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24 Oct Rufous Hummingbird Newton County [Becky Wylie ]
24 Oct Re: Winter Finches [Deepa Mohan ]
23 Oct Winter Finches [David ]
23 Oct pacific loon at longview lake [Sherry Leonardo ]
23 Oct FW: Hawk Id [Sebastian ]
22 Oct bluebirds vs pileated woodpecker, american kestrel [Sherry Leonardo ]
21 Oct Remembering Jim Ziebol [Andrew Reago ]
21 Oct fos fox sparrows [Sherry Leonardo ]
21 Oct Re: Gulls [Bill Eddleman ]
21 Oct Gulls [Catherine Davis ]
20 Oct Re: Ibis at Eagle Bluffs ["Ian N. Cost" ]
20 Oct More Sparrows & stuff, Linn Co. Mo. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
20 Oct Sabine's Gulls, Carlyle Lake (IL) on Sat. [William Rowe ]
20 Oct junco, joplin [Lawrence Herbert ]
20 Oct Ibis at Eagle Bluffs ["Robinson, Richard D." ]
20 Oct Eagle Bluffs 9-17 [Jim Rathert ]
19 Oct sparrows at Joplin [Lawrence Herbert ]
19 Oct Pine Siskins [Brent Galliart ]
19 Oct Field Trip Report SLAS Oct 18 [Michael Thelen ]
18 Oct FOS [Mary Dueren ]
17 Oct avocets at longview lake [Sherry Leonardo ]
17 Oct ID help: RMBS mystery duck [Charlene Malone ]
17 Oct sick crow - what is protocol? [Gary Rauvola ]
17 Oct Re: Sunrise Am. Robin Parade Continues, Miller Co., 10/17 [Bill Eddleman ]
17 Oct Sunrise Am. Robin Parade Continues, Miller Co., 10/17 [Chris Barrigar ]
17 Oct The Great Missouri Birding Trail [Kevin Brewer ]
16 Oct Arriving & Passing Migrants, StL Area [Michael Thelen ]
16 Oct Nelson's and Yellow Rail [Terry ]
16 Oct Cattle Egret at EBCA [Karen Wosilait ]
16 Oct Winter Wren banded, St. Joseph, MO [Larry Lade ]
16 Oct Topeka seagulls [Margaret Berglund ]
15 Oct STFL Bates County [Jennifer Reidy ]
15 Oct Access to Lake 33 Wetlands at Busch Wildlife [David ]
15 Oct Bird Banding at Missouri Western State University St. Joseph [Larry Lade ]
15 Oct Junco [Mariel Stephenson ]
15 Oct Eagle Bluffs - Yesterday afternoon [Eric Wood ]
15 Oct CAS Field Trip October 18th ["Turner, Lori" ]
15 Oct Am. Robins on the Move, Central MO, Moniteau Co., 10/15 [Chris Barrigar ]
14 Oct Field Trip Announcement -- St. Louis Area [Michael Thelen ]
14 Oct No sightings: New URL for Missouri eBird Hotspot wiki ["Douglas, Ryan" ]
14 Oct FICR, Joplin [Lawrence Herbert ]
13 Oct Big Sit results for Jefferson City, MO [Steve Garr ]
13 Oct R-T Loon HSL 10/13 - YES [Charlene Malone ]
13 Oct Squaw Creek "Big Sit" October 11th [Larry Lade ]
13 Oct Soras, Binder Lake, Cole Co. 10/12 [Chris Barrigar ]
12 Oct Big Sit GRAS [Terry ]
12 Oct james a reed wildlife area [Sherry Leonardo ]
12 Oct Brown Creepers and more at Carondelet Park 10/12/14 [Andrew Reago ]
12 Oct Re: R-T Loon HSL - ILLINOIS bird - correction#2 - confirmed [Charlene Malone ]
12 Oct Re: R-T Loon HSL - ILLINOIS bird - correction [Charlene Malone ]
12 Oct Grindstone Nature Area (Boone Co.) ["Douglas, Ryan" ]
12 Oct R-T Loon HSL - ILLINOIS bird [Charlene Malone ]
12 Oct Cattle Egret & Ibis @ Eagle Bluffs [Kathleen Anderson ]
12 Oct CAGU HSL area - ILLINOIS bird [Charlene Malone ]
12 Oct Eared Grebe - O'Fallon, ILLINOIS [Charlene Malone ]
11 Oct Sparrow Time! Linn Co. Mo. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
12 Oct Short-eared Owl highlights a great day of birding at Bradford Farm, Boone Co. [Brad Jacobs ]
11 Oct Tower Grove Park [Rad Widmer ]
11 Oct Sparrows in town [Mike Doyen ]
10 Oct A Gulp of Cormorants at Binder [Jane Frazier ]
10 Oct Operation Migration - Mike Rowe's CNN Show [Chris Barrigar ]
9 Oct no sighting- updated Eagle Nature Program KCMO 10/10-10/11 [Mary Nemecek ]
9 Oct Big Sit! Swan Lake NWR Sunday Oct. 12, Chariton Co. Mo. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
8 Oct Race C'wood SP 10/11 [Charlene Malone ]
8 Oct jerry smith park [Sherry Leonardo ]
8 Oct Forest Park Forever/St.Louis Audubon Society Monthly Bird Walk, Oct 4, 2014 [Deepa Mohan ]
7 Oct Re: Birds seen/heard at ASM Fall Meeting ["Turner, Lori" ]
7 Oct SLAS Yellow Rail Walk Results - 4 Oct [Joshua Uffman ]
7 Oct Re: Birds seen/heard at ASM Fall Meeting [Ethan Duke ]
6 Oct Greater White-Fronted, Cole Co., 10/6 [Chris Barrigar ]
6 Oct Yellow Rail Bradford farm [Edge Wade ]
6 Oct Possible Sandhill Crane Auxvasse, Callaway County in field next to US 54. [Brad Jacobs ]
6 Oct Birds seen/heard at ASM Fall Meeting [Larry Lade ]
6 Oct CAS Field Trip Big Sit ["Turner, Lori" ]
6 Oct More White-faced Ibis [Edge Wade ]
6 Oct White-faced Ibis, Eagle Bluffs [Edge Wade ]

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


Mike and Becky Wylie
Neosho MO

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


Cheers, Deepa.

