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Ringed Kingfisher,©Dan Lane

30 Oct KC Recommendations [Al Schirmacher ]
29 Oct Re: scissor-tail, Joplin [Ronald ]
29 Oct Short-eared Owls, Livingston Co. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
29 Oct "Vocalizations Birding Basics" Thur, Oct 30, 5-6:30 PM [Bob Bailey ]
29 Oct scissor-tail, Joplin [Lawrence Herbert ]
29 Oct A Few Late Migrants [Timothy Jones ]
28 Oct longview lake [Sherry Leonardo ]
28 Oct Field Trip Announcement -- St. Louis Area [Mike Thelen ]
28 Oct Fwd: Re: Little Gull Carlyle Lake, ILLINOIS [Charlene Malone ]
28 Oct CAS Field Trip ["Turner, Lori" ]
27 Oct ID help sought on sparrow photos: [Stephen Whitworth ]
27 Oct RUHU comment [Lawrence Herbert ]
27 Oct Many Vesper Sparrows, Moniteau Co., 10/26 [Chris Barrigar ]
27 Oct Long Branch Lake [Jean Leonatti ]
27 Oct white throats [Mariel Stephenson ]
27 Oct EBCA 20 White Faced Ibis Oct 25 [Tom Halfen ]
27 Oct Speckle-bellies north of Cape Girardeau [Allen Gathman ]
27 Oct White-faced Ibis -Shell Osage CA and White fronted geese Warrensburg [Neal Young ]
27 Oct FOS 4 me W T Sparrow [Tom Halfen ]
26 Oct Re: Eagle Bluffs CA White-faced Ibis - remain [Jean Leonatti ]
26 Oct Smith's Longspurs Harrison Co. Mo. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
26 Oct Fw: Pine Siskins in Scott County [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
26 Oct Pine Siskins in Scott County [Mark Haas ]
26 Oct LBBG -- Illinois Bird [Michael Thelen ]
26 Oct Busch CA Clay-colored Sparrows [Thomas Bormann ]
25 Oct Re: Eagle Bluffs CA White-faced Ibis - Please Document with MBRC [James Hickner ]
25 Oct White-fronted Geese, Linn Co. Mo. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
25 Oct Eagle Bluffs CA White-faced Ibis - Please Document with MBRC [Joshua Uffman ]
25 Oct Re: Trumpeter Swan - Squaw Creek [Joshua Uffman ]
25 Oct Fall Scissor-tailed Flycatchers [Joshua Uffman ]
24 Oct Scissor-tailed Flycatcher [Christine Kline ]
24 Oct Trumpeter Swan - Squaw Creek [Mike Stewart ]
24 Oct Rufous Hummingbird Newton County [Becky Wylie ]
24 Oct Re: Winter Finches [Deepa Mohan ]
23 Oct Winter Finches [David ]
23 Oct pacific loon at longview lake [Sherry Leonardo ]
23 Oct FW: Hawk Id [Sebastian ]
22 Oct bluebirds vs pileated woodpecker, american kestrel [Sherry Leonardo ]
21 Oct Remembering Jim Ziebol [Andrew Reago ]
21 Oct fos fox sparrows [Sherry Leonardo ]
21 Oct Re: Gulls [Bill Eddleman ]
21 Oct Gulls [Catherine Davis ]
20 Oct Re: Ibis at Eagle Bluffs ["Ian N. Cost" ]
20 Oct More Sparrows & stuff, Linn Co. Mo. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
20 Oct Sabine's Gulls, Carlyle Lake (IL) on Sat. [William Rowe ]
20 Oct junco, joplin [Lawrence Herbert ]
20 Oct Ibis at Eagle Bluffs ["Robinson, Richard D." ]
20 Oct Eagle Bluffs 9-17 [Jim Rathert ]
19 Oct sparrows at Joplin [Lawrence Herbert ]
19 Oct Pine Siskins [Brent Galliart ]
19 Oct Field Trip Report SLAS Oct 18 [Michael Thelen ]
18 Oct FOS [Mary Dueren ]
17 Oct avocets at longview lake [Sherry Leonardo ]
17 Oct ID help: RMBS mystery duck [Charlene Malone ]
17 Oct sick crow - what is protocol? [Gary Rauvola ]
17 Oct Re: Sunrise Am. Robin Parade Continues, Miller Co., 10/17 [Bill Eddleman ]
17 Oct Sunrise Am. Robin Parade Continues, Miller Co., 10/17 [Chris Barrigar ]
17 Oct The Great Missouri Birding Trail [Kevin Brewer ]
16 Oct Arriving & Passing Migrants, StL Area [Michael Thelen ]
16 Oct Nelson's and Yellow Rail [Terry ]
16 Oct Cattle Egret at EBCA [Karen Wosilait ]
16 Oct Winter Wren banded, St. Joseph, MO [Larry Lade ]
16 Oct Topeka seagulls [Margaret Berglund ]
15 Oct STFL Bates County [Jennifer Reidy ]
15 Oct Access to Lake 33 Wetlands at Busch Wildlife [David ]
15 Oct Bird Banding at Missouri Western State University St. Joseph [Larry Lade ]
15 Oct Junco [Mariel Stephenson ]
15 Oct Eagle Bluffs - Yesterday afternoon [Eric Wood ]
15 Oct CAS Field Trip October 18th ["Turner, Lori" ]
15 Oct Am. Robins on the Move, Central MO, Moniteau Co., 10/15 [Chris Barrigar ]
14 Oct Field Trip Announcement -- St. Louis Area [Michael Thelen ]
14 Oct No sightings: New URL for Missouri eBird Hotspot wiki ["Douglas, Ryan" ]
14 Oct FICR, Joplin [Lawrence Herbert ]
13 Oct Big Sit results for Jefferson City, MO [Steve Garr ]
13 Oct R-T Loon HSL 10/13 - YES [Charlene Malone ]
13 Oct Squaw Creek "Big Sit" October 11th [Larry Lade ]

Subject: KC Recommendations
From: Al Schirmacher <alschirmacher AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:52:34 -0500
Chances are, I will be traveling daily to KC Medical, since my son is having 
further epilepsy testing. Will be coming in on 29, 169 & 35. 


Any recommendations for area birding? My knowledge of the city is limited (only 
moved here last year). 


Have birded Lewis & Clark, and Weston Bend State Park.

Thanks!

Al Schirmacher
Muscotah, KS

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Subject: Re: scissor-tail, Joplin
From: Ronald <rdent AT ILAND.NET>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:41:50 -0500
I saw a scissor-tailed flycatcher east of Clinton on Sunday.

Valerie



  

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  From: Lawrence Herbert 
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  Subject: scissor-tail, Joplin
  Date: Oct 29, 2014, 6:07 PM

  We had a single Scissor-tailed Flycatcher on the wire in front
of MSSU here in Joplin, Jasper County, last evening at 5 pm.
We didn't see one here on campus this evening.
Larry Herbert, Joplin, Jasper Co., MO. certhia At att . net 10-28-14.



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Subject: Short-eared Owls, Livingston Co.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:02:21 -0700
I staked out a CRP field NE of town this evening to look for Short-eared Owls. 
I observed four Northern Harriers and four rooster Ring-necked Pheasants soon 
after arriving. Then just before 6:30 I watched 3 SEOW come up and fly around. 
I enjoyed them for several minutes, then made it home in time for the start of 
the Big Game! Hope it ends as well my outing, though it's not looking like it 
right now! 


Later, 

Steve Kinder
Chillicothe
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Subject: "Vocalizations Birding Basics" Thur, Oct 30, 5-6:30 PM
From: Bob Bailey <bohemewarbler AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:53:03 -0500
I will be presenting "Vocalizations Birding Basics" on Thursday, October 30th, 
2014, from 5:00 - 6:30 PM at the Dennis and Judith Jones Visitor Center in 
Forest Park. There will be a 15 minute refreshment break as well. This is 
program is sponsored by Forest Park Forever. No cost for admission. 

Hope to see some of you there! 
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Subject: scissor-tail, Joplin
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia AT ATT.NET>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:07:41 -0500
We had a single Scissor-tailed Flycatcher on the wire in front
of MSSU here in Joplin, Jasper County, last evening at 5 pm.
We didn't see one here on campus this evening.
Larry Herbert,  Joplin, Jasper Co., MO.  certhia At att . net 10-28-14.

