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3 Sep Up the Downy Staircase! [Deepa Mohan ]
2 Sep Interesting Swift, Carlyle Lake, ILLINOIS [Charlene Malone ]
2 Sep Emerald View Sod Farm Hwy &9 [therese haenni ]
2 Sep Illinois birds [davidbecher ]
2 Sep Re: Robins? [Terry ]
2 Sep Re: Robins? [Brad Jacobs ]
2 Sep Descriptions ["Ian N. Cost" ]
2 Sep Robins [Al Schirmacher ]
2 Sep Re: Robins? [Connie Thompson ]
2 Sep Re: Robins? [Daniel Getman ]
2 Sep Robins? ["Bailey, Tom" ]
1 Sep Tern,Tern,Tern, and some shorebirds.. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
1 Sep Confluence Rd. R-N Phal. continue [Charlene Malone ]
1 Sep Buff-breasted SP at CCNWR [therese haenni ]
1 Sep Re: 2nd request RFI: Buffies at Clarence Cannon NWR [Catherine Davis ]
1 Sep 2nd request RFI: Buffies at Clarence Cannon NWR [Charlene Malone ]
1 Sep HSL PLover - IL bird [Charlene Malone ]
1 Sep Falcon at EBCA [Jean Leonatti ]
1 Sep Re: SNOWY PLOVER Canteen Lake/HSL - ILLINOIS - [davidbecher ]
1 Sep Re: SNOWY PLOVER Canteen Lake/HSL - ILLINOIS - no [davidbecher ]
1 Sep Horseshoe Lake plover [STL Birder ]
1 Sep SNOWY PLOVER Canteen Lake/HSL - ILLINOIS [Charlene Malone ]
1 Sep BB Sandpiper [Jean Leonatti ]
1 Sep Re: Caspian Tern at Eagle Bluffs [Chris Barrigar ]
1 Sep RFI: Buffies at Clarence Cannon NWR [Charlene Malone ]
31 Aug Livingston Co. Warblers & more [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
31 Aug common gallinules still at squaw creek nwr [Sherry Leonardo ]
31 Aug Buff-breasted Sandpipers - sod farm by MO River bridge [Kathleen Anderson ]
31 Aug Late post: Greater White-fronted Goose at Clarence Cannon NWR [bryan prather ]
31 Aug NYT saving our birds piece (no sighting) [Ev Luecke ]
30 Aug Earthquake error [therese haenni ]
30 Aug Earthquake? [therese haenni ]
30 Aug night hawks [Lester Pannell ]
30 Aug Re: Interspecific-feeding of bird nestlings [Frances Cramer ]
30 Aug Caspian Tern at Eagle Bluffs [Mark Gutchen ]
30 Aug Re: New Feeder Finally Being Used [Mark Gutchen ]
30 Aug New Feeder Finally Being Used ["Ian N. Cost" ]
30 Aug Private land along Confluence Road [Jack Cowan ]
30 Aug Migrant flocks are apprearing [Brad Jacobs ]
30 Aug Interspecific-feeding of bird nestlings [Larry Lade ]
29 Aug Carondelet Park and TGP in sync: Also a Mourning Warbler, B&W, Canada, and Flycatchers [Andrew Reago ]
29 Aug Scott County Warblers [Mark Haas ]
29 Aug Hunting seasons start Sept. 1 [Charlene Malone ]
29 Aug R-N Phalaropes still there 8/29 [Charlene Malone ]
29 Aug Morning Warbler: Tower Grove Park [Garrett Sheets ]
28 Aug other St. Louis birds 8/28 [Charlene Malone ]
28 Aug Long range fall weather forecast [Charlene Malone ]
28 Aug Re: RN Phalaropes, etc. Confluence SP road. [Charlene Malone ]
28 Aug Cannon NWR, Dalbow Road [therese haenni ]
28 Aug RN Phalaropes, etc. Confluence SP road. [Charlene Malone ]
28 Aug Re: Free birding books for whoever wants them - some taken, some additions [Andrew Reago ]
28 Aug Krider's Red Tailled Hawk [Joel Gold ]
28 Aug Nexrad radar active 8/27 PM [Charlene Malone ]
27 Aug Swan Lake NWR yesterday, Chariton Co, Mo, [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
27 Aug Free birding books for whoever wants them [Andrew Reago ]
27 Aug Common Nighthawk migration over Kirkwood, St. Louis County [Peter Richardson ]
27 Aug Rufous Hummingbird in Iron County [Brad Jacobs ]
26 Aug Dalbow road birds [therese haenni ]
26 Aug Joplin MIKI [Lawrence Herbert ]
26 Aug Common Nighthawks on the Move, Cole Co. [Chris Barrigar ]
25 Aug Swan Lake NWR, Chariton Co. Mo. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
26 Aug Re: MOBIRDS-L Digest - 24 Aug 2014 to 25 Aug 2014 (#2014-233) [Randall Bury ]
25 Aug Re: Neosho Co Birdings 8-25-14 ["Ian N. Cost" ]
25 Aug Re: Neosho Co Birdings 8-25-14 [June Newman ]
25 Aug K-12 educators [June Newman ]
25 Aug Next Columbia Audubon Society field trip ["Turner, Lori" ]
24 Aug Dunn Ranch update, Harrison Co. Mo.ome of the other birds observed [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
24 Aug Western Kingbird at Colyumbia Bottoms [therese haenni ]
24 Aug Riverlands/Confluence, Saturday [William Rowe ]
23 Aug Route 79 birds [David ]
23 Aug CCNWR 8/23/14 [Charlene Malone ]
23 Aug EBCA [Dane Foxwell ]
22 Aug Bewick's? [Al Schirmacher ]
22 Aug Willet, Eagle Bluffs [Edge Wade ]
21 Aug S-T KITE, Monroe co, ILLINOIS [Charlene Malone ]
21 Aug Osprey at Lincoln Shields [davidbecher ]

Subject: Up the Downy Staircase!
From: Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2014 01:38:08 +0530
Hi,

I've been back in St.Louis for a while now, but child care, and the high
temperatures and humidity have kept me from making more than just a few
quick forays into Forest Park. However, it's never been a disappointment,
as even in that short time, I manage to get good sightings!

I started great with a Green Heron fishing, and then, a flight of five
Great Blue Herons flew overhead, utterly delighting me. The Belted
Kingfisher that haunts the stretch of water between the bridge (between the
Boat House and the Grand Basin) and the area near the cantilever bridge,
called and flew up and down...a true fly-past that had me regretting having
to go home.

Goldfinches (the males are still fairly bright yellow) flew in and out of
the bushes, and I'd like a confirmation of these photos:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/86494503 AT N00/sets/72157647143869911/

 that it is, indeed, a Song Sparrow (seems to be a juvenile).

The Mallards greeted me, and one male Wood Duck, looking quite colourful
still, glanced, bright-eyed, at me and swam off. Swifts and Swallows
swooped overhead; several warblers whisked themselves off before I could
get a good look at them.

 I saw a Red-headed Woodpecker on one occasion, and yesterday, got these
videos of a Downy Woodpecker  "engineering" the dead tree-trunk:

http://youtu.be/aVGdBMRyX-Q

and

http://youtu.be/xk230EXlSAc

(I've added music to this one, because a passerby asked me what I was
photographing, and I told her it was a woodpecker. She couldn't see it, but
she  was clearly audible on the video, saying, "You're cheating!"  She
apologized after I shut off the video and pointed out the bird to her.
People are really funny!)

Here's a learned explanation of how Woodpeckers manage their Head-Banging
Balls without brain damage. Many of you may have seen this earlier, but I
thought it goes with the videos:


http://www.audubonmagazine.org/articles/birds/how-woodpecker-bangs-without-brain-damage 


I also managed a trip to Pickle Creek trail in Hawn State Park, but since
this was a family outing, with young children, apart from a Red-tailed
Hawk, two Flickers, and some warblers in the foliage, I couldn't really do
too much birding. I did have fun showing the children various other
creatures such as Crawdads, water snakes, damselflies, box turtles, and
lizards...and thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful wildflowers.

