April 30, 2009
Hudsonian Godwit-No Longer a Nemisis
Last night my friend called me to report that four Hudsonian Godwits were at a place called New Lake. It wasn't too far from my home so my dad and I headed out to find my no. 1 nemesis Iowa (and life) bird. When we got to the lake I had trouble finding them in the low light but with some effort I was able to find them feeding on the far shore. They all took off and I counted at least six in the group before they were all gone. The Hudsonian Godwit was life bird 306 and Iowa bird 263. Two nemesis Iowa birds down so far this year, one to go.