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21 Aug S-T KITE, Monroe co, ILLINOIS [Charlene Malone ]
21 Aug Osprey at Lincoln Shields [davidbecher ]
20 Aug EBCA this morning [Karen Wosilait ]
19 Aug Squaw Creek today [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
19 Aug Possible TRICOLORED HERON [Timothy Jones ]
18 Aug Re: Shorebirds Dalbow Rd, St. Chas. co [Charlene Malone ]
18 Aug Squaw Creek NWR [Terry ]
18 Aug Carlyle Lake, Clinton co, ILLINOIS update [Charlene Malone ]
17 Aug Mississippi Kite Juvi 1st 4 Me [Tom Halfen ]
17 Aug Eagle Bluffs - Stilt Sandpipers [Kathleen Anderson ]
17 Aug Thank you, Missouri Birding Community [Edge Wade ]
16 Aug Shorebirds Dalbow Rd, St. Chas. co [Charlene Malone ]
17 Aug Eagle Bluffs CA, Boone Co. Olive-sided Flycatcher, black terns and Shorebirds [Brad Jacobs ]
16 Aug Re: Greater Roadrunner in Poplar Bluff, Butler Co. [Brad Jacobs ]
16 Aug Re: Greater Roadrunner in Poplar Bluff, Butler Co. [Brad Jacobs ]
15 Aug SLAS 2014 Carlyle Pelagic Trip [Mike Grant ]
15 Aug IOWA Little Gull [Edge Wade ]
15 Aug Greater Roadrunner in Poplar Bluff, Butler Co. [Brad Jacobs ]
15 Aug Re: Common Gallinules at Squaw Creek NWR [Jennifer Hammett ]
15 Aug Re: ILLINOIS Endangered/Threatened species list [Bill Eddleman ]
15 Aug ILLINOIS Endangered/Threatened species list [Charlene Malone ]
15 Aug Common Gallinules at Squaw Creek NWR [Larry Lade ]
15 Aug CCNWR American Bittern photo [Charlene Malone ]
14 Aug St. Louis Area - Hope is the Thing With Feathers: Americans and Three Birds - Lecture and Book Signing, NO SIGHTING [Mike Grant ]
13 Aug Four Wrens, and some excitement, Swan Lake NWR, Chariton Co. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
13 Aug Staging E. Kingbirds?, Miller Co., 8/13 [Chris Barrigar ]
13 Aug Re: FIVE Sandhill Cranes Dalbo rd. 8/13 [Al and Lois Smith ]
13 Aug Re: FIVE Sandhill Cranes Dalbo rd. 8/13 - update [Charlene Malone ]
13 Aug EBCA and Columbia [Jean Leonatti ]
13 Aug FIVE Sandhill Cranes Dalbo rd. 8/13 [Charlene Malone ]
13 Aug SANDHILLS Dalbow Road [Al and Lois Smith ]
12 Aug Zell Tract, Linn Co. MO. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
12 Aug olive-sided, Newton County [Lawrence Herbert ]
12 Aug Re: *SPAM!* Sad news (Jack McCall) [David Scheu ]
12 Aug Re: Sad news (Jack McCall) <-- SCAM [Chase Darr ]
12 Aug Sad news (Jack McCall) [Jack McCall ]
10 Aug Dalbow Rd near Firma Rd and Clarence Cannon NWR - Aug 10 [James Hickner ]
10 Aug LAGU @ HSLSP, Madison co, ILLINOIS [Charlene Malone ]
9 Aug Re: Warbler ID [Caitlin Andrews ]
9 Aug Re: Warbler ID [James Hickner ]
9 Aug Re: Warbler ID [Edge Wade ]
9 Aug Warbler ID [Caitlin Andrews ]
9 Aug 60+ Mississippi Kites [David Starrett ]
9 Aug St. Joseph's Oxbows [Larry Lade ]
9 Aug Re: Alder Flycatcher in Apple Creek Conservation Area [Joshua Uffman ]
9 Aug Alder Flycatcher in Apple Creek Conservation Area [Allen Gathman ]
8 Aug No sighting: Waterfowl in September [Christine Kline ]
8 Aug Re: 1st Post: Wood Ducks (& More) at Eagle Bluffs ["Ian N. Cost" ]
8 Aug Bobolinks [Terry ]
7 Aug Summer Reports - Due Aug 15 [Kristi Mayo ]
6 Aug Caliope H'bird in IN - NO MO sighting [Charlene Malone ]
5 Aug Horseshoe Lake SP, Madison co, ILLINOIS [Charlene Malone ]
4 Aug Wetland Birds, Linn Co. Mo. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
4 Aug Eagle Bluffs This AM [Eric Wood ]
4 Aug Re: ADMIN: list server upgrades coming July 27 [Larry Lade ]
4 Aug Re: ADMIN: list server upgrades coming July 27 [David Scheu ]
4 Aug MIKI juv. [Lawrence Herbert ]
4 Aug Zell Tract yesterday, Linn Co. Mo. [Dianne & Steve Kinder ]
3 Aug Re: Red necked Phalarope and Uplands at Dalbow and Firma [Charlotte Norton ]
3 Aug Red necked Phalarope and Uplands at Dalbow and Firma [therese haenni ]
3 Aug September Saturday Bird Trip Schedule for WGNSS [David ]
3 Aug Bird behavior...... [Susan Eaton ]
3 Aug 1st Post: Wood Ducks (& More) at Eagle Bluffs [Dane Foxwell ]
3 Aug EBCA NEW 2 ME YELLOW BILLED CUCKOO [Tom Halfen ]
2 Aug CCNWR 8/2/14 [Charlene Malone ]
1 Aug Re: CCNWR, Pike co. partially open [Charlene Malone ]
1 Aug CCNWR, Pike co. partially open [Charlene Malone ]
1 Aug map of FOur RIver CA for Wood Storks [Brad Jacobs ]
1 Aug wood stork at Four Rivers CA, Vernon and Bates cos. [Brad Jacobs ]
31 Jul Purple Martin at Nest [Scott Laurent ]
31 Jul Re: N.A. Bird Phenology Program [Scott Laurent ]
31 Jul N.A. Bird Phenology Program [June Newman ]
31 Jul In our Shady Oaks yard, Yellow-breasted Chat [Margy Terpstra ]
30 Jul Western Kingbirds 8 ea Mokane Rd Jeff City [Tom Halfen ]
30 Jul Interesting Owlet Behavior, Great Horned Owls, Forest Park [Mark Glenshaw ]
29 Jul Shorebirds at Dalbow and Firma [therese haenni ]

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

SWALLOW-TAILED KITE Monroe co, IL 8/21

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

Chase at your own choice.

Look up kidz!

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.




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


David Becher
St  Louis

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Subject: EBCA this morning
From: Karen Wosilait <kwseattle AT CLEARWIRE.NET>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:39:53 -0500
Shorebirds this morning included: 1 Stilt Sandpiper, 1 Baird’s, 5 Lesser 
Yellowlegs, Least and Semi-palmated Sandpipers, Spotted and Solitary 
Sandpipers, and Killdeer. 


I’ve made a few trips to EBCA this past week while I’ve been in town and 
have seen at most 1 or 2 ducks. Today, there were 8 Green-winged Teal near one 
of the mudflats in the distribution channel. I also saw another 10-20 ducks 
that were more skittish, but I’m not very good at IDing ducks in flight, so 
I’m not sure what they were. 


I also saw a single Caspian Tern and heard the Sedge Wrens that Kathleen 
mentioned. 


The vegetation around Pool 10 has been trimmed, making visibility for 
shorebirds much better. 


The water in the distribution channel is higher, so there isn’t as much mud 
near the 2nd one-way loop. 


Karen Wosilait
Columbia (temporary)
Seattle (permanent)

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Subject: Squaw Creek today
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:00:49 -0700
Myrna Carlton and I had an enjoyable trip to Squaw Creek Refuge today and 
observed a nice variety of Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies, and Plants. Some of 
the birding highlites were - 

 

Green-winged Teal, Blue-winged Teal, and Northern Pintail
Pied-billed Grebe & juvenile
Bald Eagle - adult

Sandhill Crane - a single, then a pair
Common Gallinule - 2 adult, 5 juvenile 

American Coot - several
American Avocet- 9
Solitary Sandpiper - 4
Pectoral Sandpiper - 24
Olive-sided Flycatcher, lots of other flycatchers
Belted Kingfisher
Cedar Waxwing - several in Mulberry Tree with still ripening fruit
Great-tailed Grackle - 5

plus a Huge Common Snapping Turtle on the road

Later,
Steve Kinder
Chillicothe, Livingston Co.
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Subject: Possible TRICOLORED HERON
From: Timothy Jones <0000002bb1253dbd-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:58:43 -0500
Yesterday afternoon I got a glimpse of a bird that appeared to be a Tricolored 
Heron. It was first seen flying away from a small pond and I did not get a good 
look at the bird. However, it appeared to be a paler blue than an adult Little 
Blue Heron and was certainly smaller than a Great Blue Heron. There were no 
other Little Blue Herons in the area. 