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Subject: A Few Late Migrants
From: Timothy Jones <0000002bb1253dbd-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:26:12 -0500
Took a slow drive on Levee Road along the St. Francis River (Dunklin County) 
this morning to see what might have arrived after the front moved through 
yesterday. 


Had a total of 45 species:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20371637

Best bird was a rather late White-eyed Vireo.

Also had a somewhat late Rose-breasted Grosbeak and a Nashville Warbler along 
with a couple Tennessee Warblers and a small flock of Indigo Buntings. 


Tim
Dunklin County

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Subject: longview lake
From: Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:22:43 -0400
went to longview lake today to look for the surf scoter that karen davis 
photographed yesterday evening off shelter 13. no luck, but lots of activity on 
the lake. duck species 

included gadwall, northern pintail, green-winged teal, canvasback, redhead, 
ring-necked, lesser scaup and ruddy. there was an abundance of pied-billed and 
horned grebes 

and i found 2 western grebes among them. franklin's gulls still present as well 
as bonaparte's. relocated the pacific loon with 2 common loons near the dam (2 
other loons seen 

saparately). 


sherry leonardo
grandview, mo 


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Subject: Field Trip Announcement -- St. Louis Area
From: Mike Thelen <mikethelen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:47:23 -0700
The ST. LOUIS AUDUBON SOCIETY is sponsoring a field trip this Saturday to St. 
Charles County, Missouri. 


DATE:  Saturday, November 1, 2014

MEETING TIME:  8:00 a.m.  Remember, DST does not end until 2 a.m. Sunday.

MEETING PLACE:  Hampton Lake parking lot at Busch Conservation Area.

DIRECTIONS: From I-64, south on MO hwy 94 one mile to route D. West on route D 
two miles then right into the BCA entrance. Left at the T intersection, then a 
quick right into the Hampton Lake parking 

lot.

PLAN: This is planned to be an all-day field trip; however, as always, it will 
be informal and casual. Everyone should feel free to come and go as they 
please. We'll start the day birding different areas throughout BCA. We'll also 
plan on birding outside of BCA, including areas in nearby Weldon Spring 
Conservation Area, such as the Blue 

Grosbeak Trail, plus the nearby Katy Trail State Park access.

PARTICIPATION:  Everyone is welcome, SLAS members and non-members.

LUNCH:  Bring your own food and drink for a picnic lunch.

LEADER:  Mike Thelen

COST:  Free

MORE INFO:  Contact me directly, or visit

http://www.stlouisaudubon.org/

Mike Thelen
Univ City, StL Cnty, MO
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Subject: Fwd: Re: Little Gull Carlyle Lake, ILLINOIS
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:30:59 -0500
ILLINOIS bird
Carlyle Lake, Clinton/Bond counties, ILLINOIS

FYI
Steve Lima found a LIGU this last weekend at Carlyle Lake and reported it
on eBird.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20338366

It was confirmed to eBird reviewer so one should be looking for LITTLE GULL
at Carlyle amongst the hordes of Bonies. With hunting now, at least 
everything
should be in the southern corner of the lake for protection.
See Dan Kassebaum's weekend summary:
http://www.htc.net/~kdan/report.htm 

Friendly reminder (I know it's hard for some to restrain themselves
but no flaming please) :
This species should be looked for at other spots with gatherings of
Bonaparte's Gulls (Bonies)
Evenings at RMBS for the gull roost could even be productive.

Back to my sick chair........ :- P

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.







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Subject: CAS Field Trip
From: "Turner, Lori" <Lturner AT BOONEELECTRIC.COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:12:55 +0000
Saturday, November 1st  - Joint Field Trip With River Bluffs Audubon Society
Destination: Runge Conservation Nature Center and Binder Lake, Jefferson City, 
MO 

Departure Point: AC Commuter Parking Lot
Leader: Jane Frazier and Rich George
Contact Info: Lori Turner - 
loricastrips AT gmail.com 

We'll carpool from the AC Commuter Parking Lot at 7:30 a.m. The lot is on the 
southeast corner of the AC exit off Hwy 63 on Lenoir St. If you're not joining 
the carpool, meet at Runge Nature Center at 8:00 a.m. After the trip we'll have 
lunch near Binder Lake at Dudley's Café. 

(Note: Dudley's Café only takes cash)
Directions to Runge: In Jefferson City take Hwy 50 west off 63. Take the Hwy 
179 exit and go north, toward Jamestown, about a mile. Runge will be on your 
left. 



Lori Turner
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Columbia, MO 65201
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Subject: ID help sought on sparrow photos:
From: Stephen Whitworth <swhit6 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:54:23 -0500
Hello Mobirders:
 A former college classmate who is an excellent photographer took some photos 
of sparrows at the Green Bottom Wildlife Management Area along the banks of the 
Ohio River in West Virginia. He's unsure of what sparrow species are shown in 
the photos. 

 I'm never very confident making IDs on sparrows, and even less so when they 
are this far out of my home range. Anybody want to give me their best guesses 
on which birds are shown? Mike Brady, I'm counting on you! 

 If you'd like to take a crack on making these IDs, please email me directly at 
swhit6 AT hotmail.com, and I will reply with the photos attached. Thanks to 
all--Steve Whitworth, Glen Carbon, Ill. 

  		 	   		  
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Subject: RUHU comment
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia AT ATT.NET>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:23:02 -0500
Good for Mike and Becky Wylie, if they have a Rufous Hummingbird at 
Neosho, Newton County.  
That would be our first one, that we are aware of here, since December, 2004,
here in Joplin.  The 2004 individual lingered long enough to make it on
the Joplin CBC that year !  Photographed and banded by one of the 
hummingbird persons.  
Larry Herbert,  Joplin, Jasper Co., MO.  certhia at att . net   10-27-14.

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Subject: Many Vesper Sparrows, Moniteau Co., 10/26
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:32:22 -0600
Fall Greetings!
Sunday evening on my way home from work between the time of 5:00 and 5:45 pm, I 
meandered the gravel roads between Eldon and Russellville with secret hopes of 
observing a western rarity such as a Western/Mountain Bluebird or Say's Phoebe. 
Although no rare western vagrants were observed, I was supremely delighted as I 
witnessed many Vesper Sparrows along the roadside in the grasses, perching on 
utility wires and barbed wire fences. I estimated close to 40 birds along about 
5-6 miles of gravel roads. 

Other species observed were several Lincoln's Sparrows, a good number (~12) of 
Field Sparrows, good numbers of "winter sparrows" such as Savannah, Swamp, 
White-throat and White-crowned Sparrows as well as a few (3) lingering Chipping 
Sparrows. 

A strong showing of Eastern Bluebirds were also observed where wide open fields 
met a shrubby cattle pond and a handy perching wire (utility and/or barbed) was 
available. I was surprised to see some House Finch flocks associating with the 
Bluebirds. 

Five American Kestrels were also observed perched above and along side these 
open fields. 

Good birding!

Chris Barrigar
 
Cole Co.
Russellville, MO
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Subject: Long Branch Lake
From: Jean Leonatti <jleonatti AT CMAAA.NET>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:23:09 -0500
LB Lake near Macon had a tight flock of about 8 horned grebes. Several 
groupings of mixed flocks mostly coots, but one had a good mixture of gadwall, 
pintail,  ruddy, Widgeon, ring necked, scaup, redheads. Cormorants and pied 
billed here and there.   There are also a few Franklins gulls mixed in with 
ring billed. All viewed from the end of the Lakeview trail, starting from the 
picnic shelter parking lot.  



Jean Leonatti
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Subject: white throats
From: Mariel Stephenson <marielstephenson AT CENTURYTEL.NET>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:02:42 -0500
FOS in my yard today for White Troated Sparrows. Nice to see them - Mariel

 

Mariel Stephenson

Columbia MO

marielstephenson AT centurytel.net 

 


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Subject: EBCA 20 White Faced Ibis Oct 25
From: Tom Halfen <tlh65043 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:06:47 -0500
Pool 3 I counted 20 WF Ibis about 11:00 am.
My count was confirmed by Marvin who I saw at Pool 10. He suggested I visit 
Pool 3 where he counted 20. That confirmed my count. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/94521489 AT N04/15455672289/

Tom Halfen
Holts Summit,MO

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Subject: Speckle-bellies north of Cape Girardeau
From: Allen Gathman <agathman AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:27:29 -0500
This morning I was out for bike ride, passing through beautiful downtown
Pocahontas, MO about 6 AM, when I heard the call of Greater White-Fronted
Geese overhead.  I stopped and peered up, but all I saw were stars.  FOS
for me, though I see some recent ebird records at Otter Slough and a few
other places in the region.