I'm hoping to join the Beginners' Bird Walk next Saturday, and hope to meet
fellow-birders there. And I've also volunteered for the birding at  the Bio
Blitz in Forest Park, on the 27th and the 28th September.... and hope I am
selected!

Looking forward to fall in St.Louis,

Deepa.

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Subject: Interesting Swift, Carlyle Lake, ILLINOIS
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:11:44 -0500
Dan Kassebaum's update of his website

http://www.htc.net/~kdan/report.htm

Those experienced with SWIFT ID please see his photos of
an interesting Swift seen this weekend. Address any comments
to Dan Kassebaum directly.
His e-mail address is at end of his website page.

He also had the beginnings of fall migration.

Have a good fall.
Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.



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Subject: Emerald View Sod Farm Hwy &9
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:56:25 -0700
tried to get to Dalbow road via Firma off of Hwy 79 but a high creek 2 miles in 
stopped me. I went back to Emerald view sod farm and turned down Peroque Creek 
rd off of 79 just to the south of the farm. The farm is pretty much underwater 
due to the heavy rain, lots of habitat right now although it is draining fast. 



7 Caspian terns, 24 black terns, 15 black bellied or ameican golden plovers, 2 
Phalaropes (I believe Wilsons) and lots of the usual shorebirds. Sorry 
Charlene, no Buffies although the habitat looks good for them. 



There is one gravel pull off on Peroque creek road otherwise no place to park 
although not much traffic. 


All the creeks are flooded from last nights heavy rains.As they go back into 
their banks there should be alot of standing water left in low areas, lots of 
new shorebird habitat! 


Dave Haenni
Des Peres, MO

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Subject: Illinois birds
From: davidbecher <davidbecher AT MSN.COM>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:13:35 -0500

I went back to Canteen Lake, but the water is up from the rain and there was no 
sign of any shorebirds. The Black Terns were still present.  There are still 
Buff - breasted Sandpiper at the sod farms at Steppig road in Monroe County and 
a few other shorebirds as there is standing water from the rain.  


David Becher
St.  Louis
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Subject: Re: Robins?
From: Terry <terrymcneely AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:26:15 -0500
Have had a large flock of robins 200+ in my yard for the last few days.
Not sure what they ate feeding on, I only see them in the grass and in a few 
trees, non fruit bearing. 


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Terry McNeely
Jameson,Mo

-----Original Message-----

From: Bailey, Tom
Sent: 2 Sep 2014 13:04:57 GMT
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: Robins?

I have a roughleaf dogwood that this time of year is usually being mobbed by 
robins. It is laden with fruit now, but nary a robin, and I haven't noticed any 
around the neighborhood either. I know they are Turdus migratorius (and I'm not 
missing their homophonous gifts on the patio) but we normally have robins year 
round. Anyone else noticed a change? 


Tom Bailey
Kirkwood, MO

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Subject: Re: Robins?
From: Brad Jacobs <Brad.Jacobs AT MDC.MO.GOV>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:43:41 +0000
Tom,
Robins have been gathering in large numbers, 100s if not 1000s on the west side 
of Bradford Farm, Boone Co. for a month now, working the honeysuckles and 
autumn olives which have been local landowner presents for the birds on their 
annual arrivals. Although I don't have prescience of robin fruit-selection 
habits spatially, their migratory presence seem to be in late summer and fall 
and to be punctuated by several southward pulses in late September and October 
when the poison ivy fruits are most attractive. Perhaps it is a matter of where 
most of the soft mast is present and if there is a secure roosting spot nearby 
within 20 miles, such as cedar groves. I am sure something will eat your tasty 
presents the dogwood fruits before next spring. 


Brad



From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU] On Behalf Of 
Bailey, Tom 

Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 8:05 AM
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: Robins?

I have a roughleaf dogwood that this time of year is usually being mobbed by 
robins. It is laden with fruit now, but nary a robin, and I haven't noticed any 
around the neighborhood either. I know they are Turdus migratorius (and I'm not 
missing their homophonous gifts on the patio) but we normally have robins year 
round. Anyone else noticed a change? 


Tom Bailey
Kirkwood, MO
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Subject: Descriptions
From: "Ian N. Cost" <incqm2 AT MAIL.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 08:32:19 -0500
Hello all,

Yesterday the Peregrine Falcon sighting reported was great. With most of the 
birds people put up we know exactly what we're looking for; someone says 
American Robin we know what that is. I think with some of these birds, the 
Black Terns, the Peregrine Falcon, and any others that have variable plumage, 
it might be helpful if people put up some additional description. When I got 
out there yesterday I didn't know if I was looking for an adult, a juvenile, or 
something in between. The same with the Black Terns I saw yesterday. The pair I 
saw were definitely young, non-breeding terns and anyone here that does not 
have experience with gulls and terns would not automatically think of Year 1 vs 
Year 4 plumage. I also saw an immature Red-headed Woodpecker. Anyone that 
hasn't seen one before would be very confused if I said there was a Red-headed 
Woodpecker and then pointed them at a bird with a greyish head. That said, I 
know the express purpose of this list isn't detailed description, but it could 
help people looking to go out and find birds as well as the inexperienced. The 
human factor has been quite a shift from Kansas where photos and descriptions 
accompanied pretty much every report, but it's a positive change to consider in 
our reports I think. 


Ian Cost
Columbia

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Subject: Robins
From: Al Schirmacher <alschirmacher AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 08:35:10 -0500
We're a little west of the discussion area, but buried in robins here.

46 in front yard last night.

Al Schirmacher
Muscotah, KS
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Re: Robins?
From: Connie Thompson <gmt AT PONYEXPRESS.NET>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 08:30:23 -0500
Our roughleaf dogwood has been covered with a variety of birds but not so many 
robins. We have seen more in our lower mowed pasture/lawn setting lately. The 
number of robins however seems about normal for this period. 


Connie Thompson
Saint Joseph, MO   NW MO
Buchanan County

---- Daniel Getman  wrote: 
> Tom - I've been noting the same thing for the last month - very few robins - 
here in NE Missouri. Usually we have lots around. However, something just 
cleaned off our black chokeberry bushes last week. Didn't see what are them. 

> 
> Dan Getman, Kirksville, MO
> 
> > On Sep 2, 2014, at 8:04 AM, "Bailey, Tom"  wrote:
> > 
> > I have a roughleaf dogwood that this time of year is usually being mobbed 
by robins. It is laden with fruit now, but nary a robin, and I haven't noticed 
any around the neighborhood either. I know they are Turdus migratorius (and I'm 
not missing their homophonous gifts on the patio) but we normally have robins 
year round. Anyone else noticed a change? 

> > 
> > Tom Bailey
> > Kirkwood, MO 
> > The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
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Subject: Re: Robins?
From: Daniel Getman <daniel.p.getman AT ME.COM>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 08:09:04 -0500
Tom - I've been noting the same thing for the last month - very few robins - 
here in NE Missouri. Usually we have lots around. However, something just 
cleaned off our black chokeberry bushes last week. Didn't see what are them. 


Dan Getman, Kirksville, MO

> On Sep 2, 2014, at 8:04 AM, "Bailey, Tom"  wrote:
> 
> I have a roughleaf dogwood that this time of year is usually being mobbed by 
robins. It is laden with fruit now, but nary a robin, and I haven't noticed any 
around the neighborhood either. I know they are Turdus migratorius (and I'm not 
missing their homophonous gifts on the patio) but we normally have robins year 
round. Anyone else noticed a change? 

> 
> Tom Bailey
> Kirkwood, MO 
> The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
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Subject: Robins?
From: "Bailey, Tom" <TBAILEY AT DOM.WUSTL.EDU>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:04:49 +0000
I have a roughleaf dogwood that this time of year is usually being mobbed by 
robins. It is laden with fruit now, but nary a robin, and I haven't noticed any 
around the neighborhood either. I know they are Turdus migratorius (and I'm not 
missing their homophonous gifts on the patio) but we normally have robins year 
round. Anyone else noticed a change? 