The bird flew toward an inaccessible area along the floodway ditches just north 
of the Hornersville Swamp Conservation Area in Dunklin County. 


I checked the pond again today but I did not see the bird.

I will continue to check during the coming days and report if found.

Tim Jones
Dunklin County

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Subject: Re: Shorebirds Dalbow Rd, St. Chas. co
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:25:54 -0500
To clarify, we only saw one WESTERN SANDPIPER on 8/16/14
due to various reasons: difficult to see all the habitat and the
birds were flighty.
Photo of our bird:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stl_birder/14756056109/

Tom Bormann said he saw TWO Western Sandpipers.

Side note:
early passerine sightings reported just north of us and at
Carlyle Lake.

Good birding,
Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

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On 8/16/2014 9:32 PM, Charlene Malone wrote:
> 500+ Shorebirds at Dalbow Road before and after the RR
> tracks. Two WESTERN SANDPIPERS in flooded field before
> tracks. Stilts, dowitchers, both yellowlegs, pects, Semi-plovers,
> peeps, etc. ~ 0.2 mile past tracks on right.
> Might have had a Buffie at the end of day but too little light
> to be sure.
> Keeteman sod field birdy, hundreds of Killdeer, a few pects,
> one Golden Plover.
> Sod field just past Keeteman road right along Hwy 79
> was also birdy. BE AWARE stopping here can be dangerous
> so stop here at your own risk.
>
> See Midwest eBird reports, Ruffs coming through now.
>
> Charlene Malone
> St. Louis co.
>


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Subject: Squaw Creek NWR
From: Terry <terrymcneely AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:31:29 -0500
Took my mother out to St Joe and then ventured to Squaw Creek. 

Wow what a different landscape. I was able to locate 6 adult Common Gallinule 
and 5 young. 4 adults were at the first orange flag on the west side of Pelican 
Pool. The second pair were at the next orange flag or the next open water area. 


Found 2 Pectoral Sandpipers and 1 Wilson's Snipe, several Great Blue Heron and 
Great Egret. 


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Jameson,Mo

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Subject: Carlyle Lake, Clinton co, ILLINOIS update
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:15:57 -0500
ILLINOIS birds

Dan Kassebaum is back at school, Carlyle Lake report:
http://www.htc.net/~kdan/report.htm 

Pays to bird the storms.

Please go to the above link on Mondays or Tuesdays for updates
during the rest of the school year.

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.


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Subject: Mississippi Kite Juvi 1st 4 Me
From: Tom Halfen <tlh65043 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 15:47:26 -0500
Thanks to Steve Garr for telling me about the location near the Runge. It took 
4 days of driving by to finally see and get the pic. 


   https://www.flickr.com/photos/94521489 AT N04/14950459882/

Tom Halfen

Holts Summit MO

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Subject: Eagle Bluffs - Stilt Sandpipers
From: Kathleen Anderson <andersonka AT CENTURYTEL.NET>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 15:11:01 -0400
The 2 Stilt Sandpipers that Brad Jacobs reported yesterday, were still present 
today. Still in the Distribution Channel and a little North of where Brad 
described which was across from Pool 10, I think. 

 Also found 2 Lesser Yellowlegs and a few smaller shorebirds that flew when I 
tried to scope them. 

    I was unable to relocate the Olive-sided Flycatcher. 
   One Scissor-tailed Flycatcher remains on the entrance road, Starr School.  
   Less Herons today, but otherwise pretty much 'the usuals'.   
 Oh, I forgot, Sedge Wrens were calling from along the road before you get to 
Pool 10. I was not able to see one, but heard several. 

Kathleen Anderson, Columbia
    

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Subject: Thank you, Missouri Birding Community
From: Edge Wade <edgew AT MCHSI.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 08:30:14 -0500
Mobirders,

When I began birding a little more than 20 years ago, Jerry joined in the fun. 
He wasnt totally enthralled by everything avian as I was, but he quickly came 
to relish many aspects of birdingthe planning, the pursuit, the joy of finding 
a sought-after species, and the genuine pleasure of being part of and 
contributing to the Missouri birding community in many volunteer activities. 

 
We often commented to one another that Missouris birders were much like an 
extended family: teaching, expressing concerns, passing on information, telling 
tales, venting frustrations and disappointments; engaging in the occasional 
filial-type squabble, and very often sharing triumphs great and small. 

 
Thank you, Mobirders, for the many emails, cards and letters to us during 
Jerrys illness. They helped affirm his place in the community of birders and 
were reminders of his esteem in it. 

 
Thank you for your supportive messages then, and the condolences after his 
death. The thoughtfulness and sincere sense of loss expressed in them are 
deeply appreciated. 


Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Subject: Shorebirds Dalbow Rd, St. Chas. co
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:32:22 -0500
500+ Shorebirds at Dalbow Road before and after the RR
tracks. Two WESTERN SANDPIPERS in flooded field before
tracks. Stilts, dowitchers, both yellowlegs, pects, Semi-plovers,
peeps, etc. ~ 0.2 mile past tracks on right.
Might have had a Buffie at the end of day but too little light
to be sure.
Keeteman sod field birdy, hundreds of Killdeer, a few pects,
one Golden Plover.
Sod field just past Keeteman road right along Hwy 79
was also birdy. BE AWARE stopping here can be dangerous
so stop here at your own risk.

See Midwest eBird reports, Ruffs coming through now.

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.


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Subject: Eagle Bluffs CA, Boone Co. Olive-sided Flycatcher, black terns and Shorebirds
From: Brad Jacobs <Brad.Jacobs AT MDC.MO.GOV>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 01:27:30 +0000
I arrived at EBCA about 3:45 pm and stayed for about 2 hours. The area is 
heavily vegetated with seed bearing plants and the mudflats are beginning to 
widen. Some areas are hard to see the mudflats so one has to push through the 
roadside vegetation and stand on the dry mud edges of the ditches in a few 
places to check the hidden sloughs. The raining cloudy weather helped drop some 
birds down for a while. 

32 species total.
Killdeer
Sandpipers: 5 Spotted, 2 Solitary, 5 Stilt, 33 Least, 1 Pectoral, and 24 
Semipalmated. Channel across road from Pool 10. 

11 Lesser Yellowlegs, 2 Short-billed Dowitchers. Same place as others
4 Black Terns - central channel
1 Olive-sided Flycatcher - Bluff side of Pool 15 in the tree tops along Perche 
Creek opposite side of the road by the first duck box about 200 yards down the 
strait levee road on the creek side of Pool 15. Photos and video digiscoped. It 
might be in the area in the morning. 

2 Lark Sparrows wires along entrance road.
1 Blue Grosbeak same

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: Greater Roadrunner in Poplar Bluff, Butler Co.
From: Brad Jacobs <Brad.Jacobs AT MDC.MO.GOV>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 18:01:21 +0000
Grant,
4:55 on Friday evening and my fingers were doing the typing, brain was 
elsewhere. East, would be the appropriate word. I see a few more records in 
eBird for that far east, one at Marquand, Madison Co, and a few in Arkansas. 
None that I see have made it across the Mississippi? 


Brad 

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From: Grant, Mike [mailto:Mike.Grant AT dcma.mil] 
Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2014 12:19 PM
To: Brad Jacobs
Subject: Re: Greater Roadrunner in Poplar Bluff, Butler Co.

Brad,

I suspect that you mean as far east.

Mike Grant

Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.
From: Brad Jacobs
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 4:55 PM
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
Reply To: Brad Jacobs
Subject: Greater Roadrunner in Poplar Bluff, Butler Co.


