prairie Falcon

Brown Thrasher

Eurasian Tree Sparrow







***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:*



WINNEBAGO COUNTY:

A BROWN THRASHER continues to be seen at the feeders at Thorpe Park on the 3
rd.









*EAST*:



JOHNSON COUNTY:

2 SNOWY OWLS were seen west of North Liberty on the 29th. One on a power
pole on 260th St. and the other perched on a fence post just north of F-28,
midway between James Ave. and I-380. One of the birds was last seen in this
area on the 2nd.



SCOTT COUNTY:

A SNOWY OWL was seen along Hwy 61 at marker 108 which is just east of Blue
Grass on the 3rd.









*NORTHEAST:*



BLACK HAWK COUNTY:

A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen along Maxfield Rd. about a quarter mile west of the
intersection of Waverly Rd. on the 3rd.







*SOUTH CENTRAL*:



MARION COUNTY:

A LONG-TAILED DUCK and a GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL were seen below the dam at
Red Rock on the 30th.









*CENTRAL:*



*STORY COUNTY:*

*A BROWN THRASHER was seen at a property just SE of Ames on the 29th.*



*JASPER COUNTY:*

*A EURASIAN TREE SPARROW was seen near Prairie City on the 30th. The exact
location of this bird can be found here: *
https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41438807



*A PRAIRIE FALCON was seen along the bison enclosure at Neal Smith NWR on
the 3rd.*

*DALLAS COUNTY:*


*A SNOWY OWL was seen near the intersection of HIghway 44 and X Ave west of
Grimes on the 5th.*







*NORTHWEST:*



*OBRIEN COUNTY:*

*2 MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS were seen *along Wilson Ave. south of Hwy 10 on the 1
st.











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




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



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
January 12, 2018 for the weekly report. Should any UNRECORDED or ACCIDENTAL
species be reported, an update will be posted.





John Bissell

Grimes, Iowa

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

515-423-6108

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CALXMzt3HSUkOmX9%3DVwu%3DTsEeyvJoJNM7We%2B%<2BGVVY72PQ3UDj8g...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/4/18 10:15 am
From: Don Poggensee <donpog...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Saw-whet with dark Mouse
Hi,
I need to make a correction, thanks to two viewers. What I was calling a dark Mouse, is really a Meadow Vole. Thanks Carl, I can't blame it on all the days of cold temperatures, as sometimes, one need to slow down and take a second look.

Don




--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<0430A3FA-693C-4081-AF1A-8BB46AFC0A51...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/4/18 9:14 am
From: 'Stephen Johnson' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] eastern blubirds Pella
Beginning on December 6 between 2 and 4 pairs of Bluebirds came to a heated birdbath to drink, typically between 8 and 10.00 am and stayed about 3-5 minutes. I attributed their thirst and interest to drought. They returned almost daily through daytime temperatures reaching 9 Fahrenheit but disappeared when the much colder Temps arrived. I suspected after reading that bluebird staying in their breeding range can be killed by extreme temperatures that these individuals had been killed. But yesterday about 5-7 returned and drank alongside starlings. I have not seen them eat anything. Today while overcast, no bluebirds have shown up.
Stephen Johnson
SE corner of Pella township

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<1224076861.436605.1515086036190...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/4/18 8:10 am
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Muscatine County Jan 1
Sorry for the late post. Sent it to the wrong email address.


Though I did not use common sense about birding today it was a fun 4 hours.
Covered the area mostly to the SW of Muscatine with a swing through
Glenwood cemetery. -19 when I left -23 when I arrived on Burlington Rd
for to try for Screech Owls .

Hoped for Eastern Screech and Common Redpoll as new county birds with
outside chance of Red Crossbill.

30 species was a surprise considering the temperature. 18 species at some
feeders near Penny Lane was a great help.

Turns out that I picked up 6 county ticks which was surprise.
E Screech Owl 1
Common Redpoll 2
Pine Siskin 2
Shocking first county birds (because I thought I already had them on my
list).
American Tree Sparrow 18
Dark-eyed Junco 35
Rough-legged 1

Red Crossbill seemed to have vacated Iowa. *ZERO* though I did work
to nice looking cemeteries in the county.

As to wear shorts--I did have good sense about that and had jeans on.
Felt kind of strange :-)
*Paul O. Roisen*
*Woodbury County, IA*
*Mobile 712-301-2817*

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<CAF5x8g6G5PpAfg-S2sVfs5sNGLuLffSs8e5YL0GWXsD1XreXVg...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/4/18 5:14 am
From: Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Poweshiek co birds
Had FOS short-eared owl fly over me 5 miles NE of Grinnell. Bob Van Ersvelde Grinnell

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/FB077DE561AD4C72B24A623565DC6326%40UserHP.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/3/18 8:22 pm
From: Don Poggensee <donpog...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Saw-whet Owls today in Moorehead Park West of Ida Grove
Hi,
I had a few people today that wanted to see our Wintering Saw-whets in Moorehead Park West of Ida Grove. We found three today, and all three were
down low for easy image making. Yes, that first Saw-whet, is holding a really black mouse.
Here are a couple of views.

Don

Don Poggensee
174 Lakeview Drive
Ida Grove, Iowa 51445
712-364-3491



--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<98617982-1B5B-4586-8020-E89F4DC05325...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/3/18 7:17 pm
From: Ty Smedes <ty.smedes...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Prairie Falcon - Neal Smith NWR

At 4:30pm this afternoon a Prairie Falcon was perched on a post at the west end of the Neal Smith Bison Enclosure.. Beautiful with the late afternoon light on him!

Ty Smedes

Ty Smedes Nature Photography
4732 72nd Street
Urbandale
Iowa 50322-1148

www.smedesphoto.com
phone #515-270-9086

"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it" - Thomas Jefferson

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/6E5089F4CB954C769867E565539D66AE%40TyPC.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/3/18 5:55 pm
From: Tommy Stone <tomtazzstone...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Golden Eagle - Blackhawk co
Today, my dad, Tom Stone sr. reported seeing an ad.GOLDEN EAGLE feeding on a deer carcass along a roadside just southwest of Janesville. He mentioned several young B. Eagles were watching close by, but none dared to challenge it. The specific location was on Maxfield rd. about a quarter mile west of the intersection of Waverly rd.

Good birding,
Tommy Stone,
Waterloo

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<f384f400-8574-41dd-a0ae-bdf84f9ed2ab...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/3/18 4:15 pm
From: Gerald White <apuffin...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Scott County Snowy Owl



1.3.18 2:30 PM Hwy 61 at marker 108 which is just east of Blue Grass. Clear
sky and bright sun illuminated a very white owl. It was on the wing at
about 100 feet off the ground with an AMCR in hot pursuit. I looked like
the owl was headed for timber.

Gerald white Muscatine IA

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<edc6c283-b3b2-4efb-8324-16f7e1c9ac2c...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/3/18 1:00 pm
From: Zachary Mercer <12mercer34...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: scaup help
Looks like a Greater Scaup because of the rounded head and large bill.

Zach Mercer
Fonda, IA

On Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 8:01:39 PM UTC-6, mccoyfam wrote:
>
> I called this bird a greater scaup yesterday and now I am starting to
> second guess myself. Marginal pictures due to low light and vapor over
> the water. Anyone want to render an opinion?
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
> Jamie McCoy
>
> Iowa City
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<ada8dab9-1ff6-4488-bacb-53e41b0ef374...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/3/18 7:54 am
From: Lisa Ralls, Winnebago County Naturalist <skybluewaters63...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Brown Thrasher still around
The Brown Thrasher that we've seen several times this winter is still
present at the Thorpe Park bird feeders, five miles west of Forest City
(Winnebago County). I thought with the -20 degree weather he would have
moved out by now, but I guess it hasn't been much warmer further south!
--Lisa Ralls
Winnebago County Naturalist

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<bd041a5a-5e96-469a-836b-d6a7a1be69ba...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/2/18 6:33 pm
From: Ric Zarwell <birdingricz...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Year of the Bird
Excellent, important and well-worded post, Doug. Thank you for sharing.

It’s very nice to see 4 high profile NGOs working together to make this the Year of the Bird, as well as focusing on the title appearing on the National Geographic I received today: “Why Birds Matter.” Birds have done and are doing so much for many of us! If we all work together with passion and commitment we can do a great deal more for them!

I can’t wait for January 19th to experience the Planet of Birds program on NatGeo WILD, my favorite TV channel.

The vitally important Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) is 100-years old this year, and it is indeed under assault, perhaps like never before. Those interested in birds and their well-being should understand the details. The explanation is quite brief. After reading, form your own opinions: http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw7uqNnTc <http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw7uqNnTc> .

Thanks for your interest.



Ric

Ric Zarwell
Lansing, Allamakee County
Email: <BirdingRicZ...>
Mobile: 563-419-4991







> On Jan 2, 2018, at 11:53 AM, Douglas Harr <dnharr...> wrote:
>
> If you haven't heard or read of this yet, 2018 has been declared "Year of the Bird", by a partnership of National Audubon, National Geographic Society, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and BirdLife International (U.K.). Given that 2018 is the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (currently under political attack), the Year of the Bird must be very important to all birders and conservationists. To find out more about Year of the Bird, check out the following websites:
>
> http://www.audubon.org/yearofthebird <http://www.audubon.org/yearofthebird>
> https://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/year-of-the-bird/ <https://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/year-of-the-bird/>
>
> One aim of the year is to ask us all to do something for our birds every month in 2018. Suggestions are available on the above-listed websites. But good birders and conservationists can think of lots to do without even having to refer to such a list. Iowa has projects coming up that many of us can participate in. Examples include National Audubon's Climate Change bluebird/nuthatch surveys (starting on Jan. 15), the Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb, 16-19), Iowa's federal Breeding Bird Survey (needs volunteers to fill in current vacancies--announcement to come later), supporting the new "Bird Friendly Iowa" program, and much more, plus joining state organizations like the Iowa Ornithologists' Union, Iowa Audubon, Iowa Young Birders or a local birding/conservation organization.
>
> The new January issue of National Geographic Magazine features a cover story about "Why Birds Matter", by author Jonathan Franzen, who also has written a highly-recommended book by the same title. And, on January 19, the NatGeo WILD television channel will air "Planet of the Birds"--should be well worth watching.
>
> Stay tuned for future announcements or stories about Year of the Bird, which Iowa Audubon will also work to publicize and encourage Iowans to help save our planet's avian life.
>
> Doug Harr
> President & Chief Operating Officer
> <IowaAudubonLogoGIFsmall.gif>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...> <mailto:ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>.
> To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...> <mailto:<ia-bird...>.
> Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird <https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird>.
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CAO6%<3DGQcN3V4Kb0RBjgaLvcy7ZSAZMjFirnvsC9bvoh8ZGHy-Ew...> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CAO6%<3DGQcN3V4Kb0RBjgaLvcy7ZSAZMjFirnvsC9bvoh8ZGHy-Ew...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>.
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout <https://groups.google.com/d/optout>.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<74C87A0D-0F24-475D-B642-92E9FC382959...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/2/18 6:30 pm
From: Ric Zarwell <birdingricz...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Bald Eagles up very close and personal. Lansing, Allamakee Co.
We see a good number of Bald Eagles from our home (actually from our couch) throughout all but the coldest days of the year. But things were much better on New Year's Day.