Tom Bailey
Kirkwood, MO

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Subject: Tern,Tern,Tern, and some shorebirds..
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:35:52 -0700
Larry Lade and I did some birding today in Linn & Chariton Co. Not much out of 
the ordinary at Pershing SP. plenty of Red-headed Woodpeckers as usual, several 
Flickers and a Pileated. On down to Swan Lake NWR, with a Loggerhead Shrike on 
the way. Checked out the moist soil units on the refuge west of Silver Lake for 
shorebirds and stuff. No shorebirds smaller that Killdeer today, but had one 
Am. Avocet, one Willet, one Greater Yellowlegs, and one Upland Sandpiper. Bunch 
of Ducks that included Teal, Shovelers, Pintail, and Mallards. Flock of 
Pelicans soaring around overhead. On the ground were Ring-billed Gull, couple 
Immature Franklin's Gulls, a few Forester'sTerns, and 20 Caspian Terns. Saw a 
Coopers Hawk go by. LOTS of Soras calling from a unit with more water and 
vegetation on the south end of that area. There were about a dozen Cormorants 
on one of the mounds in Swan Lake, otherwise it was still almost all covered 
with Lotus. Great Egrets scattered 

 around the refuge. 

 We drove through Fountain Grove CA on the way back where we had 8-10 more 
Caspian Terns, a few Forester's terns, and about 30 Black Terns on Che-Ru Lake. 
Saw many Eastern Kingbirds along the way today. Lots of Swallows lining the 
wires too, building up for the Big Show! in a few weeks. 



Well, not all the Nighthawks have migrated yet. Dianne and I heard many over 
downtown Chilliicothe tonight when we walked the dog about 8:30. Most I have 
heard up there all summer. 


Later, 

Steve Kinder
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Subject: Confluence Rd. R-N Phal. continue
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:55:46 -0500
We bopped over to Confluence SP road, St. Charles co. after
HSL, Madison co, IL and Jim re-found the RED-NECKED
PHALAROPES. They were in the middle of the large pool.
Rather difficult to see with the heat and distance.

THANKS Dave H. for the Buffie directions.
Greatly appreciate it.

BTW, looks like Carondelet Park is getting a few nice migrants.
http://mobirds.org/CACHE/Reports/AllTrips.aspx

Outta' here for a while so folks PLEASE report your sightings and
don't forget to let others know where they are. :-)

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

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Subject: Buff-breasted SP at CCNWR
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:01:59 -0700
I saw one last Thursday. I had driven to the end of the road to the big pond 
(which is all but evaporated now) I parked, went up the levy and walked to the 
right checking out the wet spots. The only Buffy I saw put in a brief 
appearance out in the open on a mudflat before it ducked back into the grass. 


Dave Haenni

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Subject: Re: 2nd request RFI: Buffies at Clarence Cannon NWR
From: Catherine Davis <catherineann AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:37:05 -0500
I concur!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 1, 2014, at 5:12 PM, Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET> wrote:
> 
>> On 9/1/2014 2:15 AM, Charlene Malone wrote:
>> Where are people finding the Buff-breasted Sandpipers
>> at Clarence Cannon NWR please?
>> The grassy field on the last leg of the gravel road to the Big Pond?
>> 
>> Many thanks.
>> 
>> Charlene
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Subject: 2nd request RFI: Buffies at Clarence Cannon NWR
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:12:21 -0500
On 9/1/2014 2:15 AM, Charlene Malone wrote:
> Where are people finding the Buff-breasted Sandpipers
> at Clarence Cannon NWR please?
> The grassy field on the last leg of the gravel road to the Big Pond?
>
> Many thanks.
>
> Charlene


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Subject: HSL PLover - IL bird
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:07:57 -0500
Keith McM got closer views
full post of Keith's
http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topic=55287.msg96466;topicseen#msg96466

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

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Subject: Falcon at EBCA
From: Jean Leonatti <jleonatti AT CMAAA.NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:57:33 -0500
A peregrine Falcon is now working the shorebirds in the pump house section of 
the distribution channel at Eagle Bluffs.   Shorebirds best seen by walking 
the 2 track toward the disabled hunting blind.  Same birds as Chris reported 
yesterday minus large numbers of kingbirds. 



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Subject: Re: SNOWY PLOVER Canteen Lake/HSL - ILLINOIS -
From: davidbecher <davidbecher AT MSN.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:27:58 -0500
Refund. Black legs makes it Snowy Plover.

David Becher
St Louis


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Subject: Re: SNOWY PLOVER Canteen Lake/HSL - ILLINOIS - no

Could not refined. Lots of Black Terns.

David Becher
St.  Louis


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Date:09/01/2014  10:55 AM  (GMT-06:00)
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Subject: SNOWY PLOVER Canteen Lake/HSL - ILLINOIS

ILLINOIS bird

St. L,

Frank Holmes has a SNOWY PLOVER at Canteen Lake, Hwy 111
Madison co. Keith McMullen confirms.
As one is traveling on Hwy 111 from I-55 toward Horseshoe Lake,
this is the large lake one sees BEFORE the RR Tracks.
There is a strip of mudflat on the back side of the lake.
Bird was seen between the large blind and the RR train trestle
section of this mudflat.
One can pull off here on Hwy 111 but one needs to be careful.

Good birding,
Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.





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Subject: Re: SNOWY PLOVER Canteen Lake/HSL - ILLINOIS - no
From: davidbecher <davidbecher AT MSN.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:51:52 -0500
Could not refined. Lots of Black Terns.

David Becher
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Date:09/01/2014  10:55 AM  (GMT-06:00)
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Subject: SNOWY PLOVER Canteen Lake/HSL - ILLINOIS

ILLINOIS bird

St. L,

Frank Holmes has a SNOWY PLOVER at Canteen Lake, Hwy 111
Madison co. Keith McMullen confirms.
As one is traveling on Hwy 111 from I-55 toward Horseshoe Lake,
this is the large lake one sees BEFORE the RR Tracks.
There is a strip of mudflat on the back side of the lake.
Bird was seen between the large blind and the RR train trestle
section of this mudflat.
One can pull off here on Hwy 111 but one needs to be careful.

Good birding,
Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.





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Subject: Horseshoe Lake plover
From: STL Birder <stlbirderjm AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:26:53 -0500
Just a quick update about the plover reported at Horseshoe Lake. Upon
extended viewing, it has now been determined to be a PIPING PLOVER.

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Subject: SNOWY PLOVER Canteen Lake/HSL - ILLINOIS
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:55:17 -0500
ILLINOIS bird

St. L,

Frank Holmes has a SNOWY PLOVER at Canteen Lake, Hwy 111
Madison co. Keith McMullen confirms.
As one is traveling on Hwy 111 from I-55 toward Horseshoe Lake,
this is the large lake one sees BEFORE the RR Tracks.
There is a strip of mudflat on the back side of the lake.
Bird was seen between the large blind and the RR train trestle
section of this mudflat.
One can pull off here on Hwy 111 but one needs to be careful.

Good birding,
Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.





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Subject: BB Sandpiper
From: Jean Leonatti <jleonatti AT CMAAA.NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:33:03 -0500
Flock of 13 Buff breasted Sandpiper s at Select Turf sod farm north of 
Jefferson City. 



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Subject: Re: Caspian Tern at Eagle Bluffs
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 08:27:34 -0600
The Caspian Tern and two Black Terns were present near the pumphouse when I 
swung through Sunday evening after attending to some business in Columbia. 


 

Also present were 8 (minimum) Semi-palmated Plovers near the southern end of 
the main distribution channel - always dwarfed by the nearby Killdeer and 
Pectoral Sandpiper. 