I just heard about a Greater Roadrunner reported around the end of the first 
week of August, 2014 in w. Poplar Bluff, Butler Co. From US 67 head west on PP 
highway or Kanell Blvd. Continue straight on CR 448 which starts at Township 
Line Road crossing with PP, right where PP curves to the northwest. Go about 
one half mile further on CR 448 to where Mowry Lane heads south. It was seen 
running in the yards in that area. Probably just drive the road back and forth 
a few times early or late in the day and you might see it out again. This is as 
far west as I have heard about a GRRO. Anyone in that area seen one in the 
Bootheel yet? 


Good Luck.
Brad

Brad Jacobs
Missouri Department of Conservation
P.O. Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102
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Subject: Re: Greater Roadrunner in Poplar Bluff, Butler Co.
From: Brad Jacobs <Brad.Jacobs AT MDC.MO.GOV>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:54:52 +0000
Not a typo just too small on my map to read. Mosey is what I find on Google 
Maps. Thanks 

Brad

From: Luann Holst [mailto:luann_holst AT yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 5:09 PM
To: Brad Jacobs
Cc: 
Subject: Re: Greater Roadrunner in Poplar Bluff, Butler Co.

Brad,

There is a Mosey Lane in that area, but no Mowry Lane.  Could this be a typo?

Luann Holst
Poplar Bluff

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On Aug 15, 2014, at 4:48 PM, Brad Jacobs 
> wrote: 

I just heard about a Greater Roadrunner reported around the end of the first 
week of August, 2014 in w. Poplar Bluff, Butler Co. From US 67 head west on PP 
highway or Kanell Blvd. Continue straight on CR 448 which starts at Township 
Line Road crossing with PP, right where PP curves to the northwest. Go about 
one half mile further on CR 448 to where Mowry Lane heads south. It was seen 
running in the yards in that area. Probably just drive the road back and forth 
a few times early or late in the day and you might see it out again. This is as 
far west as I have heard about a GRRO. Anyone in that area seen one in the 
Bootheel yet? 


Good Luck.
Brad

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

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Subject: SLAS 2014 Carlyle Pelagic Trip
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew AT ATT.NET>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:38:03 -0500
SLAS CARLYLE PELAGIC TRIP-SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014 (PELAGIC PORTION
12:00-3:00 PM).

 

The SLAS Carlyle Pelagic Trip will be held on Saturday September 13, 2014.
Meet at the McDonald's in Carlyle, on highway 127 near highway 50 at 7:30
am.  We will spend the morning watching for abundant migrant land birds in
Hazlett State Park and will search the lake for Sabine's Gull, Jaegers and
other rarities from the boats and from shore in the afternoon, with further
possibilities for shorebirding.  The boat ride will begin after a break for
lunch and will run from 12:00 noon-3:00 pm, but you MUST arrive by 11:45 am
to board the boat.  SABINE'S GULL is often seen on this trip and we've had a
great run with RED PHALAROPE in recent years, often seeing this great
pelagic bird as close as 25 feet!  Another highlight (not seen every year)
is BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER.  The extra 50 miles to the east makes this
bird just a little more likely!  The day list will likely run around 100
species.  The land-based portion of the trip are free as always.  The
Pelagic Trip is $30 per person.  Make your reservation for the Pelagic by
sending an e-mail to joseph.w.eades AT monsanto.com.  Your reservation will be
confirmed once your check is received.  Send your check, made payable to Joe
Eades to 517 Willow Lane Kirkwood, MO 63122.  There will be no refunds as
the proceeds must cover boat rental and gas.  Bring a hat, sunscreen, water,
snacks, insect repellant (if you desire), and comfortable walking shoes.  We
also need as much popcorn as we can get our hands on!  This really brings
the gulls in around the boat for great views.  Expect several hours of
walking.  Confirmed trip participants will receive further information as
the trip draws near. Trip Leader/Coordinator:  Joe Eades
(joseph.w.eades AT monsanto.com) 

 

Thank you,

Joe Eades

Kirkwood, MO

 


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Subject: IOWA Little Gull
From: Edge Wade <edgew AT MCHSI.COM>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:51:09 -0500
Mobirders, especially in the northeast, keep an eye out for Little Gull. This 
appeared on the Iowa Rare Bird Alert today: 



DUBUQUE COUNTY:

A LITTLE GULL was seen at Deere Dike in Dubuque on the 9th. It was last
seen on the 10th.

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Subject: Greater Roadrunner in Poplar Bluff, Butler Co.
From: Brad Jacobs <Brad.Jacobs AT MDC.MO.GOV>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:48:22 +0000
I just heard about a Greater Roadrunner reported around the end of the first 
week of August, 2014 in w. Poplar Bluff, Butler Co. From US 67 head west on PP 
highway or Kanell Blvd. Continue straight on CR 448 which starts at Township 
Line Road crossing with PP, right where PP curves to the northwest. Go about 
one half mile further on CR 448 to where Mowry Lane heads south. It was seen 
running in the yards in that area. Probably just drive the road back and forth 
a few times early or late in the day and you might see it out again. This is as 
far west as I have heard about a GRRO. Anyone in that area seen one in the 
Bootheel yet? 


Good Luck.
Brad

Brad Jacobs
Missouri Department of Conservation
P.O. Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102
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Subject: Re: Common Gallinules at Squaw Creek NWR
From: Jennifer Hammett <jenham227 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:21:36 -0500
I was there on Wednesday & saw 1 adult and 7 juveniles. I also saw 2 adults & 6 
juveniles on July 17. They were in the area you described both times. The first 
time I saw them the Common Gallinule was going after the Coots for getting to 
close to her babies. 


I also did not see one shorebird the while time I was there. 

Jennifer Hammett
Shawnee, Kansas 

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 15, 2014, at 12:28 PM, Larry Lade  wrote:

> I drove up to Squaw Creek NWR this morning to check on shorebirds. I saw two 
shorebirds: one Spotted Sandpiper and one Solitary Sandpiper (did not see any 
Killdeer!). * Not really very much suitable shorebird habitat can be seen from 
the auto tour loop. 

> 
> The highlight of the trip was seeing seven (9) Common Gallinules (two adults 
and 7 juveniles). They were located on the southwest area of Pelican Pool at a 
red flag marker which marks the boundary of section 1/section 2 of Pelican 
Pool. Eagle Pool and Pelican Pool are both heavily vegetated, but the area 
where the birds were seen was somewhat open with reduced vegetation. Several 
American Coots were also in this area, but remained separate from the 
gallinules. * When I got home and checking my e-mails I saw that Tom Nagel had 
visited the refuge yesterday and sent me an e-mail that he had seen two adult 
birds and three juveniles. 

> 
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> Saint Joseph, MO
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Subject: Re: ILLINOIS Endangered/Threatened species list
From: Bill Eddleman <eddlemanw AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:09:57 -0700
We see fewer waders in the Southeast and adjacent Illinois as well. People are 
completely intolerant of nesting colonies and the associated noise and odors, 
unfortunately. Every colony I have known about in the last 20 years has either 
seen the trees cut or bulldozed, or the birds harassed to the point that they 
abandon the site. 


----Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau


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 From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU 
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 1:57 PM
Subject: ILLINOIS Endangered/Threatened species list
 

More diversion......

FYI birders/naturalists on the east side of MO and west
side of IL.

ILLINOIS species lists of endangered species:
http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/ESPB/Documents/ETChecklist2011.pdf

PLEASE note the listing of the smaller waders which
use to be a sure thing are now difficult to find on both sides
of the River in St. L area.
Glad to see that 15 B-C Night-herons were seen down
Confluence road so at least SOME are breeding in the area.
More disheartening is that we have only seen a few LBHs,
Snowies and NO MO Cattle Egrets, but then we have not been
out that much.....Anyone seeing large numbers?

The length of endangered/threatened plants is disturbing as well.

Back to the grind.

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.



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Subject: ILLINOIS Endangered/Threatened species list
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:57:15 -0500
More diversion......

FYI birders/naturalists on the east side of MO and west
side of IL.

ILLINOIS species lists of endangered species:
http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/ESPB/Documents/ETChecklist2011.pdf

PLEASE note the listing of the smaller waders which
use to be a sure thing are now difficult to find on both sides
of the River in St. L area.
Glad to see that 15 B-C Night-herons were seen down
Confluence road so at least SOME are breeding in the area.
More disheartening is that we have only seen a few LBHs,
Snowies and NO MO Cattle Egrets, but then we have not been
out that much.....Anyone seeing large numbers?

The length of endangered/threatened plants is disturbing as well.

Back to the grind.