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

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

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

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



sherry leonardo
grandview, mo


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

 

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

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

 



Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:54:27 -0600
Subject: [cobirds] Hawk Id
From: nikonjeannie AT gmail.com
To: cobirds AT googlegroups.com







I can not identify this hawk that I saw last week at the Dog park at Cherry 
Creek State Park, Arapahoe County. Many people I know have tried to ID it, but 
so far, no one is sure. 


Please take a look and any  help  would be appreciated.

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

Thanks,
Jeannie Girard

Aurora









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

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

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

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

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

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

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



sherry leonardo
grandview, mo    


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

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

 

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


 


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

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

  

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

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

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

in the creek. beautiful morning for a walk.


sherry leonardo
grandview, mo 


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


----Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau


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To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU 
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:50 AM
Subject: Gulls
 

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

Catherine Davis
St Charles Co

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

Catherine Davis
St Charles Co

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Subject: Re: Ibis at Eagle Bluffs
From: "Ian N. Cost" <incqm2 AT MAIL.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:01:29 -0500
I saw 7 there (but near Pool 2) Saturday afternoon. Possibly the same group I 
would imagine. Reported here: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20274481 


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Subject: More Sparrows & stuff, Linn Co. Mo.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:52:30 -0700
I was back over to the Zell Tract at Pershing SP today. It was Savannah Sparrow 
day, though less than last couple years at this time, had total of 140. Half of 
those were seen from one spot! While pishing, I scanned all around and counted 
69 from one place! Seventeen were on the power lines beside the road, plus one 
Vesper Sparrow. Couple dozen Tree Swallows on the wires too, the only ones I 
saw today. The other Sparrows found today - 


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

Some of the other birds  observed - - 

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



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


Later, 

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

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

Bill Rowe
St. Louis
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Subject: junco, joplin
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia AT ATT.NET>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:29:12 -0500
I enjoyed my FOS Dark-eyed Junco at 
Stone's Corner, MDC access, just north of
Joplin, Jasper County.  One only - not a group.
Lawrence Herbert, certhia at att. net  10-20-14.

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Subject: Ibis at Eagle Bluffs
From: "Robinson, Richard D." <RobinsonR AT MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:25:21 +0000
sorry I didn't get this posted yesterday but we were at Eagle Bluffs late 
morning and there were 11 White-faced Ibis in pool 3 just east of the dirt 
track. It could possibly be part of 4 but it's at the end and to the right of 
the first one way loop. Don't have a scope so couldn't see the facial markings 
so I'm assuming they were White-faced. 


Alice Robinson
Boone County

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



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

Larry Herbert,  Joplin, Jasper County, MO.  Certhia AT att . net  10-19-14.

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

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

Brent Galliart
St Joseph, MO
Buchanan Co.    

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

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

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

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

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

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

59 species total for the day.

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

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



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

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

Many thanks

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

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

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

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

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


----Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau


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


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


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


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


Bird on!

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

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

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

Bird on!

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


Louise Wilkinson
Rolla, MO
Phelps County

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

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


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


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


 



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25843 Grate Ave 
Jameson, MO  64647
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Subject: Cattle Egret at EBCA
From: Karen Wosilait <kwseattle AT CLEARWIRE.NET>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:51:30 -0500
Looking at it now. On side of road by pool 10 near end of second one-way loop, 
near the turn off to pools 14 and 15. Almost ran over it. Now hidden in 
grasses. 


Karen Wosilait 
Columbia/Seattle 

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

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


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


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



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

 
David Becher
Saint Louis
 
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> Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:42:44 +0000
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> Hi David -- The gate has been closed to prevent unauthorized vehicles from 
going down the dead-end road. We have had problems in the past with illegal 
activity happening at the end of that road. Sorry about the inconvenience. If 
you have a group that will be using that area, you can get a special use permit 
and a key to open the gate for your use. Call 636-441-4554 regarding the 
special use permit. 

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> From: mdcweb AT mdc.mo.gov [mailto:mdcweb AT mdc.mo.gov] On Behalf Of David Becher
> Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 8:06 PM
> To: Ombudsman
> Subject: Topic: General
> 
> General web question or comment:
> 
> On a recent visit to Busch Wildlife Area, I found that a closed gate has been 
placed at the entrance to the Lake 33 Wetlands area and official vehicle only 
signs have been but in place. I assume from this that foot access is still 
permitted. However, there is no easy way to walk around the gate. This is the 
only wetland area at Busch Wildlife and has been used by St. Louis birding 
groups for years. While I personally have no difficulty with walking in, some 
members or our group are elderly and find the extra walking required a serious 
impediment. I could not see any real reason for the gate and I was hoping for 
an explanation to share with the local birding community. 

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

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

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

 

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


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




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

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



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

 

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


 

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


 

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


 

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

 

Good fall birding!

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

DATE:  Saturday, October 18, 2014

MEETING TIME:  7:30 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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

LEADER:  Mike Thelen

COST:  Free

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

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


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


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

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


Cheers,
Ryan

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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Subject: Soras, Binder Lake, Cole Co. 10/12
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 06:57:01 -0600
Greetings!

 

At Binder Lake in Jefferson City, Cole Co, Sunday morning, it wasn't nearly as 
birdy as in past weekends but satisfying nonetheless. 


 

On the southern end of the Binder Lake along Rainbow Dr. where there are 
extensive cattails, there were several Marsh Wrens chatting away quietly and 
only one first year male Common Yellowthroat. 


 

On the lake proper there were only two Gadwall females, ~9 Pied-billed Grebes, 
a coule of wild Mallards (as opposed to feral), only one Great Blue Heron, a 
lone Double-crested Cormorant and a few Am. Coots. 


 

At the north end of the lake across the dam in the flooded "shorebird wetlands" 
were a minimum of 6 Northern Shovelers (1 male in basic/winter plumage), a 
minimum of 9 Green-winged Teal, a few more Marsh Wrens here as well as a couple 
SORA that responded to recording playback. No other rail species responded to 
playback. 


 

There was a large flock (30+) of Yellow-rumped Warblers at the covered fishing 
dock about midway down Lake Dr. 


 

Bird on!

 

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Subject: Big Sit GRAS
From: Terry <terrymcneely AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:57:22 -0500
Grand River Audubon members and visitors from Columbia, Sit in our circle at 
Swan Lake NWR. It was a dreary, foggy day. 


We tallied a total of 52 species, best birds were a Merlin that flew directly 
over and a Peregrine Falcon that we all watched playing tag with a Ring-billed 
Gull across the lake. 


Other birds of note were 
numerous Wood Duck
 a single Mallard
Franklin's Gull
Black-throated Green Warbler
Nashville Warbler

Due to the recent flooding in the area the lake was extremely high, with little 
vegetation, so waterfowl was basically not present. We had 5 species of Duck, 1 
species of Goose and American Coot, Double-crested Cormorant and American White 
Pelican. Passerines were also hard to come by as the weather was not good for 
most of the day. 


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Jameson, MO  64647
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Subject: james a reed wildlife area
From: Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:46:51 -0400
had fos white-crowned and harris's sparrows at james a reed this morning. was 
surprised by a orange-crowned warbler. also saw several ruby-crowned kinglets 
and 4 lingering 

indigo buntings. best birding was right along the road. only bird seen on any 
of the lakes was a great-blue heron. 



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Subject: Brown Creepers and more at Carondelet Park 10/12/14
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:44:19 -0400
It was birdy at Carondelet Park today.  Nothing new, but some highlights 
were:

Brown Creepers, Winter Wrens, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, 3 Vireo species 
(Blue-headed, Yellow-throated, Red-eyed), both Kinglet species, 3 Thrush 
species (Wood, Swainson's, Hermit),  and 14 species of warbler 
(Ovenbird, Black-and-white, Tennessee, Orange-crowned, Nashville, C. 
Yellowthroat, A. Redstart, Cape May, Magnolia, Bay-breasted, 
Blackburnian, Palm, Pine, Yellow-rumped, Black-throated Green).


Full report on Cache.

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Subject: Re: R-T Loon HSL - ILLINOIS bird - correction#2 - confirmed
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:20:16 -0500
On 10/12/2014 6:15 PM, Charlene Malone wrote:
>
> CORRECTION
>
> Jumped the gun posting (in a hurry) later found out this was a 
> POSSIBLE bird.
> Keith McMullen went to confirm and have not heard anything back.
>
> Please see IBET (IL listserve), IL Birder's Forum or eBird lists on 
> BirdTrax
> for postings as I will not be available.
>
> Thanks.
> Charlene Malone
> St.Louis co.
>
>
>
>
>

It's for sure a RED-THROATED LOON
See photo.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20213279

Outta' here.

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Subject: Re: R-T Loon HSL - ILLINOIS bird - correction
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:15:17 -0500
On 10/12/2014 4:32 PM, Charlene Malone wrote:
> ILLINOIS bird
>
> RED-THROATED LOON Horseshoe Lake SP, Hwy 111 side
> just off causeway to Walker Island
>
> Charlene Malone
> St. Louis co.

CORRECTION

Jumped the gun posting (in a hurry) later found out this was a POSSIBLE 
bird.
Keith McMullen went to confirm and have not heard anything back.

Please see IBET (IL listserve), IL Birder's Forum or eBird lists on 
BirdTrax
for postings as I will not be available.

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Subject: Grindstone Nature Area (Boone Co.)
From: "Douglas, Ryan" <douglasrn AT MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 22:31:35 +0000
I visited Grindstone Nature Area in Boone Co. earlier this afternoon to see if 
anything was active after the misty rain ended. 


I was delighted to find the highest concentration of HERMIT THRUSHES I've 
managed to run into in Missouri. At least six individuals were feeding on 
berries and 'chupping' away on the main trail just past the silo on the east 
end of the area. 


The area was full of RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS, and I'm sure I undercounted at 37 
individuals. Many times, I would just stop and look up for a few seconds and 
realize that the canopy was full of kinglets and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS 
silently hunting above my head. I imagine I would have tallied many more of 
both species if I'd stopped more frequently. 


My first BROWN CREEPER since December 2012 (I haven't been birding much the 
past ~2 years) was a real treat. 


I spent a fair amount of time working the edges of the large, overgrown field 
in the middle of Grindstone. I was rewarded with several ORANGE-CROWNED 
WARBLERS, WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS and LINCOLN'S SPARROWS were around, as was my 
first SWAMP SPARROW of the season. A GRAY CATBIRD was still around as well. 


Overall, it was a very birdy afternoon, though diversity was a bit lower than 
I'd hoped for (still no juncos for me). My eBird checklist with a few photos is 
here: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20209770http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20209770 


Good birding,
Ryan

Ryan Douglas
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University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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Subject: R-T Loon HSL - ILLINOIS bird
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:32:32 -0500
ILLINOIS bird

RED-THROATED LOON Horseshoe Lake SP, Hwy 111 side
just off causeway to Walker Island

Charlene Malone
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Subject: Cattle Egret & Ibis @ Eagle Bluffs
From: Kathleen Anderson <andersonka AT CENTURYTEL.NET>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:26:43 -0400
There was a Cattle Egret hanging out with a Great Egret on the 2nd one-way 
loop. 

There were 5 dark ibis, I assume WF, at the end of the 1st one-way loop. Then 
drive a little further, looking to the right. They were along some water out in 
the field quite a ways out. There were 7 RB Gulls in the same spot. 

Also many coots, numerous PB Grebe, some BW TEal, mallard, N Shoveler, Ruddy 
duck. 

Two Sandpipers: Solitary and Lesser Yellowlegs. 
Report on Cache. 
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Subject: CAGU HSL area - ILLINOIS bird
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 13:20:58 -0500
Borrow Pits (Hwy 203 side) and then Horseshoe Lake SP, Madison co, IL
CALIFORNIA GULL (CAGU) prob. 1st cycle (photo at below link)

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20208164

Msg from Frank Holmes:
Just a heads up. I had a 1st cycle gull this morning at the barrow pit 
that appeared to be a California gull. All gulls flew toward the main 
lake after an eagle flew by.


FYI, thought MAYBE I had a CAGU at gull roost at RMBS Sat. nite.

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Subject: Eared Grebe - O'Fallon, ILLINOIS
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:10:26 -0500
ILLINOIS bird

EARED GREBE O'Fallon, ILLINOIS Sewage Treatment Pond 10/11

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Subject: Sparrow Time! Linn Co. Mo.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 19:27:22 -0700
Glad to be back in Missouri at my favorite time of year after being gone for 
couple of weeks. Had Autumn mixed bag of coming and going and year round birds 
in Pershing SP. I went to the Zell tract on the west side first. . Nice variety 
of Sparrows, but not as big of numbers as sometimes for this Season. - 


Chipping- 20+
Savannah - 40
LeConte's - only 1
Fox -1
Song - 10

Lincoln's - enjoyed 5 at one spot, and 15 total
Swamp -40
White-throated - 10+, was only on the edge of their habitat
White-crowned - 10
plus had 2 Field Sparrows on Zell tract # 2 on SE corner of the park.
also had 2 Eastern Towhee and a few DE Juncos. , missed Clay-colored, Nelson's, 
and Harris's Sparrows which I would have liked to have seen, all of which Larry 
L. had yesterday south of St. Joe. 


Some of the other birds observed included-
Carolina Wren - 1
Marsh Wren - 2 

House Wren - 3
Sedge Wren - 4
Sora -only 3
Wilson's Snipe -2
Dickcissel - 1
Indigo Bunting -several
Common Yellowthroat , Orange-crowned, and Yellow-rumped Warblers

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern Harrier
Red-shoudered Hawk
Bald Eagle - 4
Pileated Woodpecker
and many Red-headed Woodpecker still around. 

Great day to be out!

Still some Chimney swifts over town this evening/

Later, 

Steve Kinder
Chillicothe, Livingston Co.
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Subject: Short-eared Owl highlights a great day of birding at Bradford Farm, Boone Co.
From: Brad Jacobs <Brad.Jacobs AT MDC.MO.GOV>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 02:02:19 +0000
On 11 October 2014 from 8 am to 1:00 pm, the Columbia Audubon field trip folks 
walked 

the wet swales, prairies, grasslands and crop fields of Bradford Farms. The 
overcast cool 

weather was great and the breeze carried many raptors southward.

51 species were tallied including: Short-eared Owl, Palm Warbler, Henslow's 
Sparrow, 

Le Conte's Sparrow, and Pine Siskins. The list below

31 of the 51 species observed, rest on eBird.
26 Double-crested Cormorant
20 American White Pelican
1 Glossy/White-faced Ibis
7 Northern Harrier
10 Sharp-shinned Hawk
16 Cooper's Hawk
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
2 Broad-winged Hawk
1 American Coot
6 Wilson's Snipe
1 Short-eared Owl
1 Merlin
1 Peregrine Falcon
3 Tree Swallow
9 Barn Swallow
4 Sedge Wren
15 Marsh Wren
5 Common Yellowthroat
1 Palm Warbler
19 Field Sparrow
76 Savannah Sparrow
1 Henslow's Sparrow
11 Le Conte's Sparrow
1 Fox Sparrow
9 Song Sparrow
15 Lincoln's Sparrow
30 Swamp Sparrow
10 White-throated Sparrow
11 White-crowned Sparrow
1 Dickcissel
2 Western Meadowlark
6 Eastern Meadowlark
2 Pine Siskin

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Subject: Tower Grove Park
From: Rad Widmer <radwidmer AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 13:40:06 -0500
The Gaddy Garden was active this morning. New fall birds included winter
wren and several hermit thrushes. Warblers included black and white,
ovenbird, Nashville, magnolia, redstart and many yellow rumps. Also saw
both kinglets, sapsucker, and blue-headed vireo.

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Subject: Sparrows in town
From: Mike Doyen <0000005b8e0160f6-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 18:00:19 +0000
 Birded Audubon Trails Nature Center in Rolla, MO this morning and as I 
anticipated the sparrows were back in town. I located well over 100 White 
Throated, 20 or more Song and Swamp, a couple of White Crowned and at least 
four good looks at Lincolns Sparrow which was an unexpected treat. No Junco's 
or Fox. 

Four species of Wren with Carolina, Sedge, Marsh and at least a dozen House 
Wrens, literally they were everywhere. A winter Wren was seen earlier this week 
but Keith. A good number of Ruby crowned Kinglets and a couple of Golden 
crowned. Yellow bellied Sapsuckers and at least 15 or more Northern Flickers. 
Indigo Bunting and Catbirds are still present. 

Don't forget the fall colors, the prairie was absolutely beautiful all decked 
in brown, russet, yellow, orange and red. Between the beauty of fall and the 
excellent number of sparrows this was a morning to remember. 

As we continue to work on habitat restoration the area is becoming more 
inviting to birds all the time. And none of us doubt that will only get 
better. 

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Subject: A Gulp of Cormorants at Binder
From: Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:09:09 -0400
Yes, there was a gulp of cormorants at Binder Lake, Jefferson City, in the rain 
this afternoon. They were closest to the metal fishing dock with the cover. I'd 
say there were at least 120 DC cormorants there, noses in the air. Earlier in 
the week, Binder had a lone white pelican. 


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Subject: Operation Migration - Mike Rowe's CNN Show
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:43:09 -0600
Greetings Birding Brethren!
 








While not directly related to MO and/or nearby birds, I thought it would be 
nice to send a heads up to the MO Group regarding the Whooping Cranes' 
Operation Migration efforts. 

 
It would appear that Mike Rowe's new show "Somebody's Gotta Do It" on CNN will 
have an episode next week, Oct. 15th involving Operation Migration based on the 
information from David Aborn of TN. Thanks for sharing Dave! Link below to this 
information: 

http://digest.sialia.com/?rm=message;id=929251
 
More information can be found below: 

October 15th Episode: Raising Crane

http://www.tvrage.com/shows/id-41950/episodes/1065682741
 

Operation Migration page:

http://operationmigration.org/InTheField/2014/10/08/somebodys-gotta-do-it/

 

Regards,

Chris Barrigar
 
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Russellville, MO
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Subject: no sighting- updated Eagle Nature Program KCMO 10/10-10/11
From: Mary Nemecek <0000000585d83684-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 20:32:13 -0500
For anyone interested, the Eagle Nature Foundation has finalized their program 
with panelists on Friday night discussing the future of the Missouri River. 
Banquet Speaker on Saturday evening is founder and president of The American 
Bird Conservancy, George Fenwick. Dr. Janet Haselrig from MDC joins speakers 
from IL, MD, SC and other states in the Saturday paper presentations. For more 
information: http://eaglenature.com/docs/IBED_2014_Brochure.pdf 


Mary Nemecek
KCMO


Welcome Program

KCI Expo Center Exhibition Hall A

Moderator—Terrence N. Ingram

8:00 Welcome—Terrence N. Ingram

Welcome to Kansas City—

Governor Jay Nixon’s Proclamation, read by Joseph Lukascyk, Eagle Nature 
Foundation’s First Vice President 


Panel Discussion—

The Future of Missouri River

Panel Members

John Grothaus, Chief of Plans and Formulations, US Army Corps of Engineers

Richard Grenville—Director of Port Operations – Kansas City Port Authority

Alecia Kates—Water Quality Planner, Mid- America Regional Council

Brian Kelly—Supervisory Hydrologist—Missouri River Bed Degradation, US 
Geological Survey 


Larry O’Donnell, President of Little Blue River Coalition

Steve Krabbe—Watershed Coordinator, Our Missouri Waters —Missouri Department 
of Natural Resources 


Mike Odell—Holliday Sand and Gravel

Saturday Morning

7:30 Registration

Paper Session

Concerns for the Bald Eagle

Moderator—Dr. Latice Fuentes

8:00—Welcome—Terrence N. Ingram, President and Executive Director, Eagle 
Nature Foundation, Apple River, IL 


8:15—Understanding Cause-Effect to Explore

Environmental Problems in Wildlife—Dr. William Bowerman, College Park, Md

9:00—Standing Up For Birds-Wind Energy in Missouri Crosses the Line— Mary 
Nemecek, Kansas City, MO 


9:15—Eagle Sacrifice: Is it for the Greater Good? - Mary Hartman, Rochester, 
MN 


9:30—Bald Eagle Population Productivity and Recovery at Voyageurs National 
Park, 1973-2012—Dr. Tyler Pittman, College Park, Md 


9:45—Panel of the above speakers

10:00—Break

Paper Session

Present Status of the Bald Eagle Population

Moderator—Dr. Tyler Pittman

10:15—54 Years of Annual Midwinter Bald Eagle Counts—Terrence Ingram, Apple 
River, 


10:30—Monitoring Bald Eagles in Missouri—Dr. Janet Haslerig, Jefferson City, 
MO 


10:45—Status Update of the Bald Eagle in South Carolina—Fred Kinard, 
Charleston, SC 


11:00—Counting Bald Eagles in the Four Rivers Region of Northern Illinois 
—Michael Eickman, Rockton, IL 


11:15—The Michigan Bald Eagle Breeding Project: 1961-2014—Dr. William 
Bowerman, College Park, Md 


11:30—Bald Eagle Population Source Sink Dynamics in Michigan, 
1961-2010—Kendall Simon, College Park, Md 


11:45—Panel of above speakers .

12:00—Lunch

Saturday Afternoon

Paper Session

Bald Eagle Mortality and Causes

Moderator—Dr. William Bowerman

1:00—Introduction to the Afternoon Session—Terrence Ingram

1:15—The Rise and Fall of the Rice Lake Complex—John Grigsby, Canton, IL

1:30—Investigations to Prove a Food-Chain Link Between a Novel Species of 
Cyanobacteria and Avian Myelinopathy in Bald Eagles and Waterfowl— Dr. William 
Bowerman, College Park, MD 


1:45—Bald Eagle Population and recovery at Voyageur’s National Park, 
1973-2012—Dr. Tyler Pittman, College Park, Md 


2:00—Using Bald Eagles as Environmental Indicators of Contaminants in the 
Great Lakes—Dr. Latice Fuentes, College Park, Md. 


2:15—Cause of Death and Trends of Recoveries for Dead and Grounded Bald Eagles 
in Michigan Over a 25 Year Period, 1987-2011—Kendall Simon, College Park, Md 


2:45—Panel of the above speakers

3:00—Break

Paper Session

Other Threats to the Bald Eagle

Moderator— Kendall Simon

3:15—Effects of Fishing Tackle on Nesting Bald Eagles at Voyageurs National 
Park - Dr.Tyler Pittman, College Park, Md 


3:30—Changes in Laying Date of Bald Eagles is Related to Global Climate Change 
—Dr. William Bowerman, College Park, Md 


3:45—Nestling Bald Eagle Responses to Environmental Change —Dr. Latice 
Fuentes, College Park, Md 


4:00—50+ Years of Studying the Bald Eagle—Terrence N. Ingram, Apple River, IL

4:30—Panel of above speakers

4:45—Review and Wrap-up of the Paper Sessions —Dr. William Bowerman and 
Terrence Ingram 


5:00 Reception—Cash Bar

6:00 Banquet Program

Master of Ceremonies— Terrence N. Ingram

Welcome—

Invocation —Lance Foust

Guest Speaker—George Fenwick, President, American Bird Conservancy

“Conserving Birds in the 21st Century”

Awards Ceremony—Bald Eagle Researcher of the Year Award

Bald Eagle Person of the Year Award

Noisy auction

Silent auction

Announcement of winner of 50/50 Raffle

Benediction—Lance Foust

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Subject: Big Sit! Swan Lake NWR Sunday Oct. 12, Chariton Co. Mo.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 18:29:57 -0700
Grand River Audubon will be doing our annual Big Sit! bird count on the refuge 
this Sunday. We will be at the observation tower down the trail that starts 
behind the Visitor Center. Some of us will be there from 0 -dark thirty A.M. 
until evening. Always a fun day with lots of birds, food, and good visiting! 
All are welcome to join us anytime during the event. Never know what might show 
up? Let me know if you want to come for Lunch and we can throw on a Dog or a 
Brat for you. 


Later,
Steve Kinder
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Subject: Race C'wood SP 10/11
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 18:23:55 -0500
FYI St. L area birders.

Zombie Chase Run at Castlewood State Park this Saturday.


http://www.ballwin.mo.us/City-Government/Departments/Parks-and-Recreation/Ballwin-Race-Series/Zombie-Chase-Trail-Run/ 


Sounded rather birdy there today.
Radar was hot last night for St. L and most of
Midwest.........lots of Cardinals too.  ;-)

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

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Subject: jerry smith park
From: Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 19:18:47 -0400
LOTS of bird activity on my weekly walk at jerry smith park. had 3 fos 
ruby-crowned kinglets. good variety of sparrows- chipping, field, song, 
savannah, swamp, white- 

throated and dark-eyed juncos. great looks at a really nice female sapsucker- 
deep red on the throat and quite a bit of yellow on her belly. increasing 
numbers of yellow- 

rumped warblers- one had the biggest yellow butt i've ever seen. also had 
lingering eastern phoebe, summer tanager and gray catbird. 



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Subject: Forest Park Forever/St.Louis Audubon Society Monthly Bird Walk, Oct 4, 2014
From: Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 23:02:41 +0530
*The October 1st Saturday bird walk was a most enjoyable one. Mark
Glenshaw, growing his winter facial plumage as temperatures went down with
the falling leaves, led the walk. I missed Amy Witt, the other leader, very
much, but it was good to be with the group of birders, learning a bit.*

*Our group had the bonus of having Mitch Leachman of the St.Louis Audubon
Society in our midst. Mitch is an expert who combines knowledge with
humour; our learning was leavened with laughter as we went around.*

*We were also very fortunate in our bird list today. Watching "cigars with
wings" (Chimney Swifts). we walked towards the Deer Park/Savannah area. *

*The area is a wonderful example of successfully   bringing back native
grasses and plants; Wild Asters and Goldenrod. Foxtail and other grasses,
all brought great beauty and counterpoint to the large trees (and some of
the dead ones, so beloved of woodpeckers.) *

*As soon as we entered the area, a female American Kestrel started us off,
and it was with backward glances that we went further down along the creek.
Amazingly, the Barn Swallows that I'd seen just two days ago, swooping
around the Old Stable Bridge, had disappeared.*

*But to make up for that, we got an Eastern Phoebe that didn't seem to want
to indulge in the usual Flycatcher behaviour, but was hopping along a
tree-trunk.*

*The walk extended for a while, because we were all enjoying ourselves so
much! I've made a blogpost on what I managed to capture on camera, here:*


*http://deponti.livejournal.com/1098634.html
*

*I am not sure about the Savannah Sparrow id...could someone tell me if I
am wrong?*

*The e-Bird checklist is at*


*http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20071995
*

*Many thanks to Mark and Mitch, and my fellow-birders, many of whom are
becoming familiar faces!  I hope to attend the November walk, too, before I
fly back home!*

*Cheers, Deepa.*

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Subject: Re: Birds seen/heard at ASM Fall Meeting
From: "Turner, Lori" <Lturner AT BOONEELECTRIC.COM>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 19:24:58 +0000
The Pipit was heard flying above by Chris Wood, an amazing birder. For me 
personally, the highlight of the weekend was seeing so many migrating 
Broad-winged Hawks. I’ve never seen so many hawks at one time, they were seen 
Saturday and Sunday. 


Lori Turner
Operations Dispatcher
Boone Electric Cooperative
1413 Rangeline
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 449-4181
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From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU] On Behalf Of 
Ethan Duke 

Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 7:34 AM
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: Re: Birds seen/heard at ASM Fall Meeting

Wow,

That is a great list! Wish we were there to bird, too. Thanks for posting what 
we missed ;) 


Any thoughts on the most notable highlights? i.e. Full sweep on Vireos, a 
Pipit, ? 


Ethan Duke
Missouri River Bird Observatory
Marshall, MO
www.mrbo.org

The landscape of any farm is the owner's portrait of himself. ~Aldo Leopold

On Oct 6, 2014, at 2:16 PM, Larry Lade 
> wrote: 

I have not seen a list of birds tallied at the ASM Fall Meeting turn up on the 
listserve, so I will put put this "unofficial" one here now. 


Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Wild Turkey
Pied-billed Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Killdeer
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Caspian Tern
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Ovenbird
Black-and-white Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Eastern Meadowlark
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Larry Lade
St. Joseph, MO

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Subject: SLAS Yellow Rail Walk Results - 4 Oct
From: Joshua Uffman <birdsandbugs AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 12:02:51 -0700
Hello Missouri Birders: Sorry to be so late in getting this out, but here is 
the trip report for Saturday's, 4 Oct, St. Louis Audubon Society's Yellow Rail 
walk. 

 
A hardy group of 10 birders joined me at 8AM to walk the BK Leach marshes. 
Viewing conditions were tough, at least for our target birds. The only rails we 
observed were of the Sora variety, and the few sparrows we saw were quick to 
duck back into the grasses because of the crazy high winds. Additionally, much 
of the area was not the best for rails due to very high water after last week's 
rains. But as always, we managed to find a few good birds, and had a lot of fun 
doing so! Highlights included: 

 
BK Leach - King's Lake Unit (Lincoln County):
- Blue-winged Teal were the most numerous duck sp., with at least 80 here.
- At least 3 of the folks in the group got looks at a distant PLEGADIS IBIS 
species. Unfortunately it was only seen in flight at quite a distance. When we 
drove up to the spot the bird was appeared to land we were not able to relocate 
it. 

- 9 to 10 Soras
- It was a good raptor day overall, with 2 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS being seen here 
in addition to a handful of Northern Harriers and accipiters. 

- A couple of MARSH WRENS
- Very few sparrows overall, and those that were seen were tough to ID..... 
Which included Swamp, Song and Savannah. However, Mike Thelen did have other 
sparrow species prior the start of the trip. 

- 1, maybe two Dickcissels (separate sightings, but in the same general area), 
which I think might be a first for this field trip. 

 
 
BK Leach - Bittern Basin Unit (Lincoln County):
- Again, Blue-winged Teal were the most numerous duck sp., with a rough count 
of at least 70 here. 

- a bit early young male REDHEAD was pointed out amongst some Am. Coots by Mike 
Thelen 

- Another MARSH WREN
- Mike Thelen also kept everyone alert to the raptor flight going on, as he 
pointed out distant Buteos and Accipiters, as well as 3 separate falcons - 1 of 
which was a juvenile PEREGRINE, another was a probable Peregrine and a MERLIN 
gave chase to a large blackbird flock along Hwy P. 

 
Prairie Slough CA:
- As Mike already mentioned, a rather large EASTERN YELLOW-BELLIED RACER was 
the highlight here. 

- Birds were scarce here, but a group of at least 120 TREE SWALLOWS skimming 
the tops of soybeans was rather impressive. 

 
If I missed any of the highlights, please do not hesitate to let me know or add 
to the list. For those interested, here are the complete eBird checklist for 
each area visited. If anyone in the group would like me to share these with 
them, please just let me know. 

 
BK Leach CA - King's Lake Unit: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20025213 

 
BK Leach CA - Bittern Basin Unit: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20026353 

 
Prairie Slough CA: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20026185
 
Go Cardinals!!
Josh
 

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St. Louis County, MO
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Subject: Re: Birds seen/heard at ASM Fall Meeting
From: Ethan Duke <ethan.duke AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 07:34:18 -0500
Wow,

That is a great list! Wish we were there to bird, too. Thanks for posting what 
we missed ;) 


Any thoughts on the most notable highlights? i.e. Full sweep on Vireos, a 
Pipit, ? 


Ethan Duke
Missouri River Bird Observatory
Marshall, MO
www.mrbo.org

The landscape of any farm is the owner's portrait of himself. ~Aldo Leopold

> On Oct 6, 2014, at 2:16 PM, Larry Lade  wrote:
> 
> I have not seen a list of birds tallied at the ASM Fall Meeting turn up on 
the listserve, so I will put put this "unofficial" one here now. 

> 
> Canada Goose
> Wood Duck
> Mallard
> Northern Pintail
> Wild Turkey
> Pied-billed Grebe
> Pied-billed Grebe
> Double-crested Cormorant
> Great Blue Heron
> Great Egret
> Green Heron
> Black Vulture
> Turkey Vulture
> Osprey
> Bald Eagle
> Sharp-shinned Hawk
> Cooper's Hawk
> Broad-winged Hawk
> Red-tailed Hawk
> Killdeer
> Franklin's Gull
> Ring-billed Gull
> Caspian Tern
> Rock Pigeon
> Mourning Dove
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo
> Eastern Screech-Owl
> Great Horned Owl
> Chimney Swift
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird
> Belted Kingfisher
> Red-headed Woodpecker
> Red-bellied Woodpecker
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
> Downy Woodpecker
> Northern Flicker
> Pileated Woodpecker
> Eastern Wood-Pewee
> Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
> Acadian Flycatcher
> Least Flycatcher
> Eastern Phoebe
> White-eyed Vireo
> Yellow-throated Vireo
> Blue-headed Vireo
> Philadelphia Vireo
> Red-eyed Vireo
> Blue Jay
> American Crow
> Barn Swallow
> Carolina Chickadee
> Tufted Titmouse
> White-breasted Nuthatch
> Carolina Wren
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet
> Eastern Bluebird
> Veery
> Swainson's Thrush
> American Robin
> Gray Catbird
> Brown Thrasher
> European Starling
> American Pipit
> Cedar Waxwing
> Ovenbird
> Black-and-white Warbler
> Nashville Warbler
> Common Yellowthroat
> Northern Parula
> Magnolia Warbler
> Yellow Warbler
> Black-throated Green Warbler
> Canada Warbler
> Eastern Towhee
> Summer Tanager
> Scarlet Tanager
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak
> Indigo Bunting
> Eastern Meadowlark
> American Goldfinch
> House Sparrow
> 
> Larry Lade
> St. Joseph, MO
> 
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Subject: Greater White-Fronted, Cole Co., 10/6
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 21:01:51 -0600
Greetings!

Tonight at about 8 pm outside our house in Cole Co., I heard many calling 
Greater White-fronted Geese overhead. 


As the temperatures continue to drop, fall migration is heating up!

Good birding!

Chris Barrigar
 
Cole Co.
Russellville, MO
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Subject: Yellow Rail Bradford farm
From: Edge Wade <edgew AT MCHSI.COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 16:08:42 -0500
Just flushed Yellow Rail in swalle off sw corner of west lake. Sat for 30 
seconds with face visible 

Area has one tall reddish leaved plant on north side of swale. Several inches 
of water at this point. My boots leak badly. 


Sparrows as Ryan reported.  Haven't seen or heard sora.
Edge wade
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Subject: Possible Sandhill Crane Auxvasse, Callaway County in field next to US 54.
From: Brad Jacobs <Brad.Jacobs AT MDC.MO.GOV>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 20:03:27 +0000
I just received a call from Carolyn Fort of 6620 Stateroad T, Auxvasse, 
Callaway County, who has had a large gray and rusty colored, long-necked, 
long-legged bird walking around her fields for several days. Her description 
appears to be of a Sandhill Crane, but the only other possible 3+ foot tall 
bird would be a Great Blue Heron. The field is an mixed grassland newly 
planted, and not in corn stubble. 


Location:
Just south of Auxvasse on US 54 turn east on T highway. Her property is between 
Caprine Ridge Road, the first road to the right on T Highway, and US 54 on the 
west side. She said it was probably best seen from Caprine Ridge Road in the 
fields but it has wandered around in several of her fields. Her property ends 
by a row of T-post just before a trailer home to the south. She said it was 
okay to drive into her drive way and look from there if the bird was not easily 
seen from Caprine Ridge Road. 


Brad

Brad Jacobs
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Subject: Birds seen/heard at ASM Fall Meeting
From: Larry Lade <llade AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 12:16:39 -0700
I have not seen a list of birds tallied at the ASM Fall Meeting turn up on the 
listserve, so I will put put this "unofficial" one here now. 


Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Wild Turkey
Pied-billed Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Killdeer
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Caspian Tern
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Ovenbird
Black-and-white Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Eastern Meadowlark
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow


Larry Lade
St. Joseph, MO

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Subject: CAS Field Trip Big Sit
From: "Turner, Lori" <Lturner AT BOONEELECTRIC.COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 19:08:14 +0000
Sunday, October 12th -- The Big Sit
Destination: Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 16194 Swan Lake Ave. Sumner, 
MO 64681 

Departure Point: Patricia's Foods, 900 N. Keene St. Columbia, MO. Lori will 
lead the first carpool, which will leave at 5 a.m. and return to Columbia by 1 
p.m. The 2nd carpool will leave at 7:30 a.m. which will be led by Edge. Edge 
has room for 3 in her vehicle and Lori has room for 3. Please contact Edge or 
Lori to reserve a seat or to volunteer to drive. 

Leader:  Lori Turner and Edge Wade
Contact Info: Lori - loricastrips AT gmail.com Edge 
- edgew AT mchsi.com 

We will join the Grand River Audubon Society for 'The Big Sit' on the 
observation deck at Swan Lake NWR, this entails participants sitting in a 
circle with a 17 ft. radius facing outward, that way we have a 360 vantage 
point. The goal is to see as many bird species as possible in a 24-hour period; 
this does not mean we all have to be there for 24 hours. GRAS will have a BBQ 
going for lunch so please bring a side for the pot luck or a monetary donation. 


Please contact Lori by Friday to RSVP so GRAS knows how many brats to cook.

Initially we were hoping to have the Swallows gathering in a corn field 
somewhere in Chariton County but it doesn't look as though it has happened. 
Steve Kinder and friends have been scouting the area in hopes of seeing this 
breathtaking occurrence with no luck. We will keep you posted. 



Lori Turner
Columbia Audubon Society
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Subject: More White-faced Ibis
From: Edge Wade <edgew AT MCHSI.COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 13:51:46 -0500
Denny Donnell at Eagle Bluffs reports 2 more White-faced Ibis in the cut corn 
near Pool 8, easily visible from the road. Tim James reports one more in Pool 
3. Ywllow-legs and other species present. 


edge wade
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Subject: White-faced Ibis, Eagle Bluffs
From: Edge Wade <edgew AT MCHSI.COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 13:34:14 -0500
Denny Donnell just called to report two White-faced Ibises dropping into Pool 
10 at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, Boone Co. 


Edge Wade
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