Date: 9/22/19 7:00 pm From: Joshua Uffman <birdsandbugs...> Subject: St. Louis Area Birds - 22 Sept 2019
Had a nice morning chasing a few birds reported around the St. Louis area as of late.
Riverlands Mig. Bird Sanctuary, St. Charles County:
* A single COMMON TERN * At least 13 FORSTER'S TERNS by my count * At least 18 CASPIAN TERNS by my count. * Lots of gulls to pick through - Nothing unusual I could find. * Complete eBird checklist with some photos: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60020940
Little Creve Coeur Marsh, St. Louis County:
* At least 23 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCKS continuing. No young that I saw. * More interesting was that I found one banded. Unfortunately I could not read the band at all, but since I posted my eBird list, I received a note from Doug Hommert that he too saw this bird. He says it is a federal band and the only numbers he could make out were "0245". I would encourage all that have gotten photos of these birds to take a look and see if you do not have this bird on film/photos, and also encourage all others still heading to see these birds to look closely. It would be fantastic to get the whole number and be able to see where these birds (this bird) came from.