Charlene Malone
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Subject: Common Gallinules at Squaw Creek NWR
From: Larry Lade <llade AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:28:44 -0700
I drove up to Squaw Creek NWR this morning to check on shorebirds. I saw two 
shorebirds: one Spotted Sandpiper and one Solitary Sandpiper (did not see any 
Killdeer!). * Not really very much suitable shorebird habitat can be seen from 
the auto tour loop. 



The highlight of the trip was seeing seven (9) Common Gallinules (two adults 
and 7 juveniles). They were located on the southwest area of Pelican Pool at a 
red flag marker which marks the boundary of section 1/section 2 of Pelican 
Pool. Eagle Pool and Pelican Pool are both heavily vegetated, but the area 
where the birds were seen was somewhat open with reduced vegetation. Several 
American Coots were also in this area, but remained separate from the 
gallinules. * When I got home and checking my e-mails I saw that Tom Nagel had 
visited the refuge yesterday and sent me an e-mail that he had seen two adult 
birds and three juveniles. 


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Subject: CCNWR American Bittern photo
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:01:58 -0500
A little diversion from current news......

Nice photo of AMERICAN BITTERN at Clarence Cannon NWR
by Doug Hommert:

https://www.facebook.com/GreatRiverNWR

Nice capture Doug.

Good birding,
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Subject: St. Louis Area - Hope is the Thing With Feathers: Americans and Three Birds - Lecture and Book Signing, NO SIGHTING
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew AT ATT.NET>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:44:49 -0500
Monday, August 18, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Featured Speaker: Joel Greenberg, Research Associate of both the Chicago
Academy of Sciences Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the Field Museum;
author of A Natural History of the Chicago Region and A Feathered River
Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction.

This presentation looks at three birds, each representing a different
outcome at the hands of people. With a population in the billions, the
passenger pigeon was the most abundant bird in North America. Yet within a
matter of decades, unrelenting human exploitation drove it to extinction.
The Kirtland's warbler has since historical times bred in a very limited
range and within narrow habitat parameters. The whooping crane declined to
23 living individuals twice. Learn more about these species and what can be
done to save them at this exciting lecture. For more information, visit our
website:

 

http://academyofsciencestl.org/events/

 

Registration is not required. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle
and high school students welcome. 

To be held at:
Saint Louis Zoo Living World Auditorium
One Government Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110

Parking is FREE in the Zoo North Lot.

 

 

 

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Chesterfield, MO

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Subject: Four Wrens, and some excitement, Swan Lake NWR, Chariton Co.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:38:07 -0700
I had House, Carolina, Sedge, and Marsh Wrens at the refuge again today. I was 
a little surprised how many HOWR were still singing. Not surprising were the 
number of Song Sparrows however. Heard a Bell's Vireo still singing loudly - 
they are often quieter this time of year. I had taken my boat down and paddled 
around the east side of Silver Lake. - [Swan Lake pool has been- "LOTUS LAKE" 
this Summer as it has been almost totally covered with it.] Had bunch of 
Purple Martins chirping overhead much of the time I was on the lake, plus other 
Swallows flying around. Got brief looks at couple of Least Bittern. Observed 13 
Forester's Terns of various ages and stages of plumage. 


Most exciting thing was a flying Asian Carp. I was moving my fingers in the 
water, and must of caused vibration, as almost immediately about an 18 inch 
fish jumped out hitting my paddle with a jolt, almost knocking it out of my 
hand, then continued over the boat and landing in the water on the other side. 
Those things are Craaazy! 


Later, 

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Subject: Staging E. Kingbirds?, Miller Co., 8/13
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:18:14 -0600
Greetings,

 

While outside work this evening about 6:30 pm, I first heard then saw multiple 
Eastern Kingbirds overhead. I managed to count 10 birds in flight calling. More 
may have already passed over and out of sight prior to my observation. 


 

It would appear that the birds are beginning to anticipate their Fall Migration 
by beginning to gather in groups. I have noticed that our Red-winged Blackbirds 
down by the pond have been absent now about two weeks as with the Brown-headed 
Cowbirds in which I can only assume that they are joining other blackbirds 
species. 


 

It's not a species presence that is most noticeable as much as their absence at 
times. 


 

As of yesterday, our resident E. Kingbirds are still present down by the pond - 
I believe still tending juveniles from their second brood. 


 

Just a "for what it's worth".

 

Good birding!

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



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Subject: Re: FIVE Sandhill Cranes Dalbo rd. 8/13
From: Al and Lois Smith <alandlois AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:46:34 -0500
On Aug 8, 2013 two Sandhill Cranes were seen on Dalbow close to Firma Rd. Maybe 
the same pair with three juv's? 

Doug says too far to distinguish in scope. 

2013 photo Dalbow Rd 

http://www.photosbyat.com/Birds/2013-Birding/Birding-2013-August/2013-08-02-08/i-spgWxwZ/0/L/IMG_4965_7D2-L.jpg 


Doug says he saw a beautiful American Bitten next to road at Canon.

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Subject: Re: FIVE Sandhill Cranes Dalbo rd. 8/13 - update
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:15:02 -0500
Connie Alwood called to say he did NOT re-find the Cranes but
there is a lot of habitat these birds could be hiding in.
Not many shorebirds in the area.

Charlene Malone

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On 8/13/2014 10:19 AM, Charlene Malone wrote:
> Seems to be a delay in msgs getting on Mobirds at ABA site
> because Al Smith posted and not seeing it.
>
> Anyway.....
> Al Smith called:
> Doug Hommert found FIVE SANDHILL CRANES on Dalbo Road,
> St. Charles co., O'Fallon, MO. Take Firma along Hwy 79 and go all
> the way to where it intersects with Dalbo. Go short distance (.5 m)
> on gravel road to RR Tracks. Go past RR Tracks and look in pools
> there toward back.
>
> Charlene Malone
> St. Louis co.


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Subject: EBCA and Columbia
From: Jean Leonatti <jleonatti AT CMAAA.NET>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:41:51 -0500
A quick drive through Eagle Bluffs last night indicates that mudflats are
beginning to appear again in the distribution channel following last week's
heavy rain.  A few shorebirds - killdeer, yellowlegs, pectorals and least.
Increasing numbers of herons and egrets.   Vegetation is so lush and tall it
is hard to see into some of the pools.  Pool 10 is almost dry, but does have
Sedge Wrens calling off of the lower end of the second one way loop.

 

The Mississippi Kites that have been reported on N. Brookline in south
Columbia  --  seemed to disappear for about two weeks after the big wind
storm we had here.  Even the neighbors reported "they are gone".   But, last
week, they returned to their favored perch tree, and I am seeing them
consistently again.  There were three yesterday morning.

 

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Columbia, MO

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Subject: FIVE Sandhill Cranes Dalbo rd. 8/13
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:19:22 -0500
Seems to be a delay in msgs getting on Mobirds at ABA site
because Al Smith posted and not seeing it.

Anyway.....
Al Smith called:
Doug Hommert found FIVE SANDHILL CRANES on Dalbo Road,
St. Charles co., O'Fallon, MO. Take Firma along Hwy 79 and go all
the way to where it intersects with Dalbo. Go short distance (.5 m)
on gravel road to RR Tracks. Go past RR Tracks and look in pools
there toward back.

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

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Subject: SANDHILLS Dalbow Road
From: Al and Lois Smith <alandlois AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:01:10 -0500
Doug Hommert just called and they have five SANDHILL CRANES on Dalbow Road in 
St. Charles County. 

Still scanning for more.

Best to go in off hwy 79 on Frima Road next to treatment plant just north of 
hwy M. 

Drive around a bunch of 90° turns 3.9 miles. Turn left on Dalbow, gravel, and 
go over train tracks. 

Follow tree line on right side next to road till it ends. Seen off in field on 
right (east). 


Marker on map.  Total dist. from 79 is 4.9 miles.
http://goo.gl/maps/2Gwsx

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Subject: Zell Tract, Linn Co. MO.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:44:26 -0700
I checked out this area on west side of Pershing SP again this afternoon. Had 
two FOS Soras today while walking around. Bobolink numbers increasing. Didn't 
have 200 like TMc, but flock of 75+ in one spot, plus smaller groups in other 
places. One Bino view of 4 golden Bobolinks and a male Indigo Bunting. Sweet! 


Only shorebird was Killdeer, as shallow areas have grown up in vegetation. 
Sedge Wren singing from the Sedges - Ha The usual 25+ Great Egrets and small 
flock of Pelicans. Blue-winged Teal should be showing up soon, but none today. 



