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Chestnut-sided Warbler,©Julie Zickefoose

20 Apr Easter morning birds in Springfield [Amy Hoffman ]
20 Apr Grasshopper Sp, Uplands & Common Yellowthroat back at Hi Lonesome [MARGE LUMPE ]
20 Apr Forest Park night herons [Marc Lund ]
20 Apr Henslow's sparrow – [Marc Lund ]
20 Apr Henslow's sparrow – Mount Doom [Marc Lund ]
20 Apr Re: Prairie Warblers and Reporting them on ASM [Ann Johnson ]
20 Apr Clark Bridge construction warning - 4/21/14 [Charlene Malone ]
20 Apr Hummers [Tom Creley ]
20 Apr Re: Prairie Warblers and Reporting them on ASM ["Douglas, Ryan" ]
19 Apr Eagle Bluff CA - Yellow-headed Blackbird - YES [James Hickner ]
19 Apr Castlewood and Warblers [Evan Dvorchak ]
19 Apr Ruby-throated Hummingbird in Chesterfield,MO [Fran Fulton ]
19 Apr Re: Prairie Warblers and Reporting them on ASM [Ann Johnson ]
19 Apr FOY Birds today [Frances Cramer ]
19 Apr EBCA this afternoon (4/19/14) [Karen Wosilait ]
19 Apr Re: Prairie Warblers and Reporting them on ASM [Edge Wade ]
19 Apr Prairie Warblers and Reporting them on ASM [Andrew Reago ]
19 Apr roaring river [Sherry Leonardo ]
19 Apr Re: FOY Birds StL Area -add Am. Redstart [Bob Bailey ]
19 Apr FOY Birds StL Area [Michael Thelen ]
19 Apr WGNSS Saturday Birding - Bewick's Wren [David ]
19 Apr Sightings from SLAS walk at Creve Coeur Park - Mallard Lake [Mary Dueren ]
19 Apr Green Heron, Forest Park, St. Louis [Mark Glenshaw ]
19 Apr 6 white egg EABL [Lawrence Herbert ]
19 Apr FOY Chimney Swifts- Warson Woods [Bryan Prather ]
19 Apr Castlewood SP,4-19 [Mike Brady ]
19 Apr House Wren [June Newman ]
19 Apr Baltimore Oriole - Jefferson City, Cole county [Steve Garr ]
18 Apr Clydesdale Park - April 18th [James Hickner ]
18 Apr Yellow-headed blackbirds at Eagle Bluffs [Jack Foreman ]
18 Apr Mingo NWR & Duck Creek [Ida ]
18 Apr Grassland Birds at Pershing SP, Linn Co. Mo. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
18 Apr Big Creek Adair Co. [Frankie Cuculich ]
18 Apr Lost Valley Trail 4/18 [Bryan Prather ]
15 Apr Wood Ducks on nest [Clare Wheeler ]
18 Apr RMBS conditions [Charlene Malone ]
18 Apr ILLINOIS bird - NEO. Cormorant Carlyle, IL [Charlene Malone ]
18 Apr Grasshopper Sparrow back [MARGE LUMPE ]
17 Apr Yellow-Headed Blackbirds [Evelyn Johnson ]
17 Apr RFI: RMBS, TGP - no Sighting [judy bergmann ]
17 Apr Wind Energy and birds [Mary Nemecek ]
17 Apr Burroughs Audubon opposes Mill Creek Wind Farm [Mary Nemecek ]
17 Apr Castlewood Park, 4-17 [Nila Petty ]
17 Apr caution on I.D.Northern waterthrush [R ]
17 Apr Green heron [Laura Gorman ]
17 Apr No sighting: Seeking Great Horned Owl nests [Christine Kline ]
17 Apr Rock Bridge & Eagle Bluffs - today [Kathleen Anderson ]
17 Apr Baltimore Oriole [Lawrence Herbert ]
17 Apr Scissor tail [Gina Van Patten ]
17 Apr CCNWR facebook page [Charlene Malone ]
17 Apr The Song of the Wood Thrush [Mark Haas ]
17 Apr Maryland Heights and Creve Coeur Lake [David ]
17 Apr Highway 79 corridor , Yellow-headed blackbird, Black-necked stilts [therese haenni ]
17 Apr Carondelet Park 4/17/14 - Nashville Warbler continues, EAWP, SCTA and GHOW [Andrew Reago ]
17 Apr Indigo Bunting [Mariel Stephenson ]
17 Apr Re: Northern waterthrush [Chris Hobbs ]
17 Apr Northern waterthrush [John Kamerud ]
17 Apr Re: Eastern Kingbord [Larry Lade ]
17 Apr Phillips Lake, Columbia [Greg Leonard ]
17 Apr Great Horned Owl Feeding Herself and Her Owlets A Little Blue Heron, Forest Park, St. Louis [Mark Glenshaw ]
17 Apr House wren [Catherine Davis ]
17 Apr Early and late spring dates [Al and Lois Smith ]
17 Apr Eastern Kingbord [Terry ]
17 Apr hummer in columbia [Mariel Stephenson ]
17 Apr Re: Scarlet Tanager - Christian County [Greg Swick ]
17 Apr Re: Scarlet Tanager - Christian County [Joshua Uffman ]
17 Apr Re: Scarlet Tanager - Christian County [Joshua Uffman ]
17 Apr Hummer in Columbia [Edge Wade ]
16 Apr Black Crowned Night Heron ["E. Mac MacKay" ]
16 Apr St. Louis Audubon Society Bird Walk Saturday April 19 [Mary Dueren ]
16 Apr Northern Waterthrush and Eastern Kingbird [Mark Haas ]
16 Apr Blue Grosbeak [Ann Wethington ]
16 Apr Tower Grove Park-not a lot but a lot [Bryan Prather ]
16 Apr Australian Magpie Video (No Sighting) [Mike Grant ]
16 Apr Castlewood SP, St Louis Co., warblers [Peter Richardson ]
16 Apr Re: Horned Grebes, Eagle Bluffs CA [Susan Hazelwood ]

Subject: Easter morning birds in Springfield
From: Amy Hoffman <amyhope_23 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:26:35 -0500
It's been much too long since I did any birding, so I decided today would be 
the perfect day to go to Springfield Conservation Center for the first time. I 
thought I would have the place to myself, but I was wrong on that count. Even 
so, it was quite birdy. Gnatcatchers took the day. They were everywhere! 
Scowling and sneezing and buzzing by my head. Also out in numbers were 
white-crowned sparrows and downy woodpeckers. For warblers, I had three 
northern parulas (2 male, 1 female), several yellow-rumpeds and one gorgeous 
yellow warbler. There it a lot of good worm-eating warbler habitat there, but I 
couldn't find any. One bird I couldn't ID may have been a red-eyed vireo. Also 
notable, a barred owl and a shorebird of undetermined ilk. I'm guessing 
solitary sandpiper, but I'm really not sure. The bird of the day was a 
Swainson's thrush! This one I am sure of. It let me look at it for a long time. 
No reddish tones at all and more heavily marked than a veery without the right 
facial markings for a gray-cheeked. It did my soul good to spend the morning in 
the woods. Bird on! 


I hope you all have had a nice weekend too.

Happy migration,
Amy J. Hoffman
Springfield, Greene County
Subject: Grasshopper Sp, Uplands & Common Yellowthroat back at Hi Lonesome
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher AT MSN.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:27:18 -0500
It was a perfect Easter morning at Hi Lonesome--as well as at home.
The Common Yellowthroat was back as well as the Upland Sandpipers and 
Grasshopper Sparrows. We heard many Henslow's Sparrows also--many more than we 
heard Thursday morning. I will get the full report on CACHE soon. 

Our Ruby-throat arrived at our home shortly after we got home.
Happy Day!
Marge L.

Marge Lumpe

P. O. Box 448
Cole Camp, MO 65325
Benton County
birdwatcher AT msn.com


 		 	   		  
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Subject: Forest Park night herons
From: Marc Lund <mlund AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:21:56 -0500
I found one yellow crowned and two black crowned in Murphy's lake in Forest 
Park a little before 6 AM this morning 


Marc Lund
St. Louis city

Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: Henslow's sparrow –
From: Marc Lund <mlund AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:19:42 -0500
Sorry forgot that the phone doesn't have the signature block – email sent by 
MarcLund St. Louis city 


Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Marc Lund 
> Date: April 20, 2014 at 10:17:54 AM CDT
> To: mobirds listserve 
> Subject: Henslow's sparrow – Mount Doom
> 
> I found several of them off the dirt road about halfway between Highway D and 
the shed. They were easy to spot in the bright sun as they were up on the dried 
weeds and singing! 

