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23 Jul CACHE IX Final Report available [Edge Wade ]
23 Jul New owl blog post including new footage of GHO owlets [Mark Glenshaw ]
22 Jul Some Notes on WEKI Breeding, StL Area, Long [Michael Thelen ]
22 Jul Zell tract Tuesday a.m., Linn Co. Mo. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
22 Jul Juv Misssissippi Kite [Laura Gorman ]
22 Jul No sightings: South Farm conditions (Boone Co.) ["Douglas, Ryan" ]
21 Jul FL sighting ["Amy J. Hoffman" ]
21 Jul Re: White Ibis at Eagle Bluffs CA (Boone Co.) [Vic Bogosian ]
21 Jul No sighting, new owl blog post [Mark Glenshaw ]
20 Jul New to Me -Thanks Brad -EBCA [Tom Halfen ]
20 Jul Ibis [Catherine Davis ]
20 Jul Scarlet Tanagers at Rudolf Bennitt Conservation Area [Kevin Wehner ]
20 Jul No Bobolinks today [MARGE LUMPE ]
20 Jul Nesting Continues, Cole Co., 7/19 [Chris Barrigar ]
19 Jul Bobolinks at Hi Lonesome [MARGE LUMPE ]
19 Jul 3 W-F IBIS RMBS ..? [Charlene Malone ]
19 Jul Mississippi Kite SW St. Louis [Patrick Maloney ]
18 Jul Joplin tornado area birding [Lawrence Herbert ]
18 Jul Event to honor Jerry Wade [June Newman ]
18 Jul Mississippi Kite [Jack Cowan ]
18 Jul Re: White Ibis, juvie - Eagle Bluffs - yes [Brad Jacobs ]
18 Jul White Ibis, juvie - Eagle Bluffs - yes [Kathleen Anderson ]
18 Jul Re: Horseshoe Lake Granite City Illinois ["E. Mac MacKay" ]
18 Jul Horseshoe Lake Granite City Illinois [davidbecher ]
18 Jul 2014 Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative Conference ["Hazelwood, Susan" ]
18 Jul White Ibis at Eagle Bluffs CA (Boone Co.) [Brad Jacobs ]
17 Jul Mississippi Kite in St. Louis city [Jack Cowan ]
17 Jul White Ibis at Eagle Bluffs CA (Boone Co.) ["Douglas, Ryan" ]
17 Jul wild turkey behavior [Lawrence Herbert ]
17 Jul How to find all MO 18 warblers species in one morning [Bob Bailey ]
17 Jul No sightings: Mallard migration article ["Douglas, Ryan" ]
16 Jul No sighting ~ Eagle Viewing [Christine Kline ]
16 Jul St. Louis Audubon birding trip Sat., 7/19, postponed [Pat Lueders ]
15 Jul Shorebirds & Marsh Birds, Linn Co. Mo. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
16 Jul No sighting: Birds can act, too...all over the world! [Deepa Mohan ]
15 Jul Fwd: More shorebirds at EBCA [Karen Wosilait ]
15 Jul MBRC ELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT [William Rowe ]
15 Jul Great Horned Owls in Forest Park: Owl Update and Upcoming Lecture [Mark Glenshaw ]
15 Jul More shorebirds at EBCA [Karen Wosilait ]
14 Jul Oil Spill EBCA [Tom Halfen ]
14 Jul Oil Spill EBCA [TOM H ]
13 Jul Weldon Spring and Darst Bottom - July 17 [James Hickner ]
13 Jul Few Shorebirds, Livingston Co. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
13 Jul Scissor-tailed Flycatchers in Cooper County & Prairie Home CA [Kevin Wehner ]
13 Jul Re: Eagle Bluff Conservation Area, Boone County - first shorebirds return [Brad Jacobs ]
13 Jul Re: Eagle Bluff Conservation Area, Boone County - first shorebirds return [Karen Wosilait ]
13 Jul MTC CA,St Charles Co-7-13 [Mike Brady ]
11 Jul Re: Black-bellied Whistling Duck Still Present [Allen Gathman ]
11 Jul ST Flycatcher Nest, Moniteau Co., 7/10 [Chris Barrigar ]
10 Jul hawk cooperative hunting [Jean Leonatti ]
10 Jul 4 kites tonight - Columbia [Jean Leonatti ]
10 Jul Cole County STFL [Jane Frazier ]
10 Jul Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Moniteau County [Kevin Wehner ]
10 Jul ADMIN: list server upgrades coming July 27 [David Scheu ]
10 Jul Mississippi Kites, Columbia [Greg Leonard ]
9 Jul Re: Black-bellied Whistling Duck Still Present [Allen Gathman ]
9 Jul Re: Black-bellied Whistling Duck Still Present [Allen Gathman ]
9 Jul Black-bellied Whistling Duck Still Present [Bill Eddleman ]
9 Jul Re: MIKI Jefferson City, cole county [Ethan Duke ]
9 Jul Shorebird Habitat near Kansas City [Scott Laurent ]
8 Jul MIKI Jefferson City, cole county [Steve Garr ]
8 Jul Scott County - Black-bellied Whistling Duck [Joshua Uffman ]
8 Jul juvenile red headed wp [Mariel Stephenson ]
7 Jul Prothonotary Warblers, Livingston Co. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
7 Jul ST Flycatcher and Savannah Image Links Correction [Chris Barrigar ]
7 Jul Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, Cole & Moniteau Co's. [Chris Barrigar ]
7 Jul Carlyle Lake/SW IL update - ILLINOIS [Charlene Malone ]
6 Jul Shorebirds, Linn Co. Mo. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
6 Jul Riverlands MBS. LEAST TERNS [Debbie Trowbridge ]
6 Jul Columbia Kite again [Jean Leonatti ]
6 Jul H'bird feeder review/warning [Charlene Malone ]
6 Jul not a bird report; video link on Yellowstone ecology [Bob Bailey ]
6 Jul Clarence Cannon NWR closed [Charlene Malone ]
6 Jul SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER - Eagle Bluffs Area, Columbia ["Jonathan B. Pons" ]
6 Jul Kite- columbia [Jean Leonatti ]
6 Jul Re: Watershed Nature Center Edwardsville, IL [Evan Dvorchak ]