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Subject: olive-sided, Newton County
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia AT ATT.NET>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:52:47 -0500
Mobirders -
I had my FOS Olive-sided Flycatcher this morning.
It was at GWC Nat'l Mon., on the west road with easy looks.
Newton County.
Four silent Empids were not identified.  I had a total of 31 species
in the hour that I was there.  Just ok for the middle of August,
and with lots of kid groups on outings.  Beautiful park. 
 
01    Northern Bobwhite calling
04    Turkey Vulture
01    Red-shouldered Hawk
02    Red-tailed Hawk
06    Mourning Dove
02    Yellow-billed Cuckoo
03    Red-bellied Wood.
03    Downy Wood.
01    Pileated Woodpecker
01    Olive-sided Flycatcher
04    Empidonax species
03    Eastern Wood-Pewee
09    Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  (a few juv. too)
05    Blue Jay
04    American Crow
03    Carolina Chickadee
04    Tufted Titmouse
04    White-breasted Nuthatch  (family)
01    Carolina Wren
01    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
03    Eastern Bluebird
12    American Robin
20    Starling
01    Field Sparrow
01    Summer Tanager
05    Northern Cardinal
07    Indigo Bunting
02    Common Grackle
01    Baltimore Oriole
04    American Goldfinch
07    House Sparrow
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Subject: Re: *SPAM!* Sad news (Jack McCall)
From: David Scheu <des AT MCMILLANCABINETMAKERS.COM>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:48:33 +0000
The list's spam protection is pretty simple, and generally pretty effective: if 
you aren't subscribed, you can't post. The loophole in our system is that if a 
hacker can gain access to a subscriber's email account, they can freely send 
spam to the list. Or at least they can do so ONCE, because when we see one, we 
place the account on moderation (REVIEW) status so that we can catch any 
further spam from that account. 


That's of course what happened here. And while I'd normally contact the account 
owner to advise them that their email has been compromised, I know that this 
particular scam requires complete control of the hacked account. Only the 
hacker will see anything I send, so I won't bother. But if someone knows Jack 
and has another way to contact him - phone number, for instance - you might let 
him know what's going on, so that he can call ATT and get his account back. 


Thanks,

Dave Scheu
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St. Louis, MO



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

Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:21 AM
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: *SPAM!* Sad news (Jack McCall)


I really hope you get this fast. I could not inform anyone about my trip 
because it was impromptu. I had to be in Turkey for a seminar. The program was 
successful but my journey has turned sour. After the program, I misplaced my 
wallet and cell phone on my way back to the hotel where I lodged. The wallet 
contained all the valuables I had (including credit cards). Luckily for me, my 
passport is in the custody of the hotel management, but they wouldn't release 
it until I sort out my bills. 


I am sorry for inconveniencing you, but I have very few people to run to now. I 
will indeed be very grateful if I can get a short term loan from you ($2,500). 
This will enable me sort my hotel bills and get myself back home. I really 
would appreciate whatever you can assist me with. I promise to repay you in 
full as soon as I return. let me know if you can be of any assistance. 


Please let me know soonest.

Jack

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Subject: Re: Sad news (Jack McCall) <-- SCAM
From: Chase Darr <cmdp77 AT MAIL.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:09:48 -0500
Dear MO-BIRDS,

I do hope everyone realizes that Jack McCall's e-mail is not real. Please do 
not respond to it. 


Cheers and good birding,
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Columbia, Boone, MO
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Subject: Sad news (Jack McCall)
From: Jack McCall <jmvk60 AT ATT.NET>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:21:05 +0000
I really hope you get this fast. I could not inform anyone about my trip 
because it was impromptu. I had to be in Turkey for a seminar. The program was 
successful but my journey has turned sour. After the program, I misplaced my 
wallet and cell phone on my way back to the hotel where I lodged. The wallet 
contained all the valuables I had (including credit cards). Luckily for me, my 
passport is in the custody of the hotel management, but they wouldn't release 
it until I sort out my bills. 

 I am sorry for inconveniencing you, but I have very few people to run to now. 
I will indeed be very grateful if I can get a short term loan from you 
($2,500). This will enable me sort my hotel bills and get myself back home. I 
really would appreciate whatever you can assist me with. I promise to repay you 
in full as soon as I return. let me know if you can be of any assistance. 

 Please let me know soonest.
 Jack

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Subject: Dalbow Rd near Firma Rd and Clarence Cannon NWR - Aug 10
From: James Hickner <hickner AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:52:19 -0500
Here is what I got today. I birded Dalbow Rd which is not far from Firma Rd and 
also Clarence Cannon NWR. Also went to Hamburg Trail early this morning but it 
was particularly not very birdy like the last two times I went there in June 
and July and also went to Busch CA but only covered Hampton Lake area, near the 
HQ building, and Lake 33. 

Dalbow RD: 
Killdeer 
Pectoral Sandpiper 
Lesser Yellowlegs 
Semipalmated Plover - found two 
Least Sandpiper 
Semipalmated Sandpiper - found two 
Double-crested Cormorant - 1 
Clarence Cannon NWR: 
Killdeer 
Solitary Sandpiper - 2 
Lesser Yellowlegs 
Greater Yellowlegs 
Pectoral Sandpiper - at least 30 
Stilt Sandpiper - 3 
Semipalmated Plover - just one 
Least Sandpiper - about 30 
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 3 
Wilson's Phalarope - 1 

I will post my data in e-bird later. The shorebird habitats may not last much 
longer unless we get a lot of rain this week. Great Egrets were very numerous 
at Firma Rd and Dalbow Rd, and also at Clarence Cannon NWR. Also saw a good 
number of Turkey Vultures in the NWR. 


Good birding, 
Jim Hickner 

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Subject: LAGU @ HSLSP, Madison co, ILLINOIS
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 13:45:30 -0500
FYI St. L area birders

ILLINOIS bird
LAUGHING GULL, Horseshoe Lake State Park, Madison co.

Charlene Malone
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Date: 	Sun, 10 Aug 2014 07:57:05 -0700
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To: 	Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT charter.net>



  Hi Charlene,

    I had what appeared to be a 1st cycle Laughing Gull this morning on 
the north shore at Horseshoe Lake. It was sitting with some Ring-billed 
Gulls .

Frank




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Subject: Re: Warbler ID
From: Caitlin Andrews <caitlin.andrews6 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 19:39:29 -0500
The consensus is that this is a Prairie Warbler.  Thanks Jim and Edge!
 This is the only one I have seen this year.

Caitlin Andrews
St. Louis City


On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 6:18 PM, James Hickner  wrote:

> I believe it's a first fall Prairie Warbler. I think they go south early.
>
> Jim Hickner
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>   On Saturday, August 9, 2014 6:10 PM, Caitlin Andrews <
> caitlin.andrews6 AT GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>
>
> Can someone please confirm the ID of this warbler we saw today in Forest
> Park?  I have an idea of what I think it is, but I thought I would consult
> the experts.  The photo isn't good, but hopefully good enough for
> identification purposes:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/124190712 AT N05/14868209901/in/photostream/.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Caitlin Andrews
> St. Louis City
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Subject: Re: Warbler ID
From: James Hickner <hickner AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 16:18:13 -0700
I believe it's a first fall Prairie Warbler. I think they go south early. 

Jim Hickner 
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On Saturday, August 9, 2014 6:10 PM, Caitlin Andrews 
 wrote: 

  


Can someone please confirm the ID of this warbler we saw today in Forest Park? 
I have an idea of what I think it is, but I thought I would consult the 
experts. The photo isn't good, but hopefully good enough for identification 
purposes: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/124190712 AT N05/14868209901/in/photostream/. 


Thanks,

Caitlin Andrews
St. Louis City
 

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Subject: Re: Warbler ID
From: Edge Wade <edgew AT MCHSI.COM>
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 18:15:31 -0500
Caitlin,

Take a look in your field guide and compare the few possibilities with this 
photo. Pay special attention to streaking on flanks and leg color--both very 
well depicted in the photo. 

Comparing photos with a field guide in hand is often a more valuable, lasting 
learning experience than to be told "the answer" by others. 


Edge Wade
Columbia, MO

On Aug 9, 2014, at 6:07 PM, Caitlin Andrews wrote:

> Can someone please confirm the ID of this warbler we saw today in Forest 
Park? I have an idea of what I think it is, but I thought I would consult the 
experts. The photo isn't good, but hopefully good enough for identification 
purposes: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/124190712 AT N05/14868209901/in/photostream/. 

> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Caitlin Andrews
> St. Louis City
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Subject: Warbler ID
From: Caitlin Andrews <caitlin.andrews6 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 18:07:48 -0500
Can someone please confirm the ID of this warbler we saw today in Forest
Park?  I have an idea of what I think it is, but I thought I would consult
the experts.  The photo isn't good, but hopefully good enough for
identification purposes:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/124190712 AT N05/14868209901/in/photostream/.

Thanks,

Caitlin Andrews
St. Louis City

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Subject: 60+ Mississippi Kites
From: David Starrett <starrettda AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 17:04:26 -0500


Fellow birders,
Last evening on the way to dinner we had a treat. From the parking lot of the 
casino in Cape Girardeau we watched at least 60 Mississippi Kites soaring, 
swirling and diving over tree tops of a patch of woods. First time I have ever 
seen more than ~10 in one place at one time. We counted 60 but I am sure there 
were more that we weren't seeing or counting. An impressive site to be sure! 

Went back this afternoon and found half a dozen at same spot, but flying a bit 
higher. Did find the draw for them. Watched them nabbing dragon flies (of which 
there are tons of by the river there) out of the air like a swallow, though 
they use their talons. Pretty cool to watch! 

Dave
 

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Subject: St. Joseph's Oxbows
From: Larry Lade <llade AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 12:47:43 -0700
I finally got out to check on the oxbow lakes south of St. Joseph. Pretty much 
a "ho hum" August day birding. 

Canada Goose
Mallard
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Killdeer
Solitary Sandpiper
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
N. Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
American Robin
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Chipping Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Dickcissel
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
empidonax species ? probably a Traill's (Alder/Willow)

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Subject: Re: Alder Flycatcher in Apple Creek Conservation Area
From: Joshua Uffman <Birdsandbugs AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 13:19:44 -0500
Allen: The bird is without a doubt an Alder Flycatcher, nice recording. A lot 
has been learned regarding the fall pattern of Alder Flycatchers, and empids in 
general, since R & E was published (1992). With that said, right now IS the 
window for Alders to be passing through, and salix stands are certainly their 
preferred habitat. Matter of fact Mark Robbins himself reported the first 2 of 
the fall season via eBird at Nodaway Valley CA 6 Aug. Here is his checklist 
with his comments: 


 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19358862

 

Considering there is still a lot to learn, particularly regarding their pattern 
and abundance through the eastern part of the state, I would encourage you to 
enter this sighting in eBird and/or submit it with your fall seasonal report. 


 

Congrats on the find,

 

Josh Uffman

 

 

 

 

 

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

Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2014 12:35 PM
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: Alder Flycatcher in Apple Creek Conservation Area

 

At around 8:15 this morning I was at the wetland in the northwest corner of 
Apple Creek Conservation Area, when I heard what seemed to be an Alder 
Flycatcher's song coming from a low thicket of willows. I heard it repeatedly, 
and moved over closer, when of course it stopped. I worked my way between the 
thicket and a shallow pond, and just as I was about to leave the bird started 
calling again. I recorded it with my iPhone -- the file is available at 


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/982555/alder_flycatcher.wav

And then I hung around for a while trying to get a look at the bird. Eventually 
I saw an Empidonax flycatcher perched about 6 feet above the ground in the 
shrubs. It was a rather typical Empidonax -- olive-greenish back, head slightly 
darker, throat and breast pale, two pale wing bars, upright perching posture. 


It dropped back down into the brush, but I continued to hear it singing 
intermittently over the next 30 min or so as I birded in the area. 


R&E says "Virtually no information exists for the fall period. Presumably it 
passes through during the later half of Aug. and early Sept." Perhaps it passes 
through a bit earlier than that? 


-Allen Gathman

Pocahontas, MO (Cape Girardeau County)

 

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Subject: Alder Flycatcher in Apple Creek Conservation Area
From: Allen Gathman <agathman AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 12:34:45 -0500
At around 8:15 this morning I was at the wetland in the northwest corner of
Apple Creek Conservation Area, when I heard what seemed to be an Alder
Flycatcher's song coming from a low thicket of willows.  I heard it
repeatedly, and moved over closer, when of course it stopped.  I worked my
way between the thicket and a shallow pond, and just as I was about to
leave the bird started calling again.  I recorded it with my iPhone -- the
file is available at

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/982555/alder_flycatcher.wav

And then I hung around for a while trying to get a look at the bird.
Eventually I saw an Empidonax flycatcher perched about 6 feet above the
ground in the shrubs.  It was a rather typical Empidonax -- olive-greenish
back, head slightly darker, throat and breast pale, two pale wing bars,
upright perching posture.

It dropped back down into the brush, but I continued to hear it singing
intermittently over the next 30 min or so as I birded in the area.

R&E says "Virtually no information exists for the fall period. Presumably
it passes through during the later half of Aug. and early Sept."    Perhaps
it passes through a bit earlier than that?

-Allen Gathman
Pocahontas, MO (Cape Girardeau County)

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Subject: No sighting: Waterfowl in September
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 20:43:41 -0500
I need some suggestions on where to take a group of women who have never
been birding before.  Under these circumstances, I'm looking for places that
will have an abundance of waterfowl in September.  Any suggestions on
locations in or near the Kansas City area?  (Squaw Creek NWR is not a viable
option due to time constraints.)

Christine Kline

Pleasant Hill - Cass County

birdsecretary AT comcast.net 

 

Christine Kline

Home/Office: (816) 540-3515

  birdsecretary AT comcast.net 

 

Vice President, Burroughs Audubon

Committee Co-Chair ~ Wings Over Weston

 

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Subject: Re: 1st Post: Wood Ducks (& More) at Eagle Bluffs
From: "Ian N. Cost" <incqm2 AT MAIL.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 13:53:50 -0500
A little late, but I was there the afternoon of the day you were talking about, 
Saturday the 2nd. There weren't any ducks in any of the pools, but the Great 
Blue Herons were everywhere, including what appeared to be some juveniles. 
There were also a handful of Green Herons and Belted Kingfishers. 


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Columbia, MO

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Subject: Bobolinks
From: Terry <terrymcneely AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 10:48:44 -0500
For the past 2 days I have observed about 200+ Bobolinks on the fence and in 
the road just a mile south of my house. 


When they are spooked.the fly into the soybean field for a few minutes and come 
back to the fence and roadway. 


Haven't seen this many Bobolinks for a long time especially in the fall.

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Subject: Summer Reports - Due Aug 15
From: Kristi Mayo <writebirds AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2014 13:46:07 -0500
The end of July brought the close of the avian summer season (June 1 - July 
31). Please take some time to sort through your sightings for this period and 
send me your Summer Seasonal Report before August 15. Contact information is 
listed at the end of this e-mail. 


Your seasonal report should only include significant sightings during the 
period. Examples of "significant sightings" include: 


-- any species listed as "rare", "casual", or "accidental" on the Annotated 
Checklist of Missouri Birds: http://mobirds.org/MBRC/MOChecklist.asp; 


-- unusually early or late dates (check Josh Uffmans excellent resource: 
http://www.showme-birds.com/) 


-- high counts or unusually low counts (also include a note if a species 
usually present in your area during this period appeared to be completely 
absent or unusually abundant). 


Information about weather events in your area will also help me paint a better 
picture of the summer season. 


PREFERRED FORMAT -- An Excel document with the following data:
1) Species
2) Number observed
3) Age/Sex (if known)
4) County
5) Location (i.e. park, residence, city, etc.)
6) Date
7) Additional Notes (such as notes about how you arrived at a particularly 
difficult identification, and whether you submitted documentation for casual or 
accidental species) 

8) Observer

If you would like a sample Excel document to get started, please let me know.

PHOTOS -- Submission of photos showing your significant sightings through the 
season is encouraged. High-resolution images can be e-mailed in JPEG format. 


The data you provide is used to produce the regional report published in the 
American Birding Association's "journal of record for birders," North American 
Birds; and a summary of sightings is also published in the ASM's quarterly 
publication, The Bluebird. 


PLEASE REMEMBER -- Your sightings must be submitted directly to me in order to 
be considered for inclusion in the final seasonal report. Sightings posted only 
to MOBIRDS-L will not be included in the report. 


Please send your sightings to me at one of the addresses below before 
Wednesday, August 10. I will reply to each e-mail to confirm receipt. 