> 
> Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: Henslow's sparrow – Mount Doom
From: Marc Lund <mlund AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:17:54 -0500
I found several of them off the dirt road about halfway between Highway D and 
the shed. They were easy to spot in the bright sun as they were up on the dried 
weeds and singing! 


Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: Re: Prairie Warblers and Reporting them on ASM
From: Ann Johnson <aj AT HOLOGRAMBIRDS.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:18:38 -0500
>> I'm not sure why CACHE/SPARKS would flag them during these periods

It's all rather simple really if you quit thinking of CACHE and SPARKS as
mini-eBird applications.  Flags in the former simply trigger a species where
documentation to the MBRC MAY, and I stress MAY, be required.  I suspect if
Andy's Prairie Warbler had been in Kirksville that may apply.

 

The rub comes from when records are uploaded to eBird for the greater good
and additional filters are applied.  The sophistication of eBird allows the
identification of remarkable dates and numbers and frankly has the capacity
to help identify potential data entry errors.  Because these are batch
uploaded and identified simply as CACHE/SPARKS records, review of flagged
records isn't quite so easy for Josh and Ryan and sheer volume precludes
them tracking down the original reporter for more details.  There is
certainly a disadvantage to not having that immediate feedback that
something is unusual, but as a rule most folks have a pretty good idea if a
species count is on the high side of normal (known vulture roosts for
instance) or if something is on the early or late side of normal.  A few
details on these, description or some acknowledgement that the count is
correct and not an entry error, helps determine if the record becomes a part
of the eBird database.  The world doesn't end if something is invalidated
but a few simple comments can add to our broader knowledge of distribution
and populations.

 

Ann Johnson

 

From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU] On Behalf
Of Douglas, Ryan
Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2014 7:43 AM
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: Re: Prairie Warblers and Reporting them on ASM

 

Why birds are flagged by eBird (in general) was recently addressed in
another post by me on 08 April. That email can be read here:
https://po.missouri.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1404B
 &L=MOBIRDS-L&T=0&F=&S=&P=1975 

 

Regarding Prairie Warbler specifically: the species is flagged in the
regions containing St. Francois SP  and Shaw Reserve until 10 April. At that
point, only reports of >10 are flagged. Starting in May, up to 20 remain
unflagged, then the species is flagged again after 11 Sept. 

 

I'm not sure why CACHE/SPARKS would flag them during these periods, but it's
never a bad idea to add notes on common species as practice for the rare
ones!

 

I would request (for eBird) that CACHE/SPARKS users enter comments into
CACHE/SPARKS as they would for eBird, as we generally do not track down the
original CACHE/SPARKS observers for additional information.

 

Cheers,

Ryan

 


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Subject: Clark Bridge construction warning - 4/21/14
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:05:15 -0500
Bridge construction on Clark Bridge into Alton, IL starts 4/21/14.
This means back-ups are likely. This means getting into
Riverlands MBS at the gas station may be challenging.
The back entrance would be an alternative. Off of Hwy 67, enter
at Red School Road by the Captain Jim's/Dirt Cheap/Hood's complex.
Follow that to Wise Road that leads to Teal Pond Parking lot.

Good and safe birding,
Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

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Subject: Hummers
From: Tom Creley <sixpacdad AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:45:13 -0700
Now that the Ruby-Throats are showing up throughout the state, it's time for my 
annual reminder about feeding them. Despite what you may read, the better 
ratio for feeding the Hummers is six parts water to one part sugar, NO red dye. 


Before you decide to get all over my case, read the "Audubon North American 
Birdfeeder Guide", pages 30-31, "Feeding Hummingbirds". Author Stephen W. 
Kress, Ph.D., is a staff biologist for the National Audubon Society and a 
Research Fellow at Cornell University. He started Project Puffin for the 
Society, and is also the author of the "Audubon Pocket Backyard Birdwatch". 


Tom Creley
Perry County

Don't trust atoms -- they make up everything.

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Subject: Re: Prairie Warblers and Reporting them on ASM
From: "Douglas, Ryan" <douglasrn AT MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:43:26 +0000
Why birds are flagged by eBird (in general) was recently addressed in another 
post by me on 08 April. That email can be read here: 
https://po.missouri.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1404B&L=MOBIRDS-L&T=0&F=&S=&P=1975 


Regarding Prairie Warbler specifically: the species is flagged in the regions 
containing St. Francois SP and Shaw Reserve until 10 April. At that point, only 
reports of >10 are flagged. Starting in May, up to 20 remain unflagged, then 
the species is flagged again after 11 Sept. 


I'm not sure why CACHE/SPARKS would flag them during these periods, but it's 
never a bad idea to add notes on common species as practice for the rare ones! 


I would request (for eBird) that CACHE/SPARKS users enter comments into 
CACHE/SPARKS as they would for eBird, as we generally do not track down the 
original CACHE/SPARKS observers for additional information. 


Cheers,
Ryan


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

DouglasRN AT missouri.edu

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Subject: Eagle Bluff CA - Yellow-headed Blackbird - YES
From: James Hickner <hickner AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:50:31 -0500
This morning I went to Hilda Young Conservation and got to see Blue-gray 
Gnatcatchers nesting and two my first-of-year birds - a male Eastern 
Towhee (finally!) and Northern Parula. I counted 14 cardinals and two 
phoebes there. Also saw my FOY Wild Turkey not far from this conservation 
area. After that, I drove to Eagle Bluff Conservation. Found two male 
Yellow-headed Blackbirds along with Red-winged Blackbirds and Brown-
headed Cowbirds on the first part of the loop. Observed a large number of 
Blue-winged Teals and American Coots, a lot of shovelers, one Gadwall and 
one male Green-winged Teal, about 30 Lesser Yellowlegs and 3 Greater 
Yellowlegs, and one adult Bald Eagle flying by. Some of the pools are 
drying up and we need a lot of rain. 

Good birding, 
Jim Hickner 

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Subject: Castlewood and Warblers
From: Evan Dvorchak <evandvorchak AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:52:51 -0500
Had a beautiful birding day today!!! Started with a guided tour of the
Watershed Nature Center in Edwardsville, IL.  Sighted Tree, Barn, and
Northern Rough Winged Swallows, a pair of Warbling Vireos, an Indigo
Bunting, and a Belted Kingfisher Female.  Along with the usual American
Coots and Gadwalls we heard a Wood Duck.  A pair of Eastern Bluebirds are
nesting in an old tree and we found a Gnatcatcher nest and were able to
watch a bit as they collected and added spiderwebs to it! Birds heard were
Cerulean Warbler, Parula, and White Eyed Vireo.  We then headed to Castle
wood and were blessed with an excellent view of a Cerulean Warbler, a
Northern Waterthrush, and a Prothonotary (sighted 3 times in same spot as
we watched!!!!) in a large puddle next to the concrete ruins the
Prothonotary is known to hang around!!!  First time for me to ID a Chipping
Sparrow as well.  We then made a short stop at Tower Grove Park and were
able to ID Rufous Sided Towhee females in the leaves behind the bench at
the Bubbler and a Field Sparrow of all things at the Bubbler itself!  We
were also fortunate to spot an Oregon Slated Junco (female, evident
chestnut coloring under wings on sides of breast) above a nesting Mourning
Dove. All in all an EXCELLENT day for us!!!!

P.S.- I know it's in Illinois and not Missouri but if you have not had a
chance to check out the Watershed Nature Center you are SERIOUSLY missing
out.  It's a mere 1.5 miles around but is so verdant it's almost
unbelievable such a place exists in the middle of developed areas!  Also
due to the smaller size, duck and waterfowl viewing (especially this
winter) is very easy and much closer views are available of these species
than at other sites.

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Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbird in Chesterfield,MO
From: Fran Fulton <mfkfulton AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:41:31 -0700
A FOY Ruby-throated hummingbird showed up at a feeder this evening at the 
"Compound." (Our daughter's property adjoins ours, hence that fun name to 
celebrate this happy situation and to collect all our feeders, bubblers and 
hillside habitat into one eBird location.) Due to our son-in-law's influence, 
we have all had our feeders ready and waiting for well over a week or so. 
After the Gaddy Garden posting we were definitely hopeful. Patience was 
rewarded! 


Fran Fulton
21 Ridgecrest Dr.
Chesterfield, MO 63017

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Subject: Re: Prairie Warblers and Reporting them on ASM
From: Ann Johnson <aj AT HOLOGRAMBIRDS.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:49:22 -0500
I responded privately to Andy but maybe before this gets more confusing it
would be good to provide an explanation to all.  I do not represent the MBRC
nor eBird but I think I have a pretty good handle on how this all works.

 

CACHE and SPARKS were built with only one filter - the MBRC review list.
Any species  that is on that review list will have an asterisk and a place
for a comment.  The only relationship to eBird is that some species which
may be flagged in CACHE or SPARKS will pass through the upload to eBird and
its more sophisticated filters with no questions asked.  On the other hand,
some species which pass through CACHE/SPARKS may be flagged in eBird,
especially for high counts.

 

When a species is flagged as a review species, it automatically goes to Mike
Thelen's list for review.  Mike has a good feel for distribution in Missouri
and consults with Bill Rowe if something is questionable. He can often just
accept a record and move on.  For instance, Eurasian Tree Sparrow is a
review species away from St. Louis and the river, but Mike knows that and
I'm fairly certain isn't expecting details on every report from the expected
area.  The same holds true for Prairie Warbler outside of the northern third
of the state.  To effectively provide the most beneficial information,
birders may want to keep a copy of the review list handy -

http://mobirds.org/RecordsCommittee/ReviewList.aspx.  Note that Black
Vulture needs details only in the north.  That helps define the "as
necessary" part of the  details statement.  If you feel a need to always
fill in the blank, something as simple as "expected location" pretty much
fills the bill.

 

Hope this helps clear up any questions and confusion.

Ann Johnson

 

From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU] On Behalf
Of Edge Wade
Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:22 PM
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: Re: Prairie Warblers and Reporting them on ASM

 

This is not an ASM generated asterisk (nor is the one for Black Vultures in
areas where they have be expected to be seen for several years, nor for a
few other species).  I am asking that someone representing the Missouri Bird
Records Committee (MBRC) and someone representing eBird (whose designations
are being adhered to by CACHE/SPARKS) answer Andrew's question on the
listserv so all can have a better understanding of this feature, regardless
of the species.

 

Thank you,

 

Edge Wade

ASM Conservation Partnership Coordinator

edgew AT mchsi.com

 

 

On Apr 19, 2014, at 8:03 PM, Andrew Reago wrote:





Why do Prairie Warblers have an asterisk when I report my sightings of them
in CACHE or SPARKS? I know that an asterisk means the bird is being flagged
due to being on the MBRC list, but I don't understand why the Prairie
Warbler is on that list. If a bird is asterisked, all ASM instructs me to do
in my report is to "Please provide some details as necessary."  What does
that mean, exactly?  What details are necessary?  What is ASM looking for?
Yesterday, I saw two Prairie Warblers at St. Francois State Park in
Missouri.   Today I saw three at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit MO.
Every year for the past six years I have seen them reliably in various
places.  So, why the asterisk? Ironically, I didn't get photos of the ones
from St. Francois State Park, which required 'details' for ASM due to the
asterisk.  But, I did get some from Shaw today.  Here's one:

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/13942844054/





Andy Reago

St. Louis MO

andrew.reago AT charter.net

 

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Subject: FOY Birds today
From: Frances Cramer <beanfrangeo AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:53:18 -0700
We visited our property at Bean Lake/Platte Co.(which by the way is almost 
totally bone dry) today, to see if the morels were showing up yet. Nope! But 
did see 7 Harris Sparrows in an old wisteria bush. While trying to get picture 
of them, out of the same bush flew a Northern Mockingbird...yippee! Both are 
very favorite birds 

We miss our cabin and the wildlife we were able to enjoy there,so do not visit 
too much...so sad to see it now. The 2011 flood ended our 50 year enjoyment of 
so many good times there including visits from birding friends.Life moves on 
and we still bird whenever we can. Thanks for listening. 


Frances Cramer and Georgia Hathorne
St. Joseph, Mo.


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Subject: EBCA this afternoon (4/19/14)
From: Karen Wosilait <kwosilait AT CLEARWIRE.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:25:19 -0500
Some of my highlights at EBCA today:

As I was driving down the second one-way loop, a mixed flock of blackbirds 
flushed and came toward me. Great views of the YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS that I 
was hoping to see, as well as Red-winged Blackbirds and Brown-headed Cowbirds 
(which were singing beautifully). 


I was focusing on shorebirds, and numbers seemed to be down. I heard a Killdeer 
and found a lonely Wilson's Snipe, a single AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, a quartet 
of Lesser Yellowlegs (in a row, all facing the same direction, very nice), and 
a single Greater Yellowlegs before I headed down the second one-way loop. I was 
pleasantly surprised when I got to the very end, pool 14 or 15, whichever is 
the last one: shorebirds galore, actively eating. There were at least 63 LESSER 
YELLOWLEGS and a single WILSON'S PHALAROPE. 


Karen Wosilait
Columbia, MO (temporary)
Seattle, WA (permanent)

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Subject: Re: Prairie Warblers and Reporting them on ASM
From: Edge Wade <edgew AT MCHSI.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:21:37 -0500
This is not an ASM generated asterisk (nor is the one for Black Vultures in 
areas where they have be expected to be seen for several years, nor for a few 
other species). I am asking that someone representing the Missouri Bird Records 
Committee (MBRC) and someone representing eBird (whose designations are being 
adhered to by CACHE/SPARKS) answer Andrew's question on the listserv so all can 
have a better understanding of this feature, regardless of the species. 


Thank you,

Edge Wade
ASM Conservation Partnership Coordinator
edgew AT mchsi.com


On Apr 19, 2014, at 8:03 PM, Andrew Reago wrote:

> Why do Prairie Warblers have an asterisk when I report my sightings of them 
in CACHE or SPARKS? I know that an asterisk means the bird is being flagged due 
to being on the MBRC list, but I don't understand why the Prairie Warbler is on 
that list. If a bird is asterisked, all ASM instructs me to do in my report is 
to "Please provide some details as necessary." What does that mean, exactly? 
What details are necessary? What is ASM looking for? Yesterday, I saw two 
Prairie Warblers at St. Francois State Park in Missouri. Today I saw three at 
Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit MO. Every year for the past six years I have 
seen them reliably in various places. So, why the asterisk? Ironically, I 
didn't get photos of the ones from St. Francois State Park, which required 
'details' for ASM due to the asterisk. But, I did get some from Shaw today. 
Here's one: 

> 
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/13942844054/
> 
> 
> Andy Reago
> St. Louis MO
> andrew.reago AT charter.net
> 
> The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
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Subject: Prairie Warblers and Reporting them on ASM
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:03:11 -0400
Why do Prairie Warblers have an asterisk when I report my sightings of 
them in CACHE or SPARKS? I know that an asterisk means the bird is being 
flagged due to being on the MBRC list, but I don't understand why the 
Prairie Warbler is on that list. If a bird is asterisked, all ASM 
instructs me to do in my report is to "Please provide some details as 
necessary."  What does that mean, exactly?  What details are necessary? 
What is ASM looking for?  Yesterday, I saw two Prairie Warblers at St. 
Francois State Park in Missouri.   Today I saw three at Shaw Nature 
Reserve in Gray Summit MO.  Every year for the past six years I have 
seen them reliably in various places.  So, why the asterisk? Ironically, 
I didn't get photos of the ones from St. Francois State Park, which 
required 'details' for ASM due to the asterisk.  But, I did get some 
from Shaw today.  Here's one:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/13942844054/ 


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Subject: roaring river
From: Sherry Leonardo <home172 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:01:14 -0400
Five of us had a GREAT birding trip to Roaring River State Park, Roaring River 
Conservation Area and surrounding areas thanks to Jeff Cantrell's and 

Jerry Williams' article in the September 2013 issue of THE BLUEBIRD. Started 
with eastern whip-poor-wills at the old riding stables. We had a total of 14 

species of warblers, topped off by best-ever looks at 2 Cerulean warblers on 
Sugar Camp Scenic Drive. We also had hooded warblers and a broad- 

winged hawk there. We heard a Swainson's warbler in the canebrake along the 
river at Roaring River Conservation Area. Across the road at Chute Ridge 

Glade we picked up a prairie warbler and ran into our good friend Larry Olpin 
from Warrensburg. Highlights along Pibern Trail were worm-eating and Kentucky 
warblers, Louisiana waterthrush and running into ABA president Jeff Gordon, ABA 
award winner Andrew Kinslow and Dr. Janice Green. Northern parulas and 
yellow-throated warblers were singing everywhere. Near warbler woods we saw 2 
blue-winged warblers and a blue grosbeak. Nearby along the river were 
yellow-crowned night heron and green heron. Around the park we saw 3 species of 
vireos: white-eyed, yellow-throated and red-eyed. Along Barry County Road 2260 
highlights included indigo bunting, eastern kingbird, scissor-tailed flycatcher 
and another blue grosbeak. On the drive home to KC we stopped at Wildcat Glade 
Audubon Center in Joplin where we ran into Jeff Cantrell who helped us find 1 
of the 3 bewick's wrens there. All I can say is that birding doesn't get much 
better than this- great friends, great locations, great weather and great 
birds!!! 