-Allen Gathman
Pocahontas, MO (Cape Girardeau Co.)

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Subject: White-faced Ibis -Shell Osage CA and White fronted geese Warrensburg
From: Neal Young <000000798656f8b8-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:48:55 -0700
We were haveing a meeting at Shell Osage CA last week on Tuesday. While looking 
at some of teh wetland units, 14 dark ibises flushed up. The circled our group 
for several minutes. Not sure on ID because we never got a realgood look at 
them. 


Also, had about 400 white fironted geese fly over Warrensburg yesterday 
afternoon late. 


Neal Young

Warrensburg
Johnson CCounty, MO
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On Sun, 10/26/14, James Hickner  wrote:

 Subject: Re: Eagle Bluffs CA White-faced Ibis - Please Document with MBRC
 To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
 Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014, 12:29 AM
 
 Today my wife and I
 went to see the White-faced Ibises in the Eagle Bluff CA. I
 could not see their red eyes due to distance, and I could
 not see the white marks on their faces either. When these
 birds are so far away from you, it's very difficult to
 determine if they are White-faced or Glossy. My wife
 photographed those birds both from great and short
 distances.  Jim
 Hickner 
 hickner AT sbcglobal.net 
 
 
  
    On Saturday,
 October 25, 2014 5:01 PM, Joshua Uffman
  wrote:
 
    
 
  And, one more e-mail from me....  Hopefully
 typo-free this time.
 Many
 eBird users have
 reported up to 12 White-faced Ibis to be present at Eagle
 Bluffs CA (Boone Co.)
 over the last two
 weeks, and that is probably an accurate ID. 
  However, I wanted to make each of these observers, as
 well as any other observers, aware that any plegadis sp. that can be
  accurately IDd to
 White-faced after 6 Oct should be documented with the
 Missouri Bird Records Committee at the
 following link:
  http://www.mobirds.org/RecordsCommittee/DocWiz.aspx Why
 is documentation needed?  The latest accepted record of an
 identifiable White-faced Ibis in
 Missouri is
 6 Oct. See here, 
http://www.showme-birds.com/index_files/WhiteFacedIbisRecords.htm So, 

 although White-faced ibis is certainly the default species
 this time of year as they make their southward migration,
 identifying them to species is a real challenge when they
 are in basic and immature plumages and can
 be nearly impossible to
  separate from Glossy ibis.  So, if you can see the red
 eye, or any remaining
  white border to the facial skin, please add these notes
 to your eBird checklist,
 and also please document these birds with the Missouri Bird
 Records Committee if these field marks are
 being observed.
 Thanks,
 Josh
 
 Joshua
 Uffman
 St. Louis County, MO
 Birdsandbugs AT sbcglobal.net
 Missouri Bird Records: 
 www.showme-birds.com
  
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Subject: FOS 4 me W T Sparrow
From: Tom Halfen <tlh65043 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 06:14:05 -0500
White throated sparrow Sun. Eve.


Tom Halfen
Holts Summit

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Subject: Re: Eagle Bluffs CA White-faced Ibis - remain
From: Jean Leonatti <jleonatti AT CMAAA.NET>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:11:33 -0500
I didn't take any photos, but 7 of the ibis were still present late this
afternoon. One had a remnant of pink facial border.   The water is starting
to dry up in this area;  they were further down the extension road off the
1st one-way loop (on the other side of the corn field) than their previous
location.   Lots of killdeer, 2 dowitcher, several  lesser yellowsleg, three
pectorals, and one least sandpiper.   Hundreds of coots further down the
distribution channel and in pool 10;  although I saw several flocks of
Greater-fronted geese pass overhead this week,  I did not find any at Eagle
Bluffs.

 

Jean Leonatti

Boone County

Columbia,  MO

 

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Subject: Eagle Bluffs CA White-faced Ibis - Please Document with MBRC

 

And, one more e-mail from me....  Hopefully typo-free this time.

Many eBird users have reported up to 12 White-faced Ibis to be present at
Eagle Bluffs CA (Boone Co.)
over the last two weeks, and that is probably an accurate ID.  However, I
wanted to make each of these observers, as well as any other observers,
aware that any plegadis sp. that can be accurately IDd to White-faced after
6 Oct should be documented with the Missouri Bird Records Committee at the
following link:
 http://www.mobirds.org/RecordsCommittee/DocWiz.aspx

 

Why is documentation needed?  The latest accepted record of an identifiable
White-faced Ibis in
Missouri is 6 Oct. See here,
http://www.showme-birds.com/index_files/WhiteFacedIbisRecords.htm

 

So, although White-faced ibis is certainly the default species this time of
year as they make their southward migration, identifying them to species is
a real challenge when they are in basic and immature plumages and can be
nearly impossible to separate from Glossy ibis.  So, if you can see the red
eye, or any remaining white border to the facial skin, please add these
notes to your eBird checklist, and also please document these birds with the
Missouri Bird Records Committee if these field marks are being observed.

Thanks,
Josh

Joshua Uffman
St. Louis County, MO
Birdsandbugs AT sbcglobal.net
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Subject: Smith's Longspurs Harrison Co. Mo.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:55:45 -0700
It seemed a little strange searching for SMLO on such a warm sunny day, but the 
time is right, and I managed to find a flock of seven today on the north end of 
Dunn Ranch. I had checked out the usual spots at Pawnee Praire CA, and Dunn 
Ranch before finding them, but the habitat is not right this year. Persistence 
often pays off as I kept searching and found a better area and the birds were 
there. 


Later,
Steve Kinder
Chillicothe, Livingston Co.
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Subject: Fw: Pine Siskins in Scott County
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:10:47 -0700
And I still have not yet seen any PISI here in NC MO.

Steve K



On Sunday, October 26, 2014 7:03 PM, Mark Haas  wrote:
 


Today I encountered two small flocks of Pine Siskins, totaling 30 birds, at 
Gen. Watkins CA. They were quite vocal and one flock of a dozen settled onto a 
bare branch not 20 yards away, affording a great look. With these birds on the 
doorstep of the Bootheel, can more winter finches be far behind? We can only 
hope… 

 
Mark  Haas, Jackson, Cape County, MO
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Subject: Pine Siskins in Scott County
From: Mark Haas <kathyhaas AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:02:29 -0500
Today I encountered two small flocks of Pine Siskins, totaling 30 birds, at
Gen. Watkins CA. They were quite vocal and one flock of a dozen settled onto
a bare branch not 20 yards away, affording a great look. With these birds on
the doorstep of the Bootheel, can more winter finches be far behind? We can
only hope.

 

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Subject: LBBG -- Illinois Bird
From: Michael Thelen <mikethelen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 18:00:57 -0500
There was an adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at the Gateway Sand "borrow pit"
lake, Mueller Ln, Madison Cnty, between 4 and 4:15 p.m. Sunday.

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Subject: Busch CA Clay-colored Sparrows
From: Thomas Bormann <tlbormann AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 13:06:36 -0700
Dave Rogles and I kicked up a Clay-colored in a field near Lake 38 at Busch in 
St. Charles County this morning. And then a second one jumped up beside it. 

 
We had another interesting bird, too. A quite large raptor flew steadily south 
and out of sight. Most noticeable was its large size and very long tail. The 
tail made us think Harrier, but it had no white on the rump. We are fairly 
certain it was a Goshawk. We eliminated every other possibility. 

 
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Subject: Re: Eagle Bluffs CA White-faced Ibis - Please Document with MBRC
From: James Hickner <hickner AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:29:12 -0700
Today my wife and I went to see the White-faced Ibises in the Eagle Bluff CA. I 
could not see their red eyes due to distance, and I could not see the white 
marks on their faces either. When these birds are so far away from you, it's 
very difficult to determine if they are White-faced or Glossy. My wife 
photographed those birds both from great and short distances. 


Jim Hickner 
hickner AT sbcglobal.net 


On Saturday, October 25, 2014 5:01 PM, Joshua Uffman 
 wrote: 

  


And, one more e-mail from me....  Hopefully typo-free this time.