 

There were 77+ Blue-winged Teal in the same area as the Terns as well as nearly 
250 shorebirds, mostly Least Sandpipers. There were two Short-billed 
Dowitchers, a handfull of Lesser Yellowlegs, two Greater Yellowlegs, quite a 
few first year Spotted Sandpipers and Solitary Sandpipers. There was one peep 
that I thought may be a Semi-palmated Sandpiper but distance and lighting made 
me question this ID. 


 

On my way back through to leave, I stopped again at the pumphouse of the main 
distribution channel to look through the shorbirds again and was surprised to 
see a number of Eastern Kingbirds in excess of 120. I'll need to tally my 
numbers for an exact account, but they lined the utility wires that extend over 
the field across from the pumphouse as well as 3-5 in the tops of the trees 
surrounding the pools. I'm low-balling with the 120 figure. they were 
everywhere!! 


 

Bird on!

Chris Barrigar
 
Cole Co.
Russellville, MO
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chrisbarrigar AT hotmail.com
 



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for going out, I found, was really going in." JOHN MUIR 


 



Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:48:55 -0500
From: mgutchen AT SOCKET.NET
Subject: Caspian Tern at Eagle Bluffs
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU





There was a single Caspian Tern at EBCA this afternoon. It was resting on the 
mud flats near the pump house. 

 
Mark Gutchen
Columbia, MO 65203
 



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Subject: RFI: Buffies at Clarence Cannon NWR
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 02:15:41 -0500
Where are people finding the Buff-breasted Sandpipers
at Clarence Cannon NWR please?
The grassy field on the last leg of the gravel road to the Big Pond?

Many thanks.

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Subject: Livingston Co. Warblers & more
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:06:22 -0700
Myrna Carlton, Doris Fitchett, and I did some birding this wknd on private 
property next to Poosey CA, NW part of the County. The Ladies had seen a nice 
variety of birds Sat. morning before I got there including Scarlet Tanager, 
Blue Grosbeak, Belted Kingfisher, Cedar Waxwings, Indigo Buntings, a flyover 
Great Egret, and a bunch of Blue-gray Knatcatchers in a large Walnut tree. 
Saturday afternoon I added Red-eyed and Yellow-throated Vireo, and an immature 
Bay-breasted Warbler that were nearby. This morning I noticed activity in the 
Walnut tree again so started looking and finding Warblers. Doris soon joined me 
and we ended up with 9 species in that tree. They were mostly immature and 
females, but included; 


Tennessee
Nashville
Chestnut-sided
Blackburnian
Bay-breasted
Black-and-white
American Redstart
Wilson's
Canada

We only saw one BG Knatcatcher today though. Some of the other birds observed 
in or near same tree - 


YB Cuckoo, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Wood Pewee, Great-creasted Flycatcher, WB 
Nuthatch, BC Chickadee, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downey Woodpecker, N. Flicker, 
Summer Tanager, Eastern Bluebird, AM. Goldfinch, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Carolina Wren, and Gray Catbird. Heard only birds a 
little farther away included Kentucky Warbler, Field Sparrow, and Pileated 
Woodpecker. Fun Time! 


on the way home I saw many Eastern Kingbirds, an Olive-sided Flycatcher, and a 
Loggerhead Shrike. 


Later,
Steve Kinder
Chillicothe
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Subject: common gallinules still at squaw creek nwr
From: Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:21:46 -0400
karen stair and i made a run up to squaw creek this morning to look for the 
common gallinules previously reported. we had 

really nice looks at 1 adult and 5 immatures in shallow water off from the 
second orange flag on the west side of pelican 

pool. they were in with a few coots and pied-billed grebes.
also seen were large numbers of great egrets, great blue herons and red-winged 
blackbirds as well as cooper's hawk, northern harrier, franklin's gull, 
american white pelicans, eastern kingbirds, warbling vireos and cedar waxwings. 



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Subject: Buff-breasted Sandpipers - sod farm by MO River bridge
From: Kathleen Anderson <andersonka AT CENTURYTEL.NET>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:19:27 -0400
This morning I saw 6 Buff-Breasted Sandpipers at the sod farm on Hwy 63 going 
South just before the MO River Bridge. I think the sod farm is called Select 
Sod, but don't remember for sure. 

 Part of the BBSA were clear in the back near the irrigation rig. The others 
were closer just past the newly prepared soil where there was a little water. 
You need a scope for either location! 

 I also had 1 plover, either Black-bellied or American Golden. It was molting, 
so not much black left underneath, I thought the under tail area looked whiter, 
but it had a pretty distinct eye stripe. Maybe someone will get out there and 
give a 2nd opinion. Again, you need a scope! 

   Also, 1 ST Flycatcher on Mokane Road near the water treatment plant. 
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Subject: Late post: Greater White-fronted Goose at Clarence Cannon NWR
From: bryan prather <0000000aaa207e24-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:09:27 -0700
Friday 8-29-14
We had a lone Greater White-fronted Goose foraging with a small flock of Canada 
Geese this past Friday at Clarence Cannon NWR (Annada, MO .) The bird flew with 
them (which negated a crippled, bird at least at this point.) Why it was there 
at this time is an unknown. Photos at link: 


https://flic.kr/s/aHsk2a3iCk

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Subject: NYT saving our birds piece (no sighting)
From: Ev Luecke <evluecke AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:52:51 -0500
An opinion piece from the NYT - "Has the passenger pigeon's passing taught up 
anything?" Very well written piece. 


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/opinion/sunday/saving-our-birds.html?_r=0

Includes a link to the 2014 State of The Birds Report for 2014 to be released 
9/9. 


The piece also reminds me to give a hat tip to Mike Grant for his recent notice 
of the St.L. Zoo lecture by Joel Greenberg on the different outcomes of the 
passenger pigeon, kirtlands warbler, and whooping crane. It was very good 
lecture. 


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Subject: Earthquake error
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:43:55 -0700
Sorry I meant to send the previous message to my friend in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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Subject: Earthquake?
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:16:50 -0700
A little shaky up there today?

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Subject: night hawks
From: Lester Pannell <pannell2 AT FIDNET.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:23:58 -0500
               Today I saw at least 500 Common Nighthawks near Lebanon.
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Subject: Re: Interspecific-feeding of bird nestlings
From: Frances Cramer <0000003e4c9c00f9-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:09:38 -0700
Thanks Larry...that was a good one.
 
We miss our Eastern Bluebirds we had at the BL cabin...It was very hard to 
leave this one nestling in the bluebird box the day the river water came across 
our road and we HAD TO GET OUT PRONTO...Drove through some water on the way to 
the highway. 


I wish and hope it was able to get out before the water reached the box...not 
sure it could even fly., but I've kept telling myself it made it ok. 

Picture taken the day we left 6/28/2011.

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I thought this might be of interest to most of you.


http://www.featherlightphoto.com/blog/2014/6/interspecific-feeding

Larry Lade
Saint Joseph, Missouri

 

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Subject: Caspian Tern at Eagle Bluffs
From: Mark Gutchen <mgutchen AT SOCKET.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:48:55 -0500
There was a single Caspian Tern at EBCA this afternoon. It was resting on
the mud flats near the pump house.

 

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Columbia, MO 65203

 


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Subject: Re: New Feeder Finally Being Used
From: Mark Gutchen <mgutchen AT SOCKET.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:38:06 -0500
Is it an immature Rufus?

Mark Gutchen
Columbia, MO 65203
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Subject: New Feeder Finally Being Used

I know it can take weeks for a bird or flock to get used to new feeders, the 
House Sparrows and Cardinals around me are a prime example, so I have been 
patiently waiting for our newest feeder to get noticed and to start being used. 
Today it became a regular feeding spot. This could have happened earlier of 
course, but my wife and I don't always notice our bird visitors. Anyway, this 
little lady has been visiting my window all day today (see attached or links 
provided): http://blastftpast.blogspot.com/ 


https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.861317173879999.1073741957.134805776531146&type=3&uploaded=7 


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Subject: New Feeder Finally Being Used
From: "Ian N. Cost" <incqm2 AT MAIL.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:29:52 -0500
I know it can take weeks for a bird or flock to get used to new feeders, the 
House Sparrows and Cardinals around me are a prime example, so I have been 
patiently waiting for our newest feeder to get noticed and to start being used. 
Today it became a regular feeding spot. This could have happened earlier of 
course, but my wife and I don't always notice our bird visitors. Anyway, this 
little lady has been visiting my window all day today (see attached or links 
provided): http://blastftpast.blogspot.com/ 


https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.861317173879999.1073741957.134805776531146&type=3&uploaded=7 


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Subject: Private land along Confluence Road
From: Jack Cowan <cowan4666 AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:22:15 -0700
I'd like to warn my fellow birders about trespassing along the road that runs 
to Confluence Park. 