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Grandview, Missouri

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Subject: Re: FOY Birds StL Area -add Am. Redstart
From: Bob Bailey <bohemewarbler AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:55:06 -0500
Add American Redstart to Lost Valley Trail. My walk was mid - late afternoon.
I was completely stumped by both song and appearance of a "warbler" bird with a 
bright yellow breast and black streaking . The visual quick, so it only 
amounted to seeing its breast. And the song was completely unfamiliar to me. It 
sang a couple of times and then the bird vanished into the unknown. 


Bob Bailey St. Louis, MO
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> Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:18:21 -0500
> From: mikethelen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET
> Subject: FOY Birds StL Area
> To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
> 
> I had a few personal FOY birds Sat.
> 
> St Chas Cnty:
> Green Heron, 1 at Riverlands
> White-eyed Vireo, 5 along Lost Valley Trail
> Yellow-throated Vireo, 2 along LVT
> House Wren, 1 at Weldon Spring Site
> Wood Thrush, 1 singing along LVT
> Worm-eating Warbler, 1 singing along LVT
> Kentucky Warbler, 2 singing along LVT
> Common Yellowthroat, 2 singing along LVT
> 
> St Louis Cnty:
> Eastern Kingbird, 1 at Little Creve Coeur Lake
> 
> ###
> 
> Another birder reported Scarlet Tanager along LVT.  There was a lingering
> Canvasback in Ellis Bay; got to see 2 Cliff Swallow by the bridge.  As
> reported, both Yellowlegs spp. at Stonehenge.
> 
> Here's a nice Yellow-throated Warbler from LVT, one of 10 this morning:
> 
> http://smu.gs/PhqwTY
> 
> Mike Thelen
> Univ City, StL Cnty, MO
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Subject: FOY Birds StL Area
From: Michael Thelen <mikethelen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:18:21 -0500
I had a few personal FOY birds Sat.

St Chas Cnty:
Green Heron, 1 at Riverlands
White-eyed Vireo, 5 along Lost Valley Trail
Yellow-throated Vireo, 2 along LVT
House Wren, 1 at Weldon Spring Site
Wood Thrush, 1 singing along LVT
Worm-eating Warbler, 1 singing along LVT
Kentucky Warbler, 2 singing along LVT
Common Yellowthroat, 2 singing along LVT

St Louis Cnty:
Eastern Kingbird, 1 at Little Creve Coeur Lake

###

Another birder reported Scarlet Tanager along LVT.  There was a lingering
Canvasback in Ellis Bay; got to see 2 Cliff Swallow by the bridge.  As
reported, both Yellowlegs spp. at Stonehenge.

Here's a nice Yellow-throated Warbler from LVT, one of 10 this morning:

http://smu.gs/PhqwTY

Mike Thelen
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Subject: WGNSS Saturday Birding - Bewick's Wren
From: David <davidbecher AT MSN.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:38:13 -0500
The Saturday group started by going to Powder Valley CA. There are a pair of 
Bewick's Wrens attempting to nest in the service area at the headquarters. I 
recommend asking the staff for advice about where it is permitted to walk and 
the best observation points. Of course, as always one should avoid disturbing 
the nest. 

We then went down to Emmengger Park and birded for a while. The highlights were 
lots of Yellow-throated Warblers and Parulas, Warbling Vireo, two Cooper's 
Hawks, and a very cooperative Barred Owl. 

We then when to Riverlands for lunch. There were lots of Ring-billed and 
Herring Gulls and White Pelicans and DC Cormorants in Ellis Bay, but not a lot 
else. We found three Pectoral Sandpipers and one Caspian Tern among the birds. 
After a stop under the bridge for Cliff Swallow, we went to Lincoln Shields 
South Access (aka Stonehenge). There were hundreds of Yellowlegs ( a mixture of 
both), but no other shorebird species could be found. A walk down the path 
towards Lincoln Shields proper produced a Black-necked Stilt in the channel and 
a small flock of Bonaparte's Gulls. There still more Yellowlegs at Alta Villa 
and a pair of Wood Ducks, but we could not find any other shorebird species. 

 
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Subject: Sightings from SLAS walk at Creve Coeur Park - Mallard Lake
From: Mary Dueren <mary.dueren AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:52:49 -0500
It was a beautiful morning for 18 walkers!! Cool, cloudless, and about 54
degrees when we started at 8am. We did trek the entire 2.6 miles around
Mallard Lake and were rewarded with great looks at a
Spotted Sandpiper, White-eye Vireo, and a Yellow Throated Warbler.
There were many White-throated sparrows, Cardinals, blue-gray gnatcatchers.
and Canada Geese.
Also found a Wood Duck and Blue-Winged Teal pairs.
We did hear Northern Parula and Louisiana Waterthrush but could not get a
good visual.
The Purple Martins also are putting on quite a show at the Creve Coeur
Lakehouse restaurant where we started our walk. In all, 27 species were
observed plus 2 heard.

Thank-you walkers for a wonderful morning!
Happy Spring! Happy Easter
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Subject: Green Heron, Forest Park, St. Louis
From: Mark Glenshaw <mglenshaw AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:02:27 -0500
Yesterday around 6:15pm I was speaking with my friend and owl mentee, Chris
Gerli, about how someone had posted the day before on MOBIRDS about seeing
a Green Heron in Forest Park. We both informed the other of how we had not
seen this species yet. Chris has the luck of operating his bike tour and
bike rental business, City Cycling Tours http://www.citycyclingtours.com/
next to a row of pear trees that go from the Visitor's Center and Pagoda
Circle.  For 3-4 years there has been a Green Heron pair nesting in one of
these trees mere feet from his operations.  The remains of last year's nest
are still evident.

I went off to meet a group for an owl prowl and as we started to head out,
a Green Heron flew in and landed in one of these pear trees.  I let Chris
know about the heron and we shared a smile that our lack of sighting was no
more and that perhaps that pear trees would be a nest site again.

Sincerely,
Mark
-- 
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Subject: 6 white egg EABL
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia AT ATT.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:51:24 -0500
    If anyone would like to see it then I would be
    happy to send our photo of 6 EABL white eggs.
    Newton County, south of Joplin.
    Larry Herbert,  Joplin,  certhia AT att. net  4-19-14.

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Subject: FOY Chimney Swifts- Warson Woods
From: Bryan Prather <brynprth AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:33:49 -0500
Just had 3 Chimney Swifts in Webster Groves this morning.

Bryan Prather
St. Louis Co, Mo

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Subject: Castlewood SP,4-19
From: Mike Brady <Bradymp AT AOL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:57:47 -0400
Quick hike along the river trail at Castlewood SP produced the same birds  
other people posted about earlier this week(complete list on the SPARKS  
site)

-New for me was a singing BLACK-THROATED GREEN  warbler.
-Located one of the red-shoulder hawk pairs  nest
-Pair of broadwing hawks have returned to the same area they have  been 
nesting for the last 5 years

-Mike Brady
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Subject: House Wren
From: June Newman <june AT BINMAIL.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:19:46 -0500
I heard a House Wren earlier today, and just now saw it checking out the nest 
box on the breezeway. 


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Carroll County

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Subject: Baltimore Oriole - Jefferson City, Cole county
From: Steve Garr <steve AT BIRDS-I-VIEW.BIZ>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:07:27 -0700
Saw our FOY BAOR (adult male)this a.m. at 6:20 at backyard feeding stations on 
our deck (Jeff city, west side). 