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

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


Edge Wade
ASM Conservation Partnership Coordinator
edgew AT mchsi.com

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

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


 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-- Breeding pairs:  2 (possibly 3).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

http://smu.gs/1A3rbvV



Mike Thelen
Univ City, StL Cnty, MO
mikethelen AT sbcglobal.net

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


Later,
Steve Kinder
Chillicothe, Livingston Co.
dmkinder AT yahoo.com


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

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

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

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


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


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


Good birding,
Ryan

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

DouglasRN AT missouri.edu

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

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


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


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


Amy J. Hoffman
Springfield, Greene County

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


Vic Bogosian III
Wildlife Biologist

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

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

Email:    Vic.Bogosian AT mdc.mo.gov


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

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

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


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


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


Brad


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



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Douglas, Ryan 

Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2014 4:59 PM
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: White Ibis at Eagle Bluffs CA (Boone Co.)

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

Cheers,
Ryan Douglas

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

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


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


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

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

Thank you for reading!

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


Tom Halfen

Holts Summit  Mo

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

Catherine Davis
St Charles Co

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

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

Marge

Marge Lumpe

P. O. Box 448
Cole Camp, MO 65325
Benton County
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Subject: Nesting Continues, Cole Co., 7/19
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 06:29:59 -0600
Summer Greetings!

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


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


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


Bird on!

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

Marge

Marge Lumpe

P. O. Box 448
Cole Camp, MO 65325
Benton County
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Subject: 3 W-F IBIS RMBS ..?
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:04:21 -0500
FYI
Happened upon this while taking a break......

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

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

No location given.
That's all I know.

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

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Subject: Mississippi Kite SW St. Louis
From: Patrick Maloney <maloneypatrick AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:38:22 -0700
Saw a Mississippi Kite circling high overhead near Nottingham and Brannon.
Pat Maloney
St. Louis

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Subject: Joplin tornado area birding
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia AT ATT.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:31:28 -0500
    This morning I birded some of the Joplin, MO. tornado area that
    occurred back on May 22, 2011.  I birded from 9:30 am to 10:20 am.
    All birding was from the car.  Five miles.  Here are my results:
    Partly cloudy, calm winds, 60 to 70 F.  

    #     Species

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

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

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

    and no birds were around.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please plan to attend and pass the word to others.

June Newman

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

Jack CowanSouth St. Louis

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


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


Brad

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

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Kathleen Anderson 

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

 
E. Mac MacKay

Homepage:  WWW.MrSpiff.Com






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To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU 
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2014 8:41 AM
Subject: Horseshoe Lake Granite City Illinois
 




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

David Becher
St Louis

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

David Becher
St Louis

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


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


Good birding, Susan

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

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


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


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


Brad


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

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

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


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

Cheers,
Ryan Douglas

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

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

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



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










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





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





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


 

Here is my suggested order for your birding excursion:

 

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

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


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


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

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


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


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

 Prothonotary! 

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


 

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




Bob Bailey

St. Louis, MO

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


Cheers,
Ryan

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

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

 

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

 

Any information would be appreciated.  Thank you!

 

Christine Kline

Home/Office: (816) 540-3515

Pleasant Hill ~ Cass County

  birdsecretary AT comcast.net 

 

Vice President, Burroughs Audubon

Committee Co-Chair ~ Wings Over Weston

 

Vice President, Friends of Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge

 

 


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


Pat Lueders, St. Louis Audubon

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


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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

The Koel's behaviour

Cf. the post here,

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

is still an unexplained bit for me!

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

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

Cheers, Deepa.

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

Karen Wosilait 
Columbia/Seattle

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


Thank you for reading!

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


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


Karen Wosilait 
Columbia/Seattle

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

Tom Halfen
Holts Summit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

couple Great Egrets, along with several GB Herons

Later, 

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

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

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

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


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


Bird as long as you can.

Brad

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Karen Wosilait 

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


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


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


Karen Wosilait
Columbia (temporary)
Seattle (permanent)

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

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


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


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


Karen Wosilait
Columbia (temporary)
Seattle (permanent)

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

>  
> Brad Jacobs
> Missouri Department of Conservation
> P.O. Box 180
> Jefferson City, MO 65102
> 573-522-4115 ext. 3648
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Subject: MTC CA,St Charles Co-7-13
From: Mike Brady <Bradymp AT AOL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:17:41 -0400
Fairly birdy this morn at Marais Temps Clare CA,St Charles  Co
highlights

-young hooded mergansers

-about a dozen or  more LEAST BITTERNS.Very vocal between 600 and 700 am 
this morn.Best spot seemed  to be the NE corner of the large pool. Just watch 
for birds flying above the  lotus.Saw one juv following an adult around

-couple of solitary  sandpipers migrating back south

-at least one bb-cuckoo calling in the  woods around the handicap hunter 
blind.Did not show though.Be careful.there are  yellow-billeds around here 
giving their single note call as well as least  bitterns calling near the main 
pool

-failed to find any willow  flycatchers

-one of the biggest spiny softshell turtles Ive ever  seen

-Mike  Brady
Ballwin,MO
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Subject: Re: Black-bellied Whistling Duck Still Present
From: Allen Gathman <agathman AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:55:09 -0500
I've heard now from two different birders who were out at midday on July 10
looking for the BBWD, one of whom went back this morning, and neither of
them found the duck.

-Allen Gathman
Pocahontas, MO (Cape Girardeau county)


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> Allen Gathman and I both saw the Black-bellied Whistling Duck late this
> afternoon, still at the same location along County Road 201 in Scott
> County. Number 267 on my North American year list for this year!
>
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Subject: ST Flycatcher Nest, Moniteau Co., 7/10
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:35:43 -0600
Greetings!

 

As I've been trying to keep an eye on utility wires while driving to and fro, 
I've been observing a lot of the "normal suspects" perched and/or flying to and 
from the wires. Yesterday while driving home from Eldon, MO on Hwy 87 north and 
turning right on Hwy A, I saw a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher perched on the wire. 
I believe this is the beginning of the Renken Farm property. I looked a little 
closer and saw on the nearby utility pole a transformer with sticks hanging 
over the topside of it. The ST Flycatcher was less than 5 feet from the nest. 
This location is about 1/2 mile from where I witnessed a single ST Flycatcher 
last Wednesday when looking/listening for the Savannah Sparrow at the Renken 
Farms there on Barry Rd. 


 

The bird was present again this morning very near the nest site. For those 
interested, the utility pole/nest site is very near the covered cattle feeding 
troughs in the northeast corner of the intersecting Hwy's 87 and A. 


 

According to Kathleen Anderson, she has seen several ST Flycatchers in Calloway 
Co. very near the MO River/airport area. 


 

Bird on!

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


 		 	   		  
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Subject: hawk cooperative hunting
From: Jean Leonatti <jleonatti AT CMAAA.NET>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:41:10 -0500
We have a pair of Red-tailed Hawks who nest on our golf course, and this
year raised one young.  They have reached the point where the juvie is all
over the course, screaming for attention and food.   Yesterday, I was
playing in the early evening.    On #1 fairway two of the red-tailed hawks
were circling overhead,  one much higher up than the other.  A small bird
was harassing the higher hawk unmercifully.  Then I noticed the higher hawk
actually had his legs hanging down and he was holding something in his
talons (probably a baby bird from the nest of the bird harassing him - but I
try not to think about that).   That smaller bird was just bouncing off of
his back, attack after attack.  Then when the higher hawk is almost above
the lower hawk,  he releases his catch --- it is falling through the air,
and while I am watching,  the lower hawk flips his feet out sideways and
catches that meal in midair!  Then he flies directly into the trees and
disappears.  It was pretty cool, I have never witnessed that cooperative
behavior before.    The small bird just stopped - like he couldn't quite
figure out what happened, and didn't know who to chase and attack now.

 

Jean Leonatti

Boone County

Columbia, MO

 


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Subject: 4 kites tonight - Columbia
From: Jean Leonatti <jleonatti AT CMAAA.NET>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:32:38 -0500
Apologies to those who are bored with all of our reports of Mississippi
Kites in Columbia - I know for some of you they are much more common.

 

This evening I decided to walk to the library book return and keep an eye
out for the Kites.  These observations happened from about 6:30p-7:30p.    I
was walking south on Bethel Rd. from N. Brookline.  As I passed Bethel Ridge
Estates "north",  I saw the first Kite flying NE to SW over the top of the
building;  as it approached the water treatment facility on the west side of
Bethel (a block north of Nifong/Grindstone Parkway),  a second one appeared.
Don't have a clue what direction it came from.  They seemed to be flying
figure 8's, intersecting in the middle, over the water treatment building
for a while and then disappeared from view toward the SW.  Maybe 10 minutes
later they returned, and a third and then fourth one appeared.  They circled
over the water treatment building, and then slowly started to drift west and
then north over S. Brookline.   Eventually I could only see one of them.
Then they all disappeared.  Maybe five minutes later,  one re-appeared and
starting circling back toward the Bethel Ridge Estates.    They are
tantalizingly close to being a new yard bird for me but I haven't seen them
overhead yet - and my neighbor's dead tree that I thought would be an
inviting perch for them, fell down in Monday night storm.

 

If anyone wants to stake out tomorrow evening,  there is a bank on the
northeast corner of Bethel/Nifong - parking lot is completely empty after
about 5:30p and gives good viewing in all directions.  Will get you off of
the busy streets.  Still can't figure out where they are roosting or
nesting.

 

 

Jean Leonatti

Boone County

Columbia,  MO

 

 


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Subject: Cole County STFL
From: Jane Frazier <janefraz3 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:49:25 -0400
This evening on Mokane Road, two roads down toward the river from the airport 
road, there was at least one scissor tailed flycatcher and a couple of what 
appeared to be juvenile western kingbirds. They were on the power line, right 
by the turn to Capital Sand and Gravel,(there is a sign) not far down Mokane 
road at all. 