Specifically, there is a levee the Confluence Road runs along the top of for a 
short distance. This is the part of the road that runs by a large metal 
equipment shed. The road is public, but the levee that runs north from the road 
is private property. 



I was on that levee this morning looking at shorebirds when a man came along in 
a four-wheeler, stopped and very politely told me I was trespassing and I 
should leave. 


Jack Cowan
South St. Louis

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Subject: Migrant flocks are apprearing
From: Brad Jacobs <Brad.Jacobs AT MDC.MO.GOV>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:52:38 +0000
This morning there was a Wilson's warbler and chestnut-sided warblers in the 
brushy edge to the bottom woods. Also, in attendance were four blue-gray 
gnatcatchers, a house wren, black-capped chickadees, eight field sparrows, and 
a few other foraging flock species. A lone tree swallows flew south about 200 
feet up. This is the time of year when it is exciting to follow trails until 
you come upon a small flock of migrants. When the postage stamp stopover sites 
in urban areas begin to have migrants reported it's time to start looking just 
about anywhere for a migrant flock. Backyard trees are often productive, parks, 
gravel roads, willows in wetland areas (wear your orange vests), and open lands 
too, bobolinks are all over the fields now. Lakes and big rivers might have 
some unusual herons, long-tailed jaegers, etc. The next two to three weeks hold 
lots of possibilities for summer birds migrating south. 


Don't forget to report what you find on MOBIRDS-L and elsewhere so we all can 
try to see what you see. 


Earlier this week I went to Northern St. Charles county to check out some 
shorebird reports, Dalbow road in several places north and south of the 
railroad at the Firma Crossing, and near the T with Dalbow and Firma. About 
2000 great egrets and a few snowy immatures covered the field just north of the 
railroad. Eur. Tree Sparrows were in the dead snags near the shorebirds. Many 
hundreds of shorebirds were present also. The flooded field north also had 
pelicans, RB gulls, and shorebirds including BB Plover, AG Plover, Upland 
Sandpiper, and most of the peeps. Also about three miles east of the 
intersection of C highway/B highway on the south side of B highway there were 
lots of birds south of the road in a flooded field. BB Plover, Stilt S. SB 
dowitchers, etc. peeps. 


Also there were lots of herons and shorebirds on the Confluence SP road. 
Definitely worth a day of birding. 


It should be getting better now and for a week more. Charlene and others might 
be keeping MOBIRDers updated. 


Brad Jacobs
Missouri Department of Conservation
P.O. Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102
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Subject: Interspecific-feeding of bird nestlings
From: Larry Lade <llade AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:07:36 -0700
I thought this might be of interest to most of you.


http://www.featherlightphoto.com/blog/2014/6/interspecific-feeding

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Subject: Carondelet Park and TGP in sync: Also a Mourning Warbler, B&W, Canada, and Flycatchers
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:08:07 -0400
Checked Carondelet Park today for a short bit and there was a Mourning 
Warbler, Canada Warbler, 4 Black & White Warblers as well as a Least 
Flycatcher and two Yellow-bellied Flycatchers. I wasn't there long, so I 
am sure there were more migrants.  Seems Carondelet Park and Tower Grove 
are in sync! Fun!

Andy Reago
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St. Louis MO

  

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Subject: Scott County Warblers
From: Mark Haas <kathyhaas AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:08:17 -0500
Today at General Watkins CA, I came upon a mixed flock of migrant warblers
foraging in one tree and adjacent bushes. Without moving, I saw Northern
Parula and Tennessee, Canada, Blue-winged, and Golden-winged Warblers. A
little farther down the same trail, several Kentucky Warblers were calling
and quite visible. Fall migration? Game on!

 

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Subject: Hunting seasons start Sept. 1
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:55:37 -0500
Yearly reminder:
Dove season starts Sept 1.
Teal season Sept. 6.
Dress and plan areas to bird accordingly.

MDC hunting seasons
http://mdc.mo.gov/seasons/hunting

Safe birding,
Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.




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Subject: R-N Phalaropes still there 8/29
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:17:50 -0500
RED-NECKED PHALAROPES (all 3) are back at the Confluence
State Park road pools.
Big pool seen from the road across from the end of the duck
club's corn fields.
Other smaller pool same side as the white farm building.

Birds were in both pools and maybe going back and forth
if spooked.

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Subject: Morning Warbler: Tower Grove Park
From: Garrett Sheets <Garrett.Sheets AT PRINCIPIA.EDU>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:58:57 +0000
This morning my brother (Dylan) and I (Garret) went birding at Tower Grove 
Park. We saw a few other species that hadn't been reported yet and got great 
looks at a male Morning Warbler! Here's our list... 


1. x Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
2. 2 Mourning Dove
3. x Chimney Swift
4. 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
5. 3 Eastern Wood-Pewee
6. 1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
7. 1 Great Crested Flycatcher
8. 5 Warbling Vireo
9. 1 Red-eyed Vireo
10. 1 Blue Jay
11. 1 House Wren
12. 2 Carolina Wren
13. 3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
14. 2 American Robin
15. 1 Gray Catbird
16. x European Starling
17. 3 Black-and-White Warbler
18. 1 Prothonotary Warbler
19. 1 Mourning Warbler (Male)
20. 2 American Redstart
21. 1 Canada Warbler
22. 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
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Subject: other St. Louis birds 8/28
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:40:07 -0500
St. Louis birders:

ILLINOIS bird
Heard through the grapevine that 3 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS
were seen at the sod farm on Steppig road. (there use to be more sod
fields on "B" road). Brain misfiring and not remembering who saw them.

Maybe the sod fields up Hwy 79 might be productive?

MO birds:
Tower Grove Park had the beginnings of the passerine fall migration
as reported on Garrett Sheets eBird list:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19600618

Good finds guys.

Thursday WGNSS group had good birds at TGP as well.
Remember Chestnut-sided, Proth, Black and white, Redstart,
Canada being mentioned.

Good birding,
Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

P.S. Tons o' dragonflies migrating and at the Pipeline pool area of
Confluence State Park had 8 MISSISSIPPI KITES.




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Subject: Long range fall weather forecast
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:24:10 -0500
Quick post.......

Dave Murray's long range Fall Weather Forecast for St. Louis at KTVI below.
http://fox2now.com/2014/08/21/dave-murrays-2014-long-range-fall-forecast/

Note Sept. may have record lows for the end of the month.
Bye-bye to the blooming plants and h'birds.
Oct. may be rainy like 2009.
Maybe some early waterfowl...?
Rollercoaster temps for Nov.

Charlene Malone
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Subject: Re: RN Phalaropes, etc. Confluence SP road.
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:22:15 -0500
On 8/28/2014 6:54 PM, Charlene Malone wrote:
> There was/were RED-NECKED PHALAROPE(s) at the Confluence SP road
> pool across from the end of the duck club corn fields.
> I saw 3 birds intially and then Jim and I saw one on the drive back.
> Also there 6-7 B-N Stilts, Avocet, Semi-plovers, the usual shorebird
> suspects, mallards, BW Teal, Pintail
>
> Willet at the pool by the white farm building.
>
> Charlene Malone
> St. Louis co.
Why we are calling the phalaropes Red-necked:
- 3 birds out in the middle at the deepest part of the pool swimming and 
picking bugs randomly off surface of water. Not spinning.
- dark back
-dark stripe up nape of neck to dark crown
-small thin bills


After Jim saw the one bird, it disappeared shortly afterward.
It/they could have just tucked into the grasses to stay cool.
Also birds seemed to be coming and going a lot.

