Signs of spring

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Two weeks spent in San Diego left Perry Public Works Director Jack Butler dressing like a California man in short pants. Jack and his son, Dylan, 8, enjoy the early spring weather Thursday.

Spring-like weather came early to the Perry area this year, and nature was quick to respond.

ThePerryNews.com Naturalist Ray Harden sends the following report from local birder John Bissell:
Species county for Walnut Creek Wetland (go three miles west of Grimes on Iowa Highway 44, and then travel north on W Avenue for about a mile, Take a left onto 230th Street, and the waters are on your right):
15 Species of waterfowl
2500 Snow Geese
40 Ross’s Geese
400 Greater White-fronted Geese
4 American Wigeon
2 Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Redhead
Gadwall
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Northern Pintail
Mallards
Canada Geese
Northern Shoveler
Bufflehead

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