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Jeff City

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Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Moniteau County
From: Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:21:16 -0500
On my way to California (Mo.) this morning, I spotted a Scissor-tailed
Flycatcher perched on a power line just before the junction of Highway 87
and U. On my way home this afternoon, the bird was in pretty much the same
location.

Kevin Wehner
Columbia, Mo.
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Subject: ADMIN: list server upgrades coming July 27
From: David Scheu <des AT MCMILLANCABINETMAKERS.COM>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:31:24 +0000
MOBirders,

We've just received word that MU has scheduled a LISTSERV update for July 27. I 
mention it because 1) there could be some service interruption on that date, 
and 2) this update should put an end to the "DMARC" problem that is still 
blocking some email to 280+ of our subscribers. (Had you forgotten all about 
that?) 


They're also slated to upgrade server software and resources on that date, and 
are promising greater stability and more capacity. Perhaps we'll see other 
improvements as well. 

I'll follow up on this once the change has been made.

Thanks,
Dave Scheu
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St. Louis, MO

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Subject: Mississippi Kites, Columbia
From: Greg Leonard <egreg2 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:31:35 -0700
Today at 11:30 a.m., I observed 2 Mississippi Kites in south Columbia circling 
over the intersection of Nifong and Bethel.  I pulled into a parking lot to 
watch them and in the distance I could see a 3rd Kite circling in the north 
closer to Green Meadows Road. 


Upon my return trip at 12:15 p.m., I did not see the Kites at Nifong and Bethel 
but I did see a single Kite flying low (house top level) near Greenbriar and 
Green Meadows Circle. 


Lovely birds!

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Columbia, Boone County


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Subject: Re: Black-bellied Whistling Duck Still Present
From: Allen Gathman <agathman AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 19:23:08 -0500
And here's a pretty lousy picture (iPhone through one side of my
binoculars) of the BBWD.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/agathman/14429862987/

-Allen Gathman, Pocahontas, MO (Cape Girardeau County)


On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 7:13 PM, Allen Gathman  wrote:

> A very accommodating bird.  I drove 9/10 of a mile south of the turnoff on
> highway AB (marked CR 217, but it turns into CR 201).  Pulled off onto a
> farm bridge over the canal along the road, looked to the north, and there
> was the duck.
>
> -Allen Gathman
> Pocahontas, MO (Cape Girardeau County)
>
>
> On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 6:37 PM, Bill Eddleman 
> wrote:
>
>> Allen Gathman and I both saw the Black-bellied Whistling Duck late this
>> afternoon, still at the same location along County Road 201 in Scott
>> County. Number 267 on my North American year list for this year!
>>
>> ----Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau
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Subject: Re: Black-bellied Whistling Duck Still Present
From: Allen Gathman <agathman AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 19:13:05 -0500
A very accommodating bird.  I drove 9/10 of a mile south of the turnoff on
highway AB (marked CR 217, but it turns into CR 201).  Pulled off onto a
farm bridge over the canal along the road, looked to the north, and there
was the duck.

-Allen Gathman
Pocahontas, MO (Cape Girardeau County)


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wrote:

> Allen Gathman and I both saw the Black-bellied Whistling Duck late this
> afternoon, still at the same location along County Road 201 in Scott
> County. Number 267 on my North American year list for this year!
>
> ----Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau
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Subject: Black-bellied Whistling Duck Still Present
From: Bill Eddleman <eddlemanw AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 16:37:52 -0700
Allen Gathman and I both saw the Black-bellied Whistling Duck late this 
afternoon, still at the same location along County Road 201 in Scott County. 
Number 267 on my North American year list for this year! 


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Subject: Re: MIKI Jefferson City, cole county
From: Ethan Duke <ethan.duke AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 17:58:15 -0500
Dana reports seeing them today in Arrow Rock (a group of 8)!


Ethan Duke
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> On Jul 8, 2014, at 9:56 PM, Steve Garr  wrote:
> 
> Today about 5 pm on Ellis Blvd in Jefferson City I watched three Mississippi 
Kites soar over the parking lot at work. We've seen them here before, but it's 
been a while. 