Hope they stick around.

Nitie-nite........zzzzzz
Charlene Malone
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Subject: Cannon NWR, Dalbow Road
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:50:44 -0700
Found a few shorebirds at Cannon NWR this morning. Not alot of water.Follow the 
road through refuge and take the first road that is open to the right all the 
way to the Levy. Walk the levy to the right and there will be water on the 
right best bird was a Buffy sandpiper that putin a brief appearance before 
disappearing into the grass. Also a Black necked stilt, some dowitchers and 
other common shorebirds. 


Made 2 passes by Dalbow, same common shorebirds plus 9 Black-bellied plovers on 
the second pass.Still afew hundred egrets across RR tracks but water is 
disappearing fast. 


Sounds like some nice birds at Confluence SP road today.

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Subject: RN Phalaropes, etc. Confluence SP road.
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:54:04 -0500
There was/were RED-NECKED PHALAROPE(s) at the Confluence SP road
pool across from the end of the duck club corn fields.
I saw 3 birds intially and then Jim and I saw one on the drive back.
Also there 6-7 B-N Stilts, Avocet, Semi-plovers, the usual shorebird
suspects, mallards, BW Teal, Pintail

Willet at the pool by the white farm building.

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

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Subject: Re: Free birding books for whoever wants them - some taken, some additions
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:38:31 -0400
All the books for TX, AZ, OR, Mexico, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have 
been taken.  I was not expecting the response.

If anyone wants general bird books, let me know. You'll need to come 
pick those up.  There are  too heavy to mail and too many to list. 
Again, communicate by phone or by using my wife's email address below.

Andy Reago
St. Louis MO
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>
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> Mexico, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick for anyone interested.  Please 
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Subject: Krider's Red Tailled Hawk
From: Joel Gold <jegold AT SWBELL.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:41:16 -0500
Large pale hawk in back yard on top of plant stand. Only there for a few 
minutes, just long enough to get a low quality picture through screened window. 
Chesterfield near 141 and Olive. 


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Subject: Nexrad radar active 8/27 PM
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:16:10 -0500


Rather birdy out there this evening, Wednesday 8/27.
capture of Nexrad radar image
http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topic=55274.msg96408;topicseen#msg96408

 
Local (St. L) Nexrad is active as well if viewing this evening, 8/27 PM 
- 8/28 AM http://www.intellicast.com/National/Nexrad/BaseReflectivity.aspx

Charlene Malone
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Subject: Swan Lake NWR yesterday, Chariton Co, Mo,
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:50:04 -0700
I took my boat back down to the refuge to paddle around the east side of Silver 
Lake. Before I did that I went back to check out the moist soil units where all 
the shorebirds and stuff were the day before. I saw most of the same species of 
shorebirds as before, but did not see the Sandhill Cranes or any Gulls or 
Terns. I did add 1 Avocet, 2 Black-bellied Plovers, a Willet, and a few Baird's 
and Stilt Sandpipers.to the mix. There may have been others, but right after I 
arrived a large tractor pulling a disc was going up one side, and an adult Bald 
Eagle flew over the middle stirring things up and scattering the birds. I'm not 
sure they all came back. There were about 500 Ducks, mostly Blue-winged Teal, 
and also some Northern Shovelers. There was an Immature Eagle sitting on the 
ground, a Murder of Crows harrasing something in the trees, and a very vocal 
Red-shouldered Hawk flying around. Pretty dynamic place! Bunch of Swallows 
feeding over the water, and 

 couple Bobolinks going over. several Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, and a 
Green Heron too. Big flock of Red-winged Blackbirds, and some Starling in the 
drier parts. A few Mourning Doves also. Definitely need to keep an eye on this 
place, as only one around with good shorebird habitat I know of in this area.. 
Other places, including the Zell Tract, that was good earlier, are grown up in 
vegetation. 


Silver Lake was high and even muddier than usual, so not much there when I was 
paddling about.. No Terns there either where I had seen them flying around 
Monday. Heard a few Soras, and a VERY agitated House Wren in the Button bush. 
Interesting seeing couple of Spotted Sandpipers walking on the Lotus pads. Saw 
a few Canada Geese and Wood Ducks, and had separate flocks of 6 Pintail, 40 
Shovelers, and 100 Blue-winged Teal flyover. I didn't have any fish jump up and 
hit me this time, but did have a big one splash close enough to soak the front 
of me! Always something Fun! 


Later,
Steve Kinder
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Subject: Free birding books for whoever wants them
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:50:51 -0400
Dear all,

We have free bird guides and birding books for Texas, Arizona, Oregon, 
Mexico, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick for anyone interested.  Please 
contact by phone (314-352-8168) or email my wife at 
wildreturn AT yahoo.com.

Andy Reago
St. Louis MO
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Subject: Common Nighthawk migration over Kirkwood, St. Louis County
From: Peter Richardson <pmickr AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:49:07 -0700
Dozens of common nighthawks were streaming south over downtown Kirkwood at 5:20 
p.m. I saw only the tail end of the stream, so I am unable to give more exact 
numbers. The heavy rain had stopped at that time but it was still raining. 


Mick Richardson
Kirkwood, St Louis Co.

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Subject: Rufous Hummingbird in Iron County
From: Brad Jacobs <Brad.Jacobs AT MDC.MO.GOV>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:17:35 +0000
A Rufous Hummingbird (bright rufous-colored individual, no green seen on back) 
at a nectar feeder about 5 miles west of Ironton, Iron Co. It was seen by Frank 
Cofer on 21 August 2014 just once. He emailed me on 26 August about it. He said 
it didn't stay around. This is the time to start looking at all our nectar 
feeders and checking at the Trumpet Creeper tangles along the highways and back 
roads around the state for this species, and other western hummers. 


I think Frank's Rufous Hummingbird sighting might be the first report for this 
fall in Missouri. I see there have been a couple of reports from Ohio and a few 
other east of MO. 



Brad

Brad Jacobs
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Subject: Dalbow road birds
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:40:12 -0700
Went by Dalbow road in St Charles county late this morning and found some 
birds. The wet spot at the corner of Dalbow and Firma had a few of the common 
shorebirds, The water before the RR tracks on Dalbow Had a few also. 


Once you cross the tracks, that's where the birds are. there are hundreds of 
Egrets (500?) and about 50 great blue herons in the water and on the mud. There 
are lots of shorebirds though difficult to see due to the dead vegetation. 
Shorebirding should be easier as the water evaporates and exposes more mud. I 
did not see anything unusual. 




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Des Peres , Mo

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Subject: Joplin MIKI
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia AT ATT.NET>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:13:45 -0500
Yesterday morning and this morning I counted six Mississippi Kite
here in the north part of Joplin.  Just one juvenile.  
I'm pretty sure that they just started showing up here less than 
20 years ago.  We have several nesting records now.
Jenn reported one over at Galena, KS.  Bob has one north side of
Pittsburg, and Ronda had one down at Neosho earlier.  
They are a common summer resident here now.  
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Subject: Common Nighthawks on the Move, Cole Co.
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:07:11 -0600
Greetings!

Tonight while running from the Russellville high school, I noticed at minimum 
32 Common Nighthawks flying in small and scattered flocks. 


Later while cooling down after our run, I took great delight in watching three 
wavering shadows circle in and out of the illuminated orbs surrounding the 
lights that dotted the darkening parking lot as they caught moths and insects 
that were suspended in the night air. 


Keep looking up fellow birders. Bird on!