Many eBird users have reported up to 12 White-faced Ibis to be present at Eagle 
Bluffs CA (Boone Co.) 

over the last two weeks, and that is probably an accurate ID. However, I wanted 
to make each of these observers, as well as any other observers, aware that any 
plegadis sp. that can be accurately IDd to White-faced after 6 Oct should be 
documented with the Missouri Bird Records Committee at the 

following link:
 http://www.mobirds.org/RecordsCommittee/DocWiz.aspx

Why is documentation needed? The latest accepted record of an identifiable 
White-faced Ibis in 

Missouri is 6 Oct. See here, 
http://www.showme-birds.com/index_files/WhiteFacedIbisRecords.htm 


So, although White-faced ibis is certainly the default species this time of 
year as they make their southward migration, identifying them to species is a 
real challenge when they are in basic and immature plumages and can be nearly 
impossible to separate from Glossy ibis. So, if you can see the red eye, or any 
remaining white border to the facial skin, please add these notes to your eBird 
checklist, and also please document these birds with the Missouri Bird Records 
Committee if these field marks are being observed. 


Thanks,
Josh

Joshua Uffman
St. Louis County, MO
Birdsandbugs AT sbcglobal.net
Missouri Bird Records:  www.showme-birds.com 

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Subject: White-fronted Geese, Linn Co. Mo.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:58:37 -0700
Greater White-fronted Geese were moving today. I heard first, then saw, three 
different flocks, with a total of close to 250, going over the Zell Tract, west 
side of Pershing SP. I got over there mid morning today right after the Dense 
Fog finally lifted. It warmed up quickly after that and Sparrows and stuff were 
not as cooperative as before. I only had about 50 each Swamp & Savannah 
Sparrows, with almost as many Song with 40+. Still a few Chipping Sparrows 
around, plus only a few Lincoln's White-crowned, and White-throated seen today. 
Couple flocks of 10 or so DE Juncos. Saw about 25 Barn Swallows on the power 
lines. I did manage to walk up another American Bittern, in a whole different 
area than last time, and 6 Wilson's Snipe. The only ducks I saw were distant 
and mostly unidentifiable. I observed one Bald Eagle, a Belted Kingfisher, 7 
Cedar Waxwings, 3 Ring-billed gulls, Pileated & Red-headed Woodpeckers among 
other species there today. 

 Came back through Fountain Grove CA where I saw another flock of about 50 GWFG 
with a single Snow Goose in the middle. Flock of 50 Northern Pintails also. a 

A female Northern Harrier was on the north end, and Pelicans, DC Cormorants, RB 
Gulls, and 3 lingering Great Egrets around Che-Ru lake. Feasted on bunch of 
Persimmons on the west side. Way too warm for late October! 


Later, 

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Subject: Eagle Bluffs CA White-faced Ibis - Please Document with MBRC
From: Joshua Uffman <birdsandbugs AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:01:27 -0700
And, one more e-mail from me....  Hopefully typo-free this time.

Many eBird users have reported up to 12 White-faced Ibis to be present at Eagle 
Bluffs CA (Boone Co.) 

over the last two weeks, and that is probably an accurate ID. However, I wanted 
to make each of these observers, as well as any other observers, aware that any 
plegadis sp. that can be accurately IDd to White-faced after 6 Oct should be 
documented with the Missouri Bird Records Committee at the 

following link:
 http://www.mobirds.org/RecordsCommittee/DocWiz.aspx
 
Why is documentation needed? The latest accepted record of an identifiable 
White-faced Ibis in 

Missouri is 6 Oct. See here, 
http://www.showme-birds.com/index_files/WhiteFacedIbisRecords.htm 

 
So, although White-faced ibis is certainly the default species this time of 
year as they make their southward migration, identifying them to species is a 
real challenge when they are in basic and immature plumages and can be nearly 
impossible to separate from Glossy ibis. So, if you can see the red eye, or any 
remaining white border to the facial skin, please add these notes to your eBird 
checklist, and also please document these birds with the Missouri Bird Records 
Committee if these field marks are being observed. 


Thanks,
Josh

Joshua Uffman
St. Louis County, MO
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Subject: Re: Trumpeter Swan - Squaw Creek
From: Joshua Uffman <birdsandbugs AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:10:40 -0700
Mike: Thanks for posting your posting your Trumpeter Swan sighting to MoBirds. 
Yes, your swan was flagged as early because of the date. Actually, from the 
best I can tell, your sighting ties the earliest state record - 24 Oct. 
However, I suspect with this species reintroduction efforts being so 
successful, this date will continue to be earlier and earlier, and we Ryan and 
I (Missouri's eBird reviewers) will continue to refined those filters as these 
arrival dates change. 

 
Thanks,
Josh
 
 
 
 

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Sent: Friday, October 24, 2014 4:20 PM
Subject: Trumpeter Swan - Squaw Creek
  

There's a Trumpeter Swan in Pintail Pool and it flagged eBird so I'm guessing 
it's early, but not sure how early. 


Mike Stewart
Platte City

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Subject: Fall Scissor-tailed Flycatchers
From: Joshua Uffman <birdsandbugs AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:01:36 -0700
Christine and others interested: I believe this same question came up a few 
weeks ago and I neglected to answer then because I simply had to much going on. 
I've got time today - and I don't think anyone else has answered yet, at least 
publicly, so I will share what I can. 

 
In short no, your sighting is not a late date. Oct, and even early Nov, records 
are not that unusual. And, if I didn't leave all of my notes at work I could 
share quite a few sightings of this species during this time period since 
Robbins and Easterla was published in 1992. Regardless, R & E (1992) 
mentions... This species is readily observed during the second week of Oct and 
the beginning of the third week of Oct, with only 1-2 birds/day casually seen 
at the end of Oct or early Nov. It also lists that latest fall record as 2 Dec. 
1985, with the 2nd latest 20 Nov. 1986. 

 
Hope this helps,
Josh

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To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU 
Sent: Friday, October 24, 2014 7:03 PM
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  


I had an adult Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at the intersection of 7 and 150 
Highways today around 4:30 PM on my way home from the Burroughs Audubon Nature 
Center and Bird Sanctuary. I was wondering if that was a late record? 

 
Christine Kline
Pleasant Hill, MO Cass County
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Home/Office: (816) 540-3515
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Committee Co-Chair ~ Wings Over Weston
Friends Volunteer, Friends of Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge
 
  

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Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:03:35 -0500
I had an adult Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at the intersection of 7 and 150
Highways today around 4:30 PM on my way home from the Burroughs Audubon
Nature Center and Bird Sanctuary.  I was wondering if that was a late
record?

 

Christine Kline

Pleasant Hill, MO Cass County

birdsecretary AT comcast.net

 

Christine Kline

Home/Office: (816) 540-3515

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Committee Co-Chair ~ Wings Over Weston

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Subject: Trumpeter Swan - Squaw Creek
From: Mike Stewart <a.tristis AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:20:25 -0500
There's a Trumpeter Swan in Pintail Pool and it flagged eBird so I'm guessing 
it's early, but not sure how early. 


Mike Stewart
Platte City

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Subject: Rufous Hummingbird Newton County
From: Becky Wylie <0000006c1c38a100-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:30:22 -0700
We have a Rufous Hummingbird at our feeders in Neosho this morning. This is the 
first one we have seen in our yard. 


Mike and Becky Wylie
Neosho MO

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Subject: Re: Winter Finches
From: Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:51:09 +0530
I was glad to read this field trip report, because it brings me to a
question...this morning, I saw what I thought was a male Housefinch on the
roof of the adjoining house. My daughter lives very close to Forest
Park...so could this have been a Purple Finch? I've not seen one before,
and the finch flew off almost immediately, so I could not make a more
accurate observation. Do Housefinches also display such bright plumage at
this time of year? (Eg Goldfinches have much duller plumage now.)


Cheers, Deepa.

On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:28 AM, David  wrote:

> The Thursday group visited Busch today.  The most notable birds were a
> pair of Purple Finches behind the headquarters and some Pine Siskins with
> Goldfinches in the fields behind Hampton Lake.  It looks like we may get
> some finches this year.  We could not refind the LeConte's Sparrows and
> there is no seed in the HQ feeders. We also struck out on Red-breasted
> Nuthatch.   Otherwise it was the normal birds.
>
> David Becher
> Saint Louis
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Subject: Winter Finches
From: David <davidbecher AT MSN.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:58:14 -0500
The Thursday group visited Busch today. The most notable birds were a pair of 
Purple Finches behind the headquarters and some Pine Siskins with Goldfinches 
in the fields behind Hampton Lake. It looks like we may get some finches this 
year. We could not refind the LeConte's Sparrows and there is no seed in the HQ 
feeders. We also struck out on Red-breasted Nuthatch. Otherwise it was the 
normal birds. 