First, an adult BAEA shot past our window at less than 10 feet of altitude and just half-way between our home and our bird feeders and the maple tree, 30 feet away, under which Betty and I were married. That was followed several seconds later by a second adult BAEA also flying low and headed in the same direction, about 60-70 feet from our window.

Those two eagles circled our property barely above our trees for a period of 15-minutes, and twice landed less than a hundred feet from our window. A half-dozen crows soon joined the party. After things quieted down I went out to look, expecting to see a food item. But could find nothing that might have caused the sudden influx. All an interesting event, especially so close.

Repeated views of a busy Brown Creeper on our wedding tree was my best bird of the 18 species I saw from our window during the first day of 2018.

May 2018 be an enjoyable and bird-filled year for one and all.


Ric

Ric Zarwell
Email: <BirdingRicZ...> <mailto:<BirdingRicZ...>
Mobile: 563-419-4991





--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<4576BAC1-BCB9-4BBB-9CA9-B320777C4A69...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/2/18 6:01 pm
From: James McCoy <mccoyfam...>
Subject: [ia-bird] scaup help
I called this bird a greater scaup yesterday and now I am starting to second
guess myself. Marginal pictures due to low light and vapor over the water.
Anyone want to render an opinion?



Thanks,



Jamie McCoy

Iowa City

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/004201d38436%24c82b07c0%2458811740%<24...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/2/18 4:29 pm
From: Larry Dau <lgdau9...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Great Birding in Boone County
Today had a Fox Sparrow Show up at my feeders.

Yesterday traveling only one mile of road near the Iowa Arboretum, I found
the following:
1- Rough-legged Hawk (Lt)
1-Pileated Woodpecker
2-Northern Flickers
1-Hermit Thrush
1-Screech Owl
1-Red-headed Woodpecker
2-Cooper's Hawks
2-Male Pheasants showing off nicely near the road

Also found-
10-Bald Eagles near Arboretum
1-Sharp-shinned Hawk near Luther Bridge
1-Song Sparrow at Harrier Marsh

Attached Hermit Thrush and Rough-legged Hawk

Larry Dau - Boone County

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CAFuMxAgjREdUHQADSr2p_sQHg6Ca%3Dq4t%<3D6MpRQ5yztHPGYpZkw...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/2/18 3:22 pm
From: Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Poweshiek co birds
Had a white-throated sparrow show up under the feeders Sunday and saw a meadowlark on the way to work today. Bob Van Ersvelde Grinnell

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/7CB17659CA3E4320A56DB9D3B20190A2%40UserHP.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/2/18 2:56 pm
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Apologies to Paul
Whew! That was intense. It is truly amazing how what we hear and say can
be so different depending on the "hearer".

Having received "apologies" from Shaun and Brandon it is clear that I heard
and how I responded needs to be apologized for as well.

Sorry, Shaun, Brandon, and Bill and hope this is that I have learned
another lesson in life 🤔. So many lessons and I still need more!

I think I am going birding in the cold to bring back to calm.

Dreams of Mountain Bluebirds (O'Brien Co) and Harlequin Duck (Burt County,
NE just across from Onowa IA)

God Bless,



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

On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 4:44 PM, Shaun Chandler <shaunrchandler...>
wrote:

> Folks,
>
> I'd like to apologise to Paul for responding to his "private" message to
> me on the list. I did not realise my iPhone is set to "Reply All".
>
> My response to Bill was not intended to be rude. His use of the word
> "gooder" in the subject heading, made me believe Bill was joking.
>
> Shaun
>
>
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless iPhone
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
> "IA-BIRD" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
> email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
> Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/
> msgid/ia-bird/<3EA289EB-1129-4353-B01D-A01041E505E6...>
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CAF5x8g7uKneW5i17r4L4k%3DOtmuYxysnFPBD1n0n%2BRri%<3DCXqsSA...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/2/18 2:51 pm
From: Ty Smedes <ty.smedes...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Wilson's Snipe
At 1:30 this afternoon we had a seemingly very lost Wilson’s Snipe standing in the middle of our driveway, above the trickle of water flowing thru the culvert below...

What a stunner on this cold winter day!


Ty Smedes

Ty Smedes Nature Photography
4732 72nd Street
Urbandale
Iowa 50322-1148

www.smedesphoto.com
phone #515-270-9086

"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it" - Thomas Jefferson

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/C35E8400B94B4AACA587FAC2E09BB10C%40TyPC.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/2/18 2:44 pm
From: Shaun Chandler <shaunrchandler...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Apologies to Paul
Folks,

I'd like to apologise to Paul for responding to his "private" message to me on the list. I did not realise my iPhone is set to "Reply All".

My response to Bill was not intended to be rude. His use of the word "gooder" in the subject heading, made me believe Bill was joking.

Shaun


Sent from my Verizon Wireless iPhone

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<3EA289EB-1129-4353-B01D-A01041E505E6...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 1/2/18 2:43 pm
From: Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Let's use words gooder this year (no siting)
Birders,

I misinterpreted a response to my original email that the conversation was
shut down, therefore, I thought my original message was not posted. Sorry
for the confusion about my last post to Paul.

Best,
Brandon Caswell
Marion

On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 4:36 PM, Tony Moline <tonymoline...> wrote:

> I know I have unintentionally misspelled bird names when posting in the
> field. Sometimes you just want to get the information out there and you are
> trying to text on a tiny little phone.
> I also know an ornithologist who uses "shorbs"
> I find this perfectly acceptable and knew exactly what was being
> communicated when I heard it the first time. I'd hardly call him sophomoric.
> Personally I don't find Shaun's response any more inappropriate than the
> original posting.
> Bill says Listserve
> Brandon says Listserv
> We all know what they are talking about.
> There's enough crabbiness on Facebook.
> Keep this site positive please
> Tony Moline
> Dubuque
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
> "IA-BIRD" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
> email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
> Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/
> msgid/ia-bird/<f40c2d40-bb6e-4864-8cb6-99e86dbb8a29...>
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CACckiAPKTwMchU%3DtVC%2BL-z%<3DE6cZZ7pf1-aBbr4NXNVSow0JQ3Q...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/2/18 2:39 pm
From: Ellen Tushar <etushar...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Benton County - Fox Sparrow
On New Years Eve we found a Fox Sparrow visiting our feeders and hoped to add it to our 2018 list.

Luckily, it was back on the 1st and again today.

This is an unusual January yard bird for us. We usually see one in March and I don’t recall seeing one on multiple days.

It is also the first time I’ve seen a Fox Sparrow visit a platform feeder where it seemed to be trying to blend in with the female purple finches.

Thanks,

Ellen Tushar
Benton County


--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/201801021638854.SM793875%40%5BIPv6:::ffff:192.168.1.67%5D.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/2/18 2:36 pm
From: Tony Moline <tonymoline...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Let's use words gooder this year (no siting)
I know I have unintentionally misspelled bird names when posting in the field. Sometimes you just want to get the information out there and you are trying to text on a tiny little phone.
I also know an ornithologist who uses "shorbs"
I find this perfectly acceptable and knew exactly what was being communicated when I heard it the first time. I'd hardly call him sophomoric.
Personally I don't find Shaun's response any more inappropriate than the original posting.
Bill says Listserve
Brandon says Listserv
We all know what they are talking about.
There's enough crabbiness on Facebook.
Keep this site positive please
Tony Moline
Dubuque

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<f40c2d40-bb6e-4864-8cb6-99e86dbb8a29...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/2/18 2:22 pm
From: Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Let's use words gooder this year (no siting)
Forgot to properly sign off...

Brandon Caswell
Marion

On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 4:18 PM, Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...>
> wrote:

> Birders,
>
> I was given the gracious option as an "Admin" with the Facebook "Iowa
> Birding" group. One of my rolls is to admit new members. Facebook has
> added an option for people to answer a basic question, which is a way to
> keep spammers out. The question is, "What is your favorite bird?". While
> some just list their favorite bird, many take the question seriously and
> are passionate about their answers. I read every answer and if there is
> one thing I can tell you it is this, the vast majority of people either
> indicate they are new to birding or you can tell they are new because of
> how they spell things. I'd say nearly 99.5% of answers have misspellings
> of common bird names.
>
> While I see some merit in Bill's email to the IOU Listerv, I also
> acknowledge that Paul is correct in that we need to be sensitive of the
> next "generation" of birders. Iowa Birding is closing in on 3,000 members
> and many of them will get exposure to the IOU through the group. We have
> tried to redirect the usage of bird nomenclature, but it seems that we have
> let it go for good reasons. If I recall correctly, we once had a woman get
> extremely angry over the correction of "American Bald Eagle" to simply,
> "Bald Eagle". Those who eventually choose to take their birding passion to
> the next step will eventually see there are proper bird names and
> spellings. Lets not lose potential people to our community because they
> say, "Gold finch" or "Canadian Geese".
>
> Good birding,
> Brandon
>
> On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 3:49 PM, Shaun Chandler <shaunrchandler...>
> wrote:
>
>> Thanks for taking it out of contents Paul!
>> It's Shaun, not Shawn 😉
>>
>>
>> Sent from my Verizon Wireless iPhone
>>
>> On Jan 2, 2018, at 3:32 PM, Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> wrote:
>>
>> Shawn,
>>
>> Though I do not enjoy Bill's annual reminders, we do recognize that newer
>> birders do not always understand our lingo. Additionally, correct English
>> and naming of birds is important.
>>
>> Your response, written to the entire IOU listserve, does seem to confirm
>> that your are one of the sophomoric entities that he is referring to.
>>
>> If you wish to criticize someone you disagree with then at least do it in
>> a private way. I think you owe Bill a public apology.
>>
>> Good Bless and good birding to you, Shaun.
>>
>>
>>
>> *Paul O. Roisen*
>> *Woodbury County, IA*
>> *Mobile 712-301-2817 <(712)%20301-2817>*
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 1:12 PM, Shaun Chandler <shaunrchandler...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Please tell me you are just joking?
>>>
>>> Shaun Chandler
>>> Carroll
>>>
>>> Sent from my Verizon Wireless iPhone
>>>
>>> On Jan 2, 2018, at 1:04 PM, drbeel <drbeel...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Birders, 2017 saw a number of misused and misspelled words creep into
>>> posts to the IOU listserve, so let's all strive to correct some of these
>>> common errors:
>>>
>>> Wigeon, not Widgeon
>>> Kestrel, not Kestral
>>> Siskin, not Sisken
>>> Shoveler, not Shovellor
>>> Downy, not Downey
>>> Canada, not Canadian (Geese)
>>> Sandhill, not Sandhills (Cranes)
>>> sighting, not siting
>>> morph, not phase
>>>
>>> And that most hackneyed of non-words,
>>> the regrettable "shorbs". Golly, the mere addition of four letters
>>> converts this sophomoric jumble into the accurate and wholly understandable
>>> "shorebirds".
>>>
>>> Respectfully,
>>> Bill Scheible
>>> Cedar Rapids
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>>>
>>> --
>>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google
>>> Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
>>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send
>>> an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
>>> To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
>>> Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
>>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
>>> gid/ia-bird/d31d085930b3c0126f46f8d6b671360b%40njtocomv01
>>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/d31d085930b3c0126f46f8d6b671360b%40njtocomv01?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>>> .
>>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>>
>>> --
>>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google
>>> Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
>>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send
>>> an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
>>> To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
>>> Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
>>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
>>> gid/ia-bird/<8EFA6ACD-9E90-451E-BC8E-73A34E78F38B...>
>>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<8EFA6ACD-9E90-451E-BC8E-73A34E78F38B...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>>> .
>>>
>>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>>
>>
>> --
>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
>> "IA-BIRD" group.
>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
>> email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
>> To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
>> Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
>> gid/ia-bird/<80F7DBED-7A49-4F50-9EB2-5D40B5F3E8CC...>
>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<80F7DBED-7A49-4F50-9EB2-5D40B5F3E8CC...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>> .
>>
>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>
>
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CACckiAOZ5iLz6B%<2B4WwN_1p-0wWjdDokrLVeOqLoFy5o9jaT1bg...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/2/18 2:18 pm
From: Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Let's use words gooder this year (no siting)
Birders,

I was given the gracious option as an "Admin" with the Facebook "Iowa
Birding" group. One of my rolls is to admit new members. Facebook has
added an option for people to answer a basic question, which is a way to
keep spammers out. The question is, "What is your favorite bird?". While
some just list their favorite bird, many take the question seriously and
are passionate about their answers. I read every answer and if there is
one thing I can tell you it is this, the vast majority of people either
indicate they are new to birding or you can tell they are new because of
how they spell things. I'd say nearly 99.5% of answers have misspellings
of common bird names.

While I see some merit in Bill's email to the IOU Listerv, I also
acknowledge that Paul is correct in that we need to be sensitive of the
next "generation" of birders. Iowa Birding is closing in on 3,000 members
and many of them will get exposure to the IOU through the group. We have
tried to redirect the usage of bird nomenclature, but it seems that we have
let it go for good reasons. If I recall correctly, we once had a woman get
extremely angry over the correction of "American Bald Eagle" to simply,
"Bald Eagle". Those who eventually choose to take their birding passion to
the next step will eventually see there are proper bird names and
spellings. Lets not lose potential people to our community because they
say, "Gold finch" or "Canadian Geese".

Good birding,
Brandon

On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 3:49 PM, Shaun Chandler <shaunrchandler...>
wrote:

> Thanks for taking it out of contents Paul!
> It's Shaun, not Shawn 😉
>
>
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless iPhone
>
> On Jan 2, 2018, at 3:32 PM, Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> wrote:
>
> Shawn,
>
> Though I do not enjoy Bill's annual reminders, we do recognize that newer
> birders do not always understand our lingo. Additionally, correct English
> and naming of birds is important.
>
> Your response, written to the entire IOU listserve, does seem to confirm
> that your are one of the sophomoric entities that he is referring to.
>
> If you wish to criticize someone you disagree with then at least do it in
> a private way. I think you owe Bill a public apology.
>
> Good Bless and good birding to you, Shaun.
>
>
>
> *Paul O. Roisen*
> *Woodbury County, IA*
> *Mobile 712-301-2817 <(712)%20301-2817>*
>
> On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 1:12 PM, Shaun Chandler <shaunrchandler...>
> wrote:
>
>> Please tell me you are just joking?
>>
>> Shaun Chandler
>> Carroll
>>
>> Sent from my Verizon Wireless iPhone
>>
>> On Jan 2, 2018, at 1:04 PM, drbeel <drbeel...> wrote:
>>
>> Birders, 2017 saw a number of misused and misspelled words creep into
>> posts to the IOU listserve, so let's all strive to correct some of these
>> common errors:
>>
>> Wigeon, not Widgeon
>> Kestrel, not Kestral
>> Siskin, not Sisken
>> Shoveler, not Shovellor
>> Downy, not Downey
>> Canada, not Canadian (Geese)
>> Sandhill, not Sandhills (Cranes)
>> sighting, not siting
>> morph, not phase
>>
>> And that most hackneyed of non-words,
>> the regrettable "shorbs". Golly, the mere addition of four letters
>> converts this sophomoric jumble into the accurate and wholly understandable
>> "shorebirds".
>>
>> Respectfully,
>> Bill Scheible
>> Cedar Rapids
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>>
>> --
>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
>> "IA-BIRD" group.
>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
>> email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
>> To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
>> Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
>> gid/ia-bird/d31d085930b3c0126f46f8d6b671360b%40njtocomv01
>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/d31d085930b3c0126f46f8d6b671360b%40njtocomv01?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>> .
>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>
>> --
>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
>> "IA-BIRD" group.
>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
>> email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
>> To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
>> Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ms
>> gid/ia-bird/<8EFA6ACD-9E90-451E-BC8E-73A34E78F38B...>
>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<8EFA6ACD-9E90-451E-BC8E-73A34E78F38B...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>> .
>>
>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
> "IA-BIRD" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
> email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
> Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/
> msgid/ia-bird/<80F7DBED-7A49-4F50-9EB2-5D40B5F3E8CC...>
> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<80F7DBED-7A49-4F50-9EB2-5D40B5F3E8CC...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
> .
>
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CACckiAMRkCPRgn6GJCb4v76E_nHxF%<2BE4oVRJKZoE9U7zJ6x-ow...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/2/18 1:54 pm
From: Shaun Chandler <shaunrchandler...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Let's use words gooder this year (no siting)
Whoops...auto correct! 🙄

Sent from my Verizon Wireless iPhone

> On Jan 2, 2018, at 3:49 PM, Shaun Chandler <shaunrchandler...> wrote:
>
> Thanks for taking it out of contents Paul!
> It's Shaun, not Shawn 😉
>
>
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless iPhone
>
>> On Jan 2, 2018, at 3:32 PM, Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> wrote:
>>
>> Shawn,
>>
>> Though I do not enjoy Bill's annual reminders, we do recognize that newer birders do not always understand our lingo. Additionally, correct English and naming of birds is important.
>>
>> Your response, written to the entire IOU listserve, does seem to confirm that your are one of the sophomoric entities that he is referring to.
>>
>> If you wish to criticize someone you disagree with then at least do it in a private way. I think you owe Bill a public apology.
>>
>> Good Bless and good birding to you, Shaun.
>>
>>
>>
>> Paul O. Roisen
>> Woodbury County, IA
>> Mobile 712-301-2817
>>
>>> On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 1:12 PM, Shaun Chandler <shaunrchandler...> wrote:
>>> Please tell me you are just joking?
>>>
>>> Shaun Chandler
>>> Carroll
>>>
>>> Sent from my Verizon Wireless iPhone
>>>
>>>> On Jan 2, 2018, at 1:04 PM, drbeel <drbeel...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Birders, 2017 saw a number of misused and misspelled words creep into posts to the IOU listserve, so let's all strive to correct some of these common errors:
>>>>
>>>> Wigeon, not Widgeon
>>>> Kestrel, not Kestral
>>>> Siskin, not Sisken
>>>> Shoveler, not Shovellor
>>>> Downy, not Downey
>>>> Canada, not Canadian (Geese)
>>>> Sandhill, not Sandhills (Cranes)
>>>> sighting, not siting
>>>> morph, not phase
>>>>
>>>> And that most hackneyed of non-words,
>>>> the regrettable "shorbs". Golly, the mere addition of four letters converts this sophomoric jumble into the accurate and wholly understandable "shorebirds".
>>>>
>>>> Respectfully,
>>>> Bill Scheible
>>>> Cedar Rapids
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>>>> --
>>>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
>>>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
>>>> To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
>>>> Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
>>>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/d31d085930b3c0126f46f8d6b671360b%40njtocomv01.
>>>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>>
>>> --
>>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
>>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
>>> To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
>>> Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
>>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<8EFA6ACD-9E90-451E-BC8E-73A34E78F38B...>
>>>
>>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<BB09C960-694F-4470-8052-13E3539092B3...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/2/18 1:50 pm
From: Shaun Chandler <shaunrchandler...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Let's use words gooder this year (no siting)
Thanks for taking it out of contents Paul!
It's Shaun, not Shawn 😉


Sent from my Verizon Wireless iPhone

> On Jan 2, 2018, at 3:32 PM, Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> wrote:
>
> Shawn,
>
> Though I do not enjoy Bill's annual reminders, we do recognize that newer birders do not always understand our lingo. Additionally, correct English and naming of birds is important.
>
> Your response, written to the entire IOU listserve, does seem to confirm that your are one of the sophomoric entities that he is referring to.
>
> If you wish to criticize someone you disagree with then at least do it in a private way. I think you owe Bill a public apology.
>
> Good Bless and good birding to you, Shaun.
>
>
>
> Paul O. Roisen
> Woodbury County, IA
> Mobile 712-301-2817
>
>> On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 1:12 PM, Shaun Chandler <shaunrchandler...> wrote:
>> Please tell me you are just joking?
>>
>> Shaun Chandler
>> Carroll
>>
>> Sent from my Verizon Wireless iPhone
>>
>>> On Jan 2, 2018, at 1:04 PM, drbeel <drbeel...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Birders, 2017 saw a number of misused and misspelled words creep into posts to the IOU listserve, so let's all strive to correct some of these common errors:
>>>
>>> Wigeon, not Widgeon
>>> Kestrel, not Kestral
>>> Siskin, not Sisken
>>> Shoveler, not Shovellor
>>> Downy, not Downey
>>> Canada, not Canadian (Geese)
>>> Sandhill, not Sandhills (Cranes)
>>> sighting, not siting
>>> morph, not phase
>>>
>>> And that most hackneyed of non-words,
>>> the regrettable "shorbs". Golly, the mere addition of four letters converts this sophomoric jumble into the accurate and wholly understandable "shorebirds".
>>>
>>> Respectfully,
>>> Bill Scheible
>>> Cedar Rapids
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>>> --
>>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
>>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
>>> To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
>>> Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
>>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/d31d085930b3c0126f46f8d6b671360b%40njtocomv01.
>>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>>
>> --
>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
>> To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
>> Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
>> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<8EFA6ACD-9E90-451E-BC8E-73A34E78F38B...>
>>
>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<80F7DBED-7A49-4F50-9EB2-5D40B5F3E8CC...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/2/18 12:06 pm
From: Rob Towler <rjtowler3369...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Short-eared Owls - Owego Wetland
Visited Owego Wetland yesterday (1/1) afternoon and was pleasantly
surprised. We observed 11 (possibly 12) Short-eared Owls between 4PM and
4:45PM. Most were seen along the roadside on 290th between Fayette Ave.
and Garretson Ditch. It was an exciting 45 mins for myself and my 9 year
old!



--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<265140c5-6c77-418b-a417-9be90a2b7e93...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/2/18 11:12 am
From: Shaun Chandler <shaunrchandler...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Let's use words gooder this year (no siting)
Please tell me you are just joking?

Shaun Chandler
Carroll

Sent from my Verizon Wireless iPhone

> On Jan 2, 2018, at 1:04 PM, drbeel <drbeel...> wrote:
>
> Birders, 2017 saw a number of misused and misspelled words creep into posts to the IOU listserve, so let's all strive to correct some of these common errors:
>
> Wigeon, not Widgeon
> Kestrel, not Kestral
> Siskin, not Sisken
> Shoveler, not Shovellor
> Downy, not Downey
> Canada, not Canadian (Geese)
> Sandhill, not Sandhills (Cranes)
> sighting, not siting
> morph, not phase
>
> And that most hackneyed of non-words,
> the regrettable "shorbs". Golly, the mere addition of four letters converts this sophomoric jumble into the accurate and wholly understandable "shorebirds".
>
> Respectfully,
> Bill Scheible
> Cedar Rapids
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
> Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/d31d085930b3c0126f46f8d6b671360b%40njtocomv01.
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<8EFA6ACD-9E90-451E-BC8E-73A34E78F38B...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/2/18 11:04 am
From: drbeel <drbeel...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Let's use words gooder this year (no siting)
Birders, 2017 saw a number of misused and misspelled words creep into posts to the IOU listserve, so let's all strive to correct some of these common errors:
Wigeon, not WidgeonKestrel, not KestralSiskin, not SiskenShoveler, not ShovellorDowny, not DowneyCanada, not Canadian (Geese)Sandhill, not Sandhills (Cranes)sighting, not sitingmorph, not phase
And that most hackneyed of non-words,the regrettable "shorbs".  Golly, the mere addition of four letters converts this sophomoric jumble into the accurate and wholly understandable "shorebirds".
Respectfully, Bill Scheible Cedar Rapids 








Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/d31d085930b3c0126f46f8d6b671360b%40njtocomv01.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/2/18 9:54 am
From: Douglas Harr <dnharr...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Year of the Bird (not an observation)
If you haven't heard or read of this yet, 2018 has been declared "Year of
the Bird", by a partnership of National Audubon, National Geographic
Society, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and BirdLife International (U.K.).
Given that 2018 is the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
(currently under political attack), the Year of the Bird must be very
important to all birders and conservationists. To find out more about Year
of the Bird, check out the following websites:

http://www.audubon.org/yearofthebird
https://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/year-of-the-bird/

One aim of the year is to ask us all to do something for our birds every
month in 2018. Suggestions are available on the above-listed websites.
But good birders and conservationists can think of lots to do without even
having to refer to such a list. Iowa has projects coming up that many of
us can participate in. Examples include National Audubon's Climate Change
bluebird/nuthatch surveys (starting on Jan. 15), the Great Backyard Bird
Count (Feb, 16-19), Iowa's federal Breeding Bird Survey (needs volunteers
to fill in current vacancies--announcement to come later), supporting the
new "Bird Friendly Iowa" program, and much more, plus joining state
organizations like the Iowa Ornithologists' Union, Iowa Audubon, Iowa Young
Birders or a local birding/conservation organization.

The new January issue of National Geographic Magazine features a cover
story about "Why Birds Matter", by author Jonathan Franzen, who also has
written a highly-recommended book by the same title. And, on January 19,
the NatGeo WILD television channel will air "Planet of the Birds"--should
be well worth watching.

Stay tuned for future announcements or stories about Year of the Bird,
which Iowa Audubon will also work to publicize and encourage Iowans to help
save our planet's avian life.

Doug Harr
President & Chief Operating Officer
[image: Inline image 1]

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CAO6%<3DGQcN3V4Kb0RBjgaLvcy7ZSAZMjFirnvsC9bvoh8ZGHy-Ew...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/1/18 8:43 pm
From: Arlen Breiholz <abreiholz...>
Subject: [ia-bird] The North Liberty Snowy Owl Continues
I made my third trek looking for Johnson and Linn County owls this
afternoon. On my fourth pass through the intersection of James Ave. and
240th St. NW, there he sat, right on the corner power pole. Of course, I
was then driving west into the sun, but he stayed put while I pulled
through the intersection. Then, I realized I couldn't twist enough to
photograph him through the driver's window, so I rolled down the back
window and reclined my seat. I was just pleased I found him before I had to
return the tele-extender I rented over the holidays.

Arlen Breiholz
Cedar Rapids

[image: Inline image 1]

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CAAOb4Zg1oiDGaq-wsYE9tmQwtx6%<2BWoXu-DTGUmben2qprKUYwQ...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/1/18 6:42 pm
From: James McCoy <mccoyfam...>
Subject: [ia-bird] L. Longspurs and Snow Bunting
On the Johnson/Cedar Road just north of highway 6 this afternoon there was
a flock of over 100 Horned Larks, Lapland Longspurs and a single Snow
Bunting. The Longpurs and Bunting were Iowa life birds for me this weekend!
A great start for the year. Photo attached of the Bunting and longspurs.



Jamie McCoy

Iowa City

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/014301d38373%2457a6e730%2406f4b590%<24...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/1/18 6:26 pm
From: Carl Kurtz <cpkurtz...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Roadside Foragers
Just before sunset this afternoon I found a small flock of Lapland Longspurs and Horned Larks just east of Hwy. 65 on Story County Road E-23. It is one of the most open wind-swept stretches of this road and where they seem to be seen year after year. It is where we usually see Snow Buntings as well. One Longspur and a Horned Lark had tiff over a spot in the adjacent corn field. It was only -10 degrees, that is 14 degrees warmer than the -24 New Year eve.

Late Sunday morning there was a Rough-legged Hawk just east of Binford Ave, about 1/2 mile north of E-23 in Marshall County.

Carl Kurtz
Marshall County
Central IA

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<EC60BD93-EEE2-423B-BD03-A7088A90EA4D...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/1/18 6:11 pm
From: Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Mountain Bluebird location correction
In case anyone goes looking, the Mountain Bluebirds were seen on Wilson Ave.
north of Hwy 10 and as that gravel road curves to the east. Good luck!

Lee

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/003901d3836e%24fe1274e0%24fa375ea0%<24...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/1/18 5:16 pm
From: Zachary Mercer <12mercer34...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Loggerhead Shrike Taylor County
Hi Birders,
This morning I was hunting near Lake of Three Fires north of Bedford
in Taylor County. I saw a gray and black bird chasing a Dark-Eyed Junco. I
later saw the bird on a power line and it was a Northern Shrike. It had a
large, thick beak and a slight barring on it's chest. At first, I thought
it was a Loggerhead Shrike but it had a more round head and Loggerhead
Shrikes are uncommon in Iowa in winter.