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Subject: Caliope H'bird in IN - NO MO sighting
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2014 15:33:26 -0500
Calliope Hummingbird in Indiana
NOT chaseable, but just a "heads up" to look for any
odd looking hummingbirds at your feeders.
Now's the time for vagrants.

Since I did not get permission to reproduce this msg,
please see link below from IN listserve.

http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=746194&MLID=IN01&MLNM=Indiana


Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

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Subject: Horseshoe Lake SP, Madison co, ILLINOIS
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2014 19:51:36 -0500


 From Frank Holmes, Horseshoe Lake SP, Madison co, ILLINOIS
see below

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co

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I made a quick trip by Horseshoe this evening and found a few more 
shorebirds from the causeway.

Stilt Sandpipers - 3
Solitary Sandpiper - 1
Semipalmated Plover - 4
Baird's Sandpiper - 1
Wilson's Phalarope - 2
Pectoral, Semipalmated and Least Sandpipers also were present.

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Subject: Wetland Birds, Linn Co. Mo.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 18:58:40 -0700
Spent this morning walking around in a private WRP wetland. Must be peak of 
migration for Solitary Sandpipers, as they were all over. Seven in one pool, 
Twenty in another!, total of Forty!! Other Sandpipers included 2 Upland,plus 
Least, Semi-palmated, Spotted, Pectoral, and couple dozen Stilt .Many Killdeer, 
one Semipalmated Plover, Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs, and a single Wilson's 
Snipe also seen. Marsh Wren singing and Bobolinks scattered around this area 
too. Pair of Bald Eagles vocalizing and a juvenile shrieking/begging from a 
nest. Heard Red-shouldered Hawk, Fish Crow, and Pileated Woodpecker. Yellow 
Warbler, Bell's Vireos, and other usuals around perimeter. Red-winged Blackbird 
and Common Grackle flocks increasing in numbers, as our Swallows on the wires 
on road out. Sedge Wrens singing in a CRP field on the way home. 


Later,
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Subject: Eagle Bluffs This AM
From: Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 15:14:45 -0700
Mom and I went out this morning before I had to go to work. Highlights were a 
Blue Grossbeak, one Bobolink, 3 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, 15 Wood Ducks, as 
well as a Northern Shoveler, one Green Heron, 179 Great Blue Herons and 38 
Great Egrets. Very few sandpipers but did see Spotted, Solitary, Pectoral, and 
Semipalmated.Full list on cache. 


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Subject: Re: ADMIN: list server upgrades coming July 27
From: Larry Lade <llade AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 10:23:52 -0700
"Job well done" to the MOBIRDS-L co-owners and MO IT Department. Thank You to 
you all. 


Larry Lade
Saint Joseph, MO



On Monday, August 4, 2014 11:34 AM, David Scheu  
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MOBirders,
 
The big upgrade has taken place as promised. The DMARC issue should be behind 
us, and everyone should be getting all their mail. I can’t (fortunately) look 
into your inboxes myself to see if that is in fact the case, but according to 
the error reports I get daily, YAHOO, HOTMAIL, MSN, LIVE, and 
SBCGLOBAL/SWBELL/ATT stopped rejecting mail on July 25, and AOL stopped on July 
28th. God news! 

 
I am, however, still seeing errors from COMCAST, MCHSI, KC.RR, EARTHLINK, and 
others, continuing past the upgrade. I suspect this is a different problem (or 
problems) but thanks to this DMARC issue, the error reports have become so 
extremely long and hard to parse that I can’t really tell. It’s always 
difficult to find the meaningful patterns within the noise, but since April 
it’s been more or less impossible. Hopefully as the post-upgrade error report 
settles down, I’ll be able to see more clearly if we do have persistent 
problems, and if so what might be causing them. In the meantime, if anyone is 
still noticing anything funny with their list email, please feel free to email 
me. 

 
Other than that, the new LISTSERV software does appear to be stable, with what 
on first look strikes me as a much improved web interface for the archives, 
subscription management, and such. So thanks to the MU IT Department for making 
it happen! As Ev Luecke pointed out, I’m sure it was no five minute job to 
accomplish this changeover. 

 
And thanks to all of you for your patience!
 
Dave Scheu
MOBirds-L list co-owner
St. Louis, MO
 
From:Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU] On Behalf Of 
David Scheu 

Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:31 PM
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: ADMIN: list server upgrades coming July 27
 
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
MOBirds-L list co-owner
St. Louis, MO

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Subject: Re: ADMIN: list server upgrades coming July 27
From: David Scheu <des AT MCMILLANCABINETMAKERS.COM>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 16:31:16 +0000
MOBirders,

The big upgrade has taken place as promised. The DMARC issue should be behind 
us, and everyone should be getting all their mail. I can't (fortunately) look 
into your inboxes myself to see if that is in fact the case, but according to 
the error reports I get daily, YAHOO, HOTMAIL, MSN, LIVE, and 
SBCGLOBAL/SWBELL/ATT stopped rejecting mail on July 25, and AOL stopped on July 
28th. God news! 


I am, however, still seeing errors from COMCAST, MCHSI, KC.RR, EARTHLINK, and 
others, continuing past the upgrade. I suspect this is a different problem (or 
problems) but thanks to this DMARC issue, the error reports have become so 
extremely long and hard to parse that I can't really tell. It's always 
difficult to find the meaningful patterns within the noise, but since April 
it's been more or less impossible. Hopefully as the post-upgrade error report 
settles down, I'll be able to see more clearly if we do have persistent 
problems, and if so what might be causing them. In the meantime, if anyone is 
still noticing anything funny with their list email, please feel free to email 
me. 


Other than that, the new LISTSERV software does appear to be stable, with what 
on first look strikes me as a much improved web interface for the archives, 
subscription management, and such. So thanks to the MU IT Department for making 
it happen! As Ev Luecke pointed out, I'm sure it was no five minute job to 
accomplish this changeover. 


And thanks to all of you for your patience!

Dave Scheu
MOBirds-L list co-owner
St. Louis, MO

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

Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:31 PM
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: ADMIN: list server upgrades coming July 27

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
MOBirds-L list co-owner
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Subject: MIKI juv.
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia AT ATT.NET>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 11:04:03 -0500
I enjoyed a gorgeous juvenile Mississippi Kite this morning
here in Joplin - right across the street from where they
nested last year.  It was squawking is why I noticed it.  
The squawking was due to harassment from a Blue Jay.
An adult MIKI above didn't seem to be concerned about the
juvenile's squawking. Perhaps the adult felt that some things the juv. will 
just have to learn to deal with on it's own. 

Larry Herbert,  Joplin, Jasper Co., MO.  certhia at att .net
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Subject: Zell Tract yesterday, Linn Co. Mo.
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 06:21:03 -0700
I went back over to this area at west side of Pershing SP yesterday. Only found 
one female Black-necked Stilt this time, but hadn't seen any last few times. 
Same as last summer - a gap where none were seen and then observation of pair 
in early August.? There were also Killdeer, a Semi-palm Plover, small numbers 
of nice variety of expected Sandpipers, a couple Lesser Yellowlegs. Ducks 
included young Mallards, Wood Duck, and BW Teal. Had couple Marsh Wrens singing 
in a stand of Cattails, and several Bobolinks there also, as well as more 
scattered around the area. Several Great Egrets, and some Pelicans soaring 
around. Two Cedar Waxwings flying across this big open area were unexpected. 
Fish Crow and Bobwhite calling. Had brief but good look at a Black-billed 
Cuckoo on a levee going in and a very agitated sounding Bell's Vireo on way out 
at same place. Didn't bother it to find out why? A Red-headed and a Grey-headed 
Woodpecker were perched on dead tree on 

 way back to top of the hill.

Later, 

Steve Kinder
Chillicothe, Livingston Co.
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Subject: Re: Red necked Phalarope and Uplands at Dalbow and Firma
From: Charlotte Norton <cn40lsl AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2014 22:38:06 -0500
I was in the area earlier today. The fog was very dense early on  so I had
to wait until about 9 for it to burn off. It was certainly a lot quieter
than it was day before yesterday. No sighting of the immature eagle or the
Kingfishers. I did manage to see a yellow billed cuckoo in the shadows
which I was unable to shoot. Had a bird I did not recognize which I posted
on flickr for id help: https://www.flickr.com/photos/56440592 AT N04/ I was
thrilled to get some good pics of the Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher.

