Wow! Wow! Way cool. Those big mouths are thinking you are mama bringing food.
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On May 4, 2020, at 8:31 PM, Ronald Hoff <webe2brdrs@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Howdy to all,
Great to see most of you today and that so far we are all safe. Thought I
would share the following experience we had yesterday.
We were birding in Fentress Co. yesterday afternoon when we stopped by a
creek that was about 20 feet below our level on side road. I thought it
looked good for Acadian Flycatcher so I stopped the car and played the tape
for ACFL. I played the "pizza" call one time and a Gray-Cheeked Thrush popped
up???? Cool for us as it was a county tick and the first of the year for us
(we never found a acfl). Then we noticed a lowa hopping along the paved road
in front of us with food in its mouth. Then it was joined by a second lowa,
also with food in its mouth. I got distracted for a moment and Dollyann saw
one of them fly up to the roadside bank, disappear for a moment, and then fly
out. We drove the car forward to the area, as I suspected it had a nest
there. Dollyann spotted the nest right off and eventually I got out and took
this cell phone photo of only the 2nd lowa nest I have ever seen. We then
backed the car up again and the birds continued feeding the young. Highlight
of our day for sure!
Stay safe out there.