> I snapped a couple of pics but have not posted them yet.
> Steve Garr
> Jefferson City, Cole county
> steve AT birds-i-view.biz  
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Subject: Shorebird Habitat near Kansas City
From: Scott Laurent <rscottlaurent AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 15:25:53 -0500
Has anyone seen any shorebird habitat close to Kansas City?  St. Joe
Oxbows? Bean Lake? Schell-Osage?  Squaw Creek? Cooley Lake?

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Subject: MIKI Jefferson City, cole county
From: Steve Garr <steve AT BIRDS-I-VIEW.BIZ>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2014 19:56:34 -0700
Today about 5 pm on Ellis Blvd in Jefferson City I watched three Mississippi 
Kites soar over the parking lot at work. We've seen them here before, but it's 
been a while. 

I snapped a couple of pics but have not posted them yet. 
Steve Garr
Jefferson City, Cole county
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Subject: Scott County - Black-bellied Whistling Duck
From: Joshua Uffman <birdsandbugs AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2014 19:29:43 -0700
Missouri Birders: 
 
Todd Cannon, a cyclist in southeastern Missouri, sent me photos of a 
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK he found and photographed on 6 July in Scott 
County.  The duck has been hanging around a drainage ditch that parallels 
county Hwy 201, just west of Hwy 55/Scott City in Scott Co. It was present 
still as of today, so, apparently, it likes where it has settled.  

 
Joshua Uffman 

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Subject: juvenile red headed wp
From: Mariel Stephenson <marielstephenson AT CENTURYTEL.NET>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2014 20:49:59 -0500
I had the great pleasure yesterday of seeing my first Juvenile- solid black
from head to toe except the beautiful white striped wings!  I've seenthe
juvies of all the other local wps but this comletes my neighborhood youth
production this year.  good birding and sharing elsewhere I know - Mariel

 

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Columbia MO

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Subject: Prothonotary Warblers, Livingston Co.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <dmkinder AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 18:17:49 -0700
I paddled my boat around Indian Creek Lake, SW part of Poosey CA, NW Livingston 
Co. this morning. Our Amish friend, Ivan Ray Miller, while having a large 
Purple Martin colony of 100+ pairs, and a Bluebird nest trail between Poosey 
and Jamesport, also maintains 50+ nest boxes on the lake. They are mostly for 
PROW, but also Tree Swallows use them. I detected 17 PROW today, though I 
expect peak nesting time is past. There were still eggs in at least one box 
though. I was a little surprised to see an Eastern Bluebird fly out of one box 
that was out in the water. 

Several Purple Martins were flying over the lake, plus nice variety of other 
birds around the 192 acre lake. Saw one Cormorant at north end, and a single 
Spotted Sandpiper on rocks along the Dam at the south end. Several GB Herons, 
Belted Kingfishers, and Eastern Kingbirds scattered around. Lots of standing 
dead trees in the several arms of the lake support a good population of 
Red-headed Woodpeckers, and other cavity nesters.Good variety of woodland birds 
as the lake is mostly surrounded by Forest. These included Summer and Scarlet 
Tanagers, YB Cuckoos, Pileated Woodpecker, Orioles, Vireos, etc. Large variety 
and number of Dragonflies too. Fun outing, with calm conditions and no one else 
around, esp no noisy motorboats. 


Later, 

Steve Kinder
Chillicothe
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Subject: ST Flycatcher and Savannah Image Links Correction
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 16:00:47 -0600
Greetings and appologies for any inconvenience.

 

It would appear that I used links to the Flickr public area where other 
submissions are also added as well as possibly some advertisements. My 
apologies again. 


 

The below links are to my photostream and should contain no advertisements:

ST Flycatcher: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/cbarrigar/14402365167/in/photostream/ 


Savannah Sparrow: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/cbarrigar/14402209479/in/photostream/ 


 

Kind regards,

Chris Barrigar
 
Cole Co.
Russellville, MO
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Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, Cole & Moniteau Co's.
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 14:40:11 -0600
Greetings!

 

This Independence Day weekend brought with it multiple observations of 
Scissor-tailed Flycatchers - mostly in pairs or family units. 