Zach Mercer
Bedford, IA

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<7d83416a-3083-45a9-ae07-85524575dac4...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/1/18 3:55 pm
From: Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Mountain Bluebirds - 2 for the New Year!
This afternoon in sub-zero weather Joe Jungers and I found two Mountain
Bluebirds along Wilson Ave. south of Hwy 10 in O'Brien County. The two were
together on the curve to the east and one of the birds had a rufous wash on
the upper breast. After the initial encounter and binocular views the two
flew to a fence line further away but stayed put there for us to set up the
scope. Joe did get some digiscope photos of one of the birds. A flock of
Eastern Bluebirds was in the area but not directly associating with these
two at least while we watched. A vehicle went past us and we lost them as
that happened. We then combed a large flock of Cedar Waxwings working cedar
trees nearby but we could not make any of them into Bohemians. A small
flock of robins earlier was interrupted by a Sharp-shinned Hawk doing more
than just counting the birds as we were doing.



We did not see a single Rough-legged Hawk today but did find a wing and
feathered skin from one hanging posthumously on a highline wire along a
blacktop road. We could only speculate on what had happened there. All in
all, it was a Happy New Year in the Little Sioux River valley today!



Lee A. Schoenewe

Spencer

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/001801d3835b%24ee01e300%24ca05a900%<24...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/1/18 3:49 pm
From: John Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] New Year's Birding
I started my 2018 year list today around Polk County. Center St Dam is
birdless at this time due to nearly complete ice on the river around the
dam. Maffitt was almost 100% froze as well, but 11 Trumpeter Swans flew in
late in the afternoon to join a small flock of Canada Geese. There was also
a Rough-legged Hawk at Maffit.

Walnut Woods had the usual feeder birds at the blind. There was a Northern
Shrike just outside of the park over where the Osprey typically nests.

Finally, this evening I checked NW Polk County and I successfully located
the Short-eared Owl just south of the Organic Farm. Just north of the
Organic Farm across the Alleman blacktop, there were 3 Gray Partridge.
There was also a Rough-legged Hawk at Moeckley Prairie.

Good birding,
John Bissell
Grimes

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CALXMzt00RSvb1xu10s-%2BW9Pb6eVCvRL8-6GZ5D-_DU%<3DD_YzAAg...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/1/18 6:40 am
From: Ron Pile <ronbeeguy...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Eastern Bluebirds in Johnson County
Our neighbors have been having at least two male Eastern Bluebirds visit
their heated birdbath. It seems pretty cold for bluebirds.

We've been enjoying watching our resident Pileated Woodpeckers.

Ron Pile
Turkey Creek Rd, (Between Solon and Iowa City)

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<be6b6abf-8219-4b1f-a1a7-6a411bea8fcc...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 1/1/18 4:17 am
From: Linda Rudolph <lgrudolph...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Ideas and information for 2018- No Sighting
I thought I would take this opportunity to encourage everyone to post your sightings to the IOU List Serve. It can be fun, informative and interesting to read these posts. To be most useful to our readers your message should:

· give the bird or most important observation in the Subject line- with the county it is located in.

· give more information about the sighting or your day in the body of the email

· remember to sign your post with your name and hometown or home county

Consider reporting your sightings by filling out a Field Report. Field Reports are crucial to understanding bird distribution and populations in Iowa.

I encourage everyone to give these a try in 2018. I am willing to help you if you are uncertain about how to do either one. Just send me an email.

I hope you have a great 2018, filled with fun and interesting bird sightings.



Linda Rudolph

IOU List Serve Co-Administrator

Coralville

<lgrudolph...>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<MWHPR13MB1166A7C4D470F49F11BAF850BC180...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/31/17 1:56 pm
From: Diane Dentlinger <dianedentlinger...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Swans - Des Moines
10 swans just flew over the Des Moines River in downtown Des Moines. I
didn't have binoculars but they all looked the same size.
Diane Dentlinger
Polk Co.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CAAjkBW9SRdkMKDzQhpQA2sh5vjFVdDfT%<3DCYO450UjQF1EVbjPA...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/31/17 12:22 pm
From: Jean Allgood <allgood.jean10...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Carolina wren
Our little Carolina wren is devouring the mealworms I put out today (also
likes peanuts and suet).

Jean Allgood
Iowa City

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CAOw2Be_L8UFu98BaHo_XGU_%2BgAicrv%<3D_kH7DrrCdy-YweOwmJg...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/30/17 11:02 am
From: Aaron Brees <aebrees...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Red Rock, Neal Smith area
This morning the only open water I could find at Red Rock was below the
dam. Eleven species of waterfowl included 3 AMERICAN BLACK DUCKS and 1
LONG-TAILED DUCK. Also present were single coot and pelican. Only two
individual gulls were present, but one was the first year GREAT
BLACK-BACKED GULL that has been bouncing around central Iowa this month.

On the drive home, I stopped to look at a big flock of House Sparrows and
found a EURASIAN TREE SPARROW. This was between Neal Smith NWR and the
Jasper/Polk border--exact location here:
https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41438807

Aaron Brees
Polk City, Iowa
http://www.flickr.com/photos/abrees/

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CAHqdQaTmdZK7KPcE7pHVrqQ_WbEz_knFJg-naDxHEvaU_%<2BA0Zg...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/30/17 9:57 am
From: James McCoy and Diane Dahl-McCoy <mccoyfam...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Am White Pelican IRP dam Iowa City
Also common Merganser, hooded Merganser and Common Goldeneye

Jamie McCoy
Iowa City

Sent from my iPhone

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<6E55AE85-0E76-49C6-8FDE-3DCA07E6B85D...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 12/30/17 7:14 am
From: Michael Meetz <mcmeetz1...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Snow Bunting correction
Sorry to all headed this way,… Frozen brain said Chestnut-sided. Eric Olli Thawed my mind out for me. Meant to say Lapland Longspurs in the Mixed Flocks seen yesterday. Sorry.

Mike


Michael Meetz
<mcmeetz1...>




--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<08267FD1-C3B8-4530-9987-7D11980A9A75...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/29/17 8:35 pm
From: Michael Meetz <mcmeetz1...>
Subject: [ia-bird] snow buntings
This afternoon between 2:30 and 4:00 while “running errands” between home, Nevada, and Ames I traveled secondary roads.



Most of these mixed flocks (9) observed along the open fields consisted of Horned Larks and Chestnut-collared Longspurs numbering in the twenties and thirties with 3 flocks over 50 and 2 flocks well over 100 individuals. A flock of about 50 individuals containing at least 5 Snow Buntings was located about 1/4 mile East of 590th Avenue on 210th Street (Story County).

Drive Safe!

Mike

Milford TWSP Story


Michael Meetz
<mcmeetz1...>




--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<033139F8-8F53-48A5-91E3-3C669D3C62B0...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/29/17 7:04 pm
From: <jeannehedges...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Scott Cty today
Very nice day! Hadn't even left Buffalo and saw the resident Coopers, then
a barred owl just outside of town. Went down along the Mississippi on
Concord and saw a ring-necked duck, a couple of canvasbacks, a common
merganser, several common goldeneyes amid a bunch of mallards and a
good-sized flock of pelicans. Then found the largest bunch of eagles I've
ever seen scattered under the 280 bridge on the ice, sitting in trees, lots
of successful fishing. I think there must have been around 75 of them.

Went on down the road and found three pileated woodpeckers.

Kept on going down to L&D 14 and there wasn't much going on there at all,
especially not compared to Concord. That was a surprise.

Wandered around the gravel roads up north along Lost Grove and Scott County
Park and somewhere in there found a short-eared owl we watched for quite
some time sitting on a corn stalk.

Driving was a little hairy, but it was certainly worth it.

Jeanne
Buffalo, IA

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<42646364-de64-41ab-ac13-821e910dc6bb...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/29/17 5:00 pm
From: grantridge via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Brown Thrasher in Story County
We have a Brown Thrasher visiting our feeder area.  We saw it most recently on the afternoon of December 29, 2017.  The feeders are located about a mile southeast of Ames, northeast of the intersection of Sand Hill Trail and 250th Street.  
 
Cindy
 
Cindy Hildebrand
<grantridge...>
Ames, IA  50010
 
“Coyotes move within a landscape of attentiveness...They have watched me. And all the times that I saw no eyes, that I kept walking and never knew, there were still coyotes. " -- Craig Childs
 
 
 
 

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<160a4eed585-171d-3bd1...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/29/17 11:41 am
From: Jim Forde <jimforde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Snowy Owls west of North Liberty
This morning I located 2 juvenile female SNOWY OWLS, one on a power pole on 260th St. and the other perched on a fence post
just north of F-28, midway between James Ave. and I-380. These were the locations of previous sightings but I thought of the same owl. It doesn't look that way now.

My last Snowy Owl sightings at Hawkeye WMA were on 12/22. Both morning and an evening scoping have been unsuccessful since.

Falling snow shortened my morning but the wildlife seemed to have heard the weather reports. The Snowy Owls were active as were passerines along the roads. A deer herd was feeding in an open field as if it were dusk. It looked like a good day to find birds but for poor visibility and bad driving conditions.

Jim Forde
Cedar Rapids



--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<264219920.1447094.1514576456874.JavaMail.root...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 12/29/17 9:07 am
From: John Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 12-29-17
Iowa RBA birds reported from Friday December 22, through Friday, December
29, 2017:



-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)



NONE









-Additional Species Mentioned

Tundra Swan (NW)

Snowy Owl

Brown Thrasher







***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:*



WINNEBAGO COUNTY:

A BROWN THRASHER was seen at Thorpe Park on the 22nd.









*EAST*:



JOHNSON COUNTY:

A SNOWY OWL was seen flying over James Ave between F-28 and 240th St on the
21st. This bird was last seen on the 27th.



2 SNOWY OWLS were seen at Hawkeye WA on the 22nd.



SCOTT COUNTY:

A SNOWY OWL was seen near the intersection of Highway 6 and 110th St on the
22nd.



MUSCATINE COUNTY:

A SNOWY OWL was seen at Walcott on the 24th.







*CENTRAL:*



*BOONE COUNTY:*

*2 SNOWY OWLS were seen on the 26th. The first one was seen along V Ave 1.5
miles south of Highway 30. The 2nd bird was seen just a ½ mile south of
Highway 30 along the same road.*







*NORTHWEST:*



*OBRIEN COUNTY:*

*A SNOWY OWL was seen at the Waterman Creek Area on the 23rd. A TUNDRA SWAN
was also observed.*











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




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



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
January 5, 2018 for the weekly report. Should any UNRECORDED or ACCIDENTAL
species be reported, an update will be posted.