 
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Subject: pacific loon at longview lake
From: Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:58:08 -0400
saw a pacific loon with 4 common loons off the marina at longview lake late 
this morning after the rains stopped. the pacific loon is noticeably smaller 
than the commons with a smaller, thinner dark bill and a straight-line gray 
border on both sides of the white throat. 

other birds seen on the lake were horned grebes, ruddy ducks, cormorants and a 
large raft of franklin's gulls. 



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Subject: FW: Hawk Id
From: Sebastian <sebastianpatti AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:06:48 -0500
 . . . from the COLORADO List-serve . . . what a handsome beast!!!

 

Anyone seen a Coop like this??????

sebastianpatti AT hotmail.com 
Sebastian T. Patti 
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Chicago, ILLINOIS 60614-3354 
PHONE: 312/325-9555 (o) 773/248-0570 (h) 
CELL: 773/304-7488
FAX: 312/325-9017(o)

 



Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:54:27 -0600
Subject: [cobirds] Hawk Id
From: nikonjeannie AT gmail.com
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I can not identify this hawk that I saw last week at the Dog park at Cherry 
Creek State Park, Arapahoe County. Many people I know have tried to ID it, but 
so far, no one is sure. 


Please take a look and any  help  would be appreciated.

http://www.pbase.com/image/157919391

Thanks,
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Subject: bluebirds vs pileated woodpecker, american kestrel
From: Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:17:14 -0400
did my weekly walk at jerry smith park this morning. was counting bluebirds on 
a power line when a pileated woodpecker flew across the prairie and landed on 
one of the power 

poles. 2 bluebirds immediately moved to sit as close as possible to the 
woodpecker. they would fly a short distance toward the woodpecker, then go back 
and sit. a couple of 

other bluebirds joined the action and the pileated flew to another power pole. 
other bluebirds repeated the behavior until the woodpecker flew away. when i 
was finishing my walk 

i checked the wires again and saw a young kestrel sitting on a wire above a 
northern flicker perched on the side of a pole. a bluebird flew over and sat 
next to the kestrel. they 

both sat there for a few moments, the the kestrel flew about 20 feet away and 
perched again. the bluebird followed and sat next to the kestrel again. it flew 
out a short distance 

and returned to its perch a couple of times. when the kestrel didn't pay any 
attention, the bluebird flew about 50 feet away and perched gain. both birds 
sat for a while and then 

flew off in opposite directions. 
other than this, not a lot of activity, but did see 2 young sapsuckers on 
opposite sides of a tree trunk. 



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Subject: Remembering Jim Ziebol
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:42:42 -0400

I wanted to share a drawing my wife, Chrissy McClarren, drew today to 
remember Jim Ziebol.  Jim was an avid Missouri bird lover. He died three 
years ago on October 19, 2011.  Here is the link to her blog post:

 

http://kissingthejoyasitflies.blogspot.com/2014/10/jim-ziebol-and-little-tiger.html 


 


Andy Reago
St. Louis MO
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P.S. You might find some of her other blog posts of interest. She's 
rejoicing in the wild with pen and pencil.  For instance, yesterday she 
drew a Fox Sparrow to celebrate them migrating through the St. Louis 
area - and posted the drawing on her blog yesterday.  And there's a post 
on Brown Creepers, Hermit Thrush, Blue Jays and more.

  

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Subject: fos fox sparrows
From: Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:07:06 -0400
walked meadowmere park this morning including kelly road which is very hit or 
miss. today was a hit as i found 3 fox sparrows mixed in with ruby-crowned 
kinglets, eastern 

towhees, dark-eyed juncos, yellow-rumped warblers, robins, chickadees, titmice 
and white-crowned and white-throated sparrows. a turkey vulture even flew in 
and landed to 

watch all the activity. highlights in other parts of the park included nice 
looks at a young sapsucker and 2 brown creepers. also watched a great blue 
heron successfully fishing 

in the creek. beautiful morning for a walk.


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Subject: Re: Gulls
From: Bill Eddleman <eddlemanw AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:26:41 -0700
This is usual, and they are Franklin's Gulls. They tend to congregate in huge 
flocks in migration, and are headed for the west coast of South America in 
winter. 


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To my birding friends in western MO and eastern KS - what's the deal with the 
thousands and thousands of dark headed gulls this year? I was at Cheyenne 
Bottoms and Quivira last week and Smithville Lake today and I am stunned by the 
numbers of gulls - is this the usual and I was not aware, or is this unusual? 
Where are they migrating to? 

Catherine Davis
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Subject: Gulls
From: Catherine Davis <catherineann AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:50:42 -0500
To my birding friends in western MO and eastern KS - what's the deal with the 
thousands and thousands of dark headed gulls this year? I was at Cheyenne 
Bottoms and Quivira last week and Smithville Lake today and I am stunned by the 
numbers of gulls - is this the usual and I was not aware, or is this unusual? 
Where are they migrating to? 

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Subject: Re: Ibis at Eagle Bluffs
From: "Ian N. Cost" <incqm2 AT MAIL.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:01:29 -0500
I saw 7 there (but near Pool 2) Saturday afternoon. Possibly the same group I 
would imagine. Reported here: 
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Subject: More Sparrows & stuff, Linn Co. Mo.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:52:30 -0700
I was back over to the Zell Tract at Pershing SP today. It was Savannah Sparrow 
day, though less than last couple years at this time, had total of 140. Half of 
those were seen from one spot! While pishing, I scanned all around and counted 
69 from one place! Seventeen were on the power lines beside the road, plus one 
Vesper Sparrow. Couple dozen Tree Swallows on the wires too, the only ones I 
saw today. The other Sparrows found today - 


Chipping - still a few
Field - 2
LeConte's - 3
Fox -1
Song - 15+  not in in big numbers yet
Lincoln's - 12
Swamp - 60
White-throated - 6
White-crowned - 6
also 10 DE Juncos

Some of the other birds  observed - - 

American Bittern - 1
Wilson's Snipe -13
Dickcissel - 1
Indigo Bunting - 2
plus Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, 
Red-headed Woodpeckers, Orange-crowned and Yellow-rumped Warblers ... 



I came back through by east side of Fountain Grove CA, much of it is closed now 
for Waterfowl/Hunter refuge. Had a male Northern Harrier just north of there. 
Pelicans, Cormorants, Gulls, and some Ducks on Che-Ru lake including Gadwall, 
Am. Wigeon, Ruddy, and several FOS Redheads. Also one Horned Grebe and 2 Great 
Egrets. Had couple each Greater Yellowlegs and Belted Kingfishers along the way 
today. 


Later, 

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Subject: Sabine's Gulls, Carlyle Lake (IL) on Sat.
From: William Rowe <rowemb45 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:13:04 -0500
This is just a heads-up that Sabine's Gulls were still present at Carlyle
Lake on Saturday (10/18). Two birds, first located by Dan Kassebaum, were
observed off and on for an hour by me and my birding class, about noon from
Hickory Hollow at South Shore State Park. Both were juveniles, as usual,
and varied from not too far out to very distant.  Dan and others have half
a dozen observations this fall, spanning September 7 to this weekend. It's
getting late now, but there certainly might be a chance next weekend.

The southwest beach/marina area held a large aggregation of Ring-billed
Gulls in the early morning, and with them a number of Forster's Terns and
Franklin's and Bonaparte's Gulls, for very nice views at close range. One
first-cycle Laughing Gull was there too. Later, a single early Common Loon
and Horned Grebe were seen on the lake.

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Subject: junco, joplin
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia AT ATT.NET>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:29:12 -0500
I enjoyed my FOS Dark-eyed Junco at 
Stone's Corner, MDC access, just north of
Joplin, Jasper County.  One only - not a group.
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Subject: Ibis at Eagle Bluffs
From: "Robinson, Richard D." <RobinsonR AT MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:25:21 +0000
sorry I didn't get this posted yesterday but we were at Eagle Bluffs late 
morning and there were 11 White-faced Ibis in pool 3 just east of the dirt 
track. It could possibly be part of 4 but it's at the end and to the right of 
the first one way loop. Don't have a scope so couldn't see the facial markings 
so I'm assuming they were White-faced. 


Alice Robinson
Boone County

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Subject: Eagle Bluffs 9-17
From: Jim Rathert <jim AT JIMRATHERT.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:11:04 -0500
Mom and I went down to Eagle Bluffs this afternoon. Kind of a preview of the 
CAS field trip this weekend. We had two Northern Harriers cruising pool 10. Saw 
two and possibly a third Coppers Hawk, an Osprey, a female Rose-breasted 
Grossbeak, 5 Cedar Waxwings and heard one Gray Catbird. All in all a fun day. 
Full report on Cache. 



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Subject: sparrows at Joplin
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia AT ATT.NET>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:47:17 -0500
I had a couple of sparrows yesterday here in Joplin:
A single Clay-colored Sparrow at Carterville Cemetery,
and a package of six White-throated Sparrows at
the MSSU campus wetland.  Both FOS for me.

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Subject: Pine Siskins
From: Brent Galliart <00000071800f5807-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:31:40 -0700
Took a trip down to Lewis and Clark State Park this morning to look for 
migratory sparrows. While scanning the tall weeds and grass with my spotting 
scope I had a flock of Pine Siskins (10) land in a small tree near me. This is 
my earliest date for the specie since I have been birding 

(since 2006). They are regular visitors at my feeder. Except for last year. So 
it was delightful to see them again. Also saw a Red-shafted Flicker in the same 
area. Its been a while since I have seen one around here. I did not get my 
target birds. The Le Conte's and Nelson's Sparrow. 

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Subject: Field Trip Report SLAS Oct 18
From: Michael Thelen <mikethelen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:15:40 -0500
St. Louis Audubon Society Field Trip Report for October 18, 2014

Ten of us birded portions of Jersey and Calhoun Counties, Illinois.  None of
the roads we needed for access were closed but water levels were high at all
places including the Illinois River and adjacent sloughs and lakes.  Some of
the habitat we were counting on for sparrows was under water.  While we had
some good birds, and even though we visited a variety of habitats, it seemed
that we had to work very hard for them, with individual counts low overall;
for example, for the whole day, 1 BARN SWALLOW and 1 MARSH WREN.  Perhaps
Friday's cold front pushed many birds out but Saturday's steady
northwesterly wind did not replace them.

Highlights are limited, but one certainly was the chance for a comparative
gull study of BONAPARTE'S, FRANKLIN'S and RING-BILLED standing on the Pere
Marquette marina dock; small, medium and large arranged left to right in one
field of view.  7 Franklin's for the day.  We swept the woodpeckers with all
7 species.

The only other swallow was TREE SWALLOW, 50, with most of the birds swarming
above the Pere Marquette bluff.  There were 2 HORNED GREBE at the end of
Dabbs Rd.  10 sparrow species total, including 2 VESPER and, while this is
not always possible, we managed scope studies of LINCOLN'S and WHITE-CROWNED
SPARROW.

The Two Rivers NWR staff was gracious and allowed us special access on the
Swan Lake levee road after closing, but there were few birds on the lake,
with the only identifiable ducks RUDDY DUCK, 20, and NORTHERN PINTAIL, 30.
There was a large raft of 150 AMERICAN COOT.  Only a few other small groups
were too distant and, looking into the sun, basically just dark spots.  Two
Rivers has worked exceedingly hard to make the area attractive to birds but,
with the water so high, there is currently not much feeding opportunity.
The ducks are dropping in, staying only a brief time, then moving on.

Hawks were scarce, with just 12 BALD EAGLE, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER and 1
PEREGRINE FALCON which Pat Lueders spotted at trip's end.  4 RED-TAILED
HAWK, including 1 juvenile, possibly a "Western" type, with big, squarish
white panels on the upper wing and very heavily marked underparts.  We saw
and heard 2 AMERICAN KESTREL over the Two Rivers HQ building, only later
learning that the birds had been rehabbed and just released by TreeHouse
Wildlife Center staff.  Still, it was impressive to see the pair rocket off
together.

59 species total for the day.

Mike Thelen
Univ City, StL Cnty, MO
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Subject: FOS
From: Mary Dueren <mary.dueren AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:03:28 -0500
Suddenly busy in my backyard with a ruby crowned kinglet last night on the
window butterfly bush and today, six white throat sparrows.
Can juncos be to far behind???
Last Sunday, as we played our last golf league game (in the drizzle), there
were about a dozen or so, chimney swifts drifting over the golf course. I
was surprised to see them!
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Subject: avocets at longview lake
From: Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:58:34 -0400
did a quick scoping of the lake this afternoon from shelter 13. found 18 
american avocets among canada geese and ring-billed and franklin gulls on the 
beach. also seen were 

7 gadwall in a raft of 16 franklin gulls out toward the middle of the lake. 
only grebes were 1 horned and 4 pied-bills. 



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Subject: ID help: RMBS mystery duck
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:58:05 -0500
What's the duck on the right please?
Mexican or.......?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stl_birder/14932123573/

Many thanks

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

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Subject: sick crow - what is protocol?
From: Gary Rauvola <grauvola AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:43:55 -0500
Hi folks,

We had an obviously compromised crow stumbling around in the neighborhood
front yards yesterday. Growing up in the woods of NE MN we were taught to
stay clear of all animals which looked sick, and let nature play out the
scenario without human intervention. 

Now 50+ years later and in an urban area, are there different
recommendations? What does current thinking suggest be done?

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Subject: Re: Sunrise Am. Robin Parade Continues, Miller Co., 10/17
From: Bill Eddleman <eddlemanw AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:24:20 -0700
Not to be outdone, I'll also have to say that robins are congregating in Cape 
Girardeau as well. I have yet to locate where they are roosting, but I stepped 
out one morning this week to see 50+ in the immediate vicinity of my house. 
Yes, it may be a good year for robins, but we will see when Christmas Bird 
Counts are conducted. 


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Subject: Sunrise Am. Robin Parade Continues, Miller Co., 10/17
 


 
Since my initial post of the throng of American Robins passing overhead 
southward, I have been paying more attention to the skies as I walk from my car 
into work. Yesterday, yielded over 6000 Am. Robins in 20 minutes. This morning 
the flow was about as yesterday: 100-150 birds passing overhead every 30 
seconds translating to 2000-3000 birds in the 10 minutes I watched this morning 
again with more birds on the way as I had to get inside for work. 


While watching and listening, I heard a Pine Siskin call. Without binoculars, I 
was able to locate a "smaller" bird among the Robins, but could not say that it 
was the Pine Siskin. 


Last night as I was in the woods, I saw a flock of 70-100 Robins drop into the 
neighbor's stand of Cedars to roost for the night. It may be a big year for 
Robins in the southern Ozarks this winter. 


Bird on!

Chris Barrigar
 
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Russellville, MO
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Subject: Sunrise Am. Robin Parade Continues, Miller Co., 10/17
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:54:30 -0600
Since my initial post of the throng of American Robins passing overhead 
southward, I have been paying more attention to the skies as I walk from my car 
into work. Yesterday, yielded over 6000 Am. Robins in 20 minutes. This morning 
the flow was about as yesterday: 100-150 birds passing overhead every 30 
seconds translating to 2000-3000 birds in the 10 minutes I watched this morning 
again with more birds on the way as I had to get inside for work. 

While watching and listening, I heard a Pine Siskin call. Without binoculars, I 
was able to locate a "smaller" bird among the Robins, but could not say that it 
was the Pine Siskin. 

Last night as I was in the woods, I saw a flock of 70-100 Robins drop into the 
neighbor's stand of Cedars to roost for the night. It may be a big year for 
Robins in the southern Ozarks this winter. 

Bird on!

Chris Barrigar
 
Cole Co.
Russellville, MO
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Subject: The Great Missouri Birding Trail
From: Kevin Brewer <kbrewer AT FIDNET.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:58:31 -0500
Since I have a son in St. Louis I have been interested in birding in and around 
the St. Louis area. There is now a great reference that describes 30 excellent 
birding sites in St. Louis and the surrounding region. The Great Missouri 
Birding Trail was created by Mike Doyen for new birders and visitors to the St. 
Louis area and is also a great resource for birders in general. In reading 
about Forest 44 CA, I learned that the Dogwood Ridge trail is very productive 
for both diversity of birds and hiking in relative seclusion. Several other 
birding sites nearby are listed as are other attractions that non- birders 
would enjoy. The Creve Coeur page discusses the habitat, bird diversity, biking 
and hiking trails and recommendations for birding this area. Check out the 
Great Missouri Birding Trail at www.great missouribirdingtrail.com. It is an 
excellent resource. 


Louise Wilkinson
Rolla, MO
Phelps County

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Subject: Arriving & Passing Migrants, StL Area
From: Michael Thelen <mikethelen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:23:58 -0500
This evening I watched a large flock of CHIMNEY SWIFT, over 50 birds, pass
over my house, obviously migrants as our local breeders left weeks ago.  And
during my evening constitutional I spotted my FOS YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, 2,
plus singing (!) WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.  The sparrow was in the local
cemetery, an over-wintering site they love, I suppose because of the variety
of mature trees and dense ground-hugging vegetation, like where they come
from.

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Subject: Nelson's and Yellow Rail
From: Terry <terrymcneely AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:15:40 -0500
I decided to check out some river bottoms in the area, looking for sparrows. 
Not much grassy areas left in Daviess county, most are now corn fields. 


However I know of a small acreage that has warm season grasses and Cord grass. 
Took a chance and stepped out into into some shorter grasses and weeds and then 
stepped into about 6 inches of water. I got past the water and I quickly had 
sparrows flying all around. I located 2 Nelson's sharp-tailed Sparrows and 
approximately 15 Swamp Sparrows and a couple of Song Sparrows. may have been 
more, but. 


I took a couple of steps and a little bird flushed from under foot, and 
immediately I saw the white patches in the secondarys . I noticed that it was 
injured. It had what appeared a broken leg as its left leg was dangling. As it 
flew it didn't clear the Indian grass and went down. I attempted to catch up 
with the bird and stepped into about 10 inches of cold water and the rail flew 
again, this time crossing a larger area of water. 


 



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Subject: Cattle Egret at EBCA
From: Karen Wosilait <kwseattle AT CLEARWIRE.NET>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:51:30 -0500
Looking at it now. On side of road by pool 10 near end of second one-way loop, 
near the turn off to pools 14 and 15. Almost ran over it. Now hidden in 
grasses. 


Karen Wosilait 
Columbia/Seattle 

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Subject: Winter Wren banded, St. Joseph, MO
From: Larry Lade <llade AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:09:06 -0700
Photo of banded bird here:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=408305265988324&set=gm.742932722420943&type=1&theater 


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Subject: Topeka seagulls
From: Margaret Berglund <mmberglund AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:44:25 -0500
Driving through Topeka right now and the sky is just full of gulls. It started 
on the east side of downtown and has continued all the way past the beginning 
of the toll ( on I-70 ). 


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Subject: STFL Bates County
From: Jennifer Reidy <grizzlyskye AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:27:00 -0500
I observed 6 male scissor-tailed flycatchers together ~5 miles west of Butler 
(Bates County) this past Sunday(10/12). Just curious if that is a late date for 
them. I don't recall seeing them so late in past years. 



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Subject: Access to Lake 33 Wetlands at Busch Wildlife
From: David <davidbecher AT MSN.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:15:03 -0500
On a recent visit to Busch Wildlife we found that a gate has been placed across 
the road that leads to the Lake 33 wetlands and that vehicles are no longer 
permitted although foot access is possible. I inquired as to the reason and 
received the reply included below. I feel it is a rather sad commentary on the 
world. Anyone planning to schedule a trip at Busch and wishing to access the 
area should make arrangements to get the key to gate as described below. 

 
David Becher
Saint Louis
 
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> Hi David -- The gate has been closed to prevent unauthorized vehicles from 
going down the dead-end road. We have had problems in the past with illegal 
activity happening at the end of that road. Sorry about the inconvenience. If 
you have a group that will be using that area, you can get a special use permit 
and a key to open the gate for your use. Call 636-441-4554 regarding the 
special use permit. 

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> General web question or comment:
> 
> On a recent visit to Busch Wildlife Area, I found that a closed gate has been 
placed at the entrance to the Lake 33 Wetlands area and official vehicle only 
signs have been but in place. I assume from this that foot access is still 
permitted. However, there is no easy way to walk around the gate. This is the 
only wetland area at Busch Wildlife and has been used by St. Louis birding 
groups for years. While I personally have no difficulty with walking in, some 
members or our group are elderly and find the extra walking required a serious 
impediment. I could not see any real reason for the gate and I was hoping for 
an explanation to share with the local birding community. 

> David Becher
> Ornithology Chair
> WGNSS
> --
> David Becher
> 
> Creve Coeur, MO 63141
> County: St. Louis
> 
> Your Phone:
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> Email: davidbecher AT msn.com
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Bird Banding at Missouri Western State University St. Joseph
From: Larry Lade <llade AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:45:39 -0700
We banded some 50+ birds this morning. Most were White-throated Sparrows and 
Dark-eyed Juncos. Others I remember are Golden-crowned and 

Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Wilson's Warbler, Nashville Warbler, 
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Hermit Thrushes, House Wren, Song Sparrow, 
Lincoln's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow,  .... I probably forgot some, 
guess I will have to write them all down next time!

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St. Joseph, MO

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Subject: Junco
From: Mariel Stephenson <marielstephenson AT CENTURYTEL.NET>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:03:28 -0500
first of seson in my yard- thanks for birding grindstone - I guessed it
would be very birdy - as would across the bringe into the hinkson
bottomlands - mariel

 

Mariel Stephenson

rock quarry road

Columbia MO

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Subject: Eagle Bluffs - Yesterday afternoon
From: Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:01:52 -0700
Yesterday after work mom and I decided to go to Eagle Bluffs. Despite the rain 
and cold wind we had a good time there. We found lots of birds though some were 
far enough away that it made it difficult to ID them. We didn't keep a complete 
list but here are some that I remember. The biggest concentrations of birds 
were found in pool 3 off the first one-way loop and pool 10. 


Mallard
Northern Pintail 
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
Blue-winged Teal
American Widgeon
Ring-necked Duck
Redhead - 1
Ruddy Duck - 1
American White Pelican
Ibis sp. - 11 (assumed white-faced)
Dowitcher sp. (assumed long-billed)
Greater Yellowlegs - 4
American Coot - many many
Pied-billed Grebe - 41
Great Egret
Cattle Egret - 1
Great Blue Heron
Double crested Cormorant - 15
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier - 1
Turkey Vulture
Coopers Hawk? maybe - 1
Red-winged Blackbirds - many many
Swallow sp. (possibly Northern Rough-winged) - 2




Eric Wood 
Columbia MO 
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Subject: CAS Field Trip October 18th
From: "Turner, Lori" <Lturner AT BOONEELECTRIC.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:56:22 +0000
Saturday, October 18th
Destination: Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Rocky Top Trailhead
Departure Point: AC Commuter Parking Lot
Leader: Allison Vaughn
Contact Info:  allisonjv AT yahoo.com
We'll carpool from the AC Commuter Parking Lot at 7:30 a.m. The lot is on the 
southeast corner of the AC exit off Hwy 63 on Lenoir St. If you're not joining 
the carpool, meet at Rocky Top Trailhead at 9:00 a.m. After the trip we'll have 
lunch at Shawnee Bluff Winery. 

Rocky Top Trail is a wonderful example of just how important fire is to 
maintaining native glades and woodlands that once dominated the landscapes of 
this region. It consists of 2 loops, joining a half mile from the trailhead, 
totaling 2 miles of nature viewing. For a map of the trail please visit: 
http://mostateparks.com/trails/lake-ozarks-state-park 



Lori Turner
Columbia Audubon Society
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Subject: Am. Robins on the Move, Central MO, Moniteau Co., 10/15
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:55:12 -0600
Greetings!

 

It would appear that with the rainy/stormy weather clearing, the American 
Robins are on the move heading south, because, like last year around this time, 
I pulled into the parking lot at work and watched as hundreds of Am. Robins 
passed overhead. 


 

Their numbers appeared to be between 70 to ~125 at any given time over our 
manufacturing plant parking lot. I figured a rate of 70-125 birds every 30 
seconds, and I watched in awe for 15 minutes. A conservative estimate of what I 
actually observed is 1500 in that 15 minute period. Birds were still in the 
north of the parking lot when I entered the building. No telling how many had 
already passed before I arrived and how many more had yet to pass. 


 

before entering the building, I showed the overhead flocks to an associate to 
which they replied they had never seen so many Robins and never knew that they 
flew in such numbers for migration. I was once again in awe of the event but 
was struck by the fact that the non-birding associate was also in awe. 


 

I stick to my guns when I say, "Nature is full of awe and wonder!"

 

Good fall birding!

Chris Barrigar
 
Cole Co.
Russellville, MO
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for going out, I found, was really going in." JOHN MUIR 


 		 	   		  
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Subject: Field Trip Announcement -- St. Louis Area
From: Michael Thelen <mikethelen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:09:48 -0500
The ST. LOUIS AUDUBON SOCIETY is sponsoring a field trip this coming
Saturday to Jersey and Calhoun Counties, Illinois.  We'll also plan on
enjoying the hospitality of the Two Rivers NWR staff who are holding their
annual Open House the same day.

DATE:  Saturday, October 18, 2014

MEETING TIME:  7:30 a.m.

MEETING PLACE:  We'll meet at the Gilbert Lake Division parking lot at the
south, or downriver, end.  If a last-minute change should be required, say,
because of flooding, then I will post a change message here on MOBirds
Friday afternoon or early evening.  If you don't see any change message then
we'll meet as planned.

DIRECTIONS TO GILBERT LAKE:  From Alton, Illinois, go north on IL hwy 100,
the Great River Rd.  Continue all the way through Grafton then watch for the
Brussels Ferry.  Go only 200 yards past the ferry and the parking lot is on
the left.  The entrance is a simple gravel drive but well marked with a big
sign.

PLAN:  We'll bird the upriver end of Gilbert Lake, plus Stump Lake, the Pere
Marquette bluffs and Dabbs Road.  Eventually we'll head downriver to the
Brussels ferry and cross the Illinois River into Calhoun County.  We'll bird
some more on Two Rivers NWR then head over to HQ for lunch and enjoy
exhibits during the break.  As part of Open House activities the Swan Lake
levee road will be open to public auto traffic until 2 p.m.  However, the
great staff at Two Rivers have arranged special access for SLAS past 2 so
we'll plan on taking advantage of this opportunity to look for birds on the
lake upriver of the gate, areas typically only accessible by long hike.  On
a past trip we found sizable flocks of waterfowl, plus avocet and peregrine,
among a good variety of birds.  For those who'd like to participate on this
special part of the trip, plan on being with the group until we turn around
and head back downriver to the gate.  We'll be flexible in our timing so we
can look for birds.

PARTICIPATION:  Everyone is welcome, SLAS members and non-members.

LUNCH:  Bring your own food and drink for a picnic lunch.  As in past years,
we'll time it so we can take lunch on the deck of the Two Rivers NWR HQ
building.

LEADER:  Mike Thelen

COST:  Free

MORE INFO:  Contact me directly, or visit stlouisaudubon.org/

Mike Thelen
University City,
St. Louis County,
Missouri
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Subject: No sightings: New URL for Missouri eBird Hotspot wiki
From: "Douglas, Ryan" <douglasrn AT MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:40:58 +0000
MOBirders-
Some of you may have visited the eBird Hotspot wiki I created with help from 
Nicholas March and Ken Ostermiller. The site details all of the >600 eBird 
hotspots we have in Missouri. 


Unfortunately, the hosting site made some changes and we were in danger of 
losing the site. Luckily, Ken and Team eBird found a solution for us! The 
solution has caused the URL for the Missouri eBird Hotspot wiki to change. 


The new URL is: http://ebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/MO-Birding+in+Missouri

Generally, everything is the same as before, but the left-hand menu now shows 
other states that also have eBird Hotspot wikis. I believe the site is 
up-to-date with the current eBird hotspots thanks to a lot of recent work by 
Ken. 


Cheers,
Ryan

Ryan Douglas
Postdoctoral Fellow
310 Tucker Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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Subject: FICR, Joplin
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia AT ATT.NET>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:43:49 -0500
    I had three Fish Crow over Webb City High School
    this morning at 10 am.  10-14-14.  They were meandering
    south on that strong north breeze.  They were calling, and
    it brought my attention to them.  Jasper County. 
    These were the first that I have observed in over a month.

    Last evening, 6:15 pm., there were 16 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers
    on the north side of the MSSU campus, Joplin, at Newman &
    Duquesne Rd. , Joplin, Jasper County.  I have had as many as
    60 + along these wires in previous years, late September and
    early October.  

    Larry Herbert,  Joplin, Jasper Co., MO.  certhia AT  att . net.  10-14-14.


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Subject: Big Sit results for Jefferson City, MO
From: Steve Garr <steve AT BIRDS-I-VIEW.BIZ>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:22:02 +0000
 Sorry for the late report. Below are our results from our Big Sit on Saturday 
10/11/14 at 512 Ellis Blvd in Jefferson City, MO. We "sat" from 6 am - 7 pm , 
with over a dozen folks joining us off and on throughout the day. Beautiful 
weather, even if it was a bit nippy. THANK YOU to our local River Bluffs 
Audubon members who came out to bird with us. Their expertise and assistance 
made the event more fun and the count much higher! (Thank you Chris for the 
tent!).Participants ranged in age from 11 years old  to ...older than that. 
Everyone received literature on bird identification and info on RBAS and ASM. 

Our total was 43 species . Highlights included: Orange-crowned Warbler, 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Black-throated Green Warbler, Common yellow-throat, 
Golden-crowned Kinglet, Bald Eagle, and an amazing fly-over of 200+ 
Double-crested Cormorants! Thank you again everyone who participated. We have 
some pics here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Birds-I-View/188410781170570  
and links to more. Below is the complete list. ...THANK YOU again RBAS members 
and everyone who participated! (Apologies for the spacing font on the species 
list below--I just copied and pasted from my entry on the Big Sit Website)Steve 
GarrJefferson City, MOCole countysteve AT birds-i-view.biz 

Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritusTurkey Vulture Cathartes aura 
Canada Goose Branta canadensisBald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus Cooper's Hawk 
Accipiter cooperiiRed-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensisSharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter 
striatusEurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaoctoMourning Dove Zenaida 
macroura Rock Pigeon (FeralPigeon) Columbalivia Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus 
americanusChimney Swift Chaetura pelagicaDowny Woodpecker Picoides 
pubescensHairy Woodpecker Picoides villosusNorthern Flicker Colaptes auratus 
Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinusYellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus 
variusEastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchosBlue 
Jay Cyanocitta cristataCarolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensisTufted Titmouse 
Baeolophus bicolorWhite-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensisCarolina Wren 
Thryothorusludovicianus Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa American Robin 
Turdus migratoriusEastern Bluebird Sialia sialis Northern Mockingbird Mimus 
polyglottosEuropean Starling Sturnus vulgaris Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla 
cedrorumBlack-throated GreenWarbler Dendroicavirens Common Yellowthroat 
Geothlypis trichasOrange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celataYellow-rumped 
Warbler Dendroica coronataDark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis White-throated Sparrow 
Zonotrichiaalbicollis Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalisBrown-headed 
Cowbird Molothrus ater Common Grackle Quiscalus quisculaRed-winged Blackbird 
Agelaius phoeniceusAmerican Goldfinch Spinus tristis House Finch Carpodacus 
mexicanusHouse Sparrow Passer domesticusTOTAL 43 species  


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Subject: R-T Loon HSL 10/13 - YES
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:24:10 -0500
ILLINOIS bird
Horseshoe Lake SP, Madison co
Red-Throated Loon re-found 10/13 by Glen Hawley

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20222348

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

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Subject: Squaw Creek "Big Sit" October 11th
From: Larry Lade <llade AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 06:15:25 -0700
"Big Sit" at Squaw Creek NWR, Mound City, MO. We had people at our circle 
from about 5 AM until 5 PM. Only recorded 32 bird species, but it was 
fun.
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Green-winged Teal
Blue-winged Teal
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Sora
American Coot
Killdeer
Great Horned Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
Also had a visit from George Fenwick, chairman of the American Birding 
Conservancy, and a young woman from the United Kingdom who happened to 
be in Kansas City. She was checking out some of Missouri's parks and 
conservation areas. We had about 20 people drop by.

Larry Lade
Saint Joseph, MO

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