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7/19/19 2:54 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Bobolink photo, Dunn Ranch, by Garrett Sheets
7/19/19 2:27 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Marky Mutchler photo rated June #1 by eBird
7/19/19 1:11 pm Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...> No Sights - Rookery Update Westminster Place
7/19/19 12:05 pm therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...> Loggerhead shrike, Wewtern kingbirds
7/19/19 11:13 am June Newman <june...> From Nature Conservancy in Missouri
7/19/19 7:45 am Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...> Re: Shorebirds! Hartsburg, Boone Co
7/18/19 4:43 pm Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...> all quiet on the city rookery front
7/18/19 3:48 pm Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...> Shorebirds! Hartsburg, Boone Co
7/17/19 6:11 pm Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> Rookery video from today - 7/17/19
7/17/19 6:39 am David Becher <davidbecher...> American avocets
7/16/19 11:23 pm Diane Bricmont <colaptes.auratus...> Lost Valley Trail and Update on Rescued Herons
7/16/19 1:53 pm Cornelius Alwood <calwood...> 2 Willets at Riverlands in St. Charles County
7/16/19 11:55 am Allen Gathman <agathman...> Deadline for the September Bluebird is August 1
7/16/19 4:54 am Ev Luecke <evluecke...> Romania Birding Tour Photos (no sightings)
7/14/19 9:49 pm Diane Bricmont <colaptes.auratus...> St. Louis County Birding
7/14/19 6:49 pm therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...> Monroe County Illinois
7/14/19 12:03 pm Josh Mosteller <irbic68j...> Boone Co: River Rd report
7/14/19 8:18 am David Becher <davidbecher...> Red School Road at Riverlands
7/14/19 6:36 am David Becher <davidbecher...> Riverlands Shorebirds
7/14/19 5:44 am David Rabenau <david...> Blue Grosbeak pair, Castlewood SP, St. Louis County
7/14/19 5:30 am Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...> St Louis City Heron rookery update
7/13/19 9:27 pm Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...> Poss. Fall-out birds - no MO sightings
7/13/19 12:05 am Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...> Re: Option for keeping ants off feeder
7/12/19 2:01 pm Lanny Chambers <lannychambers...> Re: Option for keeping ants off feeder
7/12/19 1:29 pm Patrick Maloney <maloneypatrick...> Re: Option for keeping ants off feeder
7/12/19 1:24 pm Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...> Re: Option for keeping ants off feeder
7/12/19 10:17 am Lanny Chambers <lannychambers...> Re: Option for keeping ants off feeders
7/12/19 9:08 am Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...> Option for keeping ants off feeders
7/11/19 10:37 pm Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...> Mokane Rd: Shorebirds Arriving
7/11/19 10:40 am Terry Miller <millert832...> Kendzora CA and nearby mudflat...
7/11/19 6:45 am Brady Lichtenberg <Brady.Lichtenberg...> Re: No Sighting-Eagle Bluffs Closed to All Access
7/11/19 6:28 am William Rowe <rowemb45...> CHECKLIST CHANGES 2019 from the AOS
7/10/19 3:10 pm Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...> Mokane Rd./North Jeff City Accessibility Updates
7/10/19 2:46 pm Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...> No Sighting-Missouri Bluffs Proposed subdivision
7/9/19 6:39 pm Tommy Goodwin <tjgbp7...> Manitoba Summer Trip Summary
7/9/19 1:49 pm David Seidensticker <davesticker...> Re: heron survey clarification
7/9/19 11:07 am Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...> Re: heron survey clarification
7/9/19 11:03 am Yvonne Homeyer <yhomeyer...> Re: heron survey clarification
7/9/19 10:31 am Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...> heron survey clarification
7/9/19 9:34 am Josh Mosteller <irbic68j...> Re: No Sighting-Eagle Bluffs Closed to All Access
7/9/19 8:52 am Paul Moffett <pmoffett...> Columbia Bottoms: "Birds of the Confluence"
7/9/19 8:16 am Brady Lichtenberg <Brady.Lichtenberg...> No Sighting-Eagle Bluffs Closed to All Access
7/9/19 8:01 am Josh Mosteller <irbic68