Steve Garr
Cole county
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Subject: Clydesdale Park - April 18th
From: James Hickner <hickner AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:40:38 -0500
This morning my wife and I went for a walk in Clydesdale Park which is 
only a few blocks from my home. Here is what we saw there: 

American Robin 
Rusty Blackbird - about a dozen 
Tufted titmouse - 1 
Northern Cardinal 
Mourning Dove - 2 
Solitary Sandpiper - 1 in Gravois Creek  - my FOY 
American Goldfinch 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 3 
Carolina Wren - 2 
European Starling 
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 2 
Carolina Chickadee - 1 
Downy Woodpecker - 2 

We could have seen more if we stayed there longer but our time was 
limited to an hour and a half. 

Good birding, 
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Subject: Yellow-headed blackbirds at Eagle Bluffs
From: Jack Foreman <jfgrumpa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:13:44 -0500
Took us a good part of the day but we finally found the yellow headed
blackbirds today and there were at least 15 of them.  We have that many in
one of the pictures we took and are pretty sure there were at least two more
that were off to one side, but 15 for sure. They weren't with the large
flock of red wings today but there were several brown headed cowbirds with
them and a few red wings. Yellow rumps seemed to be in every tree and we
have a pic of one other warbler that we're still working out the ID on. 
Also there were 14 Great Egrets. We also got four white crowned and one Lark
sparrow today. Blue-wings are everywhere, as are coots and shovelers. At
least one lone ruddy duck still present and we saw four wood ducks, two
green-winged teal, and one lone mallard. We could not find the gadwalls
reported yesterday. Other water birds still present, a few pied bills,
greater and lesser yellow legs, American white pelicans, DC cormorants, many
great blue herons. 

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Subject: Mingo NWR & Duck Creek
From: Ida <idad AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:09:42 -0500
At Mingo NWR and nearby Duck Creek in southeast Missouri on the afternoon of 
4/18/14, we found a few interesting migrants/residents, all at Mingo’s 
boardwalk or Red Mill Drive unless otherwise noted: 

Warblers: Parula, Chestnut-sided, Prothonotary, Yellow-rump, Common 
Yellowthroat 

Great Crested Flycatcher
Yellow-throated Vireos
Turkeys
Pied-billed Grebes (abundant)
Shovelers (abundant)
Green-winged Teal (abundant) 
Hooded Merganser (1)
Little Blue Herons (Duck Creek)
Green Heron
Snowy Egret (1)

Two adult eagles were sitting on the nest edge in the big pool at Duck Creek.

Ida Domazlicky
Cape Girardeau county

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Subject: Grassland Birds at Pershing SP, Linn Co. Mo.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <dmkinder AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:04:52 -0700
I birded the Zell tract on the west side of the park this morning before work. 
Nice variety of Sparrows observed, - 1 lingering Am..Tree, plus Chipping, 
Field,Vesper, Savannah, Grasshopper, Henslow's, Song, Lincoln's, and Swamp. All 
also were heard singing except Lincoln's, Swamp, and the Am. Tree. Heard Upland 
Sandpiper whistle couple times , but never located it. Heard Fish Crow again. 
They seem to be making themselves at home in the Golden Triangle. Watched a 
female Northern Harrier working the wet areas. An adult Bald Eagle was perched 
in a big Oak near the Red Barn. Heard Red-shouldered Hawk towards Locust Creek. 
Kicked up a Sora and about 25 Wilson's Snipe. Nice little outing! 



Happy Spring!
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Subject: Big Creek Adair Co.
From: Frankie Cuculich <flcuculich AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:41:44 -0500
I seen Brad's post on the Black throated blue warbler at Big Creek CA.  I 
went there from 11am to around 3:30pm today, no BTBW.  Did see a 
yellow rumped warbler, gnatcatcher, ruby crowned kinglets, and other 
common birds.

A loggerheaded shrike is back on it's breeding grounds along with great 
tailed grackle.  These birds are just down the road from my house.

Frankie Cuculich
Brashear, Mo.
Adair Co.

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Subject: Lost Valley Trail 4/18
From: Bryan Prather <brynprth AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:40:53 -0500
Weldon Spring, Mo

LVT was very active today(9-3:30)
Warblers-
Worm eating
Blue winged
Kentucky
Common Yellowthroat
Cerulean
Black and White
Yellow throated
N. Parula
La. Waterthrush

Vireos-
Yellow throated
Red eyed
White eyed

Broad winged Hawk

B/G Gnatcatchers

Bryan Prather
St. Louis Co., Mo



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Subject: Wood Ducks on nest
From: Clare Wheeler <patrickwheeler07 AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:36:08 -0500
Yesterday there was a pair of Woodies on a nest box here.

Clare Wheeler
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Subject: RMBS conditions
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:16:59 -0500
St. Louis area birding:

RMBS conditions (2nd hand)
Lots of mudflats in Ellis Bay but few shorebirds
More shorebirds at "Stonehenge" (Linc. Shields South Access,
take Hwy 67 toward St. Louis and enter the gravel parking lot
with the large boulders lining it right along the highway)
West Alton Boat ramp (Alton Lake Access, take Hwy 94 west into
and through West Alton, at the 90 degree turn, turn right onto Harbor Point
Road, follow road to end) and Harbor Point Bay (right near the
intersection of Hwy 94 and Harbor Point Road).

If going to Forest Park, Tower Grove Park or Busch CA,
check highway construction on MoDot's website.
If from out of town, check your route as there's a lot of construction
with lane closures going on in the St. Louis area.

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.


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Subject: ILLINOIS bird - NEO. Cormorant Carlyle, IL
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:53:14 -0500
FYI St. Louis birders.
Carlyle Lake, Clinton co, ILLINOIS.
Peppenhorst is accessed from Hazlet State Park.

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.
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Subject: IBET Neotropic Cormorant
Date: Fri Apr 18 2014 8:40 am
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Tony and I had a Neotropic Cormorant at the Peppenhorst branch boat 
access this morning at around 7:10. The bird was in the channel on the 
other side of the spit with other cormorants.

I took of it with my iPad through the scope.Also there was Forster's 
Terns with the gulls.



Colin + Tony



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Subject: Grasshopper Sparrow back
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher AT MSN.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:31:34 -0500
I heard my FOY Grasshopper Sparrow in the prairie in front of our home this AM. 
It is a wonderful sound I look forward to each year. 

Marge

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Subject: Yellow-Headed Blackbirds
From: Evelyn Johnson <angelica975 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:16:40 -0500
April 16 Very windy day at Schell-Osage.
There were approx. 20 Yellow-Headed Blackbirds in willows West and near 
concrete spillway on the North side of Schell Lake. Also, many shorebirds 
around the edge of the lake on the West end.
Sighted a Bald Eagle's nest looking North from the roadside at G pool with 
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Subject: RFI: RMBS, TGP - no Sighting
From: judy bergmann <jbirds AT ATT.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:08:42 -0700
Does anyone know what is being seen at RMBS- how areshorebird conditions?
At Tower Grove Park?Hoping for warblers. East Ozark AudubonSociety 
(Farmington) members are planning a field trip on Saturday. 


Thanks much in advance.



Judy Bergmann
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Subject: Wind Energy and birds
From: Mary Nemecek <msnemecek AT AOL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:49:14 -0500
Also for additional information there was an excellent program last night 
with Michael Hutchins from American Bird Conservancy and Chris Hein from 
Bat Conservation International on 'Eco-Logic" regarding wind energy and 
bird/bat conservation.  You can listen to the pod cast here.  
http://archive.wbai.org/files/mp3/wbai_140415_200002ecologic.mp3 


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Subject: Burroughs Audubon opposes Mill Creek Wind Farm
From: Mary Nemecek <msnemecek AT AOL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:48:18 -0500
Burroughs Audubon, the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the National 
Audubon Society, joins with Midland Empire Audubon in St. Joseph, MO to 
oppose the proposed 200 Megawatt Mill Creek Wind Farm adjacent to 
Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge in Holt County, MO. This wind farm is 
sited for placement at the merger of two major migratory flyways and is 
adjacent to one of the most critical wetlands left in a four-state area, giving 

alarm for unprecedented bird mortality. 

Not only is Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge home to hundreds of 
resident birds, it is a stopover for hundreds of thousands of migrating birds 
including the endangered Piping Plover and Least Tern. The area can host 
300+ Bald Eagles during the winter and nesting Bald Eagles in the 
spring/summer. Peregrine Falcons are frequently seen in the area along 
with American Bitterns, both Missouri species of conservation concern. 

The American Bird Conservancy, a leader on national wind energy and bird 
conservation has designated Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge as the 
only critical Important Bird Area (IBA) in the state of Missouri and is not 
suited for adjacent wind energy placement. 

