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Blue Jay,©Jan Wilczur

21 Dec Re: Great egret Columbia [Carol Weston ]
21 Dec Smith's Longspurs, Joplin [Lawrence Herbert ]
21 Dec Re: Marsh Wren, Binder Lake, 12/21, Cole Co. [Ida ]
21 Dec Marsh Wren, Binder Lake, 12/21, Cole Co. [Chris Barrigar ]
21 Dec seeking Red-breasted Nuthatch [Caitlin Andrews ]
21 Dec N Shrike @ Bradford Farm [Kathleen Anderson ]
21 Dec Great egret Columbia [Michael Bushmann ]
20 Dec Golden Eagle in Henry County [Larry Olpin ]
20 Dec Weldon Spring CBC is Sunday, Dec. 21 [Anne McCormack ]
19 Dec Marsh Wrens, Livingston Co. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
19 Dec northern shrike and raptors ["Gerhardt, Carl" ]
18 Dec Selasphorus sp, - Recent sighting, gone now [Greg Swick ]
18 Dec Table Rock Eared Grebe [Greg Swick ]
18 Dec Holiday Bird Story [Andrew Reago ]
18 Dec Iceland Gull Riverlands [David ]
18 Dec Re: Iceland Gull Riverlands [David ]
18 Dec More mating by the Great Horned Owls of Forest Park, St. Louis [Mark Glenshaw ]
18 Dec Re: CBC ~ Thousand Hills State Park area [June Newman ]
18 Dec CBC ~ Thousand Hills State Park area [Christine Kline ]
17 Dec No Sighting - If You Didn't Receive The Bluebird [Kevin Wehner ]
16 Dec Re: Western Grebe at Riverlands [Archie Keiper ]
15 Dec Re: Northern Shrike Bradford farm Sun 12 -14 [Ida ]
15 Dec Re: RMBS W. Grebe video, 12/13/14 [Scott Laurent ]
15 Dec RMBS W. Grebe video, 12/13/14 [Charlene Malone ]
15 Dec Eared Grebe - Binder - yes [Kathleen Anderson ]
15 Dec Re: Northern Shrike Bradford farm Sun 12 -14 [Brad Jacobs ]
15 Dec Re: Northern Shrike Bradford farm Sun 12 -14 [Edge Wade ]
15 Dec Northern Shrike Bradford farm Sun 12 -14 [Tom Halfen ]
14 Dec No Sighting - Audubon Society of Missouri Renewal Notice [Kevin Wehner ]
14 Dec Eared Grebe, Binder Lake, 12/14, Cole Co. [Chris Barrigar ]
14 Dec Saint Louis are 12/13 [David ]
13 Dec Re: Owls ~ Inquiry [Christine Kline ]
13 Dec SLAS FIELD TRIP on Sat., December 13 - Trip Report [Mike Grant ]
13 Dec Owls ~ Inquiry [Christine Kline ]
13 Dec Swan Lake CBC [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
13 Dec Western Green at Riverlands [David ]
12 Dec Indigo Bunting--Cape County [Mark Haas ]
12 Dec Meramec Springs Park-Yellow-bellied sapsuckers [Jack Foreman ]
12 Dec W. GREBE RMBS [Charlene Malone ]
12 Dec Re: universal birder traits [Deepa Mohan ]
12 Dec universal birder traits [June Newman ]
11 Dec Golden Eagle at Thousand Hills [Christine Kline ]
11 Dec Re: Red-necked Grebe [Christine Kline ]
11 Dec Townsend's Solitaires [Christine Kline ]
11 Dec Red-necked Grebe [Mike Stewart ]
11 Dec Great Horned Owls Mating, Forest Park, St. Louis, 12/10/2014 [Mark Glenshaw ]
11 Dec Birds seen at Squaw Creek NWR [Larry Lade ]
11 Dec A Friendly eBird Competition 2015 [Scott Laurent ]
11 Dec Female Northern Flicker plus Cooper Hawk attck [Tom Halfen ]
10 Dec chipping sparrows [Lawrence Herbert ]
10 Dec Re: red-necked grebe, hermit thrush [Christine Kline ]
10 Dec red-necked grebe, hermit thrush [Sherry Leonardo ]
10 Dec Palm Warbler--Cape County [Mark Haas ]
10 Dec No sighting, Forest Park Owls TV coverage [Mark Glenshaw ]
10 Dec No Crossbills, Grundy Co. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
10 Dec Oxbow Lakes Birds - Saint Joseph [Larry Lade ]
9 Dec Tundra Swans - Squaw Creek [Mike Stewart ]
8 Dec Eurasian Tree Sparrow [Christine Kline ]
8 Dec Chariton Co. SWANS [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
8 Dec Snowy Owl ??? Wayne Co. seen today and yesterday [Brad Jacobs ]
8 Dec No sighting, Coverage of owls/birding in Forest Park TV special on Tuesday, 12/9 [Mark Glenshaw ]
8 Dec Cannon NWR CBC-Dec 27th [Eric ]
8 Dec Bradfarm Farms Shrike [Greg Leonard ]
7 Dec Vultures, Hermann, Gasconade Co. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
7 Dec Red Crossbills again, Grundy Co. Mo. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
8 Dec Re: Columbia Missouri Birding ["Douglas, Ryan" ]
7 Dec Re: Columbia Missouri Birding [Edge Wade ]
7 Dec Columbia Missouri Birding [Scott Laurent ]
7 Dec SLAS FIELD TRIP on Sat., December 13 - NOTE TME CHANGE! [Mike Grant ]
7 Dec Pine Siskins [Nila Petty ]
7 Dec Trumpeter Swans / collars [Cindy Bridges ]
6 Dec Carondelet Park St. Louis [Patrick Maloney ]
6 Dec Pine Siskins, Finger Lakes State Park [Greg Leonard ]
6 Dec Re: Robin Roost location challenge for mid-MO. [Chris Barrigar ]
5 Dec Last of the Forest Park Great Horned Owlets Has Finally Dispersed [Mark Glenshaw ]
5 Dec Table Rock Pelagic - seats available [Greg Swick ]

Subject: Re: Great egret Columbia
From: Carol Weston <000000a416b9a339-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:58:58 -0600
I have several photos and a video of the Great Egret that has been at the Forum 
nature area a couple of days if its needed. 



Carol Weston
CoMo
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Subject: Smith's Longspurs, Joplin
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia AT ATT.NET>
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:14:43 -0600
Five Smith's Longspurs were observed by a party of three
on the Joplin, MO. CBC, yesterday, 12-20-14.  The birds
were on a prairie patch at the jcts. of Newman Rd. &
Duquesne Rd., MSSU.  
I have observed Smith's there in two of the last three seasons.
Larry Herbert,  Joplin, Jasper Co., MO.  certhia at att . net  12-21-14.

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Subject: Re: Marsh Wren, Binder Lake, 12/21, Cole Co.
From: Ida <idad AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:31:59 -0600
Each fall for the past several years, I’ve seen a Merlin at the corner of 
Bloomfield and S. Broadview (near the tractor lot), with dates ranging from 
late October to mid-November. Typically, it passes over that corner flying low 
and not far over the car. I had given up on the bird this year, but it 
surprised me by showing up on Friday, Dec. 19. This time, it was 2 blocks north 
of where I usually see it, at the corner of S. Broadview and Independence. It 
was still flying low and straight. I’m wondering if it is staying around this 
year until we get some really cold temperatures, or if its migration schedule 
is running late. 

Ida Domazlicky
Cape Girardeau County

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Subject: Marsh Wren, Binder Lake, 12/21, Cole Co.
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:27:47 -0700
CBC Season Greetings!

This morning at Binder Lake I ran into a visiting birder from St. Louis. Great 
meeting and briefly birding with you Jeff B. 


We were both afforded awesome looks at a continuing Marsh Wren in the cattails 
on the south side of Rainbow Dr. as well as watching a large hybrid (possibly 
Canada X Domestic) goose. While at the southern end of the lake, we also heard 
a Wild Turkey clucking in the woods behind us. 


Other than previously mentioned, it was pretty sparse regarding birds; even 
waterfowl was few and far between. Other birds present were: Common Goldeneye, 
Lesser Scaup, Ruddy Duck, Gadwall, Mallard and Red-breasted Merganser. 


Good Birding!

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

 		 	   		  
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Subject: seeking Red-breasted Nuthatch
From: Caitlin Andrews <caitlin.andrews6 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:59:10 -0600
Hi everyone,

I need a Red-breasted Nuthatch as a life bird (particularly before I move
back to Texas in 6 months), and I have already consulted Ebird without
success.  According to Ebird, they can be seen at Forest Park, Tower Grove
Park, Carondolet Park, and Kennedy Woods.  We have checked all of these
places over the past few months with no luck.  We try to check areas with
pine trees.  Does anyone know of a reliable location (or a reliable part of
any of these parks) in St. Louis to see this species?  I wonder if it is a
bad year for them because I have seen very few reports of them on Ebird or
mobirds.  A Red Crossbilll or White-winged Crossbill would be nice too, but
I don't want to get too greedy;).  Thanks in advance for any advice.

Caitlin Andrews
Saint Louis City

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Subject: N Shrike @ Bradford Farm
From: Kathleen Anderson <andersonka AT CENTURYTEL.NET>
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:32:32 -0500
After many attempts, at least 6 or more, I saw the Northern Shrike at Bradford 
Farm this morning. It was shortly after 10:30 and the bird was on the utility 
wire along Vemers Ford Road, near the white sign in the NW corner. 


Kathleen Anderson, Columbia

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Subject: Great egret Columbia
From: Michael Bushmann <bushmann5 AT MCHSI.COM>
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:33:06 -0600
There is a great egret in the forum wetlands. Lori Hagglund is looking at it 
right now. 


It's exciting because Bonnie and Harold reported a flyover yesterday but didn't 
have a picture. 


Lottie
Boone Co

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Subject: Golden Eagle in Henry County
From: Larry Olpin <olpin AT EMBARQMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:04:53 -0600
While doing the Montrose CBC, I was called by Vernon Elsberry, who was doing 
the count in an area just north of ours, saying they had a Golden Eagle that 
was on the border of our two areas and had just flown into our area. We went 
right to the spot where he said they saw the bird and found it rather easily. 
It was quite close to us and perched low on a roll of barbed wire. The bird was 
very large mostly golden brown with very few touches of white showing on the 
back and bit more white on the outer wings. There was also some white on the 
upper back of the tail. We didn't see the bird high up in flight, so we could 
not see the well defined white under wing patterns of the juvenile bird, but I 
have always thought that any white meant a juvenile bird, so that's what I 
thought it was. Since I have come home and have had time to study the 
guides--the most helpful of which was the "Crossely ID Guide to Raptors"--I 
have changed my mind. I think the bird was a subadult female. Whatever my 
description and conclusion, I must say that the bird was seen by nine 
experienced birders none of whom thought it was not a Golden Eagle. We found 
the bird just north of the town of Montrose on a curvy part of SW 650 road. It 
was on the south side of the road. 


Larry Olpin
Warrensburg, MO
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Subject: Weldon Spring CBC is Sunday, Dec. 21
From: Anne McCormack <annemccormack AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:00:10 -0600
The Busch Wildlife/ Weldon Spring Christmas bird count will be on  
Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. We'll meet at 8 AM at Busch Headquarters. The  
count is officially MOWS in the Audubon site. If you register online,  
you have to click over to the third page of Missouri counts.

Webster Groves Nature Study Society has been sponsoring this count  
since 1951! If you'd like, you can reply to me off list for more  
information.
Anne McCormack
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Subject: Marsh Wrens, Livingston Co.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:57:27 -0800
I was surprised to see a MAWR pop up from the snowy vegetation this morning 
near the lake across from the Green Hills Golf course, on the edge of town. 
Then heard another one a little farther away. 


 Maybe we will have more surprises tomorrow on the Grand River CBC - if we can 
see through the fog/mist/drizzle/rain, or whatever the day brings! 


Happy Holidays,
Steve Kinder
Chillicothe
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Subject: northern shrike and raptors
From: "Gerhardt, Carl" <gerhardth AT MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:15:44 -0600
The northern shrike was in one of its usual haunts (SW corner of Bradford Farm) 
just after 9 am today. I saw it again in the same area about an hour later - 
then it flew southwest until I lost sight of it. No, I didn't spook it - I 
stayed in the car and it flew from a tree 200-300 m away. It had plenty of 
other reasons to be shy. In the same area was a Cooper's hawk, a young 
red-tailed hawk (one of several I saw), and a couple of northern harriers. I 
also saw 4 immature bald eagles of all things - sitting on the ground near the 
first cross-road W of the Bradford buildings.The head of one of these birds was 
beginning to get white feathers. I also saw a couple of kestrels and a possible 
juvenile rough-legged hawk. Finally there were several flocks of hundreds of 
common grackles and red-winged blackbirds. Someone with more patience and time 
could have probably picked through those flocks for other icterids. 


Carl Gerhardt
Boone County (Easley)

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Subject: Selasphorus sp, - Recent sighting, gone now
From: Greg Swick <grswick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:36:08 -0600
Hi MoBirders,

I received late news today that a Selasphorus species was reported in Shell
Knob at a private lake home in Barry County.  The hummingbird was reported
as a Rufous to the Springfield Conservation Nature Center last week and was
present from the second week in October until this past Sunday, December 14.

Good birding,
Greg Swick
Ozark, MO

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*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: Table Rock Eared Grebe
From: Greg Swick <grswick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:13:08 -0600
Hi all,
The Eared Grebe that has been hanging with a Horned Grebe against the Table
Rock Dam on the Taney/Stone County Line was still present today.
Also had a Wood Duck at Branson Landing.

Good birding,
Greg Swick
Ozark, MO

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Subject: Holiday Bird Story
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:20:33 -0500
I thought I'd share a story that my wife, Chrissy McClarren, just 
finished for the holidays, a tale of fiction about birds and 
bird-watching:

 
http://kissingthejoyasitflies.blogspot.com/2014/12/heaven-with-lid-off.html 


Andrew Reago
andrew.reago AT charter.net
St. Louis MO 63116


  

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Subject: Iceland Gull Riverlands
From: David <davidbecher AT MSN.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:35:54 -0600
Richard Cole reports an Iceland Gull on the lock wall from the Illinois side. 
David Becher 
St. Louis 

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Subject: Re: Iceland Gull Riverlands
From: David <davidbecher AT MSN.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:39:59 -0600
Sorry that should be Richard Coles
David Becher
St. Louis


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone


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Date:12/18/2014  2:35 PM  (GMT-06:00)
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Richard Cole reports an Iceland Gull on the lock wall from the Illinois side.
David Becher
St. Louis

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Subject: More mating by the Great Horned Owls of Forest Park, St. Louis
From: Mark Glenshaw <mglenshaw AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:35:34 -0600
Afternoon, all.

I saw the two GHOWs, Charles and Sarah, mate last night and on Monday.
Read, see and hear all about it in my new blog post:

http://forestparkowls.blogspot.com/2014/12/two-more-matings.html

Thank you for reading!

Sincerely,
Mark
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Subject: Re: CBC ~ Thousand Hills State Park area
From: June Newman <june AT BINMAIL.NET>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:22:59 +0200
http://audubon.maps.arcgis.com/apps/StorytellingTextLegend/index.html?appid=6332a1e8fcf940ea95d80cdbb48204d3 


This is a map of all circles.  You may zoom in to see that the Kirksville
circle includes Thousand Hills SP.  However, this additional site shows
that the count for that area was on Dec 14.
http://birds.audubon.org/get-involved-christmas-bird-count

June Newman

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Subject: CBC ~ Thousand Hills State Park area
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:01:45 -0600
If there is a CBC that includes Thousand Hills State Park, will you please
contact me off list?

Thank you.

Christine Kline

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Subject: No Sighting - If You Didn't Receive The Bluebird
From: Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:52:50 -0600
Most of you should have received the December 2014 issue of *The Bluebird*
by now.

However, our bulk mail vendor mis-stamped the address labels on a few
issues making them unreadable by man or machine. The US Postal Service
returned these issues to our ASM PO Box.

If you didn't receive your copy of *The Bluebird*, please send an email to
me with your name and address and I'll see that you get a replacement issue
ASAP.

Our bulk mail vendor promises better quality control in the future.

Thank you!

Kevin Wehner
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Subject: Re: Western Grebe at Riverlands
From: Archie Keiper <archiek.birdn AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:58:56 -0600
The Western Grebe at Riverlands continues as of noon today (12/16).  It is
still north of the Clark Bridge in the river.

*Archie Keiper*
Columbia, IL

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Subject: Re: Northern Shrike Bradford farm Sun 12 -14
From: Ida <idad AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:50:42 -0600
And although I know photos are sometimes helpful for identification, here’s 
what I keep reminding myself: 


I am not a bird paparazzi. The bird has a right to be itself without my 
intrusion. 

Most of my questionable-distance photos are barely worth looking at a year 
later, anyway. 

Other people have taken far better photos of every bird I’ve tried to capture 
on film. 

Being in the moment, sharing in that bird’s existence and its activities 
through binoculars, is one of life’s greatest joys—much more so than taking 
pictures of it. Zen birding! 


Ida Domazlicky
Cape Girardeau County 

From: Edge Wade 
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2014 11:44 AM
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU 
Subject: Re: Northern Shrike Bradford farm Sun 12 -14



  I tried to get close for a pic but it flew. 


Only experience in the field teaches one where that imaginary line is that one 
should not cross. 


Only ethics or conscience, that is respect for the living creature to a degree 
above our own desire to capture it--whether to store pixels or in individual 
gray matter--dictate whether or not to cross that line. 


Responsible birding and bird photography is learning where the line is and 
making a conscious decision not to cross it. 


Edge Wade
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Subject: Re: RMBS W. Grebe video, 12/13/14
From: Scott Laurent <rscottlaurent AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:26:54 -0600
Must have swallowed a HOWR.  

Scott Laurent

> On Dec 15, 2014, at 3:09 PM, Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET> wrote:
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> Quick one......
> 
> Riverlands MBS, St. Charles co., 12/13/14
> Video of WESTERN GREBE when it was on the MO side of Miss. River.
> 
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/stl_birder/15833128218/
> 
> Interesting vocalization on video.
> Never heard WEGR do this before. ;-)
> 
> Outta' here,
> Charlene Malone
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Subject: RMBS W. Grebe video, 12/13/14
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:09:41 -0600
Quick one......

Riverlands MBS, St. Charles co., 12/13/14
Video of WESTERN GREBE when it was on the MO side of Miss. River.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stl_birder/15833128218/

Interesting vocalization on video.
Never heard WEGR do this before. ;-)

Outta' here,
Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.



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Subject: Eared Grebe - Binder - yes
From: Kathleen Anderson <andersonka AT CENTURYTEL.NET>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:12:54 -0500
We saw the Eared Grebe this morning at Binder Lake in the same general area as 
Chris Barriger reported yesterday. We left about noon. 


The N Shrike at Bradford continues to elude me.   

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Subject: Re: Northern Shrike Bradford farm Sun 12 -14
From: Brad Jacobs <Brad.Jacobs AT MDC.MO.GOV>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:07:04 +0000
Hi Edge and Tom,
I am glad that someone finally got close enough to see this bird. I usually see 
the first N. Shrikes the last few days of October each year somewhere. I drive 
by Bradford in the evening on the way and saw a shrike in the SW corner on Oct 
28th. It was paler and longer tailed than a loggerhead but flew quickly away 
when I stopped. By the time I got my scope mounted it was no where to be seen. 
I suspect we are all looking at the same bird that must be moving about all the 
good, bushy, old field in the Bradford Farm area. Someone will get a photo 
soon. 


Brad

Brad Jacobs
Missouri Department of Conservation
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Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-4115  ext 3648
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 I tried to get close for a pic but it flew.

Only experience in the field teaches one where that imaginary line is that one 
should not cross. 


Only ethics or conscience, that is respect for the living creature to a degree 
above our own desire to capture it--whether to store pixels or in individual 
gray matter--dictate whether or not to cross that line. 


Responsible birding and bird photography is learning where the line is and 
making a conscious decision not to cross it. 


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Subject: Re: Northern Shrike Bradford farm Sun 12 -14
From: Edge Wade <edgew AT MCHSI.COM>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:44:10 -0600
>  I tried to get close for a pic but it flew. 

Only experience in the field teaches one where that imaginary line is that one 
should not cross. 


Only ethics or conscience, that is respect for the living creature to a degree 
above our own desire to capture it--whether to store pixels or in individual 
gray matter--dictate whether or not to cross that line. 


Responsible birding and bird photography is learning where the line is and 
making a conscious decision not to cross it. 


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Subject: Northern Shrike Bradford farm Sun 12 -14
From: Tom Halfen <tlh65043 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:52:22 -0600
In the same S W corner as last year. This time it was near the sign on the road 
about 30 yds from Rd. I tried to get close for a pic but it flew. It did not 
just go to nearby spot. It flew far heading toward the pond at Bradford. 
Perhaps keep looking in other areas, 


Did get good pic of Kestrel coming up with kill in talons.

  https://www.flickr.com/photos/94521489 AT N04/16028906855/



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Subject: No Sighting - Audubon Society of Missouri Renewal Notice
From: Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 19:52:07 -0600
The ASM membership year runs from January 1 to December 31. All ASM
memberships other than Life Memberships are due for renewal now. If you are
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Online renewal has an advantage in that you may use the online form and
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Your membership is important. Membership dues support ASM’s mission of
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If you have any questions or problems with the renewal process, please feel
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This same online process is used for new memberships also.

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Subject: Eared Grebe, Binder Lake, 12/14, Cole Co.
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:47:43 -0700
Just a quick note to let anyone interested that there was an Eared Grebe (in 
basic or winter plumage) at Binder Lake this morning (Jefferson City, Cole 
Co.). The bird was associating with American Coots and some Lesser Scaup just 
south of the sail boat club area in front of the long parking lots. Also there 
was a Scaup that I will need to really look at my images taken that appeared 
more Greater than Lesser Scaup. I may also send those to others for 
confirmation. 


At the very southern end of the lake where Rainbow Drive crosses over a small 
bridge, in the cattails on the south side of the road was a chatting Marsh 
Wren. 


I will turn in both the Eared Grebe and Marsh Wren to the winter seasonal 
compiler when they ask for notable bird observations. I believe I will have to 
fill out documentation for the Eared Grebe as it is considered as a Casual 
Winter Visitor. 


I will upload images later tonight on both my Flickr and facebook pages 
(probably after 7:30 pm as I'm supposed to be in the yard working on leaf 
cleanup and such fall-ish activities). 


Good Birding!

Chris Barrigar
 
Cole Co.
Russellville, MO
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Subject: Saint Louis are 12/13
From: David <davidbecher AT MSN.COM>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 07:29:28 -0600
After a quick visit to Riverlands for the Western Grebe, we went to Carlyle 
Lake to look for Rough-legged Hawk. We easily found one in the area north of 
Posey, where they are regular. The lake itself was covered with birds although 
we were not able to find anything too unusual. The number of Snow Geese was the 
largest I have ever seen there. There were literally acres of birds sitting on 
the lake. There were as usual a few White-fronts and Ross' Geese mixed in, but 
oddly at least in the part of the flock we could see no Canada Geese. The flock 
stretched from south of Point 18 out of sight to the north. There were also 
hordes of puddle ducks, including a few Black Ducks and smaller numbers of 
divers. We did not seen a loons or grebes, but it would have easy to overlook 
almost anything among the masses of geese. 

 
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Subject: Re: Owls ~ Inquiry
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 22:48:53 -0600
Well, I am tired.  I have a young bird WHO has attended Eagle Days.so sorry.

Any help would be appreciated.

 

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Subject: Owls ~ Inquiry

 

I have a young birder that has attended Eagle Days and Wings Over Weston for
the past three years.  He wants a Long-eared and Short-eared Owl.  Can
anyone direct me to a spot that would offer both within a few miles of each
other?  Thank you!

 

Christine Kline

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Subject: SLAS FIELD TRIP on Sat., December 13 - Trip Report
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew AT ATT.NET>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 22:17:17 -0600
About 2 dozen birders met at the Audubon Center at 2PM to enjoy birding
Riverlands in amazingly mild weather.  Birders from Springfield and Columbia
MO were there and I heard that somebody from Colorado was part of our group
for at least part of the day.  Half of the group walked the new sidewalk
between the center and Ellis Bay for Eurasian Tree Sparrows and Christie
found them for them, along with a few White-crowned Sparrows.  A massive
flock of House Finches was raiding the feeders there. 

 

Pat covered the swan project for the attendees who then exited the building
with Western Grebe on the brain.  However, we were advised of a Common Loon
in Ellis Bay so we went to the platform overlook.  The Loon was actively
feeding near the far shoreline.  Common Mergansers, Ring-necked Ducks and
Common Goldeneyes were in the Bay along with many Ring-billed Gulls and
Swans.  As the group walked to our vehicles a female Northern Harrier was
seen.  The group then drove to Lincoln Shields and saw a very distant
Western Grebe and a Peregrine Falcon on the Clark Bridge tower.

 

A stop at Teal Pond added a few Hooded Mergansers, a few Greater
White-fronted Geese and many Canada Geese.  Over the fields another Northern
Harrier and a Kestrel were seen.

 

Driving to the dam got us a lot of Ring-billed Gulls and 1 adult Bald Eagle.

 

We then stopped along Riverlands Way between the Heron Ponds to examine the
gull roost forming in Ellis Bay.  Close and lengthy observation pulled out
at least three Lesser Black-backed Gulls and eventually a Glaucous Gull.
Overhead we had flocks of Snow Geese and Greater White-fronted Geese.  In
the distant tree line over the ponds a hawk with distinct white above and
below a very dark belly was seen and interpreted as a Rough-legged Hawk.
Unfortunately when it flew it had a red tail.

 

Heron Pond was in much better shape on this trip with a lot of water.

 

A few folks returned to Lincoln Shields and saw the Western Grebe much
closer than before.

 

Other birds seen during the day included:

 

Horned Grebes (well into dusk I had one that was not yet in winter plumage)

American White Pelicans

Double-crested Cormorants

Mallards

Gadwalls

Buffleheads

Red-winged Blackbirds

Starlings

 

Well after dark the hardy souls that remained on owl watch were rewarded.
See the report from Al Smith below:

 

Short-eared Owl - Saw three. Maybe 2 of them the same one.  Between
maintenance buildings and Heron Pond.
http://www.photosbyat.com/Birds/2014-Birding/Birding-2014-December/2014-12-1
2-13-RMBS/i-j9rBj5k



Thanks to all that attended and to those that helped find and identify
birds, and those that shared their scopes.  If anybody wants to add birds to
the list, please do so.

 

See you on a CBC or next year,

 

Mike Grant

SLAS Trip Coordinator

Chesterfield, MO

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Subject: Owls ~ Inquiry
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 21:53:34 -0600
I have a young birder that has attended Eagle Days and Wings Over Weston for
the past three years.  He wants a Long-eared and Short-eared Owl.  Can
anyone direct me to a spot that would offer both within a few miles of each
other?  Thank you!

 

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Subject: Swan Lake CBC
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14:29:21 -0800
The Christmas Bird Count for Swan Lake NWR, Chariton Co. Mo. is scheduled for 
Saturday January 3rd. We will meet at the Visitor Center by 7 a.m. I would like 
to hear from anyone planning to help with the count. 


Thanks, 

and 

Merry Christmas,
Steve Kinder
Chillicothe, Mo.
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Subject: Western Green at Riverlands
From: David <davidbecher AT MSN.COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:46:20 -0600

The bird is still present in the same area. Currently in Illinois. 
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Subject: Indigo Bunting--Cape County
From: Mark Haas <kathyhaas AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:33:53 -0600
I got quite the surprise today while pishing a brushy area at Juden Creek
CA. Along with the sparrows that emerged, came a first-year male Indigo
Bunting, with mottled brown and blue plumage. I guess you could call it a
very late migrant or a casual winter visitor or just another one of those
great things about birding.

 

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Subject: Meramec Springs Park-Yellow-bellied sapsuckers
From: Jack Foreman <jfgrumpa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:01:33 -0600
Park was very birdy today. At least a dozen red-headed woodpeckers, 3 
Yellow-bellied sapsuckers, 2 eagles, one winter wren, and one kingfisher, 24 
species in all, will post list to ebird shortly. Good time of year to visit, 
lot's of birds, no crowds, and free parking too! 


Jack Foreman
Leslie Mo.

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Subject: W. GREBE RMBS
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:17:24 -0600
Al Smith called:

WESTERN GREBE, Riverlands MBS, St. Charles co.
Under Clark Bridge - take road right across from the gas station
at entrance of RMBS to get to area under bridge.
Bird is moving around so probably
is going back and forth across state line here.
Please note how close the IL state line is to the MO side
as well.

Good birding,
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Subject: Re: universal birder traits
From: Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:42:03 +0530
Ah. We can SO relate to this, whatever part of the world we are in (or out
of.)

Meanwhile, my friend Rohan Chakravarty is a very talented young man, and
here is his classification:

http://www.greenhumour.com/2011/12/11-types-of-birdwatchers.html

(Oh yes, he's made some cartoons of me, too...I call them rude and he calls
them accurate.)

He's now syndicated on Gocomics, and often makes serious  conservation
statements using humour. (or humor!)

Cheers, Deepa.





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> Substitute different species for "tits, bishops, and chats" and it works
> for me and many of my Missouri birder friends.
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> Carroll County MO
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From: June Newman <june AT BINMAIL.NET>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:53:12 +0200
Substitute different species for "tits, bishops, and chats" and it works
for me and many of my Missouri birder friends.

http://sabirdingspots.com/10-signs-you-might-be-addicted-to-birding/

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Subject: Golden Eagle at Thousand Hills
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 22:23:36 -0600
An interpreter for state parks found a Golden Eagle at Thousand Hills State
Park Thursday morning.  I have pictures and it has been confirmed an adult
GOEA.  If anyone is interested in the pictures, let me know.

Christine Kline

Pleasant Hill ~ Cass County

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Hello!

 

Earlier this morning, I took a little personal time off work to go out on
the lake with our on-season lake patrolman, Ray Jagger, because a group of
Trumpeter Swans had been staying on the far side of the lake. We did scare
up several swans (about 50 of them, we didn't mean to make them fly, but
they were rather spooky), lots of Canada Geese, at least a couple hundred
Mallards, one mature Bald Eagle, and what I thought was an immature Bald
Eagle. Upon examining the pictures, however, I noticed that there wasn't one
speck of white on the bird, and its beak was tipped in black. I cropped the
best 3 photos I got of it down to size. I apologize for all the noise in the
photos, the weather man has not been kind to us in terms of lighting, and I
had to crank my ISO as high as my camera would allow so I could get birds in
flight. I am really excited to have seen this here!

 

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Subject: Re: Red-necked Grebe
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:11:36 -0600
This was a great site!  I am hoping this hangs around for a while so that we
can re-find it in the sun.  So let's keep the postings going.  Looks like
Blue Springs Lake isn't in for a sunny day until Wednesday, December 17th.  

Christine Kline
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Subject: Red-necked Grebe

Ran out to Blue Springs Lake with Christine Cline, and we located the
Red-necked Grebe reported yesterday.

The light has not been good and is going fast, but it is still in a mixed
group of ducks and Ring-billed Gulls in the vicinity of the dam.

Mike Stewart
Platte City

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Subject: Townsend's Solitaires
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:42:20 -0600
Dear birding friends,

 

Since Shawnee Mission Park is part of the general Kansas City area, I
thought I would post this to the Missouri LISTSERVE.  Mike Stewart and I
made the run to Shawnee Mission Park early this afternoon.  We located TWO
Townsend's Solitaires.  We viewed them for about 25 minutes.  

 

The best way to get to them is to park in the lot off Barkley Drive south of
the dam.  Follow the paved trail past the bike sculpture until it comes to a
"Y."  The birds were in the line of trees that run south from the trail
where the bench is to the brush pile.  (Not great instructions, but
hopefully this will help.)  The solitaires were hanging with Eastern
Bluebirds who were chasing them at times and about three Northern
Mockingbirds.  

 

Two lifers for me today!  (Including the Red-necked Grebe on the Missouri
side.)

 

Christine Kline

Pleasant Hill, MO ~ Cass County

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Christine Kline

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Subject: Red-necked Grebe
From: Mike Stewart <a.tristis AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:51:00 -0600
Ran out to Blue Springs Lake with Christine Cline, and we located the 
Red-necked Grebe reported yesterday. 


The light has not been good and is going fast, but it is still in a mixed group 
of ducks and Ring-billed Gulls in the vicinity of the dam. 


Mike Stewart
Platte City

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Subject: Great Horned Owls Mating, Forest Park, St. Louis, 12/10/2014
From: Mark Glenshaw <mglenshaw AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:25:05 -0600
Hello, all.

The Great Horned Owls in Forest Parkmated for this first time I have seen
this season.  You can see, hear and read all about it this new blog post:

http://forestparkowls.blogspot.com/2014/12/charles-and-sarah-mated-last-night.html 


Thank you for reading!

Sincerely,
Mark
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City of St. Louis
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Subject: Birds seen at Squaw Creek NWR
From: Larry Lade <llade AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:48:48 -0800
Brent Galliart and I birded the Squaw Creek NWR at Mound City today and 
recorded 35 species. Here is the list of 35 species I compiled. 

 Greater White-fronted Goose - 1
 Snow Goose - 5
 Cackling Goose - 5
 Canada Goose - lots
 Trumpeter Swan - 150
 Tundra Swan - 2
 Mallard - lots
 Hooded Merganser - 5
 Common Merganser - 1
 Ruddy Duck - 1
 Great Blue Heron - 1
 Bald Eagle - ~ 25
 Northern Harrier - 1
 Red-tailed Hawk - 20
 Sandhill Crane - 3 (2 adult, 1 immature)
 Rock Pigeon - some
 Mourning Dove  - 2
 Red-bellied Woodpecker - 5
 Downy Woodpecker - 1
 Northern Flicker (yellow-shafted) - 5
 Blue Jay - 5
 American Crow - 5
 Black-capped Chickadee - 3
 Tufted Titmouse - 3
 White-breasted Nuthatch - 3
 Brown Creeper - 2
 Carolina Wren - one heard
 Eastern Bluebird - 10
 American Robin - 1
 European Starling - 5
 American Tree Sparrow - 25
 Song Sparrow - 1
 Dark-eyed Junco - 30
 Common Grackle - 15
 Brown-headed Cowbird - 3


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Subject: A Friendly eBird Competition 2015
From: Scott Laurent <rscottlaurent AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:48:09 -0600
I invite all Missouri birders to participate in a little challenge to see
how many species of birds they can list and/or how many complete checklists
they can submit in the year 2015.

eBird keeps track of the Top 100 eBirders for Missouri here
*http://ebird.org/ebird/top100?locInfo.regionCode=US-MO&year=AAAA
 *

You can adjust the list to rank birders by number's of complete checklist's
or species seen and adjust the year for the current year, a previous year
or for all time.

Beginning birders might chose to rank by complete checklists submitted
while they're honing their birding skills, more advanced birders might
choose to rank themselves by numbers of species.  Either way it will be fun
and help contribute to our understanding of bird populations in Missouri.

Please note that only checklists that are submitted indicating that you
have reported all birds seen will be counted in the checklist totals.  So
count those Starlings and Hose Sparrows too!

Happy birding and remember they won't count themselves!

Scott Laurent
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Jackson County

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Subject: Female Northern Flicker plus Cooper Hawk attck
From: Tom Halfen <tlh65043 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:46:30 -0600
This A.M. I had my first female yellow shafted Northern Flicker. Yellow color 
very visible. 

Watching my squirrel buster feeder, with one bird , my regular Coopers hawk 
swoops in and takes the bird to the ground. 

Interesting to see the takedown.

Tom Halfen'
Holts Summit

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Subject: chipping sparrows
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia AT ATT.NET>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:14:21 -0600
I enjoyed at least six chipping sparrows this morning
at the Carterville Cemetery, Jasper County.  That's a 
pretty good December species IMO.  They are not
found on any of our CBC's as far as I recall.  
This morning they were foraging on the ground with
juncos.  They would fly up to the trees with the juncos
too, then return to the ground to forage.  
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Subject: Re: red-necked grebe, hermit thrush
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:32:56 -0600
I picked up this email on my way back from Weston today and did everything I
could to avoid traffic and make it to Blue Springs Lake before it got dark.
I spent an hour looking for the grebe from both sides of the Blue Springs
Lake Dam off Turkey Hollow/Lakeshore Drive, but was unable to find it.  I'm
going to go back in the morning to look for it in better light.  If anyone
wants to join me, the more eyes the better.  

 

On a side note, I was looking at the field guide; other than the red on the
throat, was anyone able to make out the color of the bill or any other
distinguishing features?  Just wondering what I should be looking for.

 

Christine Kline

Pleasant Hill - Cass County

birdsecretary AT comcast.net 

 

From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU] On Behalf
Of Sherry Leonardo
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:42 PM
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: red-necked grebe, hermit thrush

 

five of us on a burroughs audubon field trip to blue springs lake this
morning had really nice looks at a red-necked grebe. the neck still had some
red in it which was easily seen. 

it was first seen near the dam, but kept diving and moving away. it was in
the middle of the lake by the time we left. other species observed included
numerous common mergansers, a few canada geese, mallards, common goldeneyes,
ruddy ducks, pied billed grebes and ring-billed gulls, 2 bald eagles and 1
snow goose.

we also saw or heard at least 4 hermit thrushes at fireman's park and
campground road on our way out.

 

sherry leonardo

grandview, mo

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Subject: red-necked grebe, hermit thrush
From: Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:41:54 -0500
five of us on a burroughs audubon field trip to blue springs lake this morning 
had really nice looks at a red-necked grebe. the neck still had some red in it 
which was easily seen. 

it was first seen near the dam, but kept diving and moving away. it was in the 
middle of the lake by the time we left. other species observed included 
numerous common mergansers, a few canada geese, mallards, common goldeneyes, 
ruddy ducks, pied billed grebes and ring-billed gulls, 2 bald eagles and 1 snow 
goose. 

we also saw or heard at least 4 hermit thrushes at fireman's park and 
campground road on our way out. 



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Subject: Palm Warbler--Cape County
From: Mark Haas <kathyhaas AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:38:13 -0600
Got a great look at a Palm Warbler today as it constantly bobbed its tail
while moving along the shoreline of Jackson's Rotary Lake.

 

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Subject: No sighting, Forest Park Owls TV coverage
From: Mark Glenshaw <mglenshaw AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:20:11 -0600
Morning, all.

The TV coverage of the owls and my work with from last night is now
online.  You can watch it and read about it on this new blog post:
http://forestparkowls.blogspot.com/2014/12/tv-coverage-of-owls-now-online.html

Thank you!

Sincerely,
Mark
-- 
Mark H.X. Glenshaw
City of St. Louis
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Subject: No Crossbills, Grundy Co.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:08:48 -0800
I spent over 3 hours yesterday morning at Crowder State park,checking the Pines 
many times, but the Red Crossbills did not show. Not sure what is going on with 
these birds as they are spending a lot of time elsewhere away from the Pine 
Groves. I did find a Great Horned Owl there and had all seven Woodpeckers 
around the area, with couple of YB Sapsuckers doing a lot of vocalizing. Four 
male Common Mergansers came and went from the Lake. 


NOTICE - Crowder is one of several State Parks that will be closed this coming 
wknd for managed Deer Hunts. 


Happy Holidays,
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Subject: Oxbow Lakes Birds - Saint Joseph
From: Larry Lade <llade AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 04:15:43 -0800
These are the birds I observed yesterday morning around the oxbow lakes south 
of St. Joseph. 


(Shown in the order in which I saw them.)

European Starling
Canada Goose
Cackling Goose
Mallard
Ring-billed Gull
Northern Flicker -10
Dark-eyed Junco
Bald Eagle
American Goldfinch
Downy Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
American Tree Sparrow
House Finch
House Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Blue Jay
White-breasted Nuthatch
Northern Cardinal
Red-tailed Hawk
Fox Sparrow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-throated Sparrow
Eastern Bluebird
Swamp Sparrow
Tufted Titmouse
American Kestrel
Snow Goose - 1500
Eurasian Collared-Dove
American Crow
Horned Lark
White-crowned Sparrow
Eastern Meadowlark
Savannah Sparrow
Trumpeter Swan - 5
Carolina Wren (in our yard)


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St. Joseph, MO

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Subject: Tundra Swans - Squaw Creek
From: Mike Stewart <a.tristis AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 14:02:26 -0600
Brought a non-birding coworker up to see eagles so I did not take time to look 
through all the swans, but there are at least two Tundra Swans in the back of 
Pintail Pool. 


Mike Stewart
Platte City

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Subject: Eurasian Tree Sparrow
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 21:39:55 -0600
Does anyone know if the ETSP is still being seen near Peculiar, Missouri in
Cass County?

Christine Kline

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Subject: Chariton Co. SWANS
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 18:31:47 -0800
Dianne and I stopped at Swan Lake NWR on the way home today. We only went as 
far as the Visitor Center, not seeing much going in, as the interior of refuge 
is closed for the Winter. On the way out we started seeing Swans on the north 
end of Swan Lake coming out from behind the River Bulrush. I ended up counting 
28 the short time we were there, and think there were probably more still out 
of sight. Then on the way east on hwy 139 we saw a hillside in a harvested 
field, north of the jct with YY, and on the west side of the road, covered with 
SWANS! I counted 60 and there may have been a few more between the ridges not 
visible. They were all Trumpeters as far as I could tell without a scope. Seems 
to be more showing up in this area every year. Fun stuff! 


Later,
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Subject: Snowy Owl ??? Wayne Co. seen today and yesterday
From: Brad Jacobs <Brad.Jacobs AT MDC.MO.GOV>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 18:19:14 +0000
I just received a call about a possible snowy owl in an open farm field about 
10 miles west of Lake Wappapello, Williamsville, Wayne Co., MO. It has been 
seen in a field west of A highway about 1 mile north or MO 49 highway. I could 
not tell from the conversation the details needed to separate it from an albino 
Red-tailed hawk. They are going to see if they can get a photo to send me. 


For anyone that wants to check it out, it is sitting in an open field in a 
small tree top. I am guessing it will be a red-tailed, but there have been 
snowy owls reported in OK (11/15/2014), KA (11/25/2014) and IL (11/8/2014). 


 Brad

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Subject: No sighting, Coverage of owls/birding in Forest Park TV special on Tuesday, 12/9
From: Mark Glenshaw <mglenshaw AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 11:02:16 -0600
Morning, all.

A short but sweet owl blog post about the Forest Park Great Horned Owls and
my work with them being on TV tomorrow night. Read all about it here:
 
http://forestparkowls.blogspot.com/2014/12/no-mating-yet-but-more-media-coverage.html 


 


I hope the TV segment will encourage more interest in birding and nature in
Forest Park and in general.

Thank you for reading!

Sincerely,
Mark
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City of St. Louis
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Subject: Cannon NWR CBC-Dec 27th
From: Eric <ericschuette AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 08:52:36 -0600
Hello all, Hope you are all had a great start to the holiday season!! I wanted 
to let you know that this year the Cannon National Wildlife Refuge CBC will be 
held on Saturday Dec 27th. Saturday is a little unusual for this count but with 
Thursday being Christmas it seemed best to push it back a couple of days. 
Hopefully that will also make it easier to participate! Please let myself or 
Bruce (basch AT centurytel.net) know if you are interested in participating this 
year.The count does cover a number of public lands in both Missouri and 
Illinois including Clarence Cannon NWR, all 3 units of BK Leach conservation 
area, Prairie Slough conservation area, Plant Materials Center, Reds Landing 
conservation area (IL) and part of Two Rivers NWR (IL). It also covers a number 
of private lands and roads throughout the circle. Because of the large number 
of areas included we can use all of the help we can get. As always if you have 
a preference where you would like to go please let us know and we will do our 
best to accommodate that. If you have any questions please let us know. Also, 
please feel free to share this information/email with anyone who may not be on 
the listserv. Thanks for your help and hope everyone has a wonderful holiday 
season!! Good Birding and Happy HolidaysEric SchuetteDenver CO/Troy MO 

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Subject: Bradfarm Farms Shrike
From: Greg Leonard <0000009bd27f1943-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 14:47:42 +0000
Yesterday morning while birding Bradford Farms in eastern Boone County, I 
observed a shrike working the southwest corner of the farm.  I was able to 
watch the bird for about 10 minutes as it perched in small trees and concluded 
it to be a Northern Shrike.  I checked eBird and there were a couple sightings 
of NOSH at Bradford Farms in November so this is likely the same bird. 

Greg LeonardColumbia, Boone County

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Subject: Vultures, Hermann, Gasconade Co.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 18:37:00 -0800
While driving around Hermann this morning, on a long wknd get away, Dianne and 
I found a Vulture Roost on a hill on east side of town. There were several 
dozen Turkey Vultures and a few Black Vultures mixed in. We also enjoyed 
watching a Pileated Woodpecker flying from one utility pole to another in the 
middle of town. 


Later,
Steve Kinder
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Subject: Red Crossbills again, Grundy Co. Mo.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 18:26:13 -0800
I got a voice mail today from local man that he saw 10 or so RECR at Crowder 
State Park. They were in the same location he first found them, in the Pines 
off NE corner of the lake. 


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Subject: Re: Columbia Missouri Birding
From: "Douglas, Ryan" <douglasrn AT MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 01:27:48 +0000
Scott et al.-
This is exactly the kind of question my eBird hotspot wiki was designed to 
answer. Here's a link to the Boone Co. sites: 
http://ebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/MO-Boone+County 


There are links at the top of the page that will direct you to recent 
sightings, and a BirdTrax is available for each county in the lower right of 
each page. A map in the upper right shows a pin for each of the locations 
listed in each county. If you click on an individual location you will usually 
find either a Google map or an official location map for the hotspot. 


Ken Ostermiller has been helping update the wiki following the influx of ~700 
"new" areas from CACHE/SPARKS. I believe the site is up-to-date through 
Chariton County right now. 


Cheers,
Ryan

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

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Subject: Re: Columbia Missouri Birding
From: Edge Wade <edgew AT MCHSI.COM>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 17:13:47 -0600
As for all days during the waterfowl seasons, Eagle Bluffs is open from 1 p.m. 
to 3 p.m. along the main road to at least Pool 8. For the remaining hours, it 
is open from then entrance to the junction box (a.k.a. pump station) about the 
entrance to the first one-way loop (and the privy on the left of the main 
road). 


Orher sites depend on weather and desired habitats to explore and amount of 
walking intended. Devil's Ice Box parking lot of Rock Bridge Memorial SP might 
be a good place to look for Winter Wren along the creek. 


Franklin Island CA in Howard Co. is an option requiring no walking (see 
Birders' Guide on ASM webpage). 


Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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On Dec 7, 2014, at 5:03 PM, Scott Laurent wrote:

> I'll be in Columbia, Mo next Saturday with a friend and am looking for a good 
place to bird. I've thought about Eagle Bluffs but am not sure if its open or 
if there will be duck hunting. Can anyone shed light on Eagle Bluffs and/or 
suggest other worthy areas to bird. 

> 
> Scott Laurent
> Kansas City, MO 
> Jackson County
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Subject: Columbia Missouri Birding
From: Scott Laurent <rscottlaurent AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 17:03:48 -0600
I'll be in Columbia, Mo next Saturday with a friend and am looking for a
good place to bird.  I've thought about Eagle Bluffs but am not sure if its
open or if there will be duck hunting.  Can anyone shed light on Eagle
Bluffs and/or suggest other worthy areas to bird.

Scott Laurent
Kansas City, MO
Jackson County

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Subject: SLAS FIELD TRIP on Sat., December 13 - NOTE TME CHANGE!
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew AT ATT.NET>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 16:44:00 -0600
To St. Louis area birders (and others who may want to join us):

 

 

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

WHEN:     Saturday, December 13.  This trip was originally planned for the
morning but has been changed to the afternoon.

WHERE:   Meet at the Audubon Center, Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary.
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 and past the
intersection with Wise Road. Turn left into the parking lot for Audubon
Center and come on in.

MEETING TIME:   2:00 p.m.  If you are running late and don't find us at the
Audubon Center, look for us along Riverlands Way.

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 at dusk, depending on where we are.  Target birds are
returning swans, gulls and previously reported Short-eared Owls.

WHO:   Everyone is welcome, whether a member of St. Louis Audubon Society or
not.  Out-of-towners are invited!  FRS radios are recommended, if you have
one.

CONDITIONS:  Please dress appropriately for whatever weather is predicted.  

 

LEADERS:  Mary Dueren, Pat Lueders and Mike Grant (cell number
314-779-8032).

 

 

Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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Subject: Pine Siskins
From: Nila Petty <nila9 AT ATT.NET>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 13:15:55 -0800
Pine Siskins have returned to my feeders this year. I started seeing a couple 
on Dec. 1 and had 4 yesterday. We did not have them last winter, but had 
several all winter in 2012. They are one of my favorite visitors. 


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Subject: Trumpeter Swans / collars
From: Cindy Bridges <0000009cdc2af652-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 19:40:27 +0000
There are now 12 trumpeter swans on the private lake here in oregon co. 8 
adult, and four juveniles. Two adults have yellow collars. I reported those 
numbers. Apparently they were from Wisconsin. Too beautiful....Also two horned 
grebes were there yesterday, I did not see them today.   

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Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where 
nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike. John Muir  

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Subject: Carondelet Park St. Louis
From: Patrick Maloney <maloneypatrick AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 12:17:54 -0800
The merlin was proudly standing in a tree near the bridge at the Horseshoe Lake 
in Carondelet Park this am at 9:30. Rusties still hanging with a flock of 
starlings near the sinkholes by Holly Hills Ave. Cheers! 

Pat Maloney
St. Louis

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Subject: Pine Siskins, Finger Lakes State Park
From: Greg Leonard <0000009bd27f1943-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 18:45:48 +0000
This morning, I went to Finger Lakes State Park in North Boone County.  There 
was a lot of bird activity and I seemed to be the only person in the entire 
park, so it was quite pleasant despite the cold.  While I was birding at the 
swim beach, a large flock of Pine Siskins flew in across the lake, landed 
briefly in the trees and then flew off.  Later I encountered presumably the 
same flock feeding along and in the road.  I counted 51 birds before they 
flew, but they were coming and going from the trees so I suspect that is a low 
estimate. 

It's nice to see so many Pine Siskins this year.
Greg LeonardColumbia, MO

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Subject: Re: Robin Roost location challenge for mid-MO.
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 10:16:31 -0700
Brad and all interested,
As luck would have it, I believe I witnessed the Robins and 
starlings/blackbirds in question) that Brad Jacobs mentioned in earlier post 
heading to roost Friday, 12/5/14, evening as I drove into western Jefferson 
City northward/eastward on S. Country Club Dr toward Hwy 50 and Shopping Mall 
area from Hwy C. I did not have time to stop and investigate further as to all 
species involved and exact location of roost. 

It appeared that the majority of concentrated activity was immediately north of 
Modine Manufacturing Co. where there are a couple patches of undeveloped land 
with an abundance of Red Cedar. One patch of land is a triangle (more or less) 
bordered by S. Country Club Dr., Leandra Ln. and Old Lohman Rd. The second 
patch is yet north of that, south of Hwy 50 and immediately east of Big Horn 
Dr. 

A google map link of the location (lower left corner window - click on 
"satellite" image to show expanses of 
trees):https://www.google.com/maps/place/Charm+Ridge+Dr,+Jefferson+City,+MO+65109/ AT 38.5690396,-92.2794648,1798m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x87db59c174f5d505:0x87b648e6309c34b7 

I hope this helps.
Good birding!

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



Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 17:11:38 +0000
From: Brad.Jacobs AT MDC.MO.GOV
Subject: Robin Roost location challenge for mid-MO.
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU









I just had a phoned call report of a regular morning and evening flight of Am. 
Robins passing over the intersection area of Bagnell Drive and Scruggs Station 
Road in western Jefferson City each morning and evening. This is just off of S. 

 Country Club Road. The flight is NE to SE depending on the time of day. I 
think the caller said SE in the morning and NE at night, but I might have mixed 
that up. There is likely a large wooded or cedar stand somewhere nearby that 
has the roost. They could 

 be much farther away from that point than I think, so, it might take a little 
investigatory driving in the direction of the birds flight to find the roost. 
Sometimes it take a couple of nights to find a roost. It would be interesting 
to get a count and a species 

 list for the birds using the roost. Some migration and winter roost have been 
in the millions of birds and include robins, cedar waxwings, bluebirds, 
starlings, blackbirds, etc. This has the potential to be a spectacular wildlife 
event. It may take an hour 

 or more for a big roost to settle in. To count a roost you need to establish a 
rate for birds in view per so many seconds or a minute and then keep track of 
the time it takes. Keep checking the rate and adjusting if there is an increase 
or decrease. Be sure 

 to wear a hat and dont look up.
 
Brad
 
 
Brad Jacobs
Missouri Department of Conservation
P.O. Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-522-4115 ext. 3648
 
 
 
 





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Subject: Last of the Forest Park Great Horned Owlets Has Finally Dispersed
From: Mark Glenshaw <mglenshaw AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 14:59:39 -0600
Afternoon, all.

I hope this e-mail finds you well on a Friday!

The last owlet of the Great Horned Owls in Forest Park has finally
dispersed!  I have not seen him for a week now and I hope he is well but
gone out on his own.  Of the 21 owlets that I have seen this pair have
since 2006 this is the latest one has ever dispersed. The impact on the
parents' behavior is without precedent.

Read all about it in this new blog post:

http://forestparkowls.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-last-owlet-throws-in-towelette.html 


Thank you for reading!

Cheers,
Mark
-- 
Mark H.X. Glenshaw
City of St. Louis
Forest Park Owls
http://forestparkowls.blogspot.com/
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Subject: Table Rock Pelagic - seats available
From: Greg Swick <grswick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 09:46:37 -0600
Hi all,
Last call for the GOAS Field Trip on Table Rock Lake tomorrow.    4 seats open!
No rain in the forecast. Cloudy and cool. High 44 with N winds at 9 mph. 

Email, text or call 417-209-0652 if interested!

Good birding
Greg Swick

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