 

Thursday morning while out in Moniteau County at the Renken Farm location 
trying to get photo documentation of the Savannah Sparrow (success, by the 
way!), I was unable to locate any Bobolinks at the fields where the BOBO were 
previously observed. I decided to check some of the surrounding areas that 
still have standing grasses which led me farther west across Hwy 87 down some 
gravel roads. It was here that I was able to observe two different family 
groups of ST Flycatchers. 


 

Then later in the weekend as my wife and I were traveling south out of 
California on Hwy 87, we spotted two adults on a utility wire about 3/4 mile 
south of Hwy 70 and another family unit on Hwy T about 1/2 mile East of Hwy 87. 


 

Last night at the Russellville High School track, I was able to relocate the 
pair previously observed about a week ago. As night fell, I watched as the 
mighty Eastern Kingbird (with all its tenacity) was bullied and chased from its 
perch by one of the ST Flycatchers. Here I thought that the Eastern Kingbird 
RULED; apparently not when the ST Flycatchers are around. 


 

That is one thing that seems consistent. Everywhere I've observed ST 
Flycatchers, I have also seen E. Kingbirds in the same proximity or not very 
far away. In all cases but the one last night at the track, the two species 
seemed tolerant of each other's presence - as if the incident last night was 
isolated in my limited experience with these two. 


 

It's just seems crazy to see so many so close when they're considered to be 
rare. 


 

Image of "one" of the ST Flycatchers: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/cbarrigar/14402365167/ 


Image of the out of range Savannah Sparrow: 
http://www.mfaoil.com/ProductsServices/Biomass.aspx 


 

Good Birding - stay hydrated!

Chris Barrigar
 
Cole Co.
Russellville, MO
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Subject: Carlyle Lake/SW IL update - ILLINOIS
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 14:27:08 -0500
ILLINOIS birds

Dan Kassebaum has updated his website:

Please note the Western Kingbird x Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
hybrid photo from Monroe co.

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

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

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Subject: Shorebirds, Linn Co. Mo.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <dmkinder AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 17:58:51 -0700
This afternoon at the Zell Tract on west side of Pershing SP

Least Sandpiper - 1
Solitary Sandpiper - 1
Lesser Yellowlegs - 4
Greater Yellowlegs - 3
Black-necked Stilt - 2 pair,and possibly another

Long, hot, 3+ hour hike to see not much else as far as Water Birds, but lots of 
future possibilities, as habitat at this area continues to develop! 


Later,
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Subject: Riverlands MBS. LEAST TERNS
From: Debbie Trowbridge <meadowlark22 AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 18:19:31 -0500
3:00p. Thanks to Charlene's post I ran up to RMBS today in hopes of Least Tern 
and was not disappointed. 3 were on buoys in Ellis Bay across from Heron Pond 
and 7 were at Teal Pond. 5 flying and 2 on a mud pile jutting out of the water. 
Beautiful scope looks. Pretty quiet but LOTS of turtles. 


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Subject: Columbia Kite again
From: Jean Leonatti <jleonatti AT CMAAA.NET>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 18:08:59 -0500
Just ran another errand.  A single Kite is circling just to the east of the 
Bethel Ridge apartments,  over that neighborhood with all the Spanish named 
streets.   Same general area as this morning.  


Boone County
Columbia

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Subject: H'bird feeder review/warning
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 13:48:41 -0500
Since we are in the throws of h'bird feeding season, saw this warning
about the Stokes Select Impatiens hummingbird feeder on Humnet
and thought I would pass it on.
Go to below link for initial msg and the thread.
http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=727797&MLID=HUM&MLNM=Humnet

And then there is PetSmart's voluntary recall I found on the intertubes
below.
http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=196265&p=factset49

Good h'bird feeding/watching,
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St. Louis co.

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Subject: not a bird report; video link on Yellowstone ecology
From: Bob Bailey <bohemewarbler AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 13:23:12 -0500
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysa5OBhXz-Q

I thought I'd share this beautiful short film regarding the effect the 
reintroduction of wolves have had on the Yellowstone ecology (including the 
birds, of course). 

I'll be heading to Yellowstone in a couple of weeks. Maybe some of you will 
visit there this summer too. 