John Bissell

Grimes, Iowa

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

515-423-6108

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CALXMzt2EBfdBOfVUnKF7RWJ6Dnsgy%3D7LkNt%<2BvybPBrKjUDmC0w...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/29/17 7:12 am
From: VisteSparkman, Karen <karen_vistesparkman...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Neal Smith NWR CBC rescheduled to Jan. 5
Due to dangerously low temperatures forecast for tomorrow, the Neal Smith
NWR Christmas Bird Count is being rescheduled to Friday, Jan. 5. We will
meet at the Visitor Center at 8:00 a.m. to assign teams. A free lunch will
be provided to all who register by Wed., Jan. 3. Please email me or call
the refuge at 515-994-3400 to register. Let's hope the weather cooperates
for plan B.
--
Karen Viste-Sparkman
Wildlife Biologist
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 399
9981 Pacific Street
Prairie City, IA 50228
office: 515-994-3400
cell: 641-521-5720

"When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them
all."
E. O. Wilson

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CAA1sof-ikSwn6c1a2-mawc6TCxvHs6f6YRvyosu09%<3Dfo52a66w...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/29/17 6:10 am
From: msmac38 <msmac38...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Turkeys in Tama County
Saw 25 wild turkeys foraging in a corn field on the north side of Hwy 30 just west of Hwy 21. Traveled on to Cedar Rapids no Snowy owl sighting.
Virginia McKenzie 


Sent from my U.S.Cellular© Smartphone

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<5a464cd0.c9236b0a.48901.c3a2...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/28/17 7:11 pm
From: Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Poweshiek co birds
Late afternoon had a Coopers come in and take a mourning dove under a feeder. Was amazed that within 15 minutes there was 3-5 juncos as close as 4-5 ft. as the Coopers fed. Robert Van Ersvelde Grinnell

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/C3B5F6EF7545467A9BEA0B54BB9DD715%40UserHP.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/28/17 5:14 am
From: Bob & Connie <crvanersvelde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Poweshiek co birds
Wednesday had 1 harrier hunting our prairie and another 1 north of Grinnell, and a sharpie eating a mouse on a fencepost along our lane. Robert Van Ersvelde Grinnell

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/815987CE25D44584944D99714ABC5209%40UserHP.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/27/17 3:46 pm
From: <shack357...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Howard County-Short-eared owl and lots of eagles
Went looking for snowy owls(Saratoga area and NE to Hayden Praieie) about 3:45 this afternoon, no snowys but along Highway 9 at the Elma corner there was a large group of bald eagles in the field on the east side of the road(approx. 40 birds). Highlight of the trip was a short-eared owl on a fencepost just west of 11485 70th ST.-right about 4:15. It flew before I could get photos, but it clearly has a set routine. Even flying away from me when I stopped, it followed weedlines northwest to Kent Ave, and headed north along the ditch, even dove into the weeds like it was going for a mouse. Another first, and the last commonly-found IA owl I hadn't yet seen.
Ryan Shackleton
Alta Vista
Chickasaw County

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/20171227184615.2XS59.13808.root%40pamxwww07-z01.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 12/27/17 2:22 pm
From: newtja84 <newtja84...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Not a Siting Humboldt CBC Update
Hello all, I'm simply posting this to announce an alteration to the date of
the Humboldt CBC. I am moving the date to *1/5/2018*. I am loathe to make
alterations to CBC dates generally, however, this coming Saturday's
combination of cold (highs of -3F) and high wind (wind forecasts of
20mph+) can only prompt me to believe it is dangerous to conduct extensive
field activity. I would not expect anyone to endure those conditions,
especially not for something that's supposed to be a fun volunteer
activity. I have made the necessary alterations to the IOU Calendar, found
at www.iowabirds.org. Any further questions can be directed to
<humboldtcbc...>

I apologize for any confusion this may cause, but I simply don't think it
is overtly wise to ask people to engage in extensive field activity in what
would be a potentially extreme wind chill scenario.


Jacob Newton
Humboldt County, IA

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<93ddf6e7-da74-4214-9782-791c8a959972...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/27/17 11:46 am
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Snowy owl Johnson County
Anna and I spent a couple of hours looking for the snowy but no luck. Thanks For the update anyway Mr. Brown




Sent from my iPhone

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<34D40BC1-0902-4C73-B515-84D4FD41AA05...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 12/27/17 5:32 am
From: Mark Brown <markb249...>
Subject: [ia-bird] North Liberty Snowy Owl
The Johnson county female Snowy Owl continues this morning. She's perched
on a power pole along 260th St just west of James Ave.

Mark Brown
North Liberty

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CAMMkDJkgLXTDs4t4w92rpYeHgBCDc%2BbQyM892eZV9ebo%<2BJv_aQ...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/27/17 4:12 am
From: Rita Goranson <ritag...>
Subject: RE: [ia-bird] IOU Members - 2017 Listing
I hope that this is an option and not a must.



From: <ia-bird...> [mailto:<ia-bird...>] On Behalf Of Ann Johnson
Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 1:21 PM
To: <ia-bird...>
Subject: [ia-bird] IOU Members - 2017 Listing



Happy Holidays everyone! As the year draws to a close, IOU members have a bit of fun tallying up their various lists for the past year. When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, you will be able to enter your lists for 2017. You will see a new twist this year that was requested and hopefully successfully implemented. Entering your Iowa life list will take a bit longer this first time since you will need to check off all the species on your list. Subsequent years will simply involve adding new ones. Your lists will be available to others to compare and perhaps help you add to it. You can see an example on the listing report - http://iowabirds.org/Birds/Listing.aspx - since Paul Hertzel, John Bissell, and I tested the functionality for 2016. Since I will be gone for the first few days in January, if you have any difficulty send me a note but it may take a few days to respond.

Ann Johnson

Norwalk, IA




<http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=emailclient>

Virus-free. <http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=emailclient> www.avg.com

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...> <mailto:ia-bird+<unsubscribe...> .
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...> <mailto:<ia-bird...> .
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/0ae301d37e7e%24b9e94d10%242dbbe730%<24...> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/0ae301d37e7e%24b9e94d10%242dbbe730%<24...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer> .
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/001a01d37f0c%2401b683f0%2405238bd0%<24...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/26/17 9:33 pm
From: Tim Murphy <molinemurphy...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Lock & Dam 13 Bald Eagles
Quad City Audubon will be participating in 51st annual Eagle viewing activities this winter.


From: patschlarbaum <patschlarbaum...>
To: Eric Ollie <uphawkeye...>; Iowabirds <ia-bird...>
Sent: Monday, December 25, 2017 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Lock & Dam 13 Bald Eagles

Yes Eric, Clinton Bald Eagle event at their community college is oldest Eagle Watch on the River, 35 years, Jan. 6


Sent from my U.S. Cellular® Smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Eric Ollie <uphawkeye...> Date: 12/25/17 8:44 AM (GMT-06:00) To: Iowabirds <ia-bird...>, Eric Ollie <uphawkeye...> Subject: [ia-bird] Lock & Dam 13 Bald Eagles
This morning a quick scan produced ~40 Bald Eagles at Lock & Dam 13, near Clinton. There is still a bit of open water on the river, so the eagle concentration isn't at its height yet.
I have seen eagle numbers ~300 at LD13 when the river fully  freezes up.
Clinton Bald Eagle Day is (I believe) Saturday, January 6th. If this cold weather keeps up, it should be quite a show! 
Eric Ollie Ames --
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CABD_q6xcFnG4VJxG32cfH8Xc9fraE8oGdOtkwYdtER%<2By8pmpBw...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<5a41456f.d3196b0a.f9bd5.5a7e...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.




| | Virus-free. www.avast.com |

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<1029840419.4835346.1514352806473...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/26/17 6:38 pm
From: Zachary Mercer <12mercer34...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Raptor ID
It was seen in Fonda, IA on the 9th of december
Thanks,
Zach

On Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 7:46:36 PM UTC-6, Zachary Mercer wrote:
>
> Found a small falcon-sized bird next to my house a few days ago. Couldn't
> tell what it was. Photo attached.
>
> Thanks,
> Zach
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<53134784-1ea4-4b35-ae60-c50841d6a459...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/26/17 6:24 pm
From: Fawn Bowden <fawnda10...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Raptor ID
It looks like a Merlin, congrats!

Fawn Bowden
Riverside, IA

On Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 7:46:36 PM UTC-6, Zachary Mercer wrote:
>
> Found a small falcon-sized bird next to my house a few days ago. Couldn't
> tell what it was. Photo attached.
>
> Thanks,
> Zach
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<77a5f616-2d97-488b-9d09-c26501a505c6...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/26/17 5:46 pm
From: Zachary Mercer <12mercer34...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Raptor ID
Found a small falcon-sized bird next to my house a few days ago. Couldn't
tell what it was. Photo attached.

Thanks,
Zach

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<a5588b6e-8f83-42bf-babf-bb99f3605e91...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/26/17 2:54 pm
From: Eric Ollie <uphawkeye...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Snowy Owls - Boone Co.
Around 4:00 I refound the Snowy Owl that was 1.5 miles south of US 30 on V
Ave. It was in a cornfield about 50 feet west of the road, very close to a
culvert that passes under V Ave.

I was unable to relocate the other owl.