Wind turbines are also fatal to bats. Endangered Northern Long-eared have 
been surveyed on Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge and it’s within the 
range for Indiana bats. Please join us in opposing the Mill Creek Wind 
Turbine Farm. You can express your concerns by contacting the following 
individuals: 

Element Power
421 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 1000
 Portland, OR  97204
 Main: +1.503.416.0800
northamericainfo AT elpower.com

Holt County Commissioners             
102 W Nodaway Street; PO Box 437                 
Oregon MO 64473                          
(660) 446-3304  

                              
 Sam Graves, Congressman
www.graves.house.gov 


Senator Claire McCaskill
www.mccaskill.senate.gov


Senator Roy Blunt
www.blunt.senate.gov


Sincerely, 
 
Don Stout, President 
Nancy Clark, Secretary 
Marcia Hawk, Treasurer 
Gary Johnson, Director 
Marilyn Koshland, Director 
Octavio Lorenzo, Director 
Sharon Snavely, Director 
Mike Stoakes, Director

If you have questions please feel free to contact me at 
msnemecek AT aol.com.


Mary Nemecek
Burroughs Audubon Conservation Committee Co-chair
KCMO


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Subject: Castlewood Park, 4-17
From: Nila Petty <nila9 AT ATT.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:53:00 -0700
This afternoon at Castlewood, there was a gathering of birds on the paved road 
and ground of parking area (past the railroad), which included Yellow-throated 
Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and a Prothonotary Warbler. Also in this group: 
several Indigo Buntings, a Swamp Sparrow, Tufted Titmice, Chickadees, 
White-breasted Nuthatch, a Swainson's Thrush, and a Downy Woodpecker. Amazing 
views of these birds from the car! 


I am fairly certain I saw a Broad-winged Hawk off the path that goes away from 
the river, off of the first parking area past the railroad. It was more compact 
than a Red-shouldered, shorter tail. It had a wide white band on the short 
tail, and only one band was clearly visible. No red shoulder area and it did 
not have that reddish coloration. When it flew, it was light underneath, with 
that noticeable tail band. The flight silhouette matches images of 
Broad-winged. 


Another bird of note was a singing Cerulean Warbler!

My list from the afternoon:
Prothonotary Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Indigo Buntings
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Bluebird
Swainson's Thrush
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrows
Piliated Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Tufted Titmice
Carolina Chickadees
White-breasted Nuthatches
Carolina Wren
Cowbirds
Robins
Turkey Vultures

I'm probably forgetting a few.

Nila Petty
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Subject: caution on I.D.Northern waterthrush
From: R <bohemewarbler AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:19:47 -0500
When sighting a waterthrush during spring migration season, the most reliable 
way to tell the difference between the very similar-looking Louisiana and 
Northern waterthrushes is by their very different songs. 

In my own experience, the Louisiana Waterthrush is very vocal in Missouri at 
this time as it is already on its territory, and it's song is easily 
recognizable, similar to a Yellow-throated Warbler, slurring downward but with 
a chatter-like ending. 

In contrast, the Northern Waterthrush is rarely heard singing on its migratory 
path northward, and it's song is quite different from the Louisiana Waterthrush 
without the slurring downward pattern, and it's louder and more punctuated. 

A yellowish cast to the underbelly can occur on the Louisiana Waterthrush, 
especially under certain light conditions, and the other visible differences 
can appear indistinguishable at times. So if you're out in the field in 
Missouri during spring migration, and you're uncertain of which waterthrush it 
is, just wait around for a few minutes. The Louisiana should eventually start 
singing. If it doesn't sing, I'd place my odds on it being a Northern 
Waterthrush. 

Bob Bailey St. Louis, MO bohemewarbler AT hotmail.com
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:35:22 -0500
From: chrish AT SCI-SURFACES.COM
Subject: Re: Northern waterthrush
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU

If the underparts were quite yellow, it was most definitely a Northern. Chris 
Hobbschobbs AT everestkc.netLenexa, KS From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum 
[mailto:MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU] On Behalf Of John Kamerud 

Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2014 2:35 PM
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: Northern waterthrush Along Duckett's Creek in Weldon Springs this 
morning. I was thinking Louisiana Waterthrush, because he was along the stream 
bank and because I have seen LAWT there before. However, this bird was quite 
yellow underneath, and his tail was bobbing briskly the whole time. 

 
Also saw red-headed woodpecker, which is pretty reliable where the paved trail 
meets the Katy Trail. 

 
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Subject: Green heron
From: Laura Gorman <Lagormanz AT AOL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:31:07 -0500
FOY green heron in Forest Park this evening.
Laura Gorman
St.Louis

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Subject: No sighting: Seeking Great Horned Owl nests
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:35:09 -0500
Dear birders,

 

Ruth VanWye works for Lakeside Nature Center which rehabilitates birds here
in the Kansas City area.  , She is looking for some Great Horned Owl nests.
Lakeside Nature Center has two branchers that they need to foster out to an
existing nest.  Ruth would prefer that the nests be as close to the Kansas
City area as possible.  This will be her 4th one of the season that she
fosters out - they do great work!  If you can give her a lead or two, she
would appreciate it.

 

Ruth's email is ruth.vanwye AT kcmo.org

 

Thank you!

Christine Kline

Pleasant Hill, Missouri ~ Cass County

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Subject: Rock Bridge & Eagle Bluffs - today
From: Kathleen Anderson <andersonka AT CENTURYTEL.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:25:37 -0400
We went to Rock Bridge State Park first. We found many Blue-gray Gnatcatchers 
and Ruby-crowned Kinglets, several Northern Parulas. Louisiana Waterthrushes 
were heard, but not easily seen, probably because of construction on new 
restrooms. FOY bird there: NRW Swallow. 


At Eagle Bluffs, the number of ducks is down, but still lots of Blue-winged 
Teal and Northern Shovelers. We saw several flocks of shorebirds in flight, 
looked like Yellowlegs. Still quite a few Pelicans, DC Cormorants. 


FOY: Forster's Terns (4) along with Bonaparte's Gulls and 1 RB Gull.   
Swallows were abundant. As were American Coots. AND Yellow-rumped Warblers 
counted 19. 

The Yellow-headed Blackbirds were still present with a large flock of 
Red-wings. We found 9. 


Full report on Cache later. 
Kathleen Anderson, Sandy Elbert, Columbia

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Subject: Baltimore Oriole
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia AT ATT.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:16:52 -0500
FOS Baltimore Oriole in our Joplin yard
this morning, 4-17.
Larry Herbert,  Jasper County, MO.
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Subject: Scissor tail
From: Gina Van Patten <rvanpatten295 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:50:41 -0500
I spotted a scissor tailed flycatcher this afternoon along the Mokane Road 
across the River 

from Jefferson City this afternoon. They have been in this area every spring 
and summer for 

several years now. 

Callaway County 
Regina Van Patten

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Subject: CCNWR facebook page
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:36:27 -0500
Clarence Cannon Facebook page with waterfowl (and other birds)
survey results.

https://www.facebook.com/GreatRiverNWR

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

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Subject: The Song of the Wood Thrush
From: Mark Haas <kathyhaas AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:32:20 -0500
I got to hear this sweet music today at Gen. Watkins CA in Scott County.
Warblers were on the move, including Yellow-throated, Black-and-White, Pine,
and Black-throated Green. While easing along a pond bank for a view of a
singing Prothonotary, I nearly stepped on a 3-ft diamond-backed watersnake.
What a magnificent beast!

 

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Subject: Maryland Heights and Creve Coeur Lake
From: David <davidbecher AT MSN.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:26:14 -0500
There is a small sign posted at Creve Coeur Lake concerning a zoning approval 
meeting in Maryland Heights for Creve Coeur Lake Park next Tuesday. The county 
apparently wants to allow the building of a 400 square foot building on the 
east side for the use of the concession that rents kayaks and similar things on 
the lake. More information on the public hearing is available by calling 
314-738-2290. Just in case anyone is interested in attending. 

 
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Subject: Highway 79 corridor , Yellow-headed blackbird, Black-necked stilts
From: therese haenni <thaenni01 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:16:51 -0700
got to BK Leach at730am. Stills lotts of Teal, Gadwall, coots and Shoveler. 
There were about 12 Broadwing Hawks scattered in twos or threes in trees along 
the levy waiting for the Thermals to form. There were lots of shorebirds but 
hard to see in the flooded weeds or corn stuble. Yellowlegs, a few pecs and 
lots of snipe. If you would have waded around you probably would have flushed 
hundreds of snipe. Did see 2 Bairds Sandpipers. I think there are alot of 
shorebirds here and if you walked the berms with a scope you would find more 
diversity than I did. 