Charlotte Norton
St. Charles County, MO


On Sun, Aug 3, 2014 at 9:59 PM, therese haenni <
0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request AT po.missouri.edu> wrote:

> Ran out after work this evening and ran into Al Smith at Dalbow and Firma.
> A good number of shorebirds including 2 Uplands that Al found and helped me
> refind ( I saw 1 ). Also lots of the usuals coming and going including a
> Phalarope which I though was a Wilsons but after looking at the field guide
> I think it was a Red-necked in between Plumages. It definitely had a thick
> dark line through the eye, totally white front, pale back with some brown
> streaking towards the rump. Semi-Palmated and Stilt sandpipers also
> present. Like I said, these birds were moving around alot and the cast of
> characters was constantly changing.
>
> Dave Haenni
> Des Peres, Mo
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Subject: Red necked Phalarope and Uplands at Dalbow and Firma
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2014 19:59:14 -0700
Ran out after work this evening and ran into Al Smith at Dalbow and Firma. A 
good number of shorebirds including 2 Uplands that Al found and helped me 
refind ( I saw 1 ). Also lots of the usuals coming and going including a 
Phalarope which I though was a Wilsons but after looking at the field guide I 
think it was a Red-necked in between Plumages. It definitely had a thick dark 
line through the eye, totally white front, pale back with some brown streaking 
towards the rump. Semi-Palmated and Stilt sandpipers also present. Like I said, 
these birds were moving around alot and the cast of characters was constantly 
changing. 


Dave Haenni
Des Peres, Mo

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Subject: September Saturday Bird Trip Schedule for WGNSS
From: David <davidbecher AT MSN.COM>
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2014 19:47:00 -0500
All trips began 8 am at Des Peres Park on the northeast corner of Ballas and 
Manchester Roads, behind the Des Peres city hall. 

 
Dates:
August 30th
September 6th
September 13th
September 20th
September 27th
 
David Becher
Saint Louis
 
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Bird behavior......
From: Susan Eaton <susiede AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2014 19:40:36 -0500
This afternoon, my husband and I were standing in the front yard of our
house in Kirkwood when I Red-tailed Hawk flying at a rapid speed, swooped
down very low across the street, then up and over a tree and the house.  It
had two Mississippi Kites right on his tail, and they all flew out of sight
with the Kites screaming.  My guess is, the Kites have a nest nearby and
the Hawk got too close.  Pretty cool.

Susan Eaton
Kirkwood, St. Louis County, MO
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Subject: 1st Post: Wood Ducks (& More) at Eagle Bluffs
From: Dane Foxwell <000000112a9900e9-dmarc-request AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU>
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2014 10:19:38 -0500
This is my first post.

Saw many Wood Ducks at EBCA yesterday morning. They were in the small body of 
water just east of the southern most parking lot at pool 10. 


Also there were some unidentified ducklings I saw from the parking lot at pool 
14 along with a Solitary Sandpiper, and many Green Herons observed from the 
same location. Many many Great Egrets, Great Blue Herons and a Kingfisher in 
pool 15. Also saw two Bald Eagles in the big dead tree on the far eats corner 
of pool 10. 


Many shorebirds at several different ponds, but hard to definitively identify 
because of distance. 


All birds were seen between 6:00am - 9:00am.

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Subject: EBCA NEW 2 ME YELLOW BILLED CUCKOO
From: Tom Halfen <tlh65043 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2014 11:25:51 -0500
AUG 2  I SAW ABOUT 6 THRO OUT. TOOK PIC.
ALSO MANY WOOD DUCK CHICKS IN MANY POOLS.

ANYONE SEEN THE SANDHILLS. I HAVE ONLY SEEN THEM LAST ON ASM WEEKEND AT EBCA.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/94521489 AT N04/14818783482/     


Tom Halfen

Holts Summit

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Subject: CCNWR 8/2/14
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2014 23:29:05 -0500
Quick post, too tired for more.

Clarence Cannon NWR, Pike co. eBird list
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19313038

Birded during high activity time. Birding until sunset might have
produced even more. Also walking down closed roads could net
more birds.

Shorebirds difficult to see, hiding and feeding in the grass/weed
stubble. Large mixed groups flying over, know your shorebird
vocalizations......Peregrine was stirring them up.
Black-necked Stilt seen relatively close.
Most if not all shorebirds on either side of road going north to
turn around. Had 2 Miss. Kites here.

Best time to bird this area (IMHO) is the last 3 hours of the day.
Minimal experience with early AM birding though.

Nitie-nite,
Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.






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Subject: Re: CCNWR, Pike co. partially open
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 21:45:07 -0500
On 8/1/2014 8:27 PM, Charlene Malone wrote:
> Clarence Cannon NWR partially open.
>
> https://www.facebook.com/GreatRiverNWR
>
> Charlene Malone
> St. Louis co.
Just got a msg from Doug Hommert and he was there today, 8/1.
Said the roads were closed but one could walk in.
hmmmm........
I interpreted the Facebook post to say the main road was open
for part of the way but not back to Big Pond.
Maybe staff opened them up before they left for the weekend?
Dunno'.........travel there at your own risk.

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.



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Subject: CCNWR, Pike co. partially open
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 20:27:28 -0500
Clarence Cannon NWR partially open.

https://www.facebook.com/GreatRiverNWR

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Subject: map of FOur RIver CA for Wood Storks
From: Brad Jacobs <Brad.Jacobs AT MDC.MO.GOV>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 10:07:15 +0000
http://extra.mdc.mo.gov/documents/area_brochures/8238map.pdf

There is a parking lot black box in the upper left of Unit 2 and one south of 
it on a gravel road through the pool area which is mostly vegetated. Should be 
very birdy around the board walk but you will scare off all the long legged 
waders if you walk it, so, best to look at the wood storks from the car. 


Brad Jacobs
Missouri Department of Conservation
P.O. Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102
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Subject: wood stork at Four Rivers CA, Vernon and Bates cos.
From: Brad Jacobs <Brad.Jacobs AT MDC.MO.GOV>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 10:04:02 +0000
Two wood storks have been seen in President's Poll, Unit 2 of Four Rivers CA 
north of Nevada, Mo. I saw one flying over the pool just before dark last 
night. They have been standing on the Robbie Briscoe Marsh board walk all week. 


Shorebirds are starting to show up. I saw five Buff Breasted Sandpipers in the 
distance from the bluff at the entrance to the President's Pool, about a mile 
away. They are the real buffy ones with the white wing linings when they fly 
around on the distant mudflats with the killdeer, semi pal plovers, pectoral 
sandpipers. etc. 


Brad

Brad Jacobs
Missouri Department of Conservation
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Jefferson City, MO 65102
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Subject: Purple Martin at Nest
From: Scott Laurent <rscottlaurent AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:40:06 -0500
This week I saw a Purple Martin feeding another in one of the colony's at
the Discovery Center.  I could not ascertain if the bird being feed a
dragonfly/damselfly was a nestling or an adult sitting on eggs.  All of the
other Purple Martins are gone.  Late bloomers, perhaps?

Any thoughts?

Scott Laurent
Kansas City, MO

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Subject: Re: N.A. Bird Phenology Program
From: Scott Laurent <rscottlaurent AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:34:36 -0500
I would be interested in hearing about this as well. I read in eBird help that 
there is a way to enter historical data into eBird so I would assume there 
would be a connection. 


Scott Laurent
Kansas City, Mo

> On Jul 31, 2014, at 1:45 PM, June Newman  wrote:
> 
> I receive emails from the U.S. Geological Survey, North American Bird 
Phenology program, having entered some of the old bird observation cards into 
their digital database. 

> 
> I have searched online for some information about the relationship, if any, 
between this government effort and Cornell's ebird program. Can one of you who 
is familiar with ebird give me any info? 

> 
> June Newman
> Carrollton, MO
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Subject: N.A. Bird Phenology Program
From: June Newman <june AT BINMAIL.NET>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:45:11 -0500
I receive emails from the U.S. Geological Survey, North American Bird
Phenology program, having entered some of the old bird observation cards
into their digital database.

I have searched online for some information about the relationship, if any,
between this government effort and Cornell's ebird program.  Can one of you
who is familiar with ebird give me any info?

June Newman
Carrollton, MO

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


http://hummerhavenunltd.com/blog

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


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



Tom Halfen
Holts Summit ,MO

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

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

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


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

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


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


Dave Haenni  

Des Peres, Mo


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