Eric Ollie
Ames

On Dec 26, 2017 9:17 AM, "Oesterreich, Wolfgang [NLAE]" <wolf...>
wrote:

> Teresa Testroet, my wife Lesia, and I drove west from Ames on US-30 with
> hopes of seeing a Snowy Owl. None were seen along the highway. However,
> as we drove north on V Ave we found the first SNOW perched on the roof of a
> farmstead (#1456) barn, on the east side of the road and about 1.5 miles
> south of US-30. We continued north and found the second one at 0.5-mile
> south of US-30. It was perched on a fencepost (east side of road), but it
> soon flew to the field on the west side of the road, landing about 100 feet
> from the road. This occurred between 0814 and 0835.
>
>
> Wolf.
>
>
> Wolfgang Oesterreich
>
> Ames
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
> "IA-BIRD" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
> email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
> To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
> Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/
> msgid/ia-bird/CY4PR04MB087016924027179A20C0009CCD060%40CY4PR04MB0870.
> namprd04.prod.outlook.com
> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<CY4PR04MB087016924027179A20C0009CCD060...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
> .
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CABD_q6w3_49d9s1pwfTYFwwVQhVA2%2Bty45-krazOmja%<3DXwN8Ww...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/26/17 2:50 pm
From: Paul Brooks <paulbrooks27944...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Bald Eagles - Lock and Dam(and pool) 16
Went out to Lock and Dam 16 today to photograph the bald eagles. I was
astounded when I got there(2:30pm) to find 20-25 of them airborne and
actively fishing. As it drew closer to 3, I did a quick head count, or as
close as I could with multiple birds in the air, and came up with 54 Bald
Eagles in trees(42 mature, 10 juveniles, 2 sub-adults), and 22 in the
air(20 adults, 1 sub-adult, 1 juvenile. This gives a total of 76 bald
eagles, which is higher than any count that we had last year at this
location.

<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Xx3VAXiE9qc/WkLR581LLgI/AAAAAAAAGn0/Fcaem3yXQIYNYO2qkuC1CN-e-QCY62vKACLcBGAs/s1600/_DSC5333.jpg>

<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-b7Oaym_KxB0/WkLSAC4Y-WI/AAAAAAAAGn4/ablDpdeNWl4sVfvumt8eRVV7nxVYa5cVwCLcBGAs/s1600/_DSC5340.jpg>

<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1rWESM5sQEk/WkLSDp_-HzI/AAAAAAAAGn8/m6Mow3uGHEE_o1lEW3L7MZUjLZmWNR2ygCLcBGAs/s1600/_DSC5352.jpg>

<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BEJ5M7Mx67M/WkLRy9DrQ4I/AAAAAAAAGnw/KZcqq7iqynQlsnQnTpDhNnpc3qnVma67ACLcBGAs/s1600/_DSC5323.jpg>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<a90208d5-8c01-4a31-a2a3-e4e4e45b2d2d...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/26/17 11:51 am
From: Hank Zaletel <madowl...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Snowy Owls - Boone Co. - No
I spent 1.5 hours searching today., 11:30-1. No luck.

Hank Zaletel
Nevada


From: Oesterreich, Wolfgang [NLAE]
Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 9:17 AM
To: Iowa Birds
Subject: [ia-bird] Snowy Owls - Boone Co.


Teresa Testroet, my wife Lesia, and I drove west from Ames on US-30 with hopes of seeing a Snowy Owl. None were seen along the highway. However, as we drove north on V Ave we found the first SNOW perched on the roof of a farmstead (#1456) barn, on the east side of the road and about 1.5 miles south of US-30. We continued north and found the second one at 0.5-mile south of US-30. It was perched on a fencepost (east side of road), but it soon flew to the field on the west side of the road, landing about 100 feet from the road. This occurred between 0814 and 0835.




Wolf.




Wolfgang Oesterreich

Ames



--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<CY4PR04MB087016924027179A20C0009CCD060...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/4778A08F67AD49D6863F5FD4DEF86FDA%40OwnerPC.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/26/17 11:21 am
From: Ann Johnson <aj...>
Subject: [ia-bird] IOU Members - 2017 Listing
Happy Holidays everyone! As the year draws to a close, IOU members have a
bit of fun tallying up their various lists for the past year. When the clock
strikes midnight on New Year's Eve, you will be able to enter your lists for
2017. You will see a new twist this year that was requested and hopefully
successfully implemented. Entering your Iowa life list will take a bit
longer this first time since you will need to check off all the species on
your list. Subsequent years will simply involve adding new ones. Your lists
will be available to others to compare and perhaps help you add to it. You
can see an example on the listing report -
http://iowabirds.org/Birds/Listing.aspx - since Paul Hertzel, John Bissell,
and I tested the functionality for 2016. Since I will be gone for the first
few days in January, if you have any difficulty send me a note but it may
take a few days to respond.

Ann Johnson

Norwalk, IA

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/0ae301d37e7e%24b9e94d10%242dbbe730%<24...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/26/17 10:52 am
From: Dennis Thompson <cndthomps...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Des Moines CBC
The Des Moines CBC was held on Saturday, 12/23. We totaled 75 species,
which ties our 2nd-highest count. The best find was the first Snowy Owl for
the count. It was briefly seen east of Highway 141 in Johnston before
flying north out of sight. Other highlights include: 18 species of
waterfowl, Ring-necked Pheasant, Great Blue Heron, Red-shouldered Hawk,
Killdeer, Iceland (Thayer's) Gull, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Red-headed
Woodpecker, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Harris's Sparrow and Common Redpoll.
Thanks to all the participants who made the count such a success.



Denny Thompson

compiler

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/015301d37e7a%24a7b2a910%24f717fb30%<24...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/26/17 7:17 am
From: Oesterreich, Wolfgang [NLAE] <wolf...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Snowy Owls - Boone Co.
Teresa Testroet, my wife Lesia, and I drove west from Ames on US-30 with hopes of seeing a Snowy Owl. None were seen along the highway. However, as we drove north on V Ave we found the first SNOW perched on the roof of a farmstead (#1456) barn, on the east side of the road and about 1.5 miles south of US-30. We continued north and found the second one at 0.5-mile south of US-30. It was perched on a fencepost (east side of road), but it soon flew to the field on the west side of the road, landing about 100 feet from the road. This occurred between 0814 and 0835.


Wolf.


Wolfgang Oesterreich

Ames

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<CY4PR04MB087016924027179A20C0009CCD060...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/25/17 6:52 pm
From: james fuller <jnkfuller...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Red-shouldered Hawk
Hi All,
As the family celebrated the holiday this afternoon, I also peered
out the window periodically and among the usual feeder birds
were six Eurasian Tree Sparrows and a Red-shouldered hawk
along the river.
Jim Fuller, Iowa City

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<BN6PR01MB25613FD9EC4B1F2EDA315A27C8060...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 12/25/17 3:32 pm
From: EA <eaubrey...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Bald Eagles
Today I carried out my completely unscientific personal Christmas Day Bald
Eagle Count along the Iowa River in Iowa City and Coralville, from Terry
Trueblood Recreation Area south of Iowa City to the Waterworks Prairie Park
north of town and points inbetween. It was a good year. I came up with 41
eagles, some perched, some soaring, some fishing. Most were adults, along
with 4 juveniles and 2 sub-adults. I was more systematic and thorough with
my survey this year, so I won't try to compare these numbers with those I've
had over the last several years. Or with any future years, for that matter,
since there is nothing reliable about my numbers. I do it for the sheer
pleasure and to test my endurance of frigid temperatures.



Of interest today: An adult and a juvenile fishing "together" below the
Iowa River Power Company dam - as soon as the adult took off the juvenile
became its shadow in a stellar display of learninghood, and once when the
juvenile acted like it had caught a fish (it hadn't) the adult came right
for it in a steal attempt. At Waterworks Park a pair of juveniles danced
around each other in close proximity as they soared. Such fun to watch!



Best wishes to all for the holidays and new year.



Elizabeth Aubrey

Iowa City



.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/001201d37dd8%24a9902340%24fcb069c0%<24...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/25/17 2:38 pm
From: Justin Ferguson <jferguson1869...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Common Redpoll / Dallas Co.
I went out to warm up the car this afternoon and noticed some activity in the neighbor's tree top. I counted 28 COMMON REDPOLL. I tried to get a few shots in the low light, nothing great, but enough to confirm ID.

Justin Ferguson
Clive

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<c83382e8-65c6-4164-a626-6985c6b7ad08...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/25/17 10:37 am
From: patschlarbaum <patschlarbaum...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Lock & Dam 13 Bald Eagles
Yes Eric, Clinton Bald Eagle event at their community college is oldest Eagle Watch on the River, 35 years, Jan. 6


Sent from my U.S. Cellular® Smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Eric Ollie <uphawkeye...> Date: 12/25/17 8:44 AM (GMT-06:00) To: Iowabirds <ia-bird...>, Eric Ollie <uphawkeye...> Subject: [ia-bird] Lock & Dam 13 Bald Eagles
This morning a quick scan produced ~40 Bald Eagles at Lock & Dam 13, near Clinton. There is still a bit of open water on the river, so the eagle concentration isn't at its height yet.
I have seen eagle numbers ~300 at LD13 when the river fully  freezes up.
Clinton Bald Eagle Day is (I believe) Saturday, January 6th. If this cold weather keeps up, it should be quite a show! 
Eric Ollie Ames 



--

You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>

To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>

Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.

To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CABD_q6xcFnG4VJxG32cfH8Xc9fraE8oGdOtkwYdtER%<2By8pmpBw...>

For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<5a41456f.d3196b0a.f9bd5.5a7e...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/25/17 6:44 am
From: Eric Ollie <uphawkeye...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Lock & Dam 13 Bald Eagles
This morning a quick scan produced ~40 Bald Eagles at Lock & Dam 13, near
Clinton. There is still a bit of open water on the river, so the eagle
concentration isn't at its height yet.

I have seen eagle numbers ~300 at LD13 when the river fully freezes up.

Clinton Bald Eagle Day is (I believe) Saturday, January 6th. If this cold
weather keeps up, it should be quite a show!

Eric Ollie
Ames

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/CABD_q6xcFnG4VJxG32cfH8Xc9fraE8oGdOtkwYdtER%<2By8pmpBw...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/25/17 6:22 am
From: Steve Harvey <saharv23...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Sapsucker
The beef suet in the wire hanger has been disappearing, but could never
catch any birds on it. Yesterday and today I see a yellow-bellied
sapsucker busy on it.