Then headed to Cannon NWR and after searching through a couple large RW 
blackbird flocks I finally found a male Yellow-headed Blackbird. Watched him 
through the scope for about 10 minutes, what a gorgeous bird. Scoping a flooded 
field on the other side of the road found 2 Black-necked stilts. Did not seem 
to be as many shorebirds overall, however. The Hooded Mergansers are pairing up 
and on territories. 



Directions to YHBB:- driving away from HQ take 2 right hand turns. This road 
dead ends at levy. The YHBB was in a flock of about 300 Redwing Blackbirds on 
the left side of road about 1/2 way to the levy..The Black-necked stilts were 
on the other side of the road in the flooded fields. 


Only sparrows I noticed today Savannahs. The gentleman who does waterfowl 
census for Cannon NWR had 2 Marbled Godwits on the refuge last week. 


Dave Haenni
Des Peres, Mo

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Subject: Carondelet Park 4/17/14 - Nashville Warbler continues, EAWP, SCTA and GHOW
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:10:27 -0400
1. Nashville Warbler continues from April 13:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/13892088712/ 


2. FOY Eastern Wood-Pewee and Scarlet Tanager

3. Great Horned Owl fledgling lookin' good
  https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/13915285675/ < 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/13915285675/>

Andy Reago
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Subject: Indigo Bunting
From: Mariel Stephenson <marielstephenson AT CENTURYTEL.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:31:50 -0500
FOY for my feeder area near Capen Park.

 

Mariel Stephenson

Columbia MO

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Subject: Re: Northern waterthrush
From: Chris Hobbs <chrish AT SCI-SURFACES.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:35:22 -0500
If the underparts were 'quite yellow', it was most definitely a Northern.

 

Chris Hobbs

chobbs AT everestkc.net

Lenexa, KS

 

 

 

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Of John Kamerud
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2014 2:35 PM
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: Northern waterthrush

 

Along Duckett's Creek in Weldon Springs this morning. I was thinking
Louisiana Waterthrush, because he was along the stream bank and because I
have seen LAWT there before. However, this bird was quite yellow underneath,
and his tail was bobbing briskly the whole time. 
 
Also saw red-headed woodpecker, which is pretty reliable where the paved
trail meets the Katy Trail.
 
John Kamerud
Lake St Louis

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Subject: Northern waterthrush
From: John Kamerud <jqkamerud AT MSN.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:35:17 -0500
Along Duckett's Creek in Weldon Springs this morning. I was thinking Louisiana 
Waterthrush, because he was along the stream bank and because I have seen LAWT 
there before. However, this bird was quite yellow underneath, and his tail was 
bobbing briskly the whole time. 


 

Also saw red-headed woodpecker, which is pretty reliable where the paved trail 
meets the Katy Trail. 


 

John Kamerud

Lake St Louis
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Re: Eastern Kingbord
From: Larry Lade <llade AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:15:52 -0700
No kingbirds yet, but today I did get 3 FOY species: Yellow-rumped Warbler, 
Stilt Sandpiper & Lark Sparrow. All around the Lake Contrary area. 


Larry Lade
Saint Joseph, MO




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Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:00 AM
Subject: Eastern Kingbord
 

Saw a single Eastern Kingbord at 763 and 63 north of columbia at 10:45 am 
today. 


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Subject: Phillips Lake, Columbia
From: Greg Leonard <egreg2 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:07:30 -0700
I took my lunch hour at Phillips Lake today. An Osprey came through, caught a 
big fish, and carried it off somewhere. I had FOY Chimney Swifts, Solitary and 
Spotted Sandpipers. The Sandpipers were near the causeway at the far end of 
the lake. The flew near each other as I approached making for a nice 
comparison of the Spotted bobbing his tail and the Solitary bobbing his head. 


Full list on CACHE.

Greg Leonard
Columbia, Boone County

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Subject: Great Horned Owl Feeding Herself and Her Owlets A Little Blue Heron, Forest Park, St. Louis
From: Mark Glenshaw <mglenshaw AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:56:34 -0500
Afternoon, all.

Here is the first of two blog posts about the adult Great Horned Owl,
Sarah, feeding herself and the owlets in Forest Park in St. Louis.
http://forestparkowls.blogspot.com/2014/04/adventures-in-owl-dining-part-i.html

Thank you for reading!

Sincerely,
Mark
-- 
Mark H.X. Glenshaw
City of St. Louis
Forest Park Owls
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Subject: House wren
From: Catherine Davis <catherineann AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:53:32 -0500
Singing on my deck!  Happy to see him back.
Catherine Davis
St Charles Co
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Subject: Early and late spring dates
From: Al and Lois Smith <alandlois AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:09:58 -0500
I've been working on a list for early and late dates. Here's some of the
data extracted, mostly warblers, from Josh's showme-birds for early/late
spring dates so far.

American Avocet                   04 Mar 1977
American Redstart                 11 Apr 1983
Bay-breasted Warbler            26 Apr 1979     23 Jun 1984
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck    22 Apr 2009
Blackburnian Warbler              09 Apr 1989    08 Jun 1983
Black-and-white Warbler        10 Mar 1984
Black-throated Blue Warbler    27 Apr 2004    29 May 1972
Black-throated Green Warbler  23 Mar 2007    31 May 1975
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher      23 Mar 1978
Canada Warbler               10 Apr 1993    23 Jun 1995
Cape May Warbler            21 Apr 1989    28 May 1907
Chestnut-sided Warbler     20 Apr 1990
Cinnamon Teal                 01 Mar 1976
Clay-colored Sparrow        06 Apr 2001    19 May 1965
Connecticut Warbler         24 Apr 1987
Fulvous Whistling-Duck     03 Mar 1935
Garganey                       02 Apr 1994     21 Apr 2013
Glossy Ibis                     12 Mar 1953
Gray-cheeked Thrush       22 Apr 1990     01 Jun 1983
Hooded Warbler              22 Mar 2008
Magnolia Warbler            13 Apr 1986      14 Jun 1961
Mourning Warbler            27 Apr 1981      09 Jun 1945
Nashville Warbler            08 Apr 1986      30 May 1986
Northern Parula              22 Mar 2008
Ovenbird                       12 Apr ?
Palm Warbler                  07 Apr 1978     21 May 2008
Roseate Spoonbill           10 Apr 2011
Sprague's Pipit               13 Mar 1982      13 May 1986
Summer Tanager            10 Apr 2014
Swainson's Thrush          14 Apr 1983      09 Jun 1945
Swainson's Warbler         16 Apr 1986
Tennessee Warbler          06 Apr 2010      28 Jun 1980
White Ibis                      13 Apr 1998
White-faced Ibis             09 Apr 1967
Wilson's Warbler             17 Apr 1990      18 Jun 1979
Yellow-breasted Chat      18 Apr 1903
Yellow-throated Warbler   21 Mar 1994

For the many birds that Josh does not list records I plan to go into eBird
and get dates for migrants in the future, hopefully. 

Al Smith
Bridgeton, St. Louis County
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Subject: Eastern Kingbord
From: Terry <terrymcneely AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:00:13 -0500
Saw a single Eastern Kingbord at 763 and 63 north of columbia at 10:45 am 
today. 


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Subject: hummer in columbia
From: Mariel Stephenson <marielstephenson AT CENTURYTEL.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:51:09 -0500
2 Male Rubythroated Hummingbirds arived at my feeders next to Capen
Parl..yesterday a flock of Chipping sparrows landed on my terrace for the
waiste canary seeds; juncos have left - mariel

 

Mariel Stephenson

Columbia MO

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Subject: Re: Scarlet Tanager - Christian County
From: Greg Swick <grswick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:21:36 -0500
Josh et al,
How can one be disappointed with such a magnificent bird in great lighting?  ;)
   
Thanks for the update, Josh. 
Good birding 
Greg
Ozark, MO

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> On Apr 17, 2014, at 8:13 AM, Joshua Uffman  
wrote: 

> 
> I should have added, a female SUMMER TANAGER, photographed, was record early 
by 4 days in Cass County 10 April 2014. 

