Ashley and I checked out Errington Marsh and Saylorville in Polk County this morning. We didn't turn up any LeConte's or Nelson's Sparrows yet but we did have great looks at a couple neat things.
First we had a ton of SEDGE WRENS:
We noticed a PEREGRINE FALCON in the air as well. But what was odd was that it was carrying a dead RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD! However, the falcon dropped the blackbird and decided to leave it. Here is the falcon after it dropped the blackbird: