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31 Jul In our Shady Oaks yard, Yellow-breasted Chat [Margy Terpstra ]
30 Jul Western Kingbirds 8 ea Mokane Rd Jeff City [Tom Halfen ]
30 Jul Interesting Owlet Behavior, Great Horned Owls, Forest Park [Mark Glenshaw ]
29 Jul Shorebirds at Dalbow and Firma [therese haenni ]
29 Jul Discovery Center, Kansas City [Scott Laurent ]
29 Jul Marsh and Sedge Wrens at RMBS [Charlene Malone ]
29 Jul ListServe Administrators Thanks (no sighting) [Ev Luecke ]
29 Jul Re: Birding the Discovery Center, Kansas City [Kevin Wehner ]
28 Jul no sighting- George Fenwick/ABC in KC [Mary Nemecek ]
28 Jul Hawk ID help please [Ev Luecke ]
28 Jul Birding the Discovery Center, Kansas City [Scott Laurent ]
28 Jul No Sighting: Iceland Birding Trip photos [Ev Luecke ]
28 Jul American Avocets at EBCA ["Hazelwood, Susan" ]
27 Jul Birding in St. Louis [Thomas O'Donnell ]
27 Jul Arrow Rock Kites, Saline Co. Mo. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
27 Jul Jerry Wade [June Newman ]
27 Jul Avocets @ Horseshoe Lake, ILLIONOIS [Charlene Malone ]
27 Jul PABU, pair at Joplin [Lawrence Herbert ]
26 Jul Saint Joseph's Oxbows [Larry Lade ]
25 Jul Re: St. Louis area: Shorebirds up Hwy 79 [Charlene Malone ]
25 Jul St. Louis area: Shorebirds up Hwy 79 [Charlene Malone ]
25 Jul Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Forest Park [Pat Lueders ]
25 Jul Bobolinks at EBCA ["Hazelwood, Susan" ]
24 Jul Sedge Wrens, NC Mo. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
24 Jul Re: Event to honor Jerry Wade [Frances Cramer ]
24 Jul Keetman road shorebirds Hwy 79 [therese haenni ]
24 Jul Re: Event to honor Jerry Wade [June Newman ]
24 Jul Fish Crow or young American Crow [June Newman ]
24 Jul No sighting: Sweden, Northern Shovellers feeding on bubble algae [Deepa Mohan ]
24 Jul Mississippi Kite nest [Pat Lueders ]
23 Jul CACHE IX Final Report available [Edge Wade ]
23 Jul New owl blog post including new footage of GHO owlets [Mark Glenshaw ]
22 Jul Some Notes on WEKI Breeding, StL Area, Long [Michael Thelen ]
22 Jul Zell tract Tuesday a.m., Linn Co. Mo. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
22 Jul Juv Misssissippi Kite [Laura Gorman ]
22 Jul No sightings: South Farm conditions (Boone Co.) ["Douglas, Ryan" ]
21 Jul FL sighting ["Amy J. Hoffman" ]
21 Jul Re: White Ibis at Eagle Bluffs CA (Boone Co.) [Vic Bogosian ]
21 Jul No sighting, new owl blog post [Mark Glenshaw ]
20 Jul New to Me -Thanks Brad -EBCA [Tom Halfen ]
20 Jul Ibis [Catherine Davis ]
20 Jul Scarlet Tanagers at Rudolf Bennitt Conservation Area [Kevin Wehner ]
20 Jul No Bobolinks today [MARGE LUMPE ]
20 Jul Nesting Continues, Cole Co., 7/19 [Chris Barrigar ]
19 Jul Bobolinks at Hi Lonesome [MARGE LUMPE ]
19 Jul 3 W-F IBIS RMBS ..? [Charlene Malone ]
19 Jul Mississippi Kite SW St. Louis [Patrick Maloney ]
18 Jul Joplin tornado area birding [Lawrence Herbert ]
18 Jul Event to honor Jerry Wade [June Newman ]
18 Jul Mississippi Kite [Jack Cowan ]
18 Jul Re: White Ibis, juvie - Eagle Bluffs - yes [Brad Jacobs ]
18 Jul White Ibis, juvie - Eagle Bluffs - yes [Kathleen Anderson ]
18 Jul Re: Horseshoe Lake Granite City Illinois ["E. Mac MacKay" ]
18 Jul Horseshoe Lake Granite City Illinois [davidbecher ]
18 Jul 2014 Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative Conference ["Hazelwood, Susan" ]
18 Jul White Ibis at Eagle Bluffs CA (Boone Co.) [Brad Jacobs ]
17 Jul Mississippi Kite in St. Louis city [Jack Cowan ]
17 Jul White Ibis at Eagle Bluffs CA (Boone Co.) ["Douglas, Ryan" ]
17 Jul wild turkey behavior [Lawrence Herbert ]
17 Jul How to find all MO 18 warblers species in one morning [Bob Bailey ]
17 Jul No sightings: Mallard migration article ["Douglas, Ryan" ]
16 Jul No sighting ~ Eagle Viewing [Christine Kline ]
16 Jul St. Louis Audubon birding trip Sat., 7/19, postponed [Pat Lueders ]
15 Jul Shorebirds & Marsh Birds, Linn Co. Mo. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
16 Jul No sighting: Birds can act, too...all over the world! [Deepa Mohan ]
15 Jul Fwd: More shorebirds at EBCA [Karen Wosilait ]
15 Jul MBRC ELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT [William Rowe ]
15 Jul Great Horned Owls in Forest Park: Owl Update and Upcoming Lecture [Mark Glenshaw ]
15 Jul More shorebirds at EBCA [Karen Wosilait ]
14 Jul Oil Spill EBCA [Tom Halfen ]
14 Jul Oil Spill EBCA [TOM H ]
13 Jul Weldon Spring and Darst Bottom - July 17 [James Hickner ]
13 Jul Few Shorebirds, Livingston Co. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
13 Jul Scissor-tailed Flycatchers in Cooper County & Prairie Home CA [Kevin Wehner ]
13 Jul Re: Eagle Bluff Conservation Area, Boone County - first shorebirds return [Brad Jacobs ]
13 Jul Re: Eagle Bluff Conservation Area, Boone County - first shorebirds return [Karen Wosilait ]

Subject: In our Shady Oaks yard, Yellow-breasted Chat
From: Margy Terpstra <ladybirdterp AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:02:12 -0500
Yesterday, a young Yellow-breasted Chat was in the bubbler for a quick bath and 
later in the Songbird & Butterfly Garden. It's the first time we've had one 
here. I posted some photos on our blog: 


http://hummerhavenunltd.com/blog

Margy Terpstra
ladybirdterp AT sbcglobal.net
Kirkwood, St. Louis CO, MO

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Subject: Western Kingbirds 8 ea Mokane Rd Jeff City
From: Tom Halfen <tlh65043 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:36:16 -0500
I took a short drive down Mokane Rd. Jeff City. In the first 20 yards of 
turning on Mokane Rd I was surprised to see 4 pairs of Western Kingbirds 
perched on the power lines working the soybean fields. The pairs were about 6 
feet apart. Really unusual. 


Also about 20 indigo buntings sitting on top of the soy bean plants. What a 
color burst of that blue among the dark green plants. 



Tom Halfen
Holts Summit ,MO

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Subject: Interesting Owlet Behavior, Great Horned Owls, Forest Park
From: Mark Glenshaw <mglenshaw AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:47:42 -0500
Morning, all.

Many highlights with the owls from the last few nights.  This new blog post:

http://forestparkowls.blogspot.com/2014/07/owlet-highlights-from-sunday-night.html 


details what I saw in Forest Park on Sunday, July 27.  Thank you for
reading!

Cheers,
Mark
-- 
Mark H.X. Glenshaw
City of St. Louis
Forest Park Owls
http://forestparkowls.blogspot.com/
mglenshaw AT gmail.com
 AT forestparkowls 

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Subject: Shorebirds at Dalbow and Firma
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:17:14 -0700
There were at least 300 shorebirds at the corner of these 2 roads in St Charles 
county. The usual suspects were present along with 4 'Semi-palmated plovers, 
one Stilt SP and half a dozen Dowitchers of the shortbilled variety. 


Also gained access to some private property in order to get closer to the birds 
by talking to 3 guys working on their duck blind. We had a nice chat about 
birds, duck hunting and fishing and they all enjoyed some scope views of 
various shorebirds. 


Dave Haenni ††† 

Des Peres, Mo


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Subject: Discovery Center, Kansas City
From: Scott Laurent <rscottlaurent AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:43:39 -0500
There are at least four Green Herons at the discovery Center. Does anyone know 
if multiple generations help raise the young? 


Scott Laurent
Kansas City, Mo
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Subject: Marsh and Sedge Wrens at RMBS
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:55:20 -0500
Riverlands MBS, St. Charles co, 7/26

Both SEDGE WRENS and a MARSH WREN vocalizing
east of Heron Pond despite it being afternoon and hot.
Marsh Wren sounded like it was near the wet spot out
from the 35 MPH sign just past Heron Pond. Maybe a
hike down the mowed path that's been in this area
(still mowed?) would net a closer listen and/or viewing.

Sedge Wrens near Heron Pond and the maintenance buildings.

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.




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Subject: ListServe Administrators Thanks (no sighting)
From: Ev Luecke <evluecke AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:37:30 -0500
A big thank you for the upgraded MoBirds listserve software! My guess upgrading 
software is no five minute job. 

I access MoBirds online (no email) - this new software is really nice. I like 
being able to just hover over the topics/messages and read the entire post 
without opening it up. I like the right side navigation - everything is right 
in front of me. 

The whole interface just seems easier to navigate and is displayed in clear 
way. 

Thanks again for the updated/upgraded service.

Ev Luecke
Troy, MO.

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Subject: Re: Birding the Discovery Center, Kansas City
From: Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:42:30 -0500
I have fond memories of birding at the Discovery Center when I lived in
Kansas City. One of my favorites is the time I saw a Kildeer in Flush
Creek. The water in the creek was only an inch or so deep and there were
some patches of ice. The Kildeer skittered along the concrete creek bed,
hit a patch of ice, fell down, and then skittered along some more on his
butt!

Second fondest memory is non-bird related, but I saw a squirrel carry a
Kentucky Fried Chicken bag in his mouth up a tree and into his nest. He
looked down at me scornfully as if to say, "It's mine buddy, just try to
take it from me!"

Kevin Wehner
Columbia, MO
kevinwehner AT gmail.com


On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 8:20 PM, Scott Laurent 
wrote:

> Birding is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you're going to
> see.
>
> Went to bird The Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center is mid-town Kansas City
> after dinner.  I saw a hummingbird fly catching and got to watch it for
> over 2 minutes picking small flies out of the sky.  I saw a momma Mallard
> with 3 little duckling swimming in Brush Creek (some call it Flush Creek)
> and finally I saw a fledgling Green Heron and it's parents.
>
> Scott Laurent
> Kansas City, Mo
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Subject: no sighting- George Fenwick/ABC in KC
From: Mary Nemecek <0000000585d83684-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:36:01 -0500
For those interested, George Fenwick, president and founder of the American 
Bird Conservancy, will be in Kansas City the weekend of October 11. He will be 
speaking at the Eagle Nature Foundation dinner near KCI airport in KCMO. There 
may be additional opportunities to meet and hear George that weekend. I can 
post additional information as it becomes available. 


For more information on the dinner: 
http://eaglenature.com/events/international_bald_eagle_days_2014.php 


Please feel free to contact me off list with any questions.

Mary Nemecek
KCMO
Burroughs Audubon Conservation Chair

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Subject: Hawk ID help please
From: Ev Luecke <evluecke AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:45:19 -0500
I am guessing that this hawk I saw this evening is a juvenile red-shouldered 
hawk. 

Reasons - I watched it for 10 min. went home got the camera came back and 
watched it another 10-15 minutes - it was not the least bit skittish. I was 
very close to it. It looks to me like it is getting red on the shoulder. I have 
had adult red-shouldered hawk on several occasions in close proximity to where 
this one was. 


Many thanks for your help on the ID.

https://plus.google.com/photos/113002540520584556708/albums/6041286875733497425

The photos have been cropped some - but not color enhanced. If you click on 
them the photo will be larger. 


Ev Luecke
Troy, Mo.

PS - It was at Cuivre River State Park

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Subject: Birding the Discovery Center, Kansas City
From: Scott Laurent <rscottlaurent AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:20:04 -0500
Birding is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you're going to see.

Went to bird The Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center is mid-town Kansas City after 
dinner. I saw a hummingbird fly catching and got to watch it for over 2 minutes 
picking small flies out of the sky. I saw a momma Mallard with 3 little 
duckling swimming in Brush Creek (some call it Flush Creek) and finally I saw a 
fledgling Green Heron and it's parents. 


Scott Laurent
Kansas City, Mo
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Subject: No Sighting: Iceland Birding Trip photos
From: Ev Luecke <evluecke AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:20:36 -0500
I recently returned from a birding trip to Iceland.
If you would like to view photos from the trip:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/113002540520584556708/albums

Iceland is not a country to see large numbers of species as compared to say 
South America or Africa. 

The birds are all in breeding plumage and the species seen are in fairly large 
numbers. Trip total was around 80 species. 


Bird photos are displayed in the top row - last two albums. Two additional 
albums are general Iceland photos. 


Ev Luecke
Troy, Mo.

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Subject: American Avocets at EBCA
From: "Hazelwood, Susan" <HazelwoodS AT MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:31:43 +0000
Two American Avocets were in the distribution channel, below the junction box, 
at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area in southern Boone county yesterday evening, 
late. Shorebirds were present in increasing numbers. Shorebird species noted in 
the same area included Least, Pectoral, Spotted, Solitary and Semipalmated 
Sandpipers and numerous Killdeer. 


Susan

Susan Hazelwood
Columbia, MO
hazelwoods AT missouri.edu


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Subject: Birding in St. Louis
From: Thomas O'Donnell <tmodonnell AT ROADRUNNER.COM>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:24:00 -0500
I will be at a convention in St. Louis this week and will have some time for 
birding. I am looking for recommendations for spots for Eurasian Tree Sparrows 
in particular and general spots for birds I don't see in New York. 

Thanks!

Thomas M. O'Donnell
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> On Jul 27, 2014, at 10:33 AM, Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET> wrote:
> 
> 
> FYI - see below
> 
> Horseshoe Lake State Park, Madison co, ILLINOIS. 
> Hwy 111 side probably at the duck impoundment
> at the south shore causeway. 
> 
> http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/parks/r4/horsesp.htm
> 
> Charlene Malone
> St. Louis co
> 
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> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject:	*** SPAM ***Horseshoe Lake
> Date:	Sun, 27 Jul 2014 06:19:21 -0700
> From:	Frank Holmes 
> Reply-To:	Frank Holmes 
> To:	Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT charter.net>
> 
> Hi Charlene,
> 
>     Nine American Avocets at Horseshoe this morning.
> 
> Frank Holmes 
> 
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Subject: Arrow Rock Kites, Saline Co. Mo.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:01:33 -0700
I observed a pair and a couple of juvenile Mississippi Kites yesterday at the 
small historic village of Arrow Rock. Dianne and I and another couple were 
there to attend a play at the Lyceum Theater. The Kites were perching in dead 
branches at the top of a tree in the yard just east of Borgman's† B&B where we 
stayed last night. They were also soaring over the town. I only saw two of them 
this morning. Did a little hiking on area trails including south end of Jameson 
Island part of Big Muddy NWR. Observed some of the birds expected in riparian 
habitat in this part of State including Prothonotary Warbler, Lousiana 
Waterthrush, Barred Owl, Acadian Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Spotted 
Sandpiper, etc. Definitely an under-birded place, and so much HISTORY in that 
area!† Wish it was a little closer.† 

†††† We had stopped and had Picnic lunch at Van Meter SP on way down. Fun 
listening to all the birds calling and singing there during the Thunder and 
light showers. The songs of Wood Thrush were ringing from both sides of the 
north shelter house. Best kept secret? around is the Missouri's Native American 
Indian Cultural Center at the Visitor Center at Van Meter. Very Interesting 
stuff! 



Later, Steve Kinder
Chillicothe, Livingston Co.
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Subject: Jerry Wade
From: June Newman <june AT BINMAIL.NET>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:31:02 -0500
Many of you came to a celebration of Jerry Wade's life in Columbia
yesterday afternoon.  It was an amazing combination of oral memories and
accolades, and the finest live performances of Jerry's favorite music
available anywhere.

Jerry died early yesterday morning, July 26, at home of cancer.  We miss
him as leader and friend.

June Newman

From text provided by Jerry's family:

 He was born in Mason City, IA, January 29, 1941, son of Ruth W. Liptrap
Wade and Joseph Anderson Wade.

He attended the University of South Dakota, and earned a B.A. in Sociology,
an M.A. in Community Development and a Ph.D. in Rural Sociology at the
University of Missouri. Jerry taught at Sangamon State University (now
University of Illinois at Springfield) and served as a Community
Development Specialist with Extension at the University of Missouri.  With
Rex Campbell, he co-authored Society and Environment, the Coming Collision.

Jerry was a State Extension Specialist for 21 years, and a developer and
instructor with the Community Development Academy, and an instructor and
director of the Heartland Economic Development Course for 14 years.  He
spent several long-term stays in South Africa, teaching community economic
development professionals and conducting workshops in villages.  His
understanding of rural economic needs was recognized internationally as his
Rusty Bucket became the symbol for economic loss and a starting point for
regaining community economic strength.

Jerry lived his philosophy of community service.  He served 16 years on the
Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission, 9 of them as chairman; and one
term as Columbia Fourth Ward City Councilman.   In office and out, he
worked with fellow Columbians to empower citizens, strengthen the local
economy and plan for growth.

He was president of the Community Development Society and, after
retirement, served as president and membership chair of the Audubon Society
of Missouri, and was a founder and treasurer of the Missouri Bird
Conservation Initiative Foundation

In the course of 49 years of marriage to Mary Kay Edgington (Edge) a
succession of daughters became members of the family, Kim, by birth, and
Kat, Jane, Nili and Helen by choice.  He cherished them all.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Edge, daughter Kimberly and son-in-law David
Bones, and grandchildren Elliot and Sophia Bones, all of Columbia; and
brother, James M. Wade of Las Vegas, NV.

A celebration of Jerry’s life was held the day of his death. The attendees
of that tribute were testimony to his character and legacy.  There will be
no other memorial service.  As a final act of service, Jerry donated his
body to the University of Missouri for medical education.  Those wishing to
contribute to a memorial fund to Jerry may do so in his name to a charity
of their choice or to either the Audubon Society of Missouri or the
Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative, both at 2101 W. Broadway, PMB 122,
Columbia, MO 65203-1261.

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Subject: Avocets @ Horseshoe Lake, ILLIONOIS
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:33:07 -0500
FYI - see below

Horseshoe Lake State Park, Madison co, ILLINOIS.
Hwy 111 side probably at the duck impoundment
at the south shore causeway.

http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/parks/r4/horsesp.htm

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co

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Subject: 	*** SPAM ***Horseshoe Lake
Date: 	Sun, 27 Jul 2014 06:19:21 -0700
From: 	Frank Holmes 
Reply-To: 	Frank Holmes 
To: 	Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT charter.net>



Hi Charlene,

     Nine American Avocets at Horseshoe this morning.

Frank Holmes





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Subject: PABU, pair at Joplin
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia AT ATT.NET>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 08:19:54 -0500
    
    Mobirders -
    This Sunday morning, 7-27-14, I observed a pair of 
    Painted Bunting.  They were at the jcts. of 
    Vanhorebeke & Cypress Rds, northeast Joplin, Jasper County.
    They were easily observed in a brush pile on private property
    at that corner.  Vanhorebeke is east of MSSU about five or six
    blocks from the corners of Newman & Duquesne Rds. 
    We've also had PABU at Oronogo Bottoms, north of Joplin,
    and Linda C. reported one less than a month ago a mile northeast
    of Diamond, Newton County.   
    Larry Herbert,  Joplin, Jasper Co., MO.  certhia at att.net.

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Subject: Saint Joseph's Oxbows
From: Larry Lade <llade AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:14:03 -0700
Last time I was out birding was July 1st of this year. Steve Kinder and I went 
to Squaw Creek NWR to see what was around. 

So this morning I decide to see what might be around the oxbow lakes south of 
Saint Joseph. Perhaps some shore birds would be moving through. 

Well, I did see or hear 43 species of birds but the only shorebirds I saw were 
a few Killdeer. Here is the list of birds I ended up with: 


Canada Goose
Mallard
Northern Bobwhite
American White Pelican
Great Egret
Great Blue Heron
Red-tailed Hawk
Killdeer
Ring-billed Gull
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Red-headed Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Great Crested Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Blue Jay
Horned Lark
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
N. Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
House Wren
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Chipping Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Dickcissel
Bobolink
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow



Larry Lade
Saint Joseph, MO

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Subject: Re: St. Louis area: Shorebirds up Hwy 79
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:14:33 -0500
7 PM to dark viewing

Keeteman rd field where Dave H. initially described  was crawling
with shorebirds (500+ easily). Got there too late to ID the peeps.
Could pick out Pects and heard them. Also heard Semi-plovers, Spotties
  & Leasts. Maybe came down with storms.

Firma at Dalbo: add 3 Stilt Sandpipers Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs
to Connie's list.
No S-B Dow. for us.
Lots of large waders across the road.

Nite,
Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

On 7/25/2014 1:59 PM, Charlene Malone wrote:
> Connie Alwood called, then e-mailed earlier today, 7/25
>
> NO shorebirds at Keeteman road, Linc. co
>
> Habitat/birds at Dalbow and Firma Roads, O'Fallon, MO, St. Charles co.
> "Some habitat and some shorebirds--Pects, Least, A few Semi-palmated 
> Plovers, one Lesser Yellowlegs, and one Short-billed Dowitcher--lots 
> of Killdeers."
>
> Front/storms coming through up in Linc/Pike counties so something might
> drop out.
> Good time for rarities.
>
> Charlene Malone
> St. Louis co.
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Subject: St. Louis area: Shorebirds up Hwy 79
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:59:13 -0500
Connie Alwood called, then e-mailed earlier today, 7/25

NO shorebirds at Keeteman road, Linc. co

Habitat/birds at Dalbow and Firma Roads, O'Fallon, MO, St. Charles co.
"Some habitat and some shorebirds--Pects, Least, A few Semi-palmated 
Plovers, one Lesser Yellowlegs, and one Short-billed Dowitcher--lots of 
Killdeers."

Front/storms coming through up in Linc/Pike counties so something might
drop out.
Good time for rarities.

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Subject: Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Forest Park
From: Pat Lueders <pllueders479 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:22:49 -0500
I found a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron this morning at Forest Park. I had looked 
a few times at previous locations in the park without luck. Today it was 
feeding in the canal across from Round Lake, southeast from the corner of Grand 
& Jefferson. 


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Subject: Bobolinks at EBCA
From: "Hazelwood, Susan" <HazelwoodS AT MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:12:24 +0000
I quickly buzzed through EBCA mid-day yesterday. I was seeking the White Ibis 
which I did not find. BUT, I did find 4 Bobolinks. They were hanging out in 
vegetation along the road at the beginning of the second one-way loop. Just a 
heads-up in case others get down that way. 


Susan

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Subject: Sedge Wrens, NC Mo.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <dmkinder AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:55:21 -0700
I heard several FOS SEWR in a CRP field before we got to the back way in to 
Fountain† Grove CA, this morning. They were on the Linn Co. side of the 
Linn/Livingston Co. line south of Hwy 36. I had checked the same field on 
Tuesday and heard none then. 



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Subject: Re: Event to honor Jerry Wade
From: Frances Cramer <beanfrangeo AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:04:03 -0700
Several have lamented that you cannot attend. †Consider sending cards to 
Jerry's home, sharing your stories and experiences. Email me for an address.*† 


June Newman
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*Please send the address to:
Frances Cramer
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On Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:51 AM, June Newman  wrote:
  


Dear mobird-l readers,

Some of you have responded to my post about the event for Jerry Wade this 
Saturday in a way that suggests a misunderstanding. †The event is an 
opportunity for people who know Jerry in many capacities, as Columbia community 
leader, †as active participant in conservation organizations, as long 
time†associate professor and State Community and Economic Development 
specialist†at MU, to honor him. †Many ASM members are likely to attend, and we 
are very pleased that Bill Clark and Sutu Forte are hosting the event, but it 
is not sponsored by ASM. † 


Several have lamented that you cannot attend. †Consider sending cards to 
Jerry's home, sharing your stories and experiences. Email me for an address.† 


June Newman
ASM President

june AT binmail.net



On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 7:19 PM, June Newman  wrote:

Many of you know Jerry Wade through his long, active involvement in The Audubon 
Society of Missouri. †He has done an exemplary job as our membership chairman, 
most recently. † He is a past President and has continued to serve ASM 
cheerfully in many capacities. † 

>
>
>Jerry's role in the creation of the Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative 
(MOBCI) and its ongoing function is only one example of his important 
contributions to conservation causes in Missouri.† 

>
>
>
>Jerry has discontinued treatment for lung cancer and is at home under the care 
of Edge, with the assistance of a hospice provider.† 

>
>
>
>I want to make everyone aware of a special event in Jerry's honor, hosted by 
Sutu Forte and Bill Clark. †It will be videotaped so Jerry can see it. 

>
>Date: †Saturday, July 26
>Time: †Noon-3 p.m.
>Place: †House of Chow in Crossroads Shopping Center, Columbia
>
>People may come and go or stay the whole time. †Live music will be 
interspersed with opportunities to speak about experiences shared with Jerry. 

>
>Please plan to attend and pass the word to others.
>
>
>June Newman
>
> 

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Subject: Keetman road shorebirds Hwy 79
From: therese haenni <thaenni01 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:14:35 -0700
I found a large concentration of shorebirds on Keetman road North of Old 
Monroe. Turn East on Keetman off of 79 and follow the road back over the levy. 
Once over the levy all the vegetation is dead as it was underwater most of 
July. You will eventually come to some large mud fields with a little water on 
a stretch of the road going North and South. There were at least 500 shorebirds 
in these fields,probably more. they were moving around but at times very close 
to road. The fields I was looking at were Just North of Lauretzen road which 
heads East towards the river 



Buff Breasted SP† 15
Pectorals 100's
Least SP 50+
Semi-palmated SP 100
KIlldear 100
Greater Yellowlegs 5
Spotted Sandpipers† several in ditches near road
Sanderling 2
Stilt Sandpiper 1

†Definitely could have been a Western in there but I did not see one

Also a Mute Swan in wetlands on HWY M near wooden sign for BK Leach 
Conservati0on Area. 


Roads in Cannon NWR closed (you can walk them per staff) There were about 100 
shorebirds on the road heading N from HQ,. Mainly Killdear but a few 
yellowlegs, Pecs and some Peeps. No shorebird habitit now but water falling 
fast, will be 100's of acres of good habitat soon 


Dave Haenni
Des Peres, Mo

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Subject: Re: Event to honor Jerry Wade
From: June Newman <june AT BINMAIL.NET>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:51:33 -0500
Dear mobird-l readers,

Some of you have responded to my post about the event for Jerry Wade this
Saturday in a way that suggests a misunderstanding.  The event is an
opportunity for people who know Jerry in many capacities, as Columbia
community leader,  as active participant in conservation organizations, as
long time associate professor and State Community and Economic Development
specialist at MU, to honor him.  Many ASM members are likely to attend, and
we are very pleased that Bill Clark and Sutu Forte are hosting the event,
but it is not sponsored by ASM.

Several have lamented that you cannot attend.  Consider sending cards to
Jerry's home, sharing your stories and experiences. Email me for an
address.

June Newman
ASM President

june AT binmail.net


On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 7:19 PM, June Newman  wrote:

> Many of you know Jerry Wade through his long, active involvement in The
> Audubon Society of Missouri.  He has done an exemplary job as our
> membership chairman, most recently.   He is a past President and has
> continued to serve ASM cheerfully in many capacities.
>
> Jerry's role in the creation of the Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative
> (MOBCI) and its ongoing function is only one example of his important
> contributions to conservation causes in Missouri.
>
> Jerry has discontinued treatment for lung cancer and is at home under the
> care of Edge, with the assistance of a hospice provider.
>
> I want to make everyone aware of a special event in Jerry's honor, hosted
> by Sutu Forte and Bill Clark.  It will be videotaped so Jerry can see it.
>
> Date:  Saturday, July 26
> Time:  Noon-3 p.m.
> Place:  House of Chow in Crossroads Shopping Center, Columbia
>
> People may come and go or stay the whole time.  Live music will be
> interspersed with opportunities to speak about experiences shared with
> Jerry.
>
> Please plan to attend and pass the word to others.
>
> June Newman
>
>

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Subject: Fish Crow or young American Crow
From: June Newman <june AT BINMAIL.NET>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:30:51 -0500
I've posted crude, cell phone recordings of a crow heard and observed at
Pape Lake yesterday.  It was alone, although there were American Crows in
the area.  It stopped vocalizing and turned in my direction at recording of
Fish Crow, and appeared to ignore American Crow calls.  But to my ear, its
call isn't conclusively one or the other.  It does not sound like
recordings of immature AMCR, to me.

If you're interested, listen to the files and comment to me.  I'll share
conclusions with list later.

Fish Crow has not been recorded at Pape, but often at Perry, which is quite
close.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B95E8U8WhetISEFodldzZVlZU0U/edit?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B95E8U8WhetIdm14NFZOanVIX2c/edit?usp=sharing

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Subject: No sighting: Sweden, Northern Shovellers feeding on bubble algae
From: Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:14:04 +0530
In Sweden, I sighted these Northern Shovellers feeding on bubble algae.

http://deponti.livejournal.com/1085967.html


All I am getting is information on "herbivore control" of bubble algae in
reef tanks. I am curious about what other birds feed on such algae.

I am not able to get much information on birds feeding on bubble algae...I
know there are many scientists on this forum...could you let me know a bit
more, to satisfy my curiosity? Thank you!

Cheers, Deepa


Deepa Mohan
Bangalore, India,
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Subject: Mississippi Kite nest
From: Pat Lueders <pllueders479 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:41:01 -0500
I found a kite nest 7/11 and a few of us have been monitoring it since then. 
Today the Post-Dispatch has a picture on page 4A of the juvenile and an adult 
in the nest. Gary Bohn, a birder I know in Webster, took the picture. 


Pat Lueders, Webster Groves

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Subject: CACHE IX Final Report available
From: Edge Wade <edgew AT MCHSI.COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:23:32 -0500
Mobirders,

The final report for CACHE phase IX has been submitted to MDC and the ASM 
Board. It is available to anyone in both Word and PDF form and will be sent via 
email to anyone requesting it. Email request to address below. 


Edge Wade
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Subject: New owl blog post including new footage of GHO owlets
From: Mark Glenshaw <mglenshaw AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:20:37 -0500
Morning, all.

I have a brand new blog post with promotional information about tonight's
owl talk at the Schlafly branch of the St. Louis Public Library and some
new footage of the owlets from the past few nights. Read all about it here:
 
http://forestparkowls.blogspot.com/2014/07/promo-for-tonights-talk-and-recent.html 


 


Take care and I hope to see you at the talk tonight!

Sincerely,
Mark
-- 
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City of St. Louis
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Subject: Some Notes on WEKI Breeding, StL Area, Long
From: Michael Thelen <mikethelen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:03:29 -0500
Hi MOBirders:

I monitor the bird life, from the perspective of a rank and file birder, at
my current work campus year-round, ever since I was assigned here in 2010.†
This particular site, of approximately 161 acres, is private property in
north-central St. Louis County, zoned for industrial use, and bounded by a
combination of Interstate highway, railroad and heavily-traveled arterial
roads.† Lambert field is very close.

One gift has always been the BARN SWALLOWs and watching their cycle of life
-- their arrival, breeding and departure.† Theyíre present for such a short
time, only five months.† This year the birds seemed to have produced a
bumper crop out of 14 nests Iíve been able to find, surely not all
productive.† 30 birds, of the principal site congregation, were swarming
over my building entrance the morning of July 21.† Their departure date is
amazingly consistent.† In the years 2010, 2012 and 2013 they left the site
on one of only three dates: Aug 25, 26 or 27.  So they won't be here much
longer.

But Iíve also paid attention to WESTERN KINGBIRDs during my time here.†
These observations, of course, are highly localized and I have no doubt that
the kingbirds were here long before I arrived.† Also, St. Louis-area birders
have known for years that Western Kingbirds are regular breeders in the
region.† Sibley even updated his range map in the 2nd edition.

During the spring and summer of 2014 Iíve been monitoring Western Kingbird
behavior as closely as possible, including their vocalizations, and Iíve
been keeping a running summary of the highlights of their activity.† Thereís
much more to their story, of course, as in the one individual I saw recently
attacking a crow, or the pair last year driving away a Cooper's Hawk, so
what follows is based only what I've been able to see but, for now, hereís
2014 Western Kingbird, by the numbers:

-- First individual arrival date:† April 22 (8 days earlier than 2013).

-- Number of active nests:† 2 (same as 2013; this year possibly a third in a
wooded area not accessible).

-- Breeding pairs:† 2 (possibly 3).

-- First nestling:† June 25 (2 in nest # 1, the easiest nest to see).

-- First fledgling:† July 2 (3 from nest # 2, the most difficult nest to
see).

-- Last fledgling:† July 12 or 13 (1 from nest # 1; families from both nests
abandoned the nests and adjacent areas immediately after the last fledgling
left, or very soon thereafter).

-- Total successfully fledged:† 5 (in 2013 one nestling died after becoming
tangled in a plastic strip used for nest construction; the bird was found
hanging upside down, dangling from the nest by the legs and feet and
remained that way for many weeks, swinging in the breezes).

-- Maximum number of WEKIs seen on one day at this site:† 9 (on July 2, by
conservative count; the possible maximum is 13 if a third family was really
present).

-- Last date species observed in 2013:† July 24.

-- Number of individuals observed today, July 22:† 3 (including 1 noisy
fledgling being fed by an adult).


Here's one iPhone photo, with all its limitations, of 3 fledglings and 1
adult from nest # 2, taken July 2.  The 2nd adult was nearby, out of camera
range.

http://smu.gs/1A3rbvV



Mike Thelen
Univ City, StL Cnty, MO
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Subject: Zell tract Tuesday a.m., Linn Co. Mo.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <dmkinder AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:23:08 -0700
I wandered around the west part of Pershing SP for awhile this morning. There 
was a flock of about 300 White Pelicans in one of the pools, and 30+ Great 
Egrets feeding in shallow water in another place. Great Blue Herons scattered 
around, and one Green Heron. The only waterfowl today were some Canada Geese,7 
Mallards, and a dozen Wood Ducks. Have not seen the Black-necked Stilts for 
couple of weeks, but had FOS Upland Sandpiper, plus couple dozen or more Least 
Sandpipers, several Solitary Sandpipers, and 3 Greater Yellowlegs.† A dozen 
Bobolinks were thinly scattered around the area. still a bunch of Cliff 
Swallows around the Hwy 36 bridge over Higgin's Ditch. 


Later,
Steve Kinder
Chillicothe, Livingston Co.
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Subject: Juv Misssissippi Kite
From: Laura Gorman <Lagormanz AT AOL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:20:40 -0500
I've been seeing a juvenile Mississippi Kite in the area of Skinker and Forest 
Park Parkway 

in St Louis. I'd seen an adult earlier in the year, so they must have nested in 
the 

neighborhood, which they have in previous years as well.
Laura Gorman
St. Louis

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Subject: No sightings: South Farm conditions (Boone Co.)
From: "Douglas, Ryan" <douglasrn AT MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:54:02 +0000
The workers were putting up irrigation pipes at South Farm (Boone Co.) this 
morning, so there's a chance we might still see some mudflats on the north end 
of South Farm R-1 Lake! The area is still submerged, so there's also a decent 
chance any mudflats exposed this year won't be covered in vegetation as they 
were last year. 


I've seen yellowlegs (both species) once or twice over the past few weeks out 
there, but the only other shorebird so far has been Killdeer. Beware of 
heard-only yellowlegs/Spotted Sandpiper though. At least one Northern 
Mockingbird has been doing spot-on imitations of all three species all summer. 


I have not seen the Scissor-tailed Flycatchers in several weeks, and I haven't 
seen any Western Kingbirds since before the big storm a couple weeks ago (the 
72.3 mph winds at the farm knocked down some pretty big branches in their 
favorite tree near the farm buildings). 


Good birding,
Ryan

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

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Subject: FL sighting
From: "Amy J. Hoffman" <amyhope_23 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:08:21 -0700
Hey everyone,

I'm not sure if you'll get this because of the Yahoo! problem, but I haven't 
written in awhile, so I wanted to share a new sighting. I went to Florida last 
week with my family, Destin, in the panhandle. I didn't have much time on my 
own, but I carved out one morning for birding at Henderson Beach State Park. 
Unfortunately, the birds didn't get the memo! I did get to see and hear a 
singing eastern towhee, which was fun since I've only seen them in the winter 
before. Other than that, there wasn't much going on. On the beach, I had only 
laughing gulls and least terns until I found a pair of nesting black skimmers. 
Lifer! The mama was sitting on the next while daddy flew around. It was 
exciting to see them at the nest.† 


On a side note, I'm enjoying all the scissor-tailed flycatchers in Springfield. 
I never get tired of seeing them! 


One day, I'll get back to some serious birding, but "life" seems to keep 
getting in the way. I'm not sure I always have my priorities in line, if you 
know what I mean. 


Amy J. Hoffman
Springfield, Greene County

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Subject: Re: White Ibis at Eagle Bluffs CA (Boone Co.)
From: Vic Bogosian <Vic.Bogosian AT MDC.MO.GOV>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:40:35 +0000
Ditto on the white ibis siting as of 12:00-ish today. I have photos to 
accompany. 


Vic Bogosian III
Wildlife Biologist

Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area
6700 W Route K
Columbia, MO 65203

Office:  (573) 445-3882
Cell:       (573) 864-8053
Fax:       (573) 446-8672

Email:    Vic.Bogosian AT mdc.mo.gov


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From: Brad Jacobs 
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:18 PM
To: 'Douglas, Ryan'; 'MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU'
Cc: Amy Davis; Andy Raedeke; Vic Bogosian
Subject: White Ibis at Eagle Bluffs CA (Boone Co.)

At 4:45 pm 17 July 2014 today, a juvenal plumaged white ibis was flying over 
the south most corner of pool ten at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area (see map 
at: http://extra.mdc.mo.gov/documents/area_brochures/8931map.pdf ). It was with 
about 4 great egrets. I didn't see if was arriving or taking off, but the five 
flew over toward the bluff to the middle area of that side still in pool 10. 
The egrets and the ibis circled over a gap pool in the middle of the levee edge 
of pool ten and disappeared on the ground still within the north central part 
of Pool ten along the levee side toward the bluffs. I could see the birds 
dropping into the area about half way from either end of the walking only road, 
between the Pool 8 lot and the gate by the eagle nest tree turn off. 

 I think the bird will likely come back with the egrets to the corner pool by 
the road this evening or tomorrow morning. It might be possible to see that 
shallow water/mudflat from the border road between Pools 8 and 10, but it would 
be a 10 minute or so walk over that way to see if was visible. 


 The bird was mostly brown wings and back with a brown tail. The bird had a 
white rump and upper tail feathers but most of the back seemed dark. There were 
a broken line of white in the middle of the brown wings. Underneath was white 
on belly and flanks with white wing lining and a brown border along the back 
edge of the flight feathers. The bill was long and curved downward and was 
mixed dusky with orange/pink. I am assuming this bird was a young of the year 
recently departed from a colony and is one of the first to get this far north. 


I haven't checked to see if this needs documenting yet, but I suspect this far 
north it does. 


Brad


Brad Jacobs
Missouri Department of Conservation
P.O. Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102
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Subject: White Ibis at Eagle Bluffs CA (Boone Co.)

Brad Jacobs has a juv. White Ibis in pool 10 at ebca. Last seen at 4:45pm. It 
dropped into a slough back in the pool, so best vantage point might be from 
near the eagle tree looking back to the north on the Perche Creek side of the 
pool. Brad will be out there for another ~1 hr. 

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Subject: No sighting, new owl blog post
From: Mark Glenshaw <mglenshaw AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:42:54 -0500
Afternoon, all.

Wonders do occur including two blog posts in under a week!  This new post


http://forestparkowls.blogspot.com/2014/07/talk-reminder-and-some-great-media.html 


includes a reminder about my talk on the Great Horned Owls of Forest Park
at the Schlafly Library in the Central West End on Wednesday, July 23 at
6pm.  I hope many of you can attend!

Most of the post is about recent media coverage about the owls and my work
with them.  I love the that the owls get solid media coverage as it really
helps spread the word about these amazing animals.

Thank you for reading!

Sincerely,
Mark
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Subject: New to Me -Thanks Brad -EBCA
From: Tom Halfen <tlh65043 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:55:38 -0500
I carry my camera for a reason. I don't know the bird and I take a pic and 
ask for help. It was a Green Heron, thanks to Brad Jacobs help.
EBCA on Sat 7/19 was good for me. 
25 or more American Pelicans\
1 adult and 1 Juvi Bald eagle - West shore dist. channel.
Red headed wood pecker pool 14.
15 Indigo Buntings thru out.
30 Blue herons.
25 Great egrets - funny 15 or so sitting in trees near Pool 14
6 eastern kingbirds
2 scissor tails
1 solitary sandpiper dist channel.
20 or more killdeer


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Holts Summit  Mo

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Subject: Ibis
From: Catherine Davis <catherineann AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:51:53 -0500
Looking at white ibis at Eagle Bluffs - halfway down second one way loop - on 
left - island in pool 10 - with great egret. 

Catherine Davis
St Charles Co

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Subject: Scarlet Tanagers at Rudolf Bennitt Conservation Area
From: Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:44:09 -0500
I birded Rudolf Bennitt Conservation Area this morning. Had a very nice
view of a male and female Scarlet Tanager at the shooting range.
Fortunately, I was the only human occupant of the shooting range at the
time! Saw or heard 28 species total. I'll put the full list on CACHE.

Kevin Wehner
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Subject: No Bobolinks today
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher AT MSN.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:52:06 -0500
Ron and I checked Hi Lonesome again this morning to see if the Bobolinks might 
have stayed around. We did not find any, but we did see a large covey of 
Northern Bobwhite--20+. It was great to see. A full list for this Sunday and 
last Sunday will be found on CACHE. 

Marge

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Benton County
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Subject: Nesting Continues, Cole Co., 7/19
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 06:29:59 -0600
Summer Greetings!

Although avian summer is waning and many birds are preparing for their return 
flight south, there are some species still going strong with continued nesting 
activities. With Steve Garr's news about nesting Mississippi Kites in mid 
Missouri ( 
https://www.facebook.com/188410781170570/photos/a.190580520953596.50175.188410781170570/817127128298929/?type=1&theater 
), yesterday, I checked our bird boxes to find the E. Bluebirds out the kitchen 
window have 4 eggs in their box working on brood #3 and the House Wrens have 6 
eggs in their nest box for Brood #2. Eastern Phoebes seem to be rebuilding 
their nest at a newer site for potential brood #3. Time will tell. 


While down by the pond yesterday morning, I heard a surprise Prothonotary and 
Black-and-White Warbler calling. The Prothonotary Warbler is a new and welcomed 
(aren't they all?) yard bird. It is number 136 species for the 2014 yard list. 
So blessed to see so much variety here! 


Hope you get the chance to get out and go birding taking advantage of this 
weather! 


Bird on!

Chris Barrigar
 
Cole Co.
Russellville, MO
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Subject: Bobolinks at Hi Lonesome
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher AT MSN.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:57:46 -0500
Jan and I made a quick run around Hi Lonesome this morning in the hopes of 
seeing an Upland Sandpiper or two. No dice on them, but Jan spotted 3 somewhat 
mottled Bobolinks. The plumage was mixed yellow and black, but the bonnet on 
the back of the head definitely made them Bobolinks. I have Never seen a 
Bobolink at Hi Lonesome in the 7 years I have been watching. We'll go out again 
in the morning to see if they are still hanging around. Quite a surprise. 

Marge

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Subject: 3 W-F IBIS RMBS ..?
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:04:21 -0500
FYI
Happened upon this while taking a break......

Someone reported at the Audubon Center kiosk
3 WHITE-FACED IBIS at Riverlands MBS, St. Charles co.

http://ebird.org/ebird/ett/view/checklist?subID=S19150200

No location given.
That's all I know.

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

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Subject: Mississippi Kite SW St. Louis
From: Patrick Maloney <maloneypatrick AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:38:22 -0700
Saw a Mississippi Kite circling high overhead near Nottingham and Brannon.
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Subject: Joplin tornado area birding
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia AT ATT.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:31:28 -0500
    This morning I birded some of the Joplin, MO. tornado area that
    occurred back on May 22, 2011.  I birded from 9:30 am to 10:20 am.
    All birding was from the car.  Five miles.  Here are my results:
    Partly cloudy, calm winds, 60 to 70 F.  

    #     Species

    01    Red-tailed Hawk
    01    American Kestrel
    02    Killdeer
    28    Rock Pigeon
    06    Mourning Dove
    02    Chimney Swift
    02    Northern Mockingbird
    03    Barn Swallow
    44    Starling
    01    Northern Cardinal
    07    Red-winged Blackbird
    03    Common Grackle
    17    House Sparrow

 Thirteen species. 117 individuals. The person feeding grain to the pigeons, 
starlings 

 and house sparrows at near 20th & Indiana gave that up. The feeders were empty 

    and no birds were around.  

    Lots of construction activity.  The new high school is going to be huge.

    Good birding,
    Larry Herbert,  Joplin, Jasper Co., MO.  certhia at att.net       07-18-14.
      

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Subject: Event to honor Jerry Wade
From: June Newman <june AT BINMAIL.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:19:30 -0500
Many of you know Jerry Wade through his long, active involvement in The
Audubon Society of Missouri.  He has done an exemplary job as our
membership chairman, most recently.   He is a past President and has
continued to serve ASM cheerfully in many capacities.

Jerry's role in the creation of the Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative
(MOBCI) and its ongoing function is only one example of his important
contributions to conservation causes in Missouri.

Jerry has discontinued treatment for lung cancer and is at home under the
care of Edge, with the assistance of a hospice provider.

I want to make everyone aware of a special event in Jerry's honor, hosted
by Sutu Forte and Bill Clark.  It will be videotaped so Jerry can see it.

Date:  Saturday, July 26
Time:  Noon-3 p.m.
Place:  House of Chow in Crossroads Shopping Center, Columbia

People may come and go or stay the whole time.  Live music will be
interspersed with opportunities to speak about experiences shared with
Jerry.

Please plan to attend and pass the word to others.

June Newman

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Subject: Mississippi Kite
From: Jack Cowan <cowan4666 AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:24:27 -0700
Keep your eyes peeled for 
Mississippi Kites in southwest St. Louis. I was in my backyard this 
afternoon on Fairview Ave., south of the state hospital, and saw one 
float by, about 100 feet up and heading southeast. Pat Lueders told me 
to look for a nest.

Jack CowanSouth St. Louis

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Subject: Re: White Ibis, juvie - Eagle Bluffs - yes
From: Brad Jacobs <Brad.Jacobs AT MDC.MO.GOV>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:35:14 +0000
¬°Great news that it was seen again! 
I was down looking for it from about first light until about 8 am this morning 
and didn't find it. I walked back to the levee side of pool 10 and waited for a 
while. Four deer ran across through the tall vegetation and made all the herons 
fly up out of the hidden pool, which is several hundred feet off the levee 
road, no ibis leaped up with them. I checked the Pool 10 area twice and all the 
way out in the channel, no ibis. The 18 pelicans and the 100 or more great 
egrets all seem to be very jumpy. Lots of little shorebirds on the mudflats. 
Saw one semipalmated plover, my first since they started back. Also, spotted, 
solitary, least, and semipalmated sandpipers and one lesser yellowlegs. 


Anyone who sees it please leave a message on Mobirds-l with the time of day, 
and please share a photo if you get a good one 


Brad

Brad Jacobs
Missouri Department of Conservation
P.O. Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-522-4115 ext. 3648

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Kathleen Anderson 

Sent: Friday, July 18, 2014 1:13 PM
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: White Ibis, juvie - Eagle Bluffs - yes

I arrived at Eagle Bluffs about 9:30 this morning. I met Anne Downing on her 
way out. She had seen the juvenile White Ibis in Pool 10 on the 2nd 1-way loop. 
We went there, but couldn't locate it. 

 I continued towards the Eagle tree and met Steve and Debbie Martin looking for 
the ibis, but hadn't found it. I went on to Pool 14 & 15. When I came back out, 
Steve and Debbie, and a man named Jerry were looking at the ibis along the road 
to the Eagle tree. Then it flew and I saw it in flight only. 

 Debbie got a photo of it, but they were looking for it to try for a better 
picture when I left. 

   So, it was still present this morning, but elusive.  

 Also saw a group of 18 American White Pelicans. Some shorebirds in the 
distribution channel on the way in, but didn't stop and scope. Only saw a 
couple there on my way out, so didn't stop and scope then either. 


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Subject: White Ibis, juvie - Eagle Bluffs - yes
From: Kathleen Anderson <andersonka AT CENTURYTEL.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:12:45 -0400
I arrived at Eagle Bluffs about 9:30 this morning. I met Anne Downing on her 
way out. She had seen the juvenile White Ibis in Pool 10 on the 2nd 1-way loop. 
We went there, but couldn't locate it. 

 I continued towards the Eagle tree and met Steve and Debbie Martin looking for 
the ibis, but hadn't found it. I went on to Pool 14 & 15. When I came back out, 
Steve and Debbie, and a man named Jerry were looking at the ibis along the road 
to the Eagle tree. Then it flew and I saw it in flight only. 

 Debbie got a photo of it, but they were looking for it to try for a better 
picture when I left. 

   So, it was still present this morning, but elusive.  

 Also saw a group of 18 American White Pelicans. Some shorebirds in the 
distribution channel on the way in, but didn't stop and scope. Only saw a 
couple there on my way out, so didn't stop and scope then either. 


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Subject: Re: Horseshoe Lake Granite City Illinois
From: "E. Mac MacKay" <mac AT MRSPIFF.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:23:01 -0700
Yes they did and the fish are ready to be picked!

†
E. Mac MacKay

Homepage:† WWW.MrSpiff.Com






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Sent: Friday, July 18, 2014 8:41 AM
Subject: Horseshoe Lake Granite City Illinois
 




I received an email from Frank Holmes reporting many herons and a few 
shorebirds. I believe that this means that they have pulled down the water 
south of the causeway on the Route 111 side.† 

David Becher
St Louis

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Subject: Horseshoe Lake Granite City Illinois
From: davidbecher <davidbecher AT MSN.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:41:02 -0500
I received an email from Frank Holmes reporting many herons and a few 
shorebirds. I believe that this means that they have pulled down the water 
south of the causeway on the Route 111 side.  

David Becher
St Louis

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Subject: 2014 Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative Conference
From: "Hazelwood, Susan" <HazelwoodS AT MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 03:40:17 +0000
This year's conference will occur August 22-23 in Columbia at Peachtree 
Catering and Banquet Center. The Conference theme is "Are your restoration 
efforts benefitting bird populations on a larger scale? A look at the benefits 
of ecosystem restoration efforts here in Missouri." This conference is a great 
way to network, to understand what habitat improvements have been occurring to 
benefits wild birds in MO and to learn about ecosystem restoration. 


Mark your calendars to save the dates. Registration and agenda details will be 
up on the website soon. In the meantime, watch http://mobci.org/wp/?page_id=24 
for further details. 


Good birding, Susan

Susan Hazelwood
Columbia, MO
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Subject: White Ibis at Eagle Bluffs CA (Boone Co.)
From: Brad Jacobs <Brad.Jacobs AT MDC.MO.GOV>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:18:06 +0000
At 4:45 pm 17 July 2014 today, a juvenal plumaged white ibis was flying over 
the south most corner of pool ten at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area (see map 
at: http://extra.mdc.mo.gov/documents/area_brochures/8931map.pdf ). It was with 
about 4 great egrets. I didn't see if was arriving or taking off, but the five 
flew over toward the bluff to the middle area of that side still in pool 10. 
The egrets and the ibis circled over a gap pool in the middle of the levee edge 
of pool ten and disappeared on the ground still within the north central part 
of Pool ten along the levee side toward the bluffs. I could see the birds 
dropping into the area about half way from either end of the walking only road, 
between the Pool 8 lot and the gate by the eagle nest tree turn off. 

 I think the bird will likely come back with the egrets to the corner pool by 
the road this evening or tomorrow morning. It might be possible to see that 
shallow water/mudflat from the border road between Pools 8 and 10, but it would 
be a 10 minute or so walk over that way to see if was visible. 


 The bird was mostly brown wings and back with a brown tail. The bird had a 
white rump and upper tail feathers but most of the back seemed dark. There were 
a broken line of white in the middle of the brown wings. Underneath was white 
on belly and flanks with white wing lining and a brown border along the back 
edge of the flight feathers. The bill was long and curved downward and was 
mixed dusky with orange/pink. I am assuming this bird was a young of the year 
recently departed from a colony and is one of the first to get this far north. 


I haven't checked to see if this needs documenting yet, but I suspect this far 
north it does. 


Brad


Brad Jacobs
Missouri Department of Conservation
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Jefferson City, MO 65102
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Subject: White Ibis at Eagle Bluffs CA (Boone Co.)

Brad Jacobs has a juv. White Ibis in pool 10 at ebca. Last seen at 4:45pm. It 
dropped into a slough back in the pool, so best vantage point might be from 
near the eagle tree looking back to the north on the Perche Creek side of the 
pool. Brad will be out there for another ~1 hr. 

Cheers,
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Subject: Mississippi Kite in St. Louis city
From: Jack Cowan <cowan4666 AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:45:48 -0700
A Mississippi Kite just flew down the alley behind my house about 25 feet over 
the pavement and landed in the bare branches of a half-dead tree about four 
houses from mine. I live on Fairview Ave., just west of Brannon, just south of 
the state hospital. 


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Subject: White Ibis at Eagle Bluffs CA (Boone Co.)
From: "Douglas, Ryan" <douglasrn AT MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:59:14 +0000
Brad Jacobs has a juv. White Ibis in pool 10 at ebca. Last seen at 4:45pm. It 
dropped into a slough back in the pool, so best vantage point might be from 
near the eagle tree looking back to the north on the Perche Creek side of the 
pool. Brad will be out there for another ~1 hr. 