Happy Holidays to all.
Steve
rural Clarke Co.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<13163b48-0aed-99b4-95cc-94bdbe3b6425...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/24/17 2:24 pm
From: Paul Brooks <paulbrooks27944...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Snowy at Walcott


<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f2iLRs1vHzg/WkAo67ReB7I/AAAAAAAAGnU/WRUvL22P2B444iIPZJUDUIW6LGESCJn_QCLcBGAs/s1600/_DSC5258.jpg>

<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4CEQYJ0wCsA/WkAo16LV1uI/AAAAAAAAGnQ/9-LUuvaiiDAimebKcead_A1SkU3hN-UbgCLcBGAs/s1600/_DSC5202.jpg>

<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f2iLRs1vHzg/WkAo67ReB7I/AAAAAAAAGnU/WRUvL22P2B444iIPZJUDUIW6LGESCJn_QCLcBGAs/s1600/_DSC5258.jpg>

<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jENQazUca6c/WkAozSCwRPI/AAAAAAAAGnM/5XmnwJCE5f0ramWy_UjJN9_Nv4UDZpO0QCLcBGAs/s1600/_DSC5193.jpg>

<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4CEQYJ0wCsA/WkAo16LV1uI/AAAAAAAAGnQ/9-LUuvaiiDAimebKcead_A1SkU3hN-UbgCLcBGAs/s1600/_DSC5202.jpg>

<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jENQazUca6c/WkAozSCwRPI/AAAAAAAAGnM/5XmnwJCE5f0ramWy_UjJN9_Nv4UDZpO0QCLcBGAs/s1600/_DSC5193.jpg>


On Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 2:32:01 PM UTC-6, Paul Brooks wrote:
>
> I am currently looking at a snowy at 4990 220th street NNW of Walcott.
> Photos to come. Bird was south of 220th, then flew north and then west.
> Last seen headed north of the Address at 3:30pm.
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<d9b087a6-79a4-4e95-aeb2-00498e3c9cb6...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/24/17 12:32 pm
From: Paul Brooks <paulbrooks27944...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Snowy at Walcott
I am currently looking at a snowy at 4990 220th street ib Walcott. Photos to come.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<041f65df-8a05-40a3-a2e6-cfc72e92c8ce...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/23/17 6:24 pm
From: Mark Washburn <support...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Snowy Owls Continue at Hawkeye Wildlife Area
Hi Jim,

I'm assuming you're seeing these on the north side of Hawkeye? I went up
there for the first time today (had to go to Iowa City) and looked around
the south side...beautiful country, but did not sight an owl.

All the best,
Mark

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<1b63bcbf-d026-4bf9-a433-9e9bf5d1048c...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/23/17 5:24 pm
From: Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Yet another Snowy Owl
I needed Snowy Owl on my O'Brien County list so this afternoon I followed
Waterman Creek for miles of good opportunities but no luck. Only
Rough-legged Hawks. Luck did show up late afternoon at Waterman Prairie as
a flash of white in the distance settled onto a pole on a ridge overlooking
the Little Sioux River. No sooner than I had the scope on it a male
Northern Harrier buzzed the female Snowy Owl and then worked off along the
prairie ridge. Twenty minutes later I headed for home and left the owl
still just sitting there.



As I worked back toward the highway twelve swans flew by headed towards the
river. As I watched them I noticed that one bird was smaller than all the
rest and so Tundra Swan was also added to my O'Brien County list. Earlier
along Waterman Blvd a flock of 23 Eastern Bluebirds was carefully evaluated
looking for the elusive Mountain Bluebird that occasionally shows up in
winter in this valley. I tried but could not make that happen. I also
played the tape for Townsend's Solitaire but only Purple Finches were
interested. They do sound alike.



Lee A Schoenewe

Spencer

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/003301d37c55%24fcfefcb0%24f6fcf610%<24...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/23/17 5:06 pm
From: Jones, Christopher S <christopher-s-jones...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] eastern screech owl
honestly i think the original comment from Mr. Allen was very off-base. i was walking on the sidewalk of the busiest four lane street in Ankeny (and maybe Iowa) and the bird was a in a spruce tree just a few steps away from the sidewalk. No other pedestrians were around. There was nothing about this that was similar to the snowy owl stories except that the bird was an owl. Certainly some discretion is called for when viewing wildlife, but taking the comment to its logical end, we might as well confine ourselves to books and the internet when looking at birds and other wildlife. For what it's worth.

________________________________
From: Richard Hollis <xiboia...>
Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2017 6:59:40 PM
To: Reid Allen
Cc: Jones, Christopher S; IA-Bird
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] eastern screech owl

I would suppose that would apply to any bird.
That said, I remember one time that I jumped a small creek. I was looking down so as to try to keep my feet out of the water. When I landed on the other side and took a step or two until my momentum stopped. only then did I lift my head up and found myself about 2 foot from a Screech Owl.

On Dec 23, 2017, at 6:14 PM, Reid I. Allen <2birders...><mailto:<2birders...>> wrote:

Wouldn't you suppose all that has been written here recently about not closely approaching Snowy Owls would also apply to Eastern Screech Owls?


Rick Hollis
3524 Cumberland Ridge Rd NE
52317

665-3141
<xiboia...><mailto:<xiboia...>

Friends of Johnson County Conservation
<Friends.jccb...>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<MWHPR0401MB3708E319C806B9A79C3F247EBC000...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/23/17 4:59 pm
From: Richard Hollis <xiboia...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] eastern screech owl
I would suppose that would apply to any bird.
That said, I remember one time that I jumped a small creek. I was looking down so as to try to keep my feet out of the water. When I landed on the other side and took a step or two until my momentum stopped. only then did I lift my head up and found myself about 2 foot from a Screech Owl.

> On Dec 23, 2017, at 6:14 PM, Reid I. Allen <2birders...> wrote:
>
> Wouldn't you suppose all that has been written here recently about not closely approaching Snowy Owls would also apply to Eastern Screech Owls?
>

Rick Hollis
3524 Cumberland Ridge Rd NE
52317

665-3141
<xiboia...>

Friends of Johnson County Conservation
<Friends.jccb...>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<C9C12CF9-A972-4A53-B140-B2EC6DCE7BE4...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/23/17 4:14 pm
From: Reid I. Allen <2birders...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] eastern screech owl
Wouldn't you suppose all that has been written here recently about not
closely approaching Snowy Owls would also apply to Eastern Screech Owls?

Reid I. Allen
West Des Moines, IA
South Padre Island, TX

On 12/23/17 1:34 PM, <christopher-s-jones...> wrote:
> Walked right up within 2' of this sleeping screech owl in Ankeny.
> Interestingly, it's head followed me back and forth even though its
> eyes were closed.
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google
> Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send
> an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
> <mailto:ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>.
> To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
> <mailto:<ia-bird...>.
> Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
> To view this discussion on the web visit
> https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<f07b68f0-e27d-4a19-8b11-fe95cc179cd0...>
> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<f07b68f0-e27d-4a19-8b11-fe95cc179cd0...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>.
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<9ea6158e-2f9d-0cd3-b361-016dfb06ca28...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/23/17 11:34 am
From: <christopher-s-jones...>
Subject: [ia-bird] eastern screech owl
Walked right up within 2' of this sleeping screech owl in Ankeny.
Interestingly, it's head followed me back and forth even though its eyes
were closed.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<f07b68f0-e27d-4a19-8b11-fe95cc179cd0...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/23/17 8:08 am
From: Mark Washburn <support...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Snowy Owl Scott Cty
Didn't find anything this morning in the area...we looked along Hwy 6 from
110th almost to Blue Grass, and several backroads to the North and
South...the only thing we didn't cover was I80 in that area. Wouldn't be a
bad place to look though.

On Friday, December 22, 2017 at 5:16:42 PM UTC-6, <jeanne......> wrote:
>
> Just got back from watching a snowy on old Hwy 6 (now 200th). He was
> first seen by a friend near the intersection with 110th but after she came
> and got me we found him further west about a mile and he crossed to the
> north of 200th. I was so scared we were going to watch him get hit on the
> road with the rush hour traffic. He likes the phone poles, but was
> swooping low right along the road looking for evening snacks. We think it
> was a young male. He had very pale gray/black scallops, a little darker on
> the back.
>
> Jeanne
> Buffalo, IA
>
>

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<04421602-a152-46ef-851a-2f92d6d07214...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/22/17 4:38 pm
From: Jim Forde <jimforde...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Snowy Owls Continue at Hawkeye Wildlife Area
This morning I scoped 2 perched SNOWY OWLS on the frozen ramparts of Hawkeye. I believe they're the same ones
I saw on separate days this month. One is a juv. female and the other of intermediate plumage.

Only one SHORT-EARED OWL at the west end of the Eastern Iowa Airport this evening.

Jim Forde
Cedar Rapids

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<1457111842.1315897.1513989530675.JavaMail.root...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Back to top
Date: 12/22/17 3:16 pm
From: <jeannehedges...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Snowy Owl Scott Cty
Just got back from watching a snowy on old Hwy 6 (now 200th). He was first
seen by a friend near the intersection with 110th but after she came and
got me we found him further west about a mile and he crossed to the north
of 200th. I was so scared we were going to watch him get hit on the road
with the rush hour traffic. He likes the phone poles, but was swooping low
right along the road looking for evening snacks. We think it was a young
male. He had very pale gray/black scallops, a little darker on the back.

Jeanne
Buffalo, IA

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<ed68a835-85ac-4342-8e38-4b6e5e847b12...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/22/17 11:00 am
From: Lisa Ralls, Winnebago County Naturalist <skybluewaters63...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Brown Thrasher
This is the second day this month that we have a Brown Thrasher visiting
our bird feeders at Thorpe Park, five miles west of Forest City (Winnebago
County). In addition to the normal feeder birds, we've also had several
Red-breasted Nuthatches visiting regularly.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<c67ec153-02fc-4d6a-a7e8-7a3331ff3db5...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 

Back to top
Date: 12/22/17 9:47 am
From: james fuller <jnkfuller...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Johnson Co. Snowy Owl
About 9:30 AM, a Snowy Owl was seen flying southeast over James
Avenue between F-28 and 240th Street.
Jim Fuller, Iowa CITY

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "IA-BIRD" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ia-bird+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <ia-bird...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/ia-bird.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ia-bird/<BN6PR01MB25619745E5AA84D4E10D64D8C8020...>
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
 

Join us on Facebook!