Chris Barrigar
 
Cole Co.
Russellville, MO
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Subject: Swan Lake NWR, Chariton Co. Mo.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:53:58 -0700
I found a nice variety of birds today on a couple of adjacent, moist soil units 
on the refuge, that have been disced and had water put on them. These included 
a pair of Sandhill Cranes that have been seen off and on this Summer. More 
ducks are starting to arrive with the addition of Green-winged Teal, 
Blue-winged Teal, and Northern Pintail. An early Merlin made an appearance, 
stirring up some of the shorebirds, which included a Sanderling, not often seen 
in this part of the State. Some of the other shorebirds observed - 


Semi-palmated Plover
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs
Semi-palm Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
Wilson's Phalarope
also lots of Killdeer, and probably others I couldn't make out

Some of the other birds in those units, which are located across the road west 
of Silver Lake - 


Least Tern - 2
Forester's Tern - 4
Black Tern - 6
Caspian Tern - 1
Ring-billed Gull - 2
Great Egret - 35
American Crow - 37
and even 2 Wild Turkeys

Some birds elsewhere on the refuge -
Sora

Bald Eagle
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Red-headed Woodpecker -Many

Yellow Warbler
Am. Redstart
Bobolink
more Forester's Terns

Later, 

Steve Kinder
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Topics of the day:

  1. Next Columbia Audubon Society field trip
  2. K-12 educators
  3. Neosho Co Birdings 8-25-14 (2)

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Date:    Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:07:51 +0000
From:    "Turner, Lori" 
Subject: Next Columbia Audubon Society field trip

Saturday, September 6th

Destination: 3M Flat Branch-Hinkson Creek Wetlands

Departure Point: Songbird Station, 2010 Chapel Plaza Court #C, Columbia, MO

Leader: Lottie Bushmann and Lisa Schenker

Contact Info: Lottie (573) 808-0661 or Lori Turner loricastrips AT gmail.com
This trip is especially for children 7 years old and up (accompanied by an 
adult). We ask that you leave your stroller in the car and dogs at home. Meet 
at Songbird Station's parking lot at 8 a.m. We'll walk the 3M Wetlands and then 
return to the store at 10 a.m. for refreshments and cookies. 



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Date:    Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:44:09 -0500
From:    June Newman 
Subject: K-12 educators

Jerry Wade had a conviction that bird conservation efforts must include a
look to the future by encouraging young people to become conservationists
by profession or as citizen supporters.  He was instrumental in the
creation by the Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative, of a  Youth Habitat
and Education Program Grant.  At his death, memorial donations helped  (and
continue to help) fund the program.  K-12 educators in Missouri are
eligible to apply for the grant.  Find details on the MOBCI website under
"call for grant proposals."  http://mobci.org/wp/

Also, check out resources on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website:
http://tinyurl.com/mo8fhkw
Search especially for "Citizen Science Bird Quest."

Thank you to all of Missouri's teachers.  I'm one of many retired teachers
among us who experiences a tug at emotions each fall at starting of school,
who knows how hard your job is, and who wishes for you the best year you've
ever had.

June Newman
President, ASM

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Date:    Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:49:51 -0500
From:    June Newman 
Subject: Re: Neosho Co Birdings 8-25-14

Andrew kindly gave me permission to share his post to the Kansas list about
shorebirds and waders at Neosho Wildlife Area.  It is west of Pittsburg,
less than an hour from Prairie State Park.

Andrew suggests, " tell them shorebird viewing is best after noon due to
the sun angle and to e-mail if they have any questions."

Thank you, Andrew!

June Newman



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Date: Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 12:09 PM
Subject: Neosho Co Birdings 8-25-14
To: KSBIRD-L AT listserv.ksu.edu


Neosho Wildlife Area is currently prime shorebird/wader habitat.  Huge
areas of mudflats.  Acres of water 2" to 2' deep.  Outside of simply having
more overall area, I'm not sure what could make it any better when
considering location.  The main road around pool 3(aka refuge pool) will
close Sept 1 until April for duck season.  So if you want to cruise the
area it will be easiest prior to then.  20 species of shorebirds have been
seen so far this "fall" migration.

Recent birds:

                1 - Ruddy Turnstone 8-24-14  (new county record)
                2 - Buff-breasted Sandpipers  8-24-14  (new county bird for
me)
                1 - Willet  8-24-14
                2 - Red-necked Phalarope 8-14-14  (new county record)
                1 - Long-billed dowitcher 8-24-14
                3 - Sanderling 8-24-14
                Killdeer & Pectoral Sandpipers are present in large numbers
as well as moderate numbers of Least Sandpipers, Semipalmated Sandpipers,
Solitary Sandpipers,  Stilt Sandpipers, Wilson's Phalaropes, Lesser
Yellowlegs, Spotted Sandpipers, and Semipalmated Plovers.  Avocets, Western
Sandpipers, and Snipe are present from time to time.

Outside of the prime shorebirding at NWA.. things are slow with an immature
Little Blue Heron(8-7-14) at Lake Parsons being the only bird of note.

Andrew Burnett
rural Erie, KS

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Date:    Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:34:36 -0500
From:    "Ian N. Cost" 
Subject: Re: Neosho Co Birdings 8-25-14

Coming from Kansas I know Neosho is only going to get more inundated with 
shorebirds and is probably a good treat for aynone that hasn't seen it. Quivira 
and Cheyenne Bottoms should be getting just as many as he saw if not more in 
the coming days (if anyone wants a 3-4 hr trip west to go birding). I saw my 
first Whooping Cranes at Quivira this past spring including a youngin', so that 
trip is worth it if you have the ability and desire. 


Ian Cost
Columbia, MO

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Subject: Re: Neosho Co Birdings 8-25-14
From: "Ian N. Cost" <incqm2 AT MAIL.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:34:36 -0500
Coming from Kansas I know Neosho is only going to get more inundated with 
shorebirds and is probably a good treat for aynone that hasn't seen it. Quivira 
and Cheyenne Bottoms should be getting just as many as he saw if not more in 
the coming days (if anyone wants a 3-4 hr trip west to go birding). I saw my 
first Whooping Cranes at Quivira this past spring including a youngin', so that 
trip is worth it if you have the ability and desire. 


Ian Cost
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Subject: Re: Neosho Co Birdings 8-25-14
From: June Newman <june AT BINMAIL.NET>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:49:51 -0500
Andrew kindly gave me permission to share his post to the Kansas list about
shorebirds and waders at Neosho Wildlife Area.  It is west of Pittsburg,
less than an hour from Prairie State Park.

Andrew suggests, " tell them shorebird viewing is best after noon due to
the sun angle and to e-mail if they have any questions."

Thank you, Andrew!

June Newman



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Subject: Neosho Co Birdings 8-25-14
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Neosho Wildlife Area is currently prime shorebird/wader habitat.  Huge
areas of mudflats.  Acres of water 2" to 2' deep.  Outside of simply having
more overall area, I'm not sure what could make it any better when
considering location.  The main road around pool 3(aka refuge pool) will
close Sept 1 until April for duck season.  So if you want to cruise the
area it will be easiest prior to then.  20 species of shorebirds have been
seen so far this "fall" migration.

Recent birds:

                1 - Ruddy Turnstone 8-24-14  (new county record)
                2 - Buff-breasted Sandpipers  8-24-14  (new county bird for
me)
                1 - Willet  8-24-14
                2 - Red-necked Phalarope 8-14-14  (new county record)
                1 - Long-billed dowitcher 8-24-14
                3 - Sanderling 8-24-14
                Killdeer & Pectoral Sandpipers are present in large numbers
as well as moderate numbers of Least Sandpipers, Semipalmated Sandpipers,
Solitary Sandpipers,  Stilt Sandpipers, Wilson's Phalaropes, Lesser
Yellowlegs, Spotted Sandpipers, and Semipalmated Plovers.  Avocets, Western
Sandpipers, and Snipe are present from time to time.

Outside of the prime shorebirding at NWA.. things are slow with an immature
Little Blue Heron(8-7-14) at Lake Parsons being the only bird of note.