Cheers,
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Subject: wild turkey behavior
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia AT ATT.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:47:42 -0500
    
    I birded Jasper County's Carterville Cemetery late this July 17.
    Waiting in my car for an additional species, two adult Wild Turkey
    came out of the woods right in front of me and stood over, what
    was to be, a dirt bath.  Nine rooster-sized young followed them out
    of the woodland and proceeded to take a dust bath where the two
    adults had been standing.  The twice barnyard chicken-sized
    bathed for 12 minutes.  The two adults and I watched from the road.
    Then the two adults meandered to the woods from where they had
    entered followed by the obedient young turkeys.  
    Mites, ticks, chiggers, beware !
    Made my day too.
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Subject: How to find all MO 18 warblers species in one morning
From: Bob Bailey <bohemewarbler AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:41:29 -0500
I wanted to test my previous statement "come around July, I find that they 
become easier to find and this continues until mid-July," so I headed down to 
Greer Campground with Dave Garcia July 15 and we birded the route (shown below) 
on the 16th. 

The sound of birds singing was way down from my previous trip during the first 
week of June, and so were the overall number of birds encountered. However, we 
did hear the SWAINSON'S WARLBER in the Greer Campground, but couldn't get a 
visual of him. There was a Louisiana Waterthrush at the campsite to greet us as 
soon as we got there, but no Hooded or Cerulean warblers. We also weren't able 
to detect any Pine Warblers, Worm-eating Warblers, or Ovenbirds along the Greer 
Spring trail, as I had plenty of the first week of June. We also struck out on 
the scissor-tailed Flycatcher on the road to Cane Bluff, but we did have good 
looks at a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE on a telephone wire there not far from HWY 19. Nor 
were there any Prairie Warblers were singing at the "Red Cedar pull-off" on Hwy 
19 at the Shannon Co./Oregon Co line. But at Blue Spring (off HWY 106) we saw 
several warblers: Worm-eating, N. Parula, Black-and White, American Redstart, 
Kentucky, and Blue-winged, but no Swainson's this time. And none of these guys 
were singing. 

Still, it was worth the trip, and the cool summer break in the weather was very 
fine. 



On Sun, Jun 15, 2014 at 3:13 PM, Bob Bailey  wrote:










Several birders have asked me more specifics on the route to find these birds, 
so I decided to send out a general post to MObirds. 





Below is my suggested route to find all 18 species of Missouri Warblers within 
a radius of 10 miles without having to put a canoe in a river and could be 
accomplished in one morning. 





Disclaimer: You might not see or hear them all, but I don't know of an area 
that has easier access to all 18 warbler species. Also, as I type this out, it 
is June 15, which is peak nesting season for a lot of birds, and they don't 
sing as much, and they have more important things to do than just fly around 
and sing in order to be observed. However, come around July, I find that they 
become easier to find and this continues until mid-July. Also, be familiar with 
their songs before you head out. 


 

Here is my suggested order for your birding excursion:

 

1. Greer Campground/picnic area - explore the whole area. Walk along the 
entrance road all the way to Hwy. 19. The Swainson's Warbler sings from both 
sides of the road and will travel from the entrance and into the campground and 
picnic area. Also explore the boat ramp area and the paths that lead to the 
river from the picnic ground. This is where I would usually get the 
Prothonotary Warbler (but didn't this year) and the Yellow Warbler. The 
Cerulean Warblers are most likely heard in the campground area itself where 
there are some Sycamore trees. In the evening, I recommend having dinner in 
Alton, MO. There's a decent 

 restaurant called the Loft that serves until 8 pm., unless you got some good 
vittles to cook on a campfire. 


2. Greer Spring - Continuing south on Hwy. 19 about 1.5 miles is the Greer 
Spring Trail. I usually get the Pine Warbler at the parking lot there. On the 
trail you should also expect the Ovenbird, Worm-eating, Black-and-white, 
Hooded, and Louisiana Waterthrush (at the spring), among other songsters along 
the trail. 


3. Cane Bluff - Continue south on Hwy. 19, about 4-5 miles to the gravel road 
to Cane Bluff river access. I was hoping to find some Grasshopper Sparrows 
there, but only got the usual Dickcissels and E. Meadowlarks. However, there 
are Scissor-tailed Flycatchers and Bobwhites. The S.T. Flycatchers were not far 
down the road from the right-angled bend in the road (where you cannot continue 
straight) and where there are a group of trees. You should scan the telephone 
wires as well for them. I wouldn't suggest going all the way to Cane Bluff 
unless you intend on floating the Eleven Point or would just like to take a 
look at the access there. It is a beautiful spot along the river. It is my 
favorite place to put in with a kayak or canoe. The birding along the section 
of river from Cane Bluff to Greer is great, 

 and no motorboats.4. Greer Campground/picnic area return - Head back north on 
Hwy. 19 to the campground/picnic area to see or hear what you might have missed 
before. There are just a lot of warblers and other songsters here. 


5. "Red cedar Grove" - Continue north on Hwy. 19,
 and just north of the Oregon/Shannon County line look for a house on the east 
side of the highway that has an open area and pull off. I usually get a Prairie 
Warbler singing there, as I did this time. 


6. Blue Spring - Continue north on Hwy. 19 to Eminence. Then, head east on Hwy. 
106 for 16 miles to Blue Spring. The gravel road is another 2.5 miles, and very 
steep, but worth it. The Swainson's Warbler there is keeping territory near the 
parking lot. Since you'll probably be heading back up Hwy. 19, you might want 
to stop at Alley Spring. I'm sure there are more birds along the spring, maybe 
a 

 Prothonotary! 

Word of caution: Be able to identify poison ivy so you can avoid it; and cover 
yourself with a generous portion of Deet. Go on a weekday rather than a weekend 
to avoid noise pollution, which will interrupt the birds' singing. 


 

Most of all, just enjoy the scenery and these little delights!




Bob Bailey

St. Louis, MO

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Subject: No sightings: Mallard migration article
From: "Douglas, Ryan" <douglasrn AT MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:47:26 +0000
Here's a short article about tracking Mallard migration with satellite tracking 
that was undertaken (in part) by University of Missouri's College of 
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources: 
http://cafnrnews.com/2014/07/wetlands-are-just-ducky/ 


Cheers,
Ryan

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

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Subject: No sighting ~ Eagle Viewing
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:24:33 -0500
Dear birding friends, 

 

We need to know if there are any Bald Eagle viewings during the winter
months near Weston, Missouri and its Bluffs Trail.  I'm looking for nesting
areas and places where Bald Eagles have been seen roosting.  We are working
on a potential program with the county and we'd like to include eagle
viewing during this program.  

 

Any information would be appreciated.  Thank you!

 

Christine Kline

Home/Office: (816) 540-3515

Pleasant Hill ~ Cass County

  birdsecretary AT comcast.net 

 

Vice President, Burroughs Audubon

Committee Co-Chair ~ Wings Over Weston

 

Vice President, Friends of Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge

 

 


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Subject: St. Louis Audubon birding trip Sat., 7/19, postponed
From: Pat Lueders <pllueders479 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:36:09 -0500
Unfortunately, due to the extensive flooding at various locations along Hwy 79, 
the birding field trip scheduled for Saturday, July 19, has been postponed 
until further notice. Please watch Mobirds for the rescheduled date. The staff 
reports that Clarence Cannon NWR is still closed at the visitor's center. 


Pat Lueders, St. Louis Audubon

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Subject: Shorebirds & Marsh Birds, Linn Co. Mo.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <dmkinder AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:19:30 -0700
I waded around in a Private WRP Wetland in Linn Co. this afternoon. Found some 
interesting stuff- 


Wood Duck - many
Hooded Merganser
Least Bittern - got good looks at a Male,† saw Female fly up a little bit 
later, then was lucky enough to find nest with 4 eggs 


GB Heron
Great Egret
Black-crowned Night Heron - 1 Immature
Bald Eagle - 1 adult

American Avocet - 5, still in breeding plumage
Killdeer
Solitary Sandpiper - several
Spotted Sandpiper - 1
Lesser Yellowlegs - few
Greater Yellowlegs - few
Least Sandpiper - many
Pectoral Sandpiper - 12
Black Tern - 2 -breeding plumage
Marsh Wren - 2
Bobolink - 2

Nice outing in cooler temps! and I only got in over my boots one time - well 
maybe 


two times, Okay three, but that's pretty good for me.

Later,
Steve Kinder
Chillicothe, Livingston Co.
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Subject: No sighting: Birds can act, too...all over the world!
From: Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:34:38 +0530
No matter if I want to be a rubber-necked tourist, I get some birding and
some bird-behaviour observation each time!

Here's my post on seeing  "broken-wing" behaviour, in Copenhagen, Denmark!

http://deponti.livejournal.com/1084342.html

The Koel's behaviour

Cf. the post here,

http://deponti.livejournal.com/505970.html

is still an unexplained bit for me!

I have often seen Kildeer in Forest Park doing this, but it's obvious that
they are decoying people or cats from their nests.

The next time we need actors at the Shakespeare Glen, or at the Muny...we
can call on the birds!

Cheers, Deepa.

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Subject: Fwd: More shorebirds at EBCA
From: Karen Wosilait <kwseattle AT CLEARWIRE.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:52:04 -0500
Shorebirds and Black Terns continuing. A Pec joined the mix. 

Karen Wosilait 
Columbia/Seattle

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Karen Wosilait 
> Date: July 15, 2014 at 9:21:49 AM CDT
> To: MOBIRDS 
> Subject: More shorebirds at EBCA
> 
> This morning I found 2 Lesser Yellowlegs, 3-5 Solitary Sandpipers, 18 Least 
Sandpipers, 1 Spotted Sandpiper, 2 Black Terns (1 juvenile), and 3 larger white 
terns, Caspian, I believe. Oh yes, lots of Killdeer. 

> 
> The best spots were right where Brad said. There is a nice mudflat opening up 
farther down the distribution channel. 

> 
> Karen Wosilait 
> Columbia/Seattle
> 
> Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: MBRC ELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT
From: William Rowe <rowemb45 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:14:48 -0500
To all members of the Audubon Society of Missouri:

The members of the Missouri Bird Records Committee are elected to four-year
terms, which expire one or two at a time in successive years.  As the
current members' terms expire, they may stand for re-election, and other
candidates may also be nominated.  If a member leaves the committee before
the expiration of a term, a new member is to be elected to fill the
unexpired portion of the term.

This year, Positions 3 and 7 are up for re-election; these are occupied by
Joe Eades and Brad Jacobs, respectively.  Both of them have indicated their
willingness to serve again and will be standing for re-election.

Additional nominations may be made by any members of the Audubon Society of
Missouri.  Candidates nominated should have the appropriate qualifications,
as stated in the MBRC by-laws:

"Qualifications for Committee membership should include expertise in
identification of birds, knowledge of Missouri birds, familiarity with
birders and localities in Missouri, a commitment to the documentation of
bird records, and a commitment to accomplishing Committee work in a timely
fashion....Committee members shall belong to the ASM."

Persons who wish to make a nomination should follow these guidelines: (1)
 Nominators may not nominate themselves.  (2)  A nominator must affirm the
nominee's willingness to serve on the Committee.  (3)  A nominator should
file the nomination in writing, including a description of the nominee's
qualifications.  Please send nominations to me at 7414 Kenrick Valley
Drive, St. Louis, MO 63119, or at the email address below.  They should
reach me no later than July 25.

Election will occur, and new terms will begin, as of the MBRC's annual
summer meeting on July 26.

Bill Rowe
Secretary, MBRC
St. Louis
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Subject: Great Horned Owls in Forest Park: Owl Update and Upcoming Lecture
From: Mark Glenshaw <mglenshaw AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:19:20 -0500
Afternoon, all.

I have a new post on my owl blog about with an update on the Great Horned
Owls in Forest Park in St. Louis and news about an upcoming lecture on the
owls.  You can read it here:


http://forestparkowls.blogspot.com/2014/07/recent-owl-activity-and-big-upcoming.html 


Thank you for reading!

Sincerely,
Mark
-- 
Mark H.X. Glenshaw
City of St. Louis
Forest Park Owls
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Subject: More shorebirds at EBCA
From: Karen Wosilait <kwseattle AT CLEARWIRE.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:21:49 -0500
This morning I found 2 Lesser Yellowlegs, 3-5 Solitary Sandpipers, 18 Least 
Sandpipers, 1 Spotted Sandpiper, 2 Black Terns (1 juvenile), and 3 larger white 
terns, Caspian, I believe. Oh yes, lots of Killdeer. 


The best spots were right where Brad said. There is a nice mudflat opening up 
farther down the distribution channel. 


Karen Wosilait 
Columbia/Seattle

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Subject: Oil Spill EBCA
From: Tom Halfen <tlh65043 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:17:52 -0500
You may have seen the news and or the gas line construction at EBCAZ. 
The crew discovered a crude oil spill on the site. There is an old crude oil 
pipe there , but it has not carried crude for 30 years. Why the oil?
Vic mentioned advisers are being contacted to discuss the problem.

Tom Halfen
Holts Summit

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Subject: Oil Spill EBCA
From: TOM H <tlh65043 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:06:16 -0500
As we have seen the new gas line being installed. The crew has discovered
an oil spill in the area. There is an old pipe line that carried crude oil
that was turned up It has not carried oil for 30 years , but many gallons
of crude are in the land.
Vic mentioned advisers are being called in.

Tom Halfen
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Subject: Weldon Spring and Darst Bottom - July 17
From: James Hickner <hickner AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:54:07 -0500
Here are my results for this morning. I finally got to see Lark Sparrows and 
Scissor-tailed Flycatchers ( I saw three of them, each in a different spot) in 
the Darst Bottom. I don't think Scissor-tailed Flycatchers are rare birds in 
the St. Louis area anymore. I saw one not far from Dupo or Columbia, 
Illinois a few years ago. Hamburg Trail was quite birdy early this morning, 
and it was less birdy around 11:30 am. 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19091468  

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19091766 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19091796 

Good birding, 
Jim Hickner 

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Subject: Few Shorebirds, Livingston Co.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <dmkinder AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:27:00 -0700
I checked out the Thompson River WRP wetland NW of town this afternoon. Found a 
few shorebirds again- 

Killdeer++
Least Sandpiper - 20
Spotted Sandpiper - 2
Solitary Sandpiper - 3
Greater Yellowlegs - 1

couple Great Egrets, along with several GB Herons

Later, 

Steve Kinder
Chillicothe
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Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatchers in Cooper County & Prairie Home CA
From: Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 15:45:53 -0500
Susan and I were driving south on Highway 87 this morning heading to
Prairie Home Conservation Area. I spotted a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
perched on a wire at Highway 87 and Cave Creek Road. We parked on Cave
Creek Road and soon spotted two more STFL. One of the birds had a much
shorter tail... maybe a juvenile? We checked the power poles for nests, but
didn't see any. When we resumed our drive on Highway 87 one of the STFL
landed on a fence post adjacent to our car. There weren't any cars behind
us, so we stopped for a few moments on the highway to enjoy a close-up view!

We saw 35 species at Prairie Home CA. Lots of Eastern Towhees were calling
along with Field Sparrows, Indigo Buntings and Common Yellowthroats.
Sitting in one of the gravel roads we saw a weird looking puffed-up bird.
It turned out to be a Brown Thrasher taking a dust bath! Other highlight
birds were Red-eyed Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo, Great Crested Flycatcher,
Yellow-billed Cuckoo and a calling Northern Bobwhite.

Afterwards, on our way to lunch, we saw the STFL once again at Cave Creek
Road... we didn't stop this time since we were in a hurry to spot some
fried chicken at the Highway 87 Diner!

Kevin Wehner
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Subject: Re: Eagle Bluff Conservation Area, Boone County - first shorebirds return
From: Brad Jacobs <Brad.Jacobs AT MDC.MO.GOV>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:19:21 +0000
Lasts night there were two spotted and a solitary on the mud flats of the river 
delivery channel. The place is changing every day a little bit. I finally saw a 
least tern for an hour of so last week in pool ten and near the junction box 
when I was leaving the area. Keep an eye out for piping and snowy plovers on 
the dryer mud areas. 


The Missouri is going down apparently and so will the water in Eagle Bluffs, 
so, shorebirds will begin using the mud that is exposed all along the channel. 
I don’t know how long that will take but I keep checking in case a curlew 
sandpiper or black-bellied whistling duck decides to appear. 


Bird as long as you can.

Brad

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Karen Wosilait 

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Subject: Re: Eagle Bluff Conservation Area, Boone County - first shorebirds 
return 


Greg Leonard and I were at EBCA this morning and saw a Solitary Sandpiper and 4 
Leasts where Brad saw them earlier. 


We also saw a lone Black Tern farther along the distribution channel and over 
pool 10. 


Karen Wosilait
Columbia (temporary)
Seattle (permanent)

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On Jul 4, 2014, at 8:35 AM, Brad Jacobs 
> wrote: 

Last night July 3, there were two least sandpipers and one solitary sandpiper 
on the mudflats in the river delivery channel just before the junction box 
building. The mudflats are slowly being exposed a little more each day. The 
water is too high in the rest of the area and there are no exposed mudflats. 
Also lots of use of the big mulberry trees that are dotted along the wood line. 
Just stop by the glossy leaved trees with all the mulberry fruit and watch 
until you see some movement. Both oriole species, cedar waxwings, red-bellied 
woodpeckers, Eastern bluebirds and many other possibilities. Also lots of 
immature horned larks on the entrance road as you turn off of the pavement. 


Brad Jacobs
Missouri Department of Conservation
P.O. Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-522-4115 ext. 3648
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Subject: Re: Eagle Bluff Conservation Area, Boone County - first shorebirds return
From: Karen Wosilait <kwseattle AT CLEARWIRE.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:09:21 -0500
Greg Leonard and I were at EBCA this morning and saw a Solitary Sandpiper and 4 
Leasts where Brad saw them earlier. 


We also saw a lone Black Tern farther along the distribution channel and over 
pool 10. 


Karen Wosilait
Columbia (temporary)
Seattle (permanent)

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> On Jul 4, 2014, at 8:35 AM, Brad Jacobs  wrote:
> 
> Last night July 3, there were two least sandpipers and one solitary sandpiper 
on the mudflats in the river delivery channel just before the junction box 
building. The mudflats are slowly being exposed a little more each day. The 
water is too high in the rest of the area and there are no exposed mudflats. 
Also lots of use of the big mulberry trees that are dotted along the wood line. 
Just stop by the glossy leaved trees with all the mulberry fruit and watch 
until you see some movement. Both oriole species, cedar waxwings, red-bellied 
woodpeckers, Eastern bluebirds and many other possibilities. Also lots of 
immature horned larks on the entrance road as you turn off of the pavement. 

>  
> Brad Jacobs
> Missouri Department of Conservation
> P.O. Box 180
> Jefferson City, MO 65102
> 573-522-4115 ext. 3648
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