Date: 7/16/17 8:34 am From: Mike Brady <00000033e862acc5-dmarc-request...> Subject: Epstein Prairie(Chubb Trail)-7-16
Headed over to the Epstein Prairie section of the Chubb Trail(off of Lewis Rd,St Louis Co) early this morn
Got there just in time to hear a distant CHUCKS giving its last few calls followed by a GREAT HORNED OWL
The dawn chorus was pretty much in full swing in the still mostly dark morning.CHAT,INDIGO,BLUE GROSBEAK,C-YELLOWTHROATS were calling from the tall grass prairie area
From the oak/hickory forest just above the prairie KENTUCKY,WORM EATING PARULA warblers as well as both tanagers, PEWEES and GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHERS called.
From the floodplain forest areas ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS as well as at least 1 PROTHONOTARY warbler sang
Coyote and armadillo made a showing
All these guys heard and seen from the Epstein Prairie parking area.
A spot along Crescent rd before one gets to the Epstein Prairie parking lot used to be pretty reliable for getting both nightjars at the same time.Unfortunately seems a subdivision has popped up there over the last several months
By 700,except for indigos, most song had stopped.KITE,BROAD-WING,RED-SHOULDERED,BALD EAGLE all made an appearence as I drove out towards I-44