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25 Nov Re: SLAS FIELD TRIP on Sat., November 22 - Trip Report - Corrections and Additions [Mike Grant ]
25 Nov Calliope Update 11/25 [Greg Swick ]
25 Nov Re: Proper Water:Sugar Ratio for wintering Hummers - No Sighting [Greg Swick ]
25 Nov Proper Water:Sugar Ratio for wintering Hummers - No Sighting [Greg Swick ]
25 Nov Trimble CBC - Dec 20 [Kristi Mayo ]
24 Nov Re: SLAS FIELD TRIP on Sat., November 22 - Trip Report [Mike Grant ]
24 Nov Calliope photos [Peter Kondrashov ]
24 Nov Calliope Hummer Update 11/24 [Greg Swick ]
24 Nov Re: NO SIGHTING - Brown Pelican [Scott Laurent ]
24 Nov NO SIGHTING - Brown Pelican [Christine Kline ]
24 Nov Hi Lonesome Sunday, Nov 23 [MARGE LUMPE ]
24 Nov Calliope Site Morning Update [Greg Swick ]
23 Nov FW: Merlin at Carondelet Park today 11/23/14 - VIDEO [Andrew Reago ]
23 Nov FW: Merlin at Carondelet Park today 11/23/14 - VIDEO [Andrew Reago ]
23 Nov Re: Merlin at Carondelet Park today 11/23/14 - VIDEO [Scott Laurent ]
23 Nov Merlin at Carondelet Park today 11/23/14 - VIDEO [Andrew Reago ]
23 Nov Albino Mallard - Clarence Cannon NWR - Pike County [Bill Duncan ]
23 Nov Southeast Missouri/Southernmost Illinois Christmas Bird Counts [Bill Eddleman ]
23 Nov Calliope Hummingbirds, Swainson's Warblers, and the Birding Community - No Sighting [Greg Swick ]
23 Nov RED CROSSBILLS, Grundy Co. Mo. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
23 Nov Calliope hummingbird YES [Peter Kondrashov ]
23 Nov In our Shady Oaks yard, Pied American Robin and Pine Siskin [Margy Terpstra ]
23 Nov Dark Morph Red-tailed Hawk, Moniteau Co, 11/23 [Chris Barrigar ]
22 Nov pine siskins - Columbia [Kathleen Anderson ]
22 Nov Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, Nov 22, 2014 [Scott Laurent ]
22 Nov Saturday birds on the Illinois side [William Rowe ]
22 Nov Calliope Hummingbird [Michael Thelen ]
22 Nov Calliope update - 11/22/2014 [Greg Swick ]
22 Nov RFI: Calliope today? [Peter Kondrashov ]
22 Nov St. Joe Oxbow Birds [Larry Lade ]
22 Nov FW: Possible Imm. Golden Eagle?, Moniteau Co., 11/22 [Chris Barrigar ]
22 Nov Possible Imm. Golden Eagle?, Moniteau Co., 11/22 [Chris Barrigar ]
21 Nov Re: SLAS FIELD TRIP on Sat., November 22 [Mike Grant ]
21 Nov CAS Field Trip 11-22-14 ["Turner, Lori" ]
21 Nov No sighting, Presentation on Great Horned Owl mating, nesting and owlets, 11/22, Clayton, MO [Mark Glenshaw ]
21 Nov Re: Calliope Update and Visitor Information 11/20/14 [Greg Swick ]
21 Nov Re: RFI-Snow Bunting sighting on Ebird ["Douglas, Ryan" ]
20 Nov western grebe [Sherry Leonardo ]
20 Nov Calliope Update and Visitor Information 11/20/14 [Greg Swick ]
20 Nov Calliope Hummingbird and eBird (No sightings) ["Douglas, Ryan" ]
20 Nov Looking for a CBC (no sightings) ["Douglas, Ryan" ]
20 Nov CACHE/SPARKS Transition (No Sightings) [Scott Laurent ]
20 Nov Re: lapland longspurs and a question regarding ebird ["Douglas, Ryan" ]
20 Nov lapland longspurs and a question regarding ebird [Jack Foreman ]
19 Nov Calliope Update 11/19/2014 [Greg Swick ]
19 Nov Riverland snow buntings continue [Jack Cowan ]
19 Nov 2014 Christmas Bird Count for St. Joseph, MO [Larry Lade ]
18 Nov SLAS FIELD TRIP on Sat., November 22 [Mike Grant ]
18 Nov Calliope Hummingbird - CARPOOL REQUEST [Christine Kline ]
18 Nov Harris Sparrow [Donald Hays ]
18 Nov Calliope Update 11/18/14 [Greg Swick ]
18 Nov Falconry - no sighting [Christine Kline ]
18 Nov Summer Tananger [Mariel Stephenson ]
18 Nov Purple Finches in Newton County [Becky Wylie ]
17 Nov In our Shady Oaks yard, 11/17/14 Rusties [Margy Terpstra ]
17 Nov Calliope Update - November 17 [Greg Swick ]
17 Nov Rough-legged Hawk, Jasper County [Lawrence Herbert ]
17 Nov Harris Sparrow [Donald Hays ]
17 Nov Re: Knox Co birds [Edge Wade ]
17 Nov Knox Co birds [Frankie Cuculich ]
17 Nov CAS Field Trip 11-22-14 ["Turner, Lori" ]
17 Nov Re: Torpor trivia [Greg Swick ]
17 Nov Snow Geese over Forest Park, St. Louis [Mark Glenshaw ]
16 Nov Torpor trivia [Greg Swick ]
16 Nov CLARENCE CANNON NWR Sunday Nov 16 [Jack Foreman ]
16 Nov Re: Snow Geese [Linda Frederick ]
16 Nov Snow Geese [Greg Samuel ]
16 Nov Calliope Update - Nov. 16 [Greg Swick ]
16 Nov Long Branch, Thomas Hill [Jean Leonatti ]
16 Nov RMBS and CBCA Sunday 11/16/14 - Snow Geese (FOS for us) and more [Andrew Reago ]
16 Nov Cole Camp Prairies CBC [MARGE LUMPE ]
16 Nov South Farm R-1 (Boone Co.) ["Douglas, Ryan" ]
16 Nov Re: Calliope Hummingbird banded, measured and confirmed [Greg Swick ]
15 Nov Grand River Christmas Bird Count [Terry ]
15 Nov RMBS 11/15/14 [Charlene Malone ]
15 Nov Pine Siskin, Chillicothe [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]

Subject: Re: SLAS FIELD TRIP on Sat., November 22 - Trip Report - Corrections and Additions
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew AT ATT.NET>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:26:36 -0600
The grebes in Ellis Bay across from Heron Pond were Horned, not Eared.  The
sandpiper I reported as a Semipalmated was a Pectoral.

 

Can add Northern Pintails, Northern Shovelers, Canvasbacks, Lesser Scaup,
Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, American Coots, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed
Hawk, Bald Eagle, American Crows, American Robins, Starlings, White-throated
Sparrows, White-crowned Sparrows, House Finch and American Goldfinch.

 

Thank you Dick, Charlene and Evan.

 

Mike

 

From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU] On Behalf
Of Mike Grant
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2014 7:06 PM
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: Re: SLAS FIELD TRIP on Sat., November 22 - Trip Report

 

Arriving early I once again looked for the previously reported Snow Buntings
and once again failed to find them.  Proceeding to Heron Pond I had better
luck, mainly because Tom B and Dave R were there and had found Snow and
Ross' Geese.

 

About a dozen people met at frozen-over Teal Pond where we 'enjoyed' the
Ring-billed Gulls then split for Heron Pond.  There we found:

 

Gadwalls, Mallards, American Black Ducks, Ruddy Ducks, American Widgeon and
Green-winged Teal.

Canada, Snow and Ross' Geese

Trumpeter Swans

Northern Harriers

Song Sparrows

 

Across from Heron Pond in Ellis Bay we found Eared Grebes, a couple of
Cormorants and a couple White Pelicans.

 

From the comfort of the Audubon Center we scoped:

 

Common and Hooded Mergansers, 

Ring-necked Ducks

 

The dam area had only Ring-billed Gulls although on the way out a Peregrine
Falcon zoomed over the convoy.

 

Proceeding on Confluence Road birds were seen near the start that may have
been Rusty Blackbirds, but they flew away quickly.  Farther along were
Horned Larks, Kestrels and more Harriers.  At a flooded puddle we stopped
for Killdeer and then found two shorebirds.  Dick P and Dave B (the WGNSS
group arrived as we were there) identified them as a Semipalmated Sandpiper
and a Baird's Sandpiper.  There were hundreds of Swans feeding in the
fields.

 

The walk to the point yielded hundreds of distant Ring-billed Gulls,
sprinkles and some slippery mud.

 

Any participants feel free to add what I have missed.

 

Thank you Mary Dueren and Dick Palmer for helping with the leading.

 

 

Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

mikecurlew AT att.net

 

 

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Subject: Calliope Update 11/25
From: Greg Swick <grswick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:34:49 -0600
Hi all,
Nothing new to report on the Ozark Calliope Hummingbird front today.
Regular visits from 6:55 am - 3:55 pm.
Out-of-state visitors are trickling in.  3 in a car from Austin, Texas,
late yesterday and two in a van from Indianapolis, Indiana today.
Interesting to note that at 4:15, I was sitting on the deck waiting for the
hummer to reappear (he didn't) when 3 mature Bald Eagles sailed directly
over our house at about 500-1000 foot altitude.
Also had a single Pine Siskin at the feeder today.

Good birding,
Greg

-- 
*Greg Swick, Co-Director*
*Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems (GLADE)*
*gladeproject AT gmail.com *
*www.greenleadershipacademy.org *

*I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in nature, which, if we
unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright*. ~Henry David Thoreau

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Subject: Re: Proper Water:Sugar Ratio for wintering Hummers - No Sighting
From: Greg Swick <grswick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:27:01 -0600
Thanks to Ryan Douglas for replying offlist, but just in case the any of
the rest of you are as lucky as I have been, I'll pass the info on to the
list.
Cornell recommends 3:1 water:sugar mix in adverse conditions.
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/page.aspx?pid=1181

Good birding,
Greg Swick
Ozark, MO

On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 2:51 PM, Greg Swick  wrote:

> Hi MoBirders,
> Today I had a visitor from Indiana to see the Calliope Hummingbird.  In
> passing, I said that I had changed the concentration yesterday from 4 parts
> water to 1 part sugar to 3:1.   She don't me not to do this as it can cause
> edema in the hummer.  I had read on the internet that it is preferable to
> feed 3:1 in the winter as additional energy is needed, and the freezing
> point is slightly reduced.
> Since I am monitoring the feeder daily, the freezing point benefit is not
> necessary.  But addressing the additional energy requirements of the hummer
> with a 3:1 mix makes sense to me.
>
> Am I hurting the hummer be feeding a 3:1 water:sugar mix?
>
> Thanks for any insight you can provide,
> Greg Swick
> Ozark, MO
>
> --
> *Greg Swick, Co-Director*
> *Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems (GLADE)*
> *gladeproject AT gmail.com *
> *www.greenleadershipacademy.org *
>
> *I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in nature, which, if we
> unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright*. ~Henry David Thoreau
>
>
>
>



-- 
*Greg Swick, Co-Director*
*Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems (GLADE)*
*gladeproject AT gmail.com *
*www.greenleadershipacademy.org *

*I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in nature, which, if we
unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright*. ~Henry David Thoreau

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Subject: Proper Water:Sugar Ratio for wintering Hummers - No Sighting
From: Greg Swick <grswick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:51:17 -0600
Hi MoBirders,
Today I had a visitor from Indiana to see the Calliope Hummingbird.  In
passing, I said that I had changed the concentration yesterday from 4 parts
water to 1 part sugar to 3:1.   She don't me not to do this as it can cause
edema in the hummer.  I had read on the internet that it is preferable to
feed 3:1 in the winter as additional energy is needed, and the freezing
point is slightly reduced.
Since I am monitoring the feeder daily, the freezing point benefit is not
necessary.  But addressing the additional energy requirements of the hummer
with a 3:1 mix makes sense to me.

Am I hurting the hummer be feeding a 3:1 water:sugar mix?

Thanks for any insight you can provide,
Greg Swick
Ozark, MO

-- 
*Greg Swick, Co-Director*
*Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems (GLADE)*
*gladeproject AT gmail.com *
*www.greenleadershipacademy.org *

*I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in nature, which, if we
unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright*. ~Henry David Thoreau

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Subject: Trimble CBC - Dec 20
From: Kristi Mayo <writebirds AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:50:07 -0600
The Trimble CBC (Clay/Clinton/Platte/Buchanan counties, including Smithville 
Lake) is set for Saturday, December 20. Team and territory assignments will be 
made before the day of the count so everyone can get an early start - so, if 
interested, just send me an email before December 17. 


We will meet for the tally, food, and drink in Smithville around 5:30 pm - 
location to be decided since it seems our usual spot, the Brick House, has 
closed. 


Everyone’s invited! Let me know if you have any questions.

Kristi Mayo
Kearney MO (Clay Co.)
writebirds AT gmail.com
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Subject: Re: SLAS FIELD TRIP on Sat., November 22 - Trip Report
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew AT ATT.NET>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:05:30 -0600
Arriving early I once again looked for the previously reported Snow Buntings
and once again failed to find them.  Proceeding to Heron Pond I had better
luck, mainly because Tom B and Dave R were there and had found Snow and
Ross' Geese.

 

About a dozen people met at frozen-over Teal Pond where we 'enjoyed' the
Ring-billed Gulls then split for Heron Pond.  There we found:

 

Gadwalls, Mallards, American Black Ducks, Ruddy Ducks, American Widgeon and
Green-winged Teal.

Canada, Snow and Ross' Geese

Trumpeter Swans

Northern Harriers

Song Sparrows

 

Across from Heron Pond in Ellis Bay we found Eared Grebes, a couple of
Cormorants and a couple White Pelicans.

 

From the comfort of the Audubon Center we scoped:

 

Common and Hooded Mergansers, 

Ring-necked Ducks

 

The dam area had only Ring-billed Gulls although on the way out a Peregrine
Falcon zoomed over the convoy.

 

Proceeding on Confluence Road birds were seen near the start that may have
been Rusty Blackbirds, but they flew away quickly.  Farther along were
Horned Larks, Kestrels and more Harriers.  At a flooded puddle we stopped
for Killdeer and then found two shorebirds.  Dick P and Dave B (the WGNSS
group arrived as we were there) identified them as a Semipalmated Sandpiper
and a Baird's Sandpiper.  There were hundreds of Swans feeding in the
fields.

 

The walk to the point yielded hundreds of distant Ring-billed Gulls,
sprinkles and some slippery mud.

 

Any participants feel free to add what I have missed.

 

Thank you Mary Dueren and Dick Palmer for helping with the leading.

 

 

Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

mikecurlew AT att.net

 

 


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Subject: Calliope photos
From: Peter Kondrashov <pkondrash AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:35:12 -0600
I uploaded the photos of Greg's Calliope  hummingbird I took yesterday to
my Google photos MO Fall 2014 album here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100215232641622009633/albums/6085430493682483297 


Thanks Greg!
-- 
Peter Kondrashov
Kirksville, MO
pkondrash AT gmail.com

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Subject: Calliope Hummer Update 11/24
From: Greg Swick <grswick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:38:07 -0600
Hi MoBirders,
A normal day in the life of the Ozark Calliope Hummer.
He performed well for most of the visitors, sitting on the feeder a few
times to take a prolonged drink.  I think this was the only way the guy
could get a good drink in the 30+ mph wind gusts that caused the feeder to
sway back and forth.
Unfortunately, I had visitors at 4:00 pm who did not get to see the bird,
as he retired early this evening.  Last sighting was just before 4 pm.
(Come back, Kim and Sara!)
Josh Uffman made it down, and was successful in photographing the bird in
the tree and at the feeder.
Craig Browning from Austin, TX, was the last person to see the bird today,
a lifer ticked after a long journey!

Thanks to all of you who have sent samples of your photos to me!  There are
so many wonderful ones!
Latest guest count:   I know of 90 visitors, there could be more.

Good birding,
Greg Swick
Ozark, MO

-- 
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*Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems (GLADE)*
*gladeproject AT gmail.com *
*www.greenleadershipacademy.org *

*I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in nature, which, if we
unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright*. ~Henry David Thoreau

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Subject: Re: NO SIGHTING - Brown Pelican
From: Scott Laurent <rscottlaurent AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:14:00 -0600
Christine,

I saw a Brown Pelican at Blue Springs Lake on July 14, 2010.  Five other
people reported it about that same time.  It was on the Blue Springs side
of the dam.

Scott Laurent

On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 2:48 PM, Christine Kline 
wrote:

> In the spring/summer there was a Brown Pelican at Blue Springs Lake or
> Lake Jacomo.  I remember viewing it with Kristi Mayo, Scott Laurent, and
> Amy Peterson.  Can anyone tell me if they have a date and can you verify
> which lake it was?
>
>
>
> I am updating my life list in eBird.  Time consuming but needs to be done
> since I’m still carrying around the little blue life list books.
>
>
>
> Thank you!
>
> Christine Kline
>
> Pleasant Hill ~ Cass County
>
> birdsecretary AT comcast.net
>
>
>
>
>
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Subject: NO SIGHTING - Brown Pelican
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:48:03 -0600
In the spring/summer there was a Brown Pelican at Blue Springs Lake or Lake
Jacomo.  I remember viewing it with Kristi Mayo, Scott Laurent, and Amy
Peterson.  Can anyone tell me if they have a date and can you verify which
lake it was?

 

I am updating my life list in eBird.  Time consuming but needs to be done
since I'm still carrying around the little blue life list books.

 

Thank you!

Christine Kline

Pleasant Hill ~ Cass County

birdsecretary AT comcast.net

 

 


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Subject: Hi Lonesome Sunday, Nov 23
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher AT MSN.COM>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:05:12 -0600
There was not much activity around Noon yesterday when Ron and I made a driving 
tour of the perimeter, but we did find a Rough-legged Hawk and about 30 
Meadowlark (sp.) plus some Am. Crows and a Red-tail. No Short-eared Owls - yet. 



Marge Lumpe

P. O. Box 448
Cole Camp, MO 65325
Benton County
birdwatcher AT msn.com

 		 	   		  
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Subject: Calliope Site Morning Update
From: Greg Swick <grswick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:51:25 -0600
Good morning, MoBirders

Calliope Hummingbird arrived at 6:50 am this morning...
It is 37 degrees, and a weak cold front is pushing the winds up to 30 mph
from the NW today.  If Cal doesn't leave today, he just might not leave
until spring!

Yesterday, there was a lot of bird activity around the house, so I
submitted a list to eBird for the Home Patch.  Here it is:

Home Patch - Calliope Site, Christian, US-MO
Nov 23, 2014 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     joined by Peter Kondrashov, Frankie Cuculich, Kathy, Ben, and
Ellen Cowens at times
20 species

Mourning Dove  5
Calliope Hummingbird  1     continuing bird, photographed by Greg Swick,
Peter Kondrashov, Frankie Cuculich, and Ellen Cowens
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  4
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  2
Carolina Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
American Robin  75
Cedar Waxwing 65
White-throated Sparrow  4
White-crowned Sparrow  3
Dark-eyed Junco  2
Northern Cardinal  6
House Finch  25
American Goldfinch  20
House Sparrow  1

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20655908

Good birding,
Greg
Ozark, MO
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*Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems (GLADE)*
*gladeproject AT gmail.com *
*www.greenleadershipacademy.org *

*I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in nature, which, if we
unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright*. ~Henry David Thoreau

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Subject: FW: Merlin at Carondelet Park today 11/23/14 - VIDEO
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:02:23 -0500
  I think I know why my post went missing.  I just realized (and am 
guessing) a phrase I used in the initial post could be misinterpreted to 
mean something I did not intend.  l  Here is my post again, without the 
phrase.

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Subject: Merlin at Carondelet Park today 11/23/14 - VIDEO
Date: 11/23/14 4:40:45 PM
From: "Andrew Reago"
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU




My wife and I decided to check the park around the corner from our house 
today (Carondelet Park) to see if there were any avian visitors boldly 
making appearances in the rain and blustery wind, and sure enough, a 
Merlin was patrolling the area.  We made a short video.   Look for the 
moment the Merlin slips on the branch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtCONwWaH5U 


Andy Reago
St. Louis MO
andrew.reago AT charter.net

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Subject: FW: Merlin at Carondelet Park today 11/23/14 - VIDEO
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:44:17 -0500
  Seems our post went missing somehow so I'm reposting it

-------- Begin forwarded message --------
Subject: Merlin at Carondelet Park today 11/23/14 - VIDEO
Date: 11/23/14 4:40:45 PM
From: "Andrew Reago"
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU




My wife and I decided to check the park around the corner from our house 
today (Carondelet Park) to see if there were any avian visitors boldly 
making appearances in the rain and blustery wind, and sure enough, a 
Merlin was patrolling the area.  We made a short video.   Look for the 
slip 'n slide moment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtCONwWaH5U 


Andy Reago
St. Louis MO
andrew.reago AT charter.net

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Subject: Re: Merlin at Carondelet Park today 11/23/14 - VIDEO
From: Scott Laurent <rscottlaurent AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:01:44 -0600
Andrew,

I'll be in St. Louis over the Thanksgiving holiday and am staying close to
the park.  I hope to see it.  Is the head bobbing a common characteristic?

Scott Laurent
Kansas City, MO

On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 4:40 PM, Andrew Reago 
wrote:

>
>
> My wife and I decided to check the park around the corner from our house
> today (Carondelet Park) to see if there were any avian visitors boldly
> making appearances in the rain and blustery wind, and sure enough, a Merlin
> was patrolling the area.  We made a short video.   Look for the slip 'n
> slide moment.
>  
> *https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtCONwWaH5U*
> 
>
>
> Andy Reago
> St. Louis MO
> andrew.reago AT charter.net
> 
>
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Subject: Merlin at Carondelet Park today 11/23/14 - VIDEO
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:40:45 -0500

My wife and I decided to check the park around the corner from our house 
today (Carondelet Park) to see if there were any avian visitors boldly 
making appearances in the rain and blustery wind, and sure enough, a 
Merlin was patrolling the area.  We made a short video.   Look for the 
slip 'n slide moment.
  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtCONwWaH5U 


Andy Reago
St. Louis MO
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Subject: Albino Mallard - Clarence Cannon NWR - Pike County
From: Bill Duncan <ceibatree AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:14:49 -0600
Hi everyone,

Stephen Price of Farmington, MO discovered this albino Mallard among the
large flocks we observed at Clarence Cannon NWR yesterday.

Bill Duncan

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Subject: Southeast Missouri/Southernmost Illinois Christmas Bird Counts
From: Bill Eddleman <eddlemanw AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:41:00 -0800
Dates and meeting locations for the SE MIssouri and Southernmost Illinois 
counts are either set are "assumed set" as follows: 


Wednesday, December 17
Big Oak Tree State Park
Meet at 6 a.m. at Wally's Restaurant/Boomland for breakfast and area 
assignments. Bring a lunch, and we will meet for lunch at Big Oak Tree State 
Park at noon, when further instructions will be given on getting checklists to 
me 


Sunday, December 28  [ASSUMED DATE - IT HAS NOT CHANGED IN MANY YEARS]
Horseshoe Lake, Illinois
Meet at 6:30 a.m. at the southeast corner of Hwy 3 and Miller City Road in 
Olive Branch, Illinois. You can contact me if you want for additional 
information. 


Monday, December 29  [ASSUMED DATE - IT HAS NOT CHANGED IN MANY YEARS]
Union County, Illinois - Missouri Party
Meet at 6:30 a.m. at the south entrance of Trail of Tears State Park if the 
gate is closed. If the gate is open, you can go into the park to the Visitor 
Center. Area assignments will be made and instructions given on getting the 
information to me. 


Saturday, January 3
Mingo National Wildlife Refuge
Meet at 6 am at Mel's Diner in Puxico for breakfast and area assignments. At 
the end of the day, checklists may be left at the diner at the cash register, 
or I will be there by about 5:30 pm. 



The Middle Mississippi River NWR Count (Perry Co., Missouri) date has not yet 
been communicated to me. When it is, I will pass along the information. 



----Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau

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Subject: Calliope Hummingbirds, Swainson's Warblers, and the Birding Community - No Sighting
From: Greg Swick <grswick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:21:03 -0600
Hi MoBirders,

The first thing I want to say is that this whole Calliope Hummingbird
experience has been a once-in-a-lifetime event that I have thoroughly
enjoyed.  Thanks to this tiny bird and a lot of you passionate birders for
making it an experience I'll never forget.   Many of you have shared bird
feed, gifts, and great smiles. We both appreciate your thoughtfulness so
much.

My birder friend Jill Hayes asked me Thursday if I knew how many Calliope
Hummingbirds there are in the world.  I said "no", and she said "one
million....... so this little guy is one in a million". I love Native
American teachings, and how they emphasize that we should look to
the plants and animals to unearth secrets to living, and that everything is
connected....playing a vital role in the ecosystem, giving of itself to the
whole.    I wax philosophic quite often, so I couldn't help but ponder
about the odds that this little hummer, a lifer,  would show up at my home.
What does it all mean?

Coincedentally, I am the Co-director and a Co-founder of GLADE, the Green
Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems, a Greater Ozarks
Audubon/Missouri State University conservation leadership project,
currently in its 7th year.  GLADE is a program that identifies and serves
high ability teens with an interest in nature.  It empowers them to care
for the environment, each other, and themselves.  Many of the young
people come from very rural environments in the Ozarks and lack the family
resources to attend this type of stellar program.  For this reason, GOAS
offers the experience free of charge to every young person who attends.
GLADE has received national attention for being an innovative environmental
education program focusing on birds and bird conservation.

Each year, we inspire 16 young people to become the next generation of
conservation leaders, and together with MDC we transplant 2 acres of Giant
Cane in the Bee Creek riparian zone in order to lure back the threatened
Swainson's Warblers to this former nesting habitat in the White River
Glades and Woodlands Important Bird Area in Drury-Mincy Conservation Area.
Comparing to the Calliope's one million global population, the world
population of Swainson's Warbler is 90,000 with decreasing numbers,
especially in regions at the edge of its range.... like southern Missouri.
(Last I heard there are very few remaining nesting pairs in our state).

So, if you're the type of person who likes to give to a cause you can
believe in, consider a gift to GLADE 2015 to express gratitude for seeing
the second state record of Calliope Hummingbird. (the birding gods told me
to ask... :) ) I am confident GLADE will continue with or without your help
so don't feel obligated.  It's too strong a program not to survive. But, by
doing what you can, you join a growing network of citizen conservationists
of Missouri who believe that the answer to the challenges that birds face
lies in heart of committed young people who value science, appreciate
nature and know that they can "be the change we all want to see in the
world".

For more info on GLADE, go to www.greenleadershipacademy.org or "like" our
Facebook page.  You can donate online, or send a check to the Greater
Ozarks Audubon Society, PO Box 3231, Springfield, MO 65808  ATTN: GLADE

Apologies to our listserv moderators and to other MoBirders if this
message oversteps the boundaries for MoBirds listserv.

Cheers to a wonderful little life bird!
Thanks,
Greg Swick
Ozark, MO

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*Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems (GLADE)*
*gladeproject AT gmail.com *
*www.greenleadershipacademy.org *

*I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in nature, which, if we
unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright*. ~Henry David Thoreau

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Subject: RED CROSSBILLS, Grundy Co. Mo.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:35:58 -0800
Four RECR were reported yesterday from Crowder State Park, which is several 
miles west of Trenton.. I ran up this morning in the rain to check it out. No 
activity observed for over an hour. Then the local man that found them arrived 
and we heard them, then got a couple of brief looks at one bird before they 
flew off. They were in the Pines off the NE corner of the lake. LOTS of cones 
in many of the trees there, so hopefully they will stick around for awhile. 


Later, 

Steve Kinder
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Subject: Calliope hummingbird YES
From: Peter Kondrashov <pkondrash AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:24:43 -0600
Frankie C. and I watched the Calliope hummingbird today (11/23) between
11:30 am and 12:30 pm. Many thanks to Greg for this awesome opportunity!
PK

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Subject: In our Shady Oaks yard, Pied American Robin and Pine Siskin
From: Margy Terpstra <ladybirdterp AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:12:20 -0600
This last Thursday, a bird that I believe to be a Pied American Robin was at 
the bubbler. Also had a Pine Siskin on Friday, 11/21. I posted a couple images 
of the Rusty Blackbird from 11/17 and the Pine Siskin plus a short video of the 
robin on my blog. I'd be interested to hear any other comments on the robin. I 
was not able to re-find and photograph the robin. 


http://hummerhavenunltd.com/blog

Margy Terpstra
Kirkwood, St. Louis CO, MO
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Subject: Dark Morph Red-tailed Hawk, Moniteau Co, 11/23
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:46:31 -0700
After work yesterday, I swung back by the location where I observed the 
immature Golden Eagle. I did not see the eagle again; although, I did observe a 
bird I saw about a week ago, an adult dark morph Red-tailed Hawk. 


I wonder if it will make this area home for the winter? The bird was observed 
close to Renken Ln. I have observed it perched on the old fence posts near the 
small cattle pond on the northwest corner of Barry Rd/Renken Ln and Hwy A as 
well as perched in nearby trees. 


The link to the location for those in the area - directions from Jefferson 
City: 


https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Fmaps%2Fdir%2FJefferson%2BCity%2C%2BMO%2F38.4569734%2C-92.5519122%2F%4038.5143408%2C-92.3588013%2C12z%2Fdata%3D!4m8!4m7!1m5!1m1!1s0x87db5dab4e3b0af1%3A0xb2e7c94bbca8d9ad!2m2!1d-92.1735164!2d38.5767017!1m0&h=JAQGJCOhL 


Bird on!

Chris Barrigar
 
Cole Co.
Russellville, MO
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Subject: pine siskins - Columbia
From: Kathleen Anderson <andersonka AT CENTURYTEL.NET>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:39:52 -0500
I had 4 Pine Siskins at my feeder this afternoon. I thought I would need cold 
weather to bring them. It must have been the thistle seed I put out about a 
week ago. 

Bring on the Redpolls and Crossbills!
Kathleen Anderson, Columbia

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Subject: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, Nov 22, 2014
From: Scott Laurent <rscottlaurent AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:50:22 -0600
I visited the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center today as was
immediately greeted with a Starling ball and a couple of raptors, a
juvenile Bald Eagle and a falcon, perhaps a Peregrine.  My eBird report is
below.


Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, Jackson, US-MO
Nov 22, 2014 1:50 PM - 2:54 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.77 mile(s)
Comments:     
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8 16 species (+1 other taxa) Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 9 Gadwall (Anas strepera) 5 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203097387176553&l=d92bf1df54 Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 2 Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 1 Juvenile, fanned tail, tight spacing between wing and tail, slow stiff wing beats. Following Starling ball, larger than a Redtail. Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 13 Part of a stream of gulls flying over, perhaps in a wide circle. Flyover, clearly gull sp., backlighting and distance made it difficult to ID. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203097333535212&l=2c571099e9. Probable Ring-billed. Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1 falcon sp. (Falco sp.) 1 Bird observed stooping on a Starling ball, closed wings, round shoulders, resembling a fist. Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 2 Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 2 American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 10 European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 100 Starling ball, estimate White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 2 White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) 3 Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 5 Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2 House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 1 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203097385656515&l=d65a33c8e3 House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 50 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20637122 Scott Laurent Kansas City, MO Jackson County ------------------------------------------------------------ The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum To unsubscribe or change subscription options: https://po.missouri.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mobirds-l&A=1 ABA Birding Code of Ethics http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
Subject: Saturday birds on the Illinois side
From: William Rowe <rowemb45 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:43:49 -0600
St. Louis area birders:

My birding class and I visited several sites on the IL side of the St.
Louis area today and, in addition to really, really large numbers of Snow
Geese, Ring-billed Gulls, and blackbirds, we found the following:

At the borrow pits next to Horseshoe Lake, among the many thousands of
Ring-billed Gulls and some Herrings, we had one first-cycle THAYER'S GULL.
Because the road was gated off, we had to scope the gulls at quite a
distance, but this bird eventually emerged from the crowd.

At Baldwin Lake, among the huge numbers of Snow Geese on and around and
over the lake, we had some close studies of half a dozen ROSS'S GEESE on
the ground, plus more in the air.

And at Peabody River King, late afternoon, we located an adult NORTHERN
SHRIKE along the west side of the entry road more than half way in. We also
saw seemingly endless ribbons of blackbirds on the horizon; whenever part
of the stream flew close enough, they seemed to be all Common Grackles.

Finally, all day long, wherever we were, there were ROBINS in the trees, on
the grass, and overhead. Our total was probably well over 2000.

Bill Rowe
St. Louis
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Subject: Calliope Hummingbird
From: Michael Thelen <mikethelen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:05:43 -0600
I visited the Swick residence Nov 22 while the family was away.  During my
time there, from 09:20 to 10:50, the young hummer visited the feeder six
times.  Like Greg has already suggested, if you've been thinking about
chasing this bird, but haven't yet, you've got an excellent shot at it.

 

I was sighting my scope on the feeder this morning and actually first heard
the hummer, looked up, and saw him hovering about eight feet away, looking
at me.  I think the large, leafy tree right next to the feeder is a Bradford
Pear.  The bird favored it as a roost in-between feedings.  He's so tiny.

 

Mike Thelen

Univ City, StL Cnty, MO

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Subject: Calliope update - 11/22/2014
From: Greg Swick <grswick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:57:18 -0600
Hi all,
I see by my guestbook and text messages that at least 14 visitors have seen
Cal the Calliope Hummingbird this weekend.  At least 6 viewed him today.
Last sighting that I know of was around 3:41 pm by Josh Russell.  I
returned home at about 5:20, too late for his normal last visit.

Total known visitors to our yard is now over 85.  No one has left
disappointed.  Actually some of the coolest photos have been taken from our
deck chairs, I believe!

Just a reminder that we are going to try to have a birder free day on
Wednesday, Nov. 26, to celebrate a family Thanksgiving.  Thanks, all.

Looking forward to seeing a few more of you in the coming three days!  I'll
continue daily updates and try to get someone else to do it if I cannot.
If you see Cal when I'm not here, please email or text me  grswick AT gmail.com
or 417-209-0652, or simply post to MoBirds to keep everyone updated.  Also
please sign the guest book on the front porch!

Thanks to all who sent me samples of your photos!  They have been amazing!

Good birding,
Greg Swick
Ozark, MO



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Subject: RFI: Calliope today?
From: Peter Kondrashov <pkondrash AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:38:42 -0600
Has the Calliope been seen today? There are no ebird entries. Please post any 
updates. 


Peter Kondrashov
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Subject: St. Joe Oxbow Birds
From: Larry Lade <llade AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:30:13 -0800
This morning I drove around the oxbow lakes region just south of St. 
Joseph. The temperature had risen above freezing so birding was more 
comfortable than previous days. There was a slight draw back, however, 
owing to the thick fog which I encountered making visual observation of 
the birds more difficult. I was able to see some birds though and it was an 
enjoyable outing. The region I birded was around the oxbow lakes 

just south of St. Joseph.

Here is a list of the birds seen, more or less in the order which I observed 
them. 

European Starling, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Eastern 
Bluebird, American Goldfinch, American Robin, House Finch, Northern 
Cardinal, Harris's Sparrow, Marsh Wren, White-throated Sparrow, Song 
Sparrow, American Tree Sparrow, Mourning Dove, Dark-eyed Junco, Blue 
Jay, Red-tailed Hawk, House Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, 
Black-capped Chickadee, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Eastern Meadowlark, 
Horned Lark, American Crow & Canada Goose (which was heard only).

Larry Lade
St. Joseph, MO

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Subject: FW: Possible Imm. Golden Eagle?, Moniteau Co., 11/22
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:35:08 -0700
The link to the map was showing east of the location where the eagle was 
observed. For those interested, this link better indicates the proper 
location:https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Jefferson+City,+MO/38.4569734,-92.5519122/ AT 38.5143408,-92.3588013,12z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m5!1m1!1s0x87db5dab4e3b0af1:0xb2e7c94bbca8d9ad!2m2!1d-92.1735164!2d38.5767017!1m0 

Bird on!

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



Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:05:02 -0700
From: 1chrisbarrigar AT LIVE.COM
Subject: Possible Imm. Golden Eagle?, Moniteau Co., 11/22
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU




Greetings,
On my way to work this morning, Saturday, 11/22, I observed what I initially 
thought to be a Rough-legged Hawk, but it appeared far too dark then the wing 
beat was far too slow and powerful. By the time I found a good place to pull on 
the side of the road, the bird was by me, and I watch through my binoculars its 
back and under sides. It landed in a lone tree in the middle of a vast pasture 
where my 10X bins did my little good in the low light at 7:04 am. 

The bird was large and dark overall in appearance with little white washing 
throughout. The most notable field mark was a solid black terminal band 
(approximately 2-3 inches in length) on the tail with a larger solid white 
patch above it. The wings showed mostly dark with the longitudinal middle 
section of lighter color (possibly white). It was low light. 

I believe this to be an immature Golden Eagle and would LOVE if someone nearby 
would be able to relocate this bird and get better looks at it for a positive 
ID. 

The bird was located southwest of Russellville, MO (West of Jefferson City), on 
Hwy A - west of Hwy V and just east of Hwy 87 (south from California, MO). It 
flew over Hwy A to the southern side of A to the tallest/largest tree in the 
pasture that is located between Renken Ln and Hwy 87. 


https://maps.yahoo.com/directions/?lat=38.47670698285465&lon=-92.35038757324219&q=moniteau%20county%20missouri&bb=38.71283991%2C-92.81902313%2C38.24033738%2C-91.88243866&o=Jefferson%20City%2C%20MO&d=MO-A%2C%20Russellville%2C%20MO%2065074&fr=ush-maps_uh3_02&p=moniteau%20county%20mo 

Good Birding!
Chris Barrigar
 
Cole Co.
Russellville, MO
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Subject: Possible Imm. Golden Eagle?, Moniteau Co., 11/22
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:05:02 -0700
Greetings,
On my way to work this morning, Saturday, 11/22, I observed what I initially 
thought to be a Rough-legged Hawk, but it appeared far too dark then the wing 
beat was far too slow and powerful. By the time I found a good place to pull on 
the side of the road, the bird was by me, and I watch through my binoculars its 
back and under sides. It landed in a lone tree in the middle of a vast pasture 
where my 10X bins did my little good in the low light at 7:04 am. 

The bird was large and dark overall in appearance with little white washing 
throughout. The most notable field mark was a solid black terminal band 
(approximately 2-3 inches in length) on the tail with a larger solid white 
patch above it. The wings showed mostly dark with the longitudinal middle 
section of lighter color (possibly white). It was low light. 

I believe this to be an immature Golden Eagle and would LOVE if someone nearby 
would be able to relocate this bird and get better looks at it for a positive 
ID. 

The bird was located southwest of Russellville, MO (West of Jefferson City), on 
Hwy A - west of Hwy V and just east of Hwy 87 (south from California, MO). It 
flew over Hwy A to the southern side of A to the tallest/largest tree in the 
pasture that is located between Renken Ln and Hwy 87. 


https://maps.yahoo.com/directions/?lat=38.47670698285465&lon=-92.35038757324219&q=moniteau%20county%20missouri&bb=38.71283991%2C-92.81902313%2C38.24033738%2C-91.88243866&o=Jefferson%20City%2C%20MO&d=MO-A%2C%20Russellville%2C%20MO%2065074&fr=ush-maps_uh3_02&p=moniteau%20county%20mo 

Good Birding!
Chris Barrigar
 
Cole Co.
Russellville, MO
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Subject: Re: SLAS FIELD TRIP on Sat., November 22
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew AT ATT.NET>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:34:54 -0600
The forecast is now 60 degrees and spotty rains, rather than continuous rain
and storms, so we are going to hold the walk.

 

Come out and help us find the good birds!

 

Mike Grant

 

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Subject: SLAS FIELD TRIP on Sat., November 22

 

 

To St. Louis area birders (and others who may want to join us):

 

 

WHAT:     St. Louis area field trip, half day, sponsored by the St. Louis
Audubon Society.

WHEN:     Saturday, November 22 

WHERE:   Meet at Teal Pond parking lot, Riverlands.  From the north side of
I-270 in north St. Louis County, take MO-367 north (signed to Alton).  Cross
the Missouri River and continue past the stoplight at MO-94.  Just before
you reach the bridge over the Mississippi to Alton, turn right at the gas
station. Go straight past the station to the intersection with Wise Road,
just beyond the pond; turn right there and go a short distance to the
parking lot.

MEETING TIME:   8:00 a.m.  If you are running late and don't find us at Teal
Pond, watch for us along Riverlands Way or at the Audubon Center.

TENTATIVE PLAN:   The itinerary will be flexible.  We will consolidate cars
as best we can and proceed to a series of vantage points around the
Riverlands area.  This might include the road to Confluence State Park
and/or the Cora Island unit of the Big Muddy National Wildlife Refuge.  The
trip will end in the neighborhood of 12:00-12:30, depending on where we are.

WHO:   Everyone is welcome, whether a member of St. Louis Audubon Society or
not.  Out-of-towners are invited!

CONDITIONS:  Please dress appropriately for whatever weather is predicted.  

 

At this point NOAA shows a 60% chance of showers and a high of 54.  At least
one of the local TV stations is saying storms.  As much of the birding at
Riverlands is long distance, it doesn't take much precipitation to interfere
with the viewing.  I will post an update on this trip Friday evening and
maybe even Saturday morning.   

 

No lunch needed except for those who may plan to continue on their own.

  

LEADERS:  Mike Grant (cell number 314-779-8032) and others.

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Subject: CAS Field Trip 11-22-14
From: "Turner, Lori" <Lturner AT BOONEELECTRIC.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:54:12 +0000
If we get rained out of the field trip tomorrow we could go to EBCA. I am up to 
any suggestions. Also, Songbird Station will have coffee and donuts for our 
return back. 


Saturday, November 22nd
Destination:  Twin Lakes and Hinkson Woods Conservation Area
Departure Point:  Songbird Station, 2010 Chapel Plaza Court #C, Columbia, MO
Leader:  Lori Turner
Contact Info:  loricastrips AT gmail.com
We will leave Songbird Station's parking lot at 8 a.m. The trip will be 3 hours 
long and return to Songbird Station's parking lot. 



Lori Turner
Operations Dispatcher
Boone Electric Cooperative
1413 Rangeline
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 449-4181
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Subject: No sighting, Presentation on Great Horned Owl mating, nesting and owlets, 11/22, Clayton, MO
From: Mark Glenshaw <mglenshaw AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:21:21 -0600
Hello,

I will be presenting on the mating, nesting and owlets of the Great Horned
Owls of Forest Park at the Mid-County Library Branch in Clayton, MO,
tomorrow, Saturday, November 22 at 11:00am.  Full details here:
 http://mo.evanced.info/slcl/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=94353


The mating of Great Horned Owls has only been documented in the last 15-20
years and I have been able to observe and document this pair in Forest Park
mating over 100 times.  I hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
Mark
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City of St. Louis
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Subject: Re: Calliope Update and Visitor Information 11/20/14
From: Greg Swick <grswick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:24:43 -0600
Hi all, I put an ABA RUHU sticker on the feeder. Please share with me any 
photos of the bird and the sticker! 

I'd love to send one to Nate Swick and Jeff Gordon!
Thanks 
Greg
Ozark

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 20, 2014, at 4:56 PM, Greg Swick  wrote:
> 
> Hi MoBirders,
> 
> The Calliope Hummingbird was still around today, on its regular schedule with 
visits 5-35 minutes apart from 6:45 am to 4:35 pm. 

> We will be in and out of the house for the next three days, so we are asking 
birders to view the hummingbird from the side/back yard on the left side of our 
house. 

> 
> This has been a once in a lifetime experience that has brightened our lives! 
We have met so many wonderful people and enjoy immensely sharing this 
remarkable hummingbird. However, he seems to be settling into his new habitat 
with no major weather systems in sight. So it looks like this could go on for 
quite a while! :) 

> 
> As a result, we are trying to get back to some semblance of normalcy . So, 
you don't have to check in at the door. Just head for the side yard where the 
feeder is located. There are no fences or gates to open. 

> 
> Looking ahead to next week, Wednesday, Nov. 26, we will have a family 
gathering for Thanksgiving, so we are asking people not to visit on that day. 

> 
> A couple courtesy reminders: 
> 1. Please do not park near the mailboxes, so that normal delivery is still 
possible. 

> 2. Our immediate neighbors are aware of the rarity, but please be respectful 
and courteous when parking in front of or near their homes and other homes in 
the neighborhood. 

> 3.  Please don't arrive before 9:00 am.
> 
> Thanks so much for your understanding,
> 
> Good birding,
> Greg Swick
> Ozark, MO 
>  
> -- 
> Greg Swick, Co-Director
> Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems (GLADE)
> gladeproject AT gmail.com
> www.greenleadershipacademy.org
>  
> I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in nature, which, if we 
unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright. ~Henry David Thoreau 

> 
>  
>  

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Subject: Re: RFI-Snow Bunting sighting on Ebird
From: "Douglas, Ryan" <douglasrn AT MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:59:05 +0000
Bryan et al.-

eBird filters are set with long-term trends in mind. In St. Charles Co., Snow 
Buntings are seen roughly once or twice per year, and are not seen at all some 
years (2007, 2008, 2011). To balance the general scarcity with the fact that 
the species does show up now and then, we have the eBird filter for St. Charles 
Co. set to 1 for Nov 1 until Feb 25. 


The last time more than 1 Snow Bunting was seen in St. Charles Co. was Dec 27, 
2010, nearly four years ago. If St. Charles Co. starts seeing groups of 
multiple Snow Buntings this winter and next, the filter might be changed, but 
until that happens it will remain at 1. 


Cheers,
Ryan

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

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Subject: western grebe
From: Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:17:16 -0500
made a quick run over to longview lake this morning. saw a western grebe by 
itself off of shelter 12. a friend of mine relocated the grebe with 2 horned 
grebes late this afternoon. 

other than about 400 canada geese not much on the lake- small numbers of 
gadwall, mallard, green-winged teal, lesser scaup, hooded mergansers, 
cormorants, great blue 

herons and ring-billed gulls. there was also an adult bald eagle at the little 
blue nest. 



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Subject: Calliope Update and Visitor Information 11/20/14
From: Greg Swick <grswick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:56:31 -0600
Hi MoBirders,

The Calliope Hummingbird was still around today, on its regular schedule
with visits 5-35 minutes apart from 6:45 am to 4:35 pm.
We will be in and out of the house for the next three days, so we are
asking birders to view the hummingbird from the side/back yard on the left
side of our house.

This has been a once in a lifetime experience that has brightened our
lives!  We have met so many wonderful people and enjoy immensely sharing
this remarkable hummingbird.  However, he seems to be settling into his new
habitat with no major weather systems in sight.  So it looks like this
could go on for quite a while!  :)

As a result,  we are trying to get back to some semblance of normalcy .
So, you don't have to check in at the door.  Just head for the side yard
where the feeder is located.  There are no fences or gates to open.

Looking ahead to next week, Wednesday, Nov. 26, we will have a family
gathering for Thanksgiving, so we are asking people not to visit on that
day.

A couple courtesy reminders:
1. Please do not park near the mailboxes, so that normal delivery is still
possible.
2. Our immediate neighbors are aware of the rarity, but please be
respectful and courteous when parking in front of or near their homes and
other homes in the neighborhood.
3.  Please don't arrive before 9:00 am.

Thanks so much for your understanding,

Good birding,
Greg Swick
Ozark, MO

-- 
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*Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems (GLADE)*
*gladeproject AT gmail.com *
*www.greenleadershipacademy.org *

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Subject: Calliope Hummingbird and eBird (No sightings)
From: "Douglas, Ryan" <douglasrn AT MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:07:40 +0000
In order to keep the range maps of eBird tidy, Greg Swick and I have created a 
temporary eBird hotspot for all of the Calliope Hummingbird reports. If you 
have entered an eBird checklist containing a report for Greg's Calliope 
Hummingbird, please change the location of your checklist to: Home Patch - 
Calliope Site. 


To do this, log in to eBird, then select "My eBird" at the top of the screen. 
From there, select "Manage My Observations" on the right side. 


Find your checklist containing the Calliope Hummingbird, then select "View or 
edit." At the top of the checklist there is a button for "Edit Location." 
Select that, choose Nearby Location on a Map, then click on the nearby orange 
pin labeled "Home Patch - Calliope Site," then click the big green "Continue" 
button on the right. You're done after clicking that button! 


Feel free to email me off-list if you need additional help.

Thanks,
Ryan

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

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Subject: Looking for a CBC (no sightings)
From: "Douglas, Ryan" <douglasrn AT MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:56:09 +0000
I may be able to convince myself to take a day off of work to join an extra 
Christmas Bird Count this year. 


Are there any CBCs in Missouri this year on Friday, Dec 19 (other than Poplar 
Bluff....a little too far for me!), or Monday/Tuesday Dec 22/23? 


Thanks,
Ryan

Ryan Douglas
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University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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Subject: CACHE/SPARKS Transition (No Sightings)
From: Scott Laurent <rscottlaurent AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:04:47 -0600
Dear Mo-Birder’s,


The CACHE/SPARKS data portal will become inactive at midnight on December
1, 2014.  This is so we can transition to using the eBird portal for all
data entry.


Effective immediately we are asking for Missouri birder’s to use the eBird
site for all data entry for conservation areas, state parks, and anywhere
you bird.  The website is available at http://www.ebird.org.  Sign up is
free and easy.


Information on eBird and how to get started is available at
http://help.ebird.org/.  If anyone is not already using eBird and needs
help getting started feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to assist.


Did you know…

…you can keep your life list on eBird by region, country, state/province,
and county anywhere in the world?

…you can import your current data from a spreadsheet, database or birding
program?

…you can share your observations with other birders?

…you can set up need alerts based on your life list or your yearly list for
a county, state or country?

…you can explore what birds have been sighted at various public hotspots
like conservation areas and state parks and print off bar charts showing
seasonal data?

…you can create a targeted species list based on time of year and location?

…you can associate photos, sound files and videos with any bird sighting?

…you can improve your birding and make your data more helpful for
scientists studying bird populations?

How to do this and more is available at http://help.ebird.org/


We will announce eBird workshops and other events in the near future.
Please let me know if you have any questions.


eBird on!



Scott Laurent

ASM Conservation Partnership Coordinator

Kansas City, Missouri

Jackson County

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Subject: Re: lapland longspurs and a question regarding ebird
From: "Douglas, Ryan" <douglasrn AT MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:49:19 +0000
Short Version:
Use the multiple hotspots around Riverlands if you can, but don't worry about 
it if you can't/don't want to. 


Longer Version:
eBird is not going to break if everything seen at Riverlands and on Confluence 
Rd. is lumped into one checklist. However, birds seen on Confluence Rd. between 
Riverlands and Confluence Point SP should be split into their own checklist. 


eBird really prefers distinct checklists for different habitats, when 
appropriate. The road between Riverlands and Confluence SP is mostly fields vs. 
right along the edge of a river/more forested for Riverlands and the state 
park, so we created a separate hotspot for that well-traveled road. 


Obviously, some birds (think Trumpeter Swans) could be counted at Riverlands at 
first light, then counted again 20 minutes later on Confluence Rd. as 
fly-overs. That's okay! (Just try to use appropriate start times for each 
checklist). Those sort of dual checklists could allow a data analyst to sort 
out the hyper-local movements of some species. 


More important than splitting out Riverlands and Confluence Rd. would be to 
select the proper checklist protocol (if you're birding Riverlands and then 
driving down the road the best choice would be traveling), use accurate 
start/stop times, use accurate distances, explain how high counts of birds were 
obtained (exact count, estimate, by 10s, etc.), and provide detailed notes as 
often as possible! 


Cheers,
Ryan

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

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Subject: lapland longspurs and a question regarding ebird
From: Jack Foreman <jfgrumpa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:02:07 -0600
Yesterday we found two lapland longspurs hiding in a small flock of horned 
larks about a mile down Confluence road. My question is can these birds be 
submitted as part of our Riverlands list or do I need to keep them separate? 
And while I'm asking, would the same rules apply to sightings on Red School 
road ? The reason I'm asking is I have seen Riverlands lists that include 
sightings from both of these roads but also see those two places listed 
separately as specific locations. Thanks 


Jack Foreman
Leslie Mo.

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Subject: Calliope Update 11/19/2014
From: Greg Swick <grswick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:13:13 -0600
Hi MoBirders,
Nothing has changed except the temperature range for today was 40 - 52,
over 30 degrees warmer that yesterday!
Calliope Hummingbird remains active and predictable, returning every 5-15
minutes in the early morning, 20-35 minutes in the late morning/afternoon.
Arrival 6:45    Departure 4:30    I took some photos from his last visit
today at 4:30.  They can be found at
https://www.facebook.com/GOASBirds/posts/10152865663324931?notif_t=like

Good birding,
Greg





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Subject: Riverland snow buntings continue
From: Jack Cowan <cowan4666 AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:15:25 -0800
The Snow Buntings at Riverlands are moving around Teal Pond. This morning, two 
were seen in the riprap next to the gas station and later the same birds 
(presumably) were in the riprap on the Wise Road side of Teal Pond. 


Four White-fronted Geese hung out along the edges of a large flock of Canada 
Geese in Ellis Bay. Also in the bay were a half dozen Horned Grebes, eight 
Hooded Mergansers, including one female, and maybe a dozen Goldeneye. 


A Ross' Goose was in Heron Pond along with five Snow Geese, a couple of 
thousand Mallards and a little more than 100 Trumpeter Swans. Other Trumpeters 
had collected in the waterway east of Heron Pond. I would guess there are close 
to 200 Trumpeters at Riverlands. 


Unable to find any Lapland Longspurs along Confluence Road, but they may be 
there somewhere. 



Jack Cowan
South St. Louis

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Subject: 2014 Christmas Bird Count for St. Joseph, MO
From: Larry Lade <llade AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:16:59 -0800
Information on the 2014 Saint Joseph area Christmas Bird Count (MOSJ)

We will have an organizational meeting at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 
Fellowship Hall, December 18, 2014, at 5:30 PM to assign the various 
areas in our count circle. Some  people do bring soup, salad, snacks, 
cookies, etc. to the meeting, but it is not mandatory. Come ready to 
eat!
The count day will be Saturday, December 20, 2014. Begin any time after 
midnight Friday. Keep track of your distances and time spent for 
driving/walking/owling. (* I will be asking for this information as well as the 
number of birds seen of each of the species you observed for your area.) 


The "tally rally" will begin at 5:30 PM, (Saturday evening) at Bandana'a 
Bar-B-Q, 4225 Frederick Ave, Saint Joseph. 


Larry Lade
St. Joseph, MO

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Subject: SLAS FIELD TRIP on Sat., November 22
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew AT ATT.NET>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:10:49 -0600
 

To St. Louis area birders (and others who may want to join us):

 

 

WHAT:     St. Louis area field trip, half day, sponsored by the St. Louis
Audubon Society.

WHEN:     Saturday, November 22 

WHERE:   Meet at Teal Pond parking lot, Riverlands.  From the north side of
I-270 in north St. Louis County, take MO-367 north (signed to Alton).  Cross
the Missouri River and continue past the stoplight at MO-94.  Just before
you reach the bridge over the Mississippi to Alton, turn right at the gas
station. Go straight past the station to the intersection with Wise Road,
just beyond the pond; turn right there and go a short distance to the
parking lot.

MEETING TIME:   8:00 a.m.  If you are running late and don't find us at Teal
Pond, watch for us along Riverlands Way or at the Audubon Center.

TENTATIVE PLAN:   The itinerary will be flexible.  We will consolidate cars
as best we can and proceed to a series of vantage points around the
Riverlands area.  This might include the road to Confluence State Park
and/or the Cora Island unit of the Big Muddy National Wildlife Refuge.  The
trip will end in the neighborhood of 12:00-12:30, depending on where we are.

WHO:   Everyone is welcome, whether a member of St. Louis Audubon Society or
not.  Out-of-towners are invited!

CONDITIONS:  Please dress appropriately for whatever weather is predicted.  

 

At this point NOAA shows a 60% chance of showers and a high of 54.  At least
one of the local TV stations is saying storms.  As much of the birding at
Riverlands is long distance, it doesn't take much precipitation to interfere
with the viewing.  I will post an update on this trip Friday evening and
maybe even Saturday morning.   

 

No lunch needed except for those who may plan to continue on their own.

  

LEADERS:  Mike Grant (cell number 314-779-8032) and others.


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Subject: Calliope Hummingbird - CARPOOL REQUEST
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:39:10 -0600
Hello everyone!  I really want to go see the Calliope, but my car is not fit
for an over the road trip.  My wonderful husband is concerned about me going
on a long distance trip since he hasn't done a tune up for a while.  (He's
out of town or he would right this for a bird sighting.)  Is anyone from the
Kansas City area going down to see it?  Would you be willing to have another
passenger?  Please contact me off list.  Thanks!

 

Christine Kline

Cass County, Pleasant Hill

birdsecretary AT comcast.net

 


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Subject: Harris Sparrow
From: Donald Hays <haysdr1947 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:53:14 -0600
I'm resending this message. It didn't seem to go through yesterday 
The frigid temps have brought the birds to the feeders today. A highlight was a 
Harris' Sparrow, rarity here in Franklin Co. It is an immature or 1st year 
bird. 

Don 

Donald Hays
Union, Franklin County, MO

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Subject: Calliope Update 11/18/14
From: Greg Swick <grswick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:29:05 -0600
Dear MoBirders,
After a chilly start at 9 degrees, the Ozark Calliope Hummingbird settled
into its daily routine.   He arrived at around 6:45 am and last sighting
was a 4:25 today.  Temperatures rose to 40 degrees.
He seems to be doing well. Nobody waited for more than 15 minutes to see
him.  Our total visitor count is 63.  I wish I had started this earlier,
but I'm asking visitors to sign a guest sheet and indicate whether the bird
is a lifer or not.  Today, it was a life bird for 5 out of 9 visitors.

What seems to be working best is for people to give me their cell numbers.
I then send them a message as soon as the bird shows.  Some are already on
the road, and others await the text message to begin the drive.   Text me
when you are near, as we occasionally step out to run an errand.

We will be around Wednesday and Thursday.  On Friday you may have to view
the bird from the back left side of the house for much of the day.  On
Saturday, Steve and Debbie Martin will be hummer host and hostess.  (Thank
you, Debbie and Steve!)  Martha and I will be home for any Sunday viewing.
If he is still around Thursday, we will let our neighbors know that people
with binoculars may be hanging around the back yard on Friday.

He is an amazing bird.

Good birding,
Greg and Martha Swick
Ozark, MO
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Subject: Falconry - no sighting
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:55:41 -0600
I received a call today from Joseph Landewee who lives here in northwest
Missouri.  He who wants to get all his permits and do rehabilitation and
outreach of birds of prey.  He wants to be an apprentice or intern to learn
the business, so to speak.  He has already contacted the Missouri Falconer's
Association who told him to call MDC, who told him to call the Missouri
Falconers Association.  So we're reaching out to the LISTSERVE for advice.
If anyone can offer guidance, we would appreciate it!

 

Christine Kline

Home/Office: (816) 540-3515

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Vice President, Burroughs Audubon

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Subject: Summer Tananger
From: Mariel Stephenson <marielstephenson AT CENTURYTEL.NET>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:13:49 -0600
A female Summer Tananger just stopped at my water outside the kitchen long
enough for me to positively identify her.

I was very surprised by the beautiful yellow underbelly.  I cheered me up
until I wondered how she'll make it to a warmer climate (although she seemed
healthy).

 

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Columbia MO

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Subject: Purple Finches in Newton County
From: Becky Wylie <0000006c1c38a100-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:02:56 +0000
  Our FOS Purple Finches at our feeders this morning in Neosho MO.
Mike and Becky Wylie

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Subject: In our Shady Oaks yard, 11/17/14 Rusties
From: Margy Terpstra <ladybirdterp AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:12:45 -0600
At 3 p.m. three FOS Rusty Blackbirds were at our bubbler. Good to see them 
again! 


Margy Terpstra
Kirkwood, St. Louis CO, MO
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Subject: Calliope Update - November 17
From: Greg Swick <grswick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:09:23 -0600
Greetings MoBirders,

I arose to 15 degree temperatures, emerging from my torpor, and arriving at
the well lit feeder at 6:54 am.  After my usual pre-dawn routine of sitting
on the perch for a long drink, I quickly established my rhythm, returning
to the feeder on the wing every 5 - 15 minutes until about 10:30 am.  This
guy named Doug Hommert tried to get my picture from the side yard, but soon
he went back into the house.  I'm not sure whether his move into the
house was a result of my hesitation to return to the feeder or his quickly
chilling torso.  Either way, I got my way, and he had to photograph me from
the warmth of the Swick's kitchen.  Connie Alwood was also hanging around
so I put on my show, and gave everyone great looks.  I think Doug's machine
clicked about 200 times while I hovered, dove, weaved, and danced in the
air.

At 10:30, I was full bellied and weary of entertaining, so I disappeared
into the canopy of the leafy tree.   Around 11:00 they started thinking
that I was heading for the Big Easy.  I didn't want them to think that too
long, so I reappeared at 11:05.  By then the temperature was a breezy,
almost balmy 24.

The humans forgot about me for until 12:30, when a Missouri State Grad
Student name Donny McKnight dropped by for a look.  I didn't do anything
special for him, but I appeared at 12:50 pm, so Donny could get to class on
time, and not go away disappointed.

I rested a bit in the afternoon, going in for a one minute drink once every
30-40 minutes until the sun's rays became to sink below the roofs of the
houses.  A few non-birders, Culah and Susan, heard about me on Facebook, so
they came by, too.  I really picked it up for them at about 3:45 pm,
returning every 5 minutes until I sat for a long drink at 4:35 and 4:40 pm
and disappeared in the foliage.

Who would have thought that little old me could attract so much attention?
51 total visitors in 3 short days!

Tonight my survival instincts and sensitivity to my surroundings will be
significantly tested.  I have faith in simple living, so I'm not in the
least bit worried.  I rely on my species' ancient resolve.  It defines who
I am, and it imparts meaning to my existence.  I gaze into the Earth,
understanding that the answer to my quest lies in the heart of my species'
nature where my behaviors and instincts  have been nurtured, preserved,
adapted, and refined through spacious eons of time.

May you humans one day recognize these same natural rhythms in yourselves
and allow them to resonate within your own hearts.  Perhaps then, your
species can rejoin a multitude of other precious life forms that have not
forgotten how to dance to the beat of life.  We await your return to the
fold.

Good humaning,
Calvin Coolidge

p.s. you can call me Cal.
p.s.s. Please excuse my host's blatant anthropomorphic tendencies.  Some
days he even thinks he's the hummingbird.  But... he promises to respect
the science of birding, so it will all turn out ok!

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength
that will endure as long as life lasts" ~ Rachel Carson

Good birding,
Greg Swick
Ozark, MO






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Subject: Rough-legged Hawk, Jasper County
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia AT ATT.NET>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:31:02 -0600
My FOS Rough-legged Hawk was enjoyed on
Hwy. 43 & just north of Hwy. 96 this morning.
Jasper County.
Larry Herbert,  Joplin, Jasper County, MO.
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Subject: Harris Sparrow
From: Donald Hays <haysdr1947 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:02:29 -0600
The frigid temps have brought the birds to the feeders today. A highlight was a 
Harris' Sparrow, rarity here in Franklin Co. It is an immature or 1st year 
bird. 

Don Hays


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Union, Franklin County, MO

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Subject: Re: Knox Co birds
From: Edge Wade <edgew AT MCHSI.COM>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:42:01 -0600
Frankie, et al.

Birders at the Arkansas Audubon Society fall meeting Saturday, Nov. 15, 
observed an immature American Golden-Plover on a field trip in Johnson Co., AR 
led by Leif Anderson. 


Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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On Nov 17, 2014, at 1:24 PM, Frankie Cuculich wrote:

> This morning I came across a good sized shorebird setting on the blacktop. 
Turning the truck around I came across an AM. GOLDEN PLOVER. I didn't have a 
camera so ran home and got it. The bird was still there until a red tailed hawk 
showed up. Need less to say it flew out across the field, couldn't relocate it. 
An other little bird caught my eye, an AM. PIPIT, did get some photos. I will 
try to go back and see if the plover has returned. 

> 
> Frankie Cuculich
> Brasher, Mo.
> Adair Co.
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Subject: Knox Co birds
From: Frankie Cuculich <0000008bf12d20a7-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:24:51 -0600
This morning I came across a good sized shorebird setting on the blacktop. 
Turning the truck around I came across an AM. GOLDEN PLOVER. I didn't have a 
camera so ran home and got it. The bird was still there until a red tailed hawk 
showed up. Need less to say it flew out across the field, couldn't relocate it. 
An other little bird caught my eye, an AM. PIPIT, did get some photos. I will 
try to go back and see if the plover has returned. 


Frankie Cuculich
Brasher, Mo.
Adair Co.

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Subject: CAS Field Trip 11-22-14
From: "Turner, Lori" <Lturner AT BOONEELECTRIC.COM>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:46:10 +0000
Saturday, November 22nd
Destination:  Twin Lakes and Hinkson Woods Conservation Area
Departure Point:  Songbird Station, 2010 Chapel Plaza Court #C, Columbia, MO
Leader:  Lori Turner
Contact Info:  loricastrips AT gmail.com
We will leave Songbird Station's parking lot at 8 a.m. The trip will be 3 hours 
long and return to Songbird Station's parking lot. 



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Boone Electric Cooperative
1413 Rangeline
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 449-4181
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Subject: Re: Torpor trivia
From: Greg Swick <grswick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:35:47 -0600
Hi Jessica, (and MoBirders)

You wrote:  "why would a hummingbird want to stay up here when the weather
is so bad and what does that mean for him later?  Is this a sign he won't
make it or that he's missed his opportunity?"

I don't mind trying to answer your questions at all. They are good
questions.  I hope you don't mind me sharing with MOBirds, as I'm getting
lots of questions privately that are similar in nature.  I'm a retired
science teacher, and I can't resist an opportunity to educate! :)

First of all, birds don't migrate because of cold weather.  They migrate in
search of food, open water, or appropriate habitat for breeding.  In the
case of southward migration this time of year, they are in search for
adequate food and water.

Calliope Hummingbirds are very hardy, temperate species that nest as far
north as the British Columbia Rockies at altitudes from 4 to 11,000 feet.
They are commonly exposed to the elements, so the cold temperatures do not
bother them.  They have evolved and adapted in cold/cool climates and
torpor is frequently used to survive overnight or even during the day in
extended cold, precipitous weather events.

We have long suspected that many NW hummingbird species migrate through
Missouri regularly.  In Christian County alone, we have had Anna's, Rufous,
and now Calliope in the late fall/winter months.

It is important to note that Calliopes are increasingly wintering along the
Gulf coast, so it is highly likely that this bird is simply on course and,
actually, not even aberrant in timing. We just don't know much about it.

It might even be following a migration route that many others of
its species have followed from the Rockies to the Gulf of Mexico.   That's
why it's so important to document these species, and contribute the data to
the global avian database.

Thanks for your interest!  It's been a great learning experience for many
of us.  Maybe some of the true experts on this list will contribute even
more interesting stuff to this discussion!

Good birding,
Greg
Ozark, MO



On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 6:52 AM, Jes f  wrote:

> Hope you don't mind me asking a question but why would a hummingbird want
> to stay up here when the weather is so bad and what does that mean for him
> later?  Is this a sign he went make it or that he's missed his
> opportunity?  Thanks for sharing such an amazing bird with us!  Jessica File
> On Nov 16, 2014 8:51 PM, "Greg Swick"  wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> The question of the day among birders and non-birders alike has to do
>> with how that Calliope Hummingbird survives on nights like this.  This may
>> be common knowledge to many on this list, but it's worth repeating; as
>> there is at least one hummer in Missouri that weighs about the same as 2-3
>> small paper clips that most likely will survive our current forecast of
>> single digit lows.
>>
>> This is what I learned today....
>>
>> at  http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/humm/EnergyTorpor.html
>>
>>
>>  "Saved by Torpor
>> Sometimes there is a day, or several days, of cold temperatures, and
>> sometimes a hummingbird has bad luck. What happens to hummingbirds then?
>> These tiny birds have devised a fascinating way to conserve energy when
>> they can't be eating—at night or when the weather is too cold or too rainy
>> for feeding. They go into a sleep-like state known as torpor. During
>> torpor, the tiny bird's body temperature can drop almost 50 degrees. The
>> heart rate may slow from 500 beats per minute to fewer than 50, and
>> breathing may briefly stop.
>>
>> A hummingbird consumes as much as 50 times more energy when awake than
>> when torpid. If you were to find a hummingbird in torpor, it would appear
>> lifeless. If a predator were to find one, it would be lifeless indeed!
>> While torpor has benefits, there are risks too. It can take as long as an
>> hour for the bird to come back into an active state, so a torpid hummer
>> cannot respond to emergencies.
>>
>> How do hummingbirds come out of torpor? As their heart and breathing
>> rates rise, they start vibrating their wings. The use of any body muscles
>> produces heat; that's why you get warm while exercising. The heat generated
>> by the vibrating wings warms the hummer's blood supply. The warmed blood
>> circulates throughout the tiny bird's body, and soon the hummer's body
>> temperature is back up to its normal toasty 102.2 degrees."
>>
>> Remarkable!
>>
>> Stay warm!
>>
>> Greg Swick,
>>
>> Ozark, MO
>>
>>
>>
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>> *Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems (GLADE)*
>> *gladeproject AT gmail.com *
>> *www.greenleadershipacademy.org *
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>> unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright*. ~Henry David Thoreau
>>
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Subject: Snow Geese over Forest Park, St. Louis
From: Mark Glenshaw <mglenshaw AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:01:57 -0600
Morning, all.

My friend and owl mentee, Brenda Hente, and I saw two flocks of Snow Geese
flying over Forest Park last night after 5:00pm.  Each group had roughly
100 birds and they were several minutes apart from each other.  The geese
were flying east/southeast and the second flock had several Canada Geese
mixed in with the Snow Geese.  Healthy amounts of geese honking as they
flew over us.  A beautiful night out there in the snow.

Sincerely,
Mark
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Subject: Torpor trivia
From: Greg Swick <grswick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:50:19 -0600
Hi all,

The question of the day among birders and non-birders alike has to do with
how that Calliope Hummingbird survives on nights like this.  This may be
common knowledge to many on this list, but it's worth repeating; as there
is at least one hummer in Missouri that weighs about the same as 2-3 small
paper clips that most likely will survive our current forecast of single
digit lows.

This is what I learned today....

at  http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/humm/EnergyTorpor.html


 "Saved by Torpor
Sometimes there is a day, or several days, of cold temperatures, and
sometimes a hummingbird has bad luck. What happens to hummingbirds then?
These tiny birds have devised a fascinating way to conserve energy when
they can't be eating—at night or when the weather is too cold or too rainy
for feeding. They go into a sleep-like state known as torpor. During
torpor, the tiny bird's body temperature can drop almost 50 degrees. The
heart rate may slow from 500 beats per minute to fewer than 50, and
breathing may briefly stop.

A hummingbird consumes as much as 50 times more energy when awake than when
torpid. If you were to find a hummingbird in torpor, it would appear
lifeless. If a predator were to find one, it would be lifeless indeed!
While torpor has benefits, there are risks too. It can take as long as an
hour for the bird to come back into an active state, so a torpid hummer
cannot respond to emergencies.

How do hummingbirds come out of torpor? As their heart and breathing rates
rise, they start vibrating their wings. The use of any body muscles
produces heat; that's why you get warm while exercising. The heat generated
by the vibrating wings warms the hummer's blood supply. The warmed blood
circulates throughout the tiny bird's body, and soon the hummer's body
temperature is back up to its normal toasty 102.2 degrees."

Remarkable!

Stay warm!

Greg Swick,

Ozark, MO



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Subject: CLARENCE CANNON NWR Sunday Nov 16
From: Jack Foreman <jfgrumpa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:24:53 -0600
There are still tens of thousands of ducks at CLARENCE CANNON NWR, the majority 
are mallards but also many hundreds if not thousands of pintails among them and 
a scattering of other species, green-wing teal, shovelers, gadwalls, and a few 
American widgeon. Will almost certainly find other species too once we have 
time to look through all our pics. We arrived about 10:30 AM and many were in 
the air and many more were working the wetter areas scattered throughout 
various fields. Way back in the back of the refuge there is a big area of open 
water that was literally wall to wall with ducks. If anyone hasn't seen/heard 
ducks in these numbers it's well worth the drive wherever you're located. Truly 
incredible. We also counted at least 17 different bald eagles and that's a very 
conservative estimate. One Redtail, one Northern harrier and one Kestral. Still 
trying to figure out a way to come up with a half way accurate count on the 
ducks. 


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Subject: Re: Snow Geese
From: Linda Frederick <lfredrck AT ROLLANET.ORG>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 19:37:55 -0600
Same here, except I would say it has been going on longer. I have been
hearing large numbers of Snow Geese since 3 p.m. and still hear them now at
7:30.
It is always interesting to hear them at nighttime. I am impressed that
they don't get lost.
Linda Frederick
Rolla, Phelps County


On Sunday, November 16, 2014, Greg Samuel  wrote:

> Hello all
>
> We have had a solid stream of Snow Geese passing overhead for the past 2
> hours.
>
> Greg Samuel
> Webster County
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Subject: Snow Geese
From: Greg Samuel <pls AT ARCZIP.COM>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 19:16:25 -0600
Hello all

We have had a solid stream of Snow Geese passing overhead for the past 2 hours. 


Greg Samuel
Webster County


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Subject: Calliope Update - Nov. 16
From: Greg Swick <grswick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 19:13:52 -0600
Hi MoBirders,

The day started at 36 degrees, balmy in comparison to previous mornings.
The Calliope Hummingbird arrived at 6:54 am, and showed himself regularly
throughout the day, despite sleet and snow. His last visit was just before
5:00 pm.    No one left disappointed, and it was great to reconnect
with long time friends, birders and non-birders alike.  And, it's always a
pleasure to meet new people with whom we share our passion for birds.  They
feel like we have known them forever!

What a dream come true!  a life bird, 2nd state record, new and long-time
friends...... all happening in the comfort of home!

And did I mention what we've learned?  the smallest long distance migrant
in the world... smallest hummer in North America....  new words, like
spatulated and corrugations.... and how does one correctly pronounce
"gorget".... a little like "parula" or "pileated"? (In other words, however
darn well you want to say it.  We all know what you mean!)   little used
words like spangled, retrices.  new names for old birds... Stellula has
become Selasphorus....(is that a result of DNA analysis, cladistics,
behavior, field marks, ????)  Good thing there is MoBirds and Google!

In summary, 46 visitors, all Missourians, dropped in during the weekend.
The bird was a lifer for many and a state bird for most.  I look forward to
seeing all the cool photos that were taken here in the last two days.

Special thanks to my son Nate Swick, and Tim Barksdale, for detecting
something really different about the hummer I initially videoed on Nov. 13.
  Sarah Driver for banding and measuring the bird, Marvin DeJong, Al
Smith, and Janice Greene for their wonderful photographs recording the
event, Lisa Berger for her photographic memory of field marks, as we boldly
moved ahead with a HY Male call before the bander arrived, Nate Swick for
also calling it a HY male early on, and then for using social media to
query hummingbird experts from around the hemisphere, and to Bill Rowe for
encouraging me and for reminding me what I need to get the record accepted
by MRBC.  Hope it all stuck!

And the joy continues....  We will be trying to regain some normalcy in the
coming week, but as long as the bird choses to hang around, we will
diligently feed it and observe it, welcome onlookers, and make daily update
reports.  So, if you are coming, please call or text ahead to let us know
where you are coming from and what time we can expect you!  See you
tomorrow,visitors from Fayetteville, St. Louis, and Springfield!

Good birding and good night, all.  We have a 6:45 appointment in the
morning!

Greg and Martha Swick
Ozark, MO

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Subject: Long Branch, Thomas Hill
From: Jean Leonatti <jleonatti AT CMAAA.NET>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 17:55:00 -0600
Four of us took a quick trip north to Long Branch State Park and the west
side of Thomas Hill reservoir.  No snow for us!!!

 

We had a small flock of snow geese feeding in fields before reaching Macon,
none on the lakes or in the air after that.  Several rafts of gulls on Long
Branch most Ring-billed, but did see a couple of Bonaparte's in flight.   A
very large raft of ducks too far out to ID;  2 Common Mergansers close to
the dam.   We walked the causeway in hopes of Snow Buntings but we did not
find any.  A flock of white pelicans overhead.  

 

Thomas Hill had several smallish rafts of ducks on the north side of the
causeway,  too far for ID.  No snow buntings here either.   Had a small
mixed flock of Horned Larks and Lapland Longspurs in agriculture field west
of the lake.  At the west side boat ramp (in sight of the power plant)  we
had a large raft of gulls (a Franklins mixed in with this bunch of
Ring-billeds) with Mallards.  Talked to some duck hunters who had been out
on the lake - they mostly reported dabbler ducks and no loons.  

 

Throughout the day we had RT Hawks, Harriers, PB grebes, two Killdeers,
bluebirds, goldfinches, various woodpeckers, lots of crows,  but didn't have
any sparrows until we were almost home and made a quick stop at Rocky Fork.
Had American Tree Sparrows mixed with Juncos.  

 

Sun came out by the end of the day, it was great to see! 

 

Jean Leonatti

Boone County

Columbia,  MO

 

 


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Subject: RMBS and CBCA Sunday 11/16/14 - Snow Geese (FOS for us) and more
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 17:56:24 -0500
My wife and I visited Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Alton MO 
from about 8AM - 2PM today, Sunday, 11/16/14. We witnessed 71 species of 
birds.  (We also made a quick run through Columbia Bottom Conservation 
Area that held one small surprise - a Common Yellowthroat was still 
present!)

Here are our species highlights (nothing new for most of you) from RMBS:

Common Loon
Horned Grebes
Trumpeter and Tundra Swan
Greater White-fronted Goose
Northern Harrier (more numerous than we've been seeing)
Short-eared Owls at Big Muddy/Cora Island

DUCKS
American Black Duck -  4 (Heron Pond)
Canvasback  - 40+
Redhead -  8+
Ring-necked - 14+
Scaup
Green-winged Teal (1),
N. Pintail - 3
N. Shoveler - 10
Ruddy - 40
Red-breasted Mergansers - 6
Hooded Mergansers - 30
Common Goldeneye - 9 (FOS for us)
Bufflehead - 16 (FOS for us)

and there were

Bluebirds
Yellow-rumped Warblers
and

SPARROWS

Savannah
White-thraoted
White-crowned
American Tree (FOS for us)
Eurasian Tree
Song
Swamp
Fox
Dark-eyed Juncos

Snow Geese (FOS for us)  flew over while we were at CBCA - about 80! We 
heard them before seeing them finally appear in the snowy sky. Our first 
for the season.

We are still wishing to see our FOS Snow Bunting, Lapland Longspur, 
Harris's Sparrow and numerous other birds that folks are reporting, but 
we don't get out as often so we'll be lucky if we do.  Thanks to 
everyone who is continuing to report their bird sightings.


Andrew Reago
St. Louis MO
andrew.reago AT charter.net

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Subject: Cole Camp Prairies CBC
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher AT MSN.COM>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:24:43 -0600
The Cole Camp Prairies CBC will occur on Tuesday, December 30. You are all 
welcome to participate--just please let me know that you are coming. The 
habitat here is better than last year, and I predict we will have a better 
count. 

Happy Birding.
Marge L.

Marge Lumpe

P. O. Box 448
Cole Camp, MO 65325
Benton County
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Subject: South Farm R-1 (Boone Co.)
From: "Douglas, Ryan" <douglasrn AT MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 17:07:51 +0000
We took a family trip to South Farm R-1 Lake (Boone Co.) to look at the cows 
and swans. 


The 3 MUTE SWANS are still there (at least 2 weeks now), but I couldn't find 
the American Coots that had been hanging out with them. The very southern end 
of the lake was frozen over (as were all of the ponds to the east of the main 
lake). 


On the west side of the lake was a group of NORTHERN SHOVELERS and a single 
RUDDY DUCK. The middle of the lake held a pair of HOODED MERGANSERS, a REDHEAD, 
an unidentified sleeping AYTHYA SP., and a BUFFLEHEAD. 


Full eBird list is here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20569606

I quickly scanned Perry Phillips Lake from the Lenoir St. overlook, but I only 
saw a pair of CANADA GEESE on the water from there, so we didn't venture over 
to take a more detailed look. 


PINE SISKINS and PURPLE FINCHES (finally!) have joined the dozens of AMERICAN 
GOLDFINCH and 1000+ AMERICAN ROBINS in and around our yard in eastern Boone Co. 
this morning. 


Good birding,
Ryan

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

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Subject: Re: Calliope Hummingbird banded, measured and confirmed
From: Greg Swick <grswick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 07:47:04 -0600
Good morning all!
Greetings from the smallest hummingbird species in North America! I've taken up 
residence for an undetermined time in the beautiful Ozarks. The food is 
plentiful, and I really don't mind the temps and people. 

I am on a 5 - 15 minute schedule this morning. So far, so good on road 
conditions in SW Missouri. 


Might see you soon!
Cal

Ozark Missouri 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 15, 2014, at 5:39 PM, Greg Swick  wrote:
> 
> Hi MoBirders,
> After a long day of feeder watching, the Calliope Hummingbird was confirmed 
as a hatch year male by Sarah Driver, licensed hummingbird bander. 

> It is a regular visitor, returning to the feeder every 5-30 minutes all day 
from 6:50 am until 5:00 pm. 

> We welcome visitors, but please let us know you when you are coming so you'll 
catch us at home. 

> 
> I'll be posting additional photos later on the GOAS FB page.
> 
> Good birding,
> Greg Swick
> Ozark, MO
> 
> -- 
> Greg Swick, Co-Director
> Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems (GLADE)
> gladeproject AT gmail.com
> www.greenleadershipacademy.org
>  
> I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in nature, which, if we 
unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright. ~Henry David Thoreau 

> 
>  
>  

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Subject: Grand River Christmas Bird Count
From: Terry <terrymcneely AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:36:41 -0600
The Grand River CBC will be December 14, 2014. We will meet at my residence at 
6:30 am for route assignments and last minutes instructions. We will begin at 
7:00am. At the end of the day we will meet at my residence for soup and 
sandwiches and have a tally meeting. 


If Interested in participating feel free to contact me at 660-828-4215

Terry McNeely
25843 Grate Ave 
Jameson, MO  64647
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Subject: RMBS 11/15/14
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 19:53:54 -0600
Riverlands MBS, St. Charles co.
late afternoon to sunset
Highlights:
- Tundra Swans
- huge gull slick with Lesser Black-backed Gull (ad), Franklin's,
and couple other gulls wish we had more time/light and a new
Swarovski scope to study them.
- White-winged Scoter
- Common Loon
- Gambel's White-crowned Sparrow - outside of Audubon Center
- lots 'o ducks to pick through

Lowlights:
- Lots of hunter boyz at Linc. shields (few real ducks) and surrounding area
but OK they were taking deer (fewer to jump in front of our car)
- whacked in back bumper by Mom with lead foot/not paying attention.
- more snow in North co and Alton area, nothing much in West county

Outta' here.
Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.






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Subject: Pine Siskin, Chillicothe
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 17:14:11 -0800
I finally joined the PISI club when one showed up on a thistle sock feeder in 
the yard today. No Purple Finch yet, thought the Snow might bring more stuff 
in, but turned out to be an almost NO SNOW here! Did have a couple Mourning 
Doves, first I have seen in the yard for quite awhile. Had the usual 4 
Eurasion-collared doves at the feeders also. 


Later, 

Steve Kinder
Livingston Co.
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