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Subject: Clarence Cannon NWR closed
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 12:28:48 -0500
FYI
Clarence Cannon NWR closed due to flooding.

https://www.facebook.com/GreatRiverNWR

Hwy 79 was closed at Clarksville.


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Subject: SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER - Eagle Bluffs Area, Columbia
From: "Jonathan B. Pons" <jonathanbpons AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 11:39:56 -0500
SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER - Eagle Bluffs Area, Columbia... There is a 
SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER near Water Pump #9 on West Burr Oak Road, not Far 
from the Burr Oak Tree... He's Working the Field Catching Bugs!!! Beautiful!!! 

Yours,
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Boonville, MO

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Subject: Kite- columbia
From: Jean Leonatti <jleonatti AT CMAAA.NET>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 10:59:35 -0500
An adult Mississippi Kite just flew into the top of a tree,  on Bethel road 
just north of South Brookline rd. Columbia Missouri.  



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Subject: Re: Watershed Nature Center Edwardsville, IL
From: Evan Dvorchak <evandvorchak AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 09:24:05 -0500
Sorry about the dominoes link guys!!! This is the link I MEANT to post!
Happy birding!  http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18999383



On Sat, Jul 5, 2014 at 5:12 PM, Evan Dvorchak 
wrote:

> Had a wonderful morning at the Watershed! Here is my ebird report for
> today  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARM42-eorzE
>
>  This is a great place to see a large variety of birds and habitats all
> smooshed into a 1 mile trail.
>
>  I saw at least 5 little blue herons, 3 green herons, 2 great blue herons,
> 3 great egrets, and to my delight a flock of at least 10 killdeer flying
> about... not to mention the others on the ground,
>
>  A nice look at a Yellow billed cuckoo and a longer look at a ruby
> throated atop a small sapling.
>
> This is a great area to discover the stages of growth that Canada Geese,
> Wood Ducks, and Mallards go through as all three breed here in surprising
> numbers considering the size of the place
>
> . A White Eyed Vireo played the fashion photography model for me for a bit
> allowing me a rare glimpse of that white eye (FINALLY!!!!). I don't know if
> they are rare around here but I was blessed with extraordinary views of a
> pair of Mississippi Kites that have been patroling the Center in past
> weeks, really able to see their white heads, and lighter patches of the
> upper wings, as well as the fabulous russet that flashes at the edges of
> their upper wings.They soar so close you can almost see the red of their
> eyes.  I witnessed lovely hunting maneuvers such as diving and stooping
> (though no successes) and really got a chance to study their prowess at
> manipulating air currents (which is why they have the name "kite" I
> assume).
>
> The more common: Common Yellowthroat, Northern Cardinal, Red Winged
> Blackbird, Northern Rough Winged-Barn-Tree-Bank Swallows, Brown Thrasher,
> Northern Mockingbird, Starling/Grackle/Amer.-Fish Crows,Downy-Hairy-Red
> Bellied Woodpeckers. Chimney Swifts, Goldfinch, Song Sparrow, Black
> Capped/Carolina Chickadees (who can tell the difference in this area!!!!),
> Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wrens all put in many an appearance as well!!
>
>  Not included in the "common" category due to the fact that I find them
> thrilling to watch are Belted Kingfishers. I have seen up to SIX at once
> perched in the dead tree in the first lake/pond on the entrance path.  You
> are almost guaranteed to get fantastic views of this bird every time you
> visit!
>
>   Great for beginning birders (due to the ease of viewing and the variety)
> and Experienced ones (as the birds are used to people running, walking,
> jogging, taking their kids, teenagers, and there is a bike trail adjacent
> to the Center so they get all up close and personal if you are quiet and
> birding).
>
>  Not to mention the occasional chipmunk and muskrat and "unidentified
> weasel/mink like creature", I see deer about 40% of the time I go there
> (bucks in winter), squirrels of course but there is also at least one
> active beaver community there, dutifully damming the overflow and munching
> on the many available flora that grow there.
>
> I highly advise you to check this place out and donate a bit maybe (if the
> Visitor's Center is open that is:) ) and promise you won't be
> disappointed!!!!
>

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