>  
> Josh 
>  
> Joshua Uffman
> St. Louis County, MO
> Birdsandbugs AT sbcglobal.net
> Missouri Bird Records:  http://www.showme-birds.com/
> 
> From: Joshua Uffman 
> To: MOBirds  
> Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:10 AM
> Subject: Re: Scarlet Tanager - Christian County
> 
> Hi Greg and MoBirders: Unfortunately the early/late dates are a struggle to 
keep up with. So, I hope this does not disappoint Greg, but already this year a 
male was reported (via eBird) 10 April in Phelps County and another 13 April in 
Carter County, and last year a male was observed 15 April. 

>  
> Josh
>  
>  
>  
> Joshua Uffman
> St. Louis County, MO
> Birdsandbugs AT sbcglobal.net
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> 
> From: Greg Swick 
> To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU 
> Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:19 PM
> Subject: Scarlet Tanager - Christian County
> 
> Hi all,
> Charley Burwick, Jill Hayes, and I had a brilliant male Scarlet Tanager on 
Red Bridge Road in Christian County today. According to Birds of Missouri and 
Showme-birds, the previous early date for this species was April 17, 1977. 
Photos were taken. 

> 
> Good birding,
> Greg
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Subject: Re: Scarlet Tanager - Christian County
From: Joshua Uffman <birdsandbugs AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:13:59 -0700
I should have added, a female SUMMER TANAGER, photographed,was record early by 
4 daysin Cass County 10 April 2014. 


Josh

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Subject: Re: Scarlet Tanager - Christian County



Hi Greg and MoBirders: Unfortunately the early/late dates are a struggle to 
keep up with. So, I hope this does not disappoint Greg, but already this year 
a male was reported (via eBird) 10 April in Phelps County and another13 April 
in Carter County, and last year amale was observed 15 April. 


Josh



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St. Louis County, MO
Birdsandbugs AT sbcglobal.net
Missouri Bird Records: http://www.showme-birds.com/



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From: Greg Swick 
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU 
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:19 PM
Subject: Scarlet Tanager - Christian County



Hi all,
Charley Burwick, Jill Hayes, and I had a brilliant male Scarlet Tanager on Red 
Bridge Road in Christian County today. According to Birds of Missouri and 
Showme-birds, the previous early date for this species was April 17, 1977. 
Photos were taken. 


Good birding,
Greg

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Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems (GLADE)
gladeproject AT gmail.com
www.greenleadershipacademy.org

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unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright. ~Henry David Thoreau 





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Subject: Re: Scarlet Tanager - Christian County
From: Joshua Uffman <birdsandbugs AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:10:22 -0700
Hi Greg and MoBirders: Unfortunately the early/late dates are a struggle to 
keep up with. So, I hope this does not disappoint Greg, but already this year 
a male was reported (via eBird) 10 April in Phelps County and another13 April 
in Carter County, and last year amale was observed 15 April. 


Josh



Joshua Uffman
St. Louis County, MO
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Missouri Bird Records: http://www.showme-birds.com/



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From: Greg Swick 
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU 
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:19 PM
Subject: Scarlet Tanager - Christian County



Hi all,
Charley Burwick, Jill Hayes, and I had a brilliant male Scarlet Tanager on Red 
Bridge Road in Christian County today. According to Birds of Missouri and 
Showme-birds, the previous early date for this species was April 17, 1977. 
Photos were taken. 


Good birding,
Greg

-- 

Greg Swick, Co-Director
Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems (GLADE)
gladeproject AT gmail.com
www.greenleadershipacademy.org

I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in nature, which, if we 
unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright. ~Henry David Thoreau 





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Subject: Hummer in Columbia
From: Edge Wade <edgew AT MCHSI.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:49:00 -0500
Male Ruby-Throat just showed at our feeder in south central Columbia.

Edge Wade
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Subject: Black Crowned Night Heron
From: "E. Mac MacKay" <mac AT MRSPIFF.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:04:12 -0700
Black-crown Night-heron are starting to gather in large numbers at the 
northside of Horseshoe Lake State Park at the little causeway by the little 
pond. Also, Great Blue Heron and Great Egrets are starting to appear at the 
lake. 



E. Mac MacKay

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Subject: St. Louis Audubon Society Bird Walk Saturday April 19
From: Mary Dueren <mary.dueren AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:39:20 -0500
St. Louis Audubon Society's next bird walk is this Saturday, April 19 at 8
am at Creve Coeur Lake.
We will be meeting at Mallard Lake in the parking lot of the Creve Coeur
Lakehouse Pub and Restaurant.

Hope to see you there!

Here are directions from the Lakehouse website. There is a notice on their
website that GPS is wrong:

Directions to Creve Coeur Lakehouse
*Internet Maps and GPS are Incorrect*

*From Hwy 70*
Exit 231A Earth City Expy. South/ Maryland Heights Expy.
****Past the first Creve Coeur Mill Road (North Intersection)***
Left on Creve Coeur Mill (South Intersection)
You will then cross under Page / 364, then Lakehouse on Left


*From Hwy 270*
Exit at Olive Blvd. West 2 miles
Right on Creve Coeur Mill Road
Turn Right at the Bridge
(Do not cross RR tracks)
Follow Creve Coeur Mill Road to Lakehouse on the Right

*From Hwy 40*
Exit 19B Olive / Clarkson / MO 340
East on Olive 4. 6 Miles
Left on Creve Coeur Mill Rd
Turn Right at the Bridge
(Do not cross RR tracks)
Follow Creve Coeur Mill Road to Lakehouse on the Right

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Subject: Northern Waterthrush and Eastern Kingbird
From: Mark Haas <kathyhaas AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:43:52 -0500
I found these FOY birds today at the Greenbrier Unit of Duck Creek CA in
Bollinger County. Full report in CACHE. The Waterthrush, which gave me a
great look at very close range, may be the second earliest spring sighting
in MO. The little creek that held this bird, and also a Louisiana
Waterthrush, was covered in lush growth of bluebells and spring beauties
along the banks. Another awesome day to be out.

 

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Subject: Blue Grosbeak
From: Ann Wethington <awethington AT CENTURYLINK.NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:39:26 -0500
My Daughter called for me to come quick and see the beautiful blue bird on the 
bird feeder. I ran, expecting to see an Indigo Bunting, but in time to see a 
Blue Grosbeak! First one my Daughter ever saw, and I've not seen very many - 
certainly first one I've seen here. My books don't give a date for returning, 
is this early for them?? 


Ann Wethington
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Mt. Vernon,
Lawrence Co MO

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Subject: Tower Grove Park-not a lot but a lot
From: Bryan Prather <brynprth AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:58:49 -0500
At TGP in St. Louis City today, not too much in the way of new arrivals was 
observed. 

Strong numbers of White-throated Sparrows continue. Dark-eyed Juncos were 
scarce. 

2 Ruby-crowned Kinglets were active as well as a lone Golden crowned.
New there was a White-eyed Vireo foraging at ground level. It was silent 
unfortunately. 

Hermit Thrush, Brown Thrasher, and Ea. Towhees were also active.

The Red-tailed Hawks decided to change nesting locales. The new nest is at the 
west end of Gaddy in a pine tree. Perhaps birders can give them space?(easily 
seen and bound to be found eventually) 

The Great Horned Owl pair continued at their spot as well.

Bryan Prather
St. Louis Co., Mo
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Subject: Australian Magpie Video (No Sighting)
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew AT ATT.NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:37:58 -0500
Here is a fun one.

 

http://www.youtube.com/embed/qoaEBb4IN4Q?rel=0

 

 

 

Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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Subject: Castlewood SP, St Louis Co., warblers
From: Peter Richardson <pmickr AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:10:40 -0700
At noon today there was a Yellow-Throated Warbler walking on the ground at the 
first parking lot beyond the railroad bridge. This was unexpected behavior to 
me. It appeared to be actively feeding. Others of this species were seen along 
the riverside walk. A Prothonotary Warbler by the concrete foundations gave 
wonderful looks at eye level. Lots of Parula Warblers were calling but my lack 
of stereo hearing made them impossible to locate and view. My visitor from 
England was most impressed by the birds and the flowers. 


Mick Richardson, St. Louis Co.

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Subject: Re: Horned Grebes, Eagle Bluffs CA
From: Susan Hazelwood <hazelwoods AT MCHSI.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:32:15 -0500
Also at least 5 male Yellow-headed Blackbirds among flock of several hundred 
Red-winged Blackbirds and Brown-headed Cowbirds in pool 4. 


Susan Hazelwood
Columbia,MO
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> On Apr 16, 2014, at 5:15 PM, Susan Hazelwood  wrote:
> 
> Four grebes diving (a lot) in distribution channel below junction box. At 
least two are Horned Grebes in alternate plumage. 

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