Andrew Burnett
rural Erie, KS

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Subject: K-12 educators
From: June Newman <june AT BINMAIL.NET>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:44:09 -0500
Jerry Wade had a conviction that bird conservation efforts must include a
look to the future by encouraging young people to become conservationists
by profession or as citizen supporters.  He was instrumental in the
creation by the Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative, of a  Youth Habitat
and Education Program Grant.  At his death, memorial donations helped  (and
continue to help) fund the program.  K-12 educators in Missouri are
eligible to apply for the grant.  Find details on the MOBCI website under
"call for grant proposals."  http://mobci.org/wp/

Also, check out resources on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website:
http://tinyurl.com/mo8fhkw
Search especially for "Citizen Science Bird Quest."

Thank you to all of Missouri's teachers.  I'm one of many retired teachers
among us who experiences a tug at emotions each fall at starting of school,
who knows how hard your job is, and who wishes for you the best year you've
ever had.

June Newman
President, ASM

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Subject: Next Columbia Audubon Society field trip
From: "Turner, Lori" <Lturner AT BOONEELECTRIC.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:07:51 +0000
Saturday, September 6th

Destination: 3M Flat Branch-Hinkson Creek Wetlands

Departure Point: Songbird Station, 2010 Chapel Plaza Court #C, Columbia, MO

Leader: Lottie Bushmann and Lisa Schenker

Contact Info: Lottie (573) 808-0661 or Lori Turner loricastrips AT gmail.com
This trip is especially for children 7 years old and up (accompanied by an 
adult). We ask that you leave your stroller in the car and dogs at home. Meet 
at Songbird Station's parking lot at 8 a.m. We'll walk the 3M Wetlands and then 
return to the store at 10 a.m. for refreshments and cookies. 



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Subject: Dunn Ranch update, Harrison Co. Mo.ome of the other birds observed
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:47:16 -0700
I did some looking around the Dunn Ranch - Pawnee Praire area while up there 
one day last week. I observed one Greater Praire Chicken at Dunn, and heard 
from a staff member that there were 6 broods on the site this Summer, and 9 
broods at the Kellerton area a little farther North in Iowa. That is 
encouraging! Hope many of them can survive. I also saw Pheasant and a covey of 
a dozen Quail at Dunn. Sedge Wrens singing in many places up there, with a 
total of 40 for the day. Some of the other birds observed - 



Loggerhead Shrike - only a few
Turkey Vulture - kettle of 35
Dickcissel - a few still singing
Bobolinks - small groups scattered around
Cliff Swallows - feeding out over the open grasslands
Grasshopper Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrrow - one singing
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Am. Crow - flock of 100
Brown-headed Cowbird - flock of 200
Horned Lark - small flocks

Later,
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Subject: Western Kingbird at Colyumbia Bottoms
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:50:23 -0700
My wife and I checked out Parking lot C looking for the WEKI reported Friday. 
It was not there when we arrived and my wife suggested parking and waiting 
awhile and I said that was a silly Idea and we drove off. When we returned it 
was of course sitting on the parking lot sign ( I hate it when she is right) It 
then flew up into the small group of cottonwoods ( the only trees within 500 
Yards). 


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Subject: Riverlands/Confluence, Saturday
From: William Rowe <rowemb45 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 12:16:54 -0500
My son Matt and I covered RMBS yesterday, finding the river very high (all
mud islands now under water) but Heron Pond still low and choked with
vegetation. We managed a pretty good diversity, though, including some
birds that were probably local families (e.g., 3 kestrels together along
Orton Road) and some that were probably migrating (e.g., several
hummingbirds).  Did not hear a single Dickcissel singing.

We heard Soras (3) at Heron Pond along with one Marsh Wren, and we saw only
one larid that was not a Ring-billed Gull: a Caspian Tern in flight.  At
the one spot with significant shorebirds, we had 6 Black-necked Stilts, a
flock of juvenile Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers with two juvenile
Westerns among them, plus Pectoral and Spotted. Our total list of 53 is
here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19555474

For the latter part of the morning we drove out to Confluence SP, where we
spent most of our time examining the large aggregation of waders on both
sides of the road at the "former cormorant colony" pond. We estimated 550+
Great Egrets plus Snowies, Great and Little Blues, and quite a few Mallards
with 6 early shovelers. On the left, the willows harbored several Green
Herons and a large beaver preening itself in the shade of a willow growth
very close to the road.  This area looked very good for a possible southern
wanderer -- ibis, Tricolored, or whatever.  We have an ebird list for the
park, but the rest of it is pretty negligible (total 26 spp.).

In between, along the road to the park, a couple of small sloughs added
several shorebirds for the morning: Lesser Yellowlegs (12+), Stilt
Sandpiper (2), Semipalmated Plover (1), and Willet (1).

Bill Rowe
St. Louis
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Subject: Route 79 birds
From: David <davidbecher AT MSN.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:32:13 -0500
Bob Kleiger, Kent Lannert, and I went up Route 79 today. Hordes of Killdeer 
everywhere. There were a fair number of American Golden Plover on the sod farm 
visible from Peruque Road. There were only a few birds in the Firma/Dalbow 
area; Yellowlegs, Least, and a Semipalmated Plover. Clarence Cannon, however, 
had lots of shorebirds even though they could be difficult to see. In the 
fields around the damaged observation platform, there were large numbers of 
Pectoral Sandpipers with smaller numbers of Least and Lesser Yellowlegs. Among 
them we found a few Semipalmated Sandpipers, one Baird's, Solitary Sandpiper, 
and a Black-bellied Plover. There was a group of Mississippi Kites working the 
area as well. At the far end of the area were a large number of mixed herons 
and egrets. Most were Great Blues and Great Egrets, but there were a large 
number of smaller white Egrets. Some were clearly juvenile Little Blue and 
others Snowy Egrets, but most were too distant to identify clearly. There were 
even more shorebirds in that area, but they were difficult to see. Hundreds of 
Pectoral Sandpipers were present and lots of both Yellowlegs. We also found one 
Stilt Sandpiper. There was probably more, but they were distant and hiding in 
the vegetation. 

 
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Subject: CCNWR 8/23/14
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:23:04 -0500
Clarence Cannon NWR, Pike co.

Tough to see birds from the road and visited at wrong time
of day (2-3 PM) Just an FYI for those up for a walk.
Big Pond, last pool at the very end of main road, south end of refuge.
Hundreds(!!) of shorebirds, egrets and herons in  Big Pond.
Large and smaller white waders under the trees in water trying
to keep out of sun. Nice area to look for wandering rarity.
Shorebirds crawling in amongst the smartweed. Elevated view
might give better view.
One would be looking North into this pool from the levee so
sun would not be an issue.

BTW.....
Firma and Dalbow was not that birdy today, guess too hot
and/or visited too late.


Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.






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Subject: EBCA
From: Dane Foxwell <000000112a9900e9-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:35:58 -0500
Was at EBCA yesterday evening from 6 - 7:30pm. Mostly the usual birds, Great 
Blue Herons, Great Egrets, etc. saw a Blue Grosbeak and confirmed the Willet in 
pool 10. 


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Subject: Bewick's?
From: Al Schirmacher <alschirmacher AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:12:05 -0500
This morning, while birding Lewis & Clark park's trails, I observed a wren with 
white on the sides of its tail, and a white eye line. However, it was in 
juvenile plumage, the same general brush as a Carolina, and range maps show 
this to be a bit north. 


Thoughts?

Al Schirmacher
Muscotah, KS

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Subject: Willet, Eagle Bluffs
From: Edge Wade <edgew AT MCHSI.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:05:00 -0500
Susan Hazelwood just reported a Willet about 1/2 way down 2nd loop road in Pool 
10 at Eagle Bluffs. 


Edge Wade
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Subject: S-T KITE, Monroe co, ILLINOIS
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:05:47 -0500
ILLINOIS bird

SWALLOW-TAILED KITE Monroe co, IL 8/21

http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topic=55247.0

Chase at your own choice.

Look up kidz!

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.




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Subject: Osprey at Lincoln Shields
From: davidbecher <davidbecher AT MSN.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:29:29 -0500
There was an Osprey eating a large fish at Lincoln Shields. It was on a bare 
branch in a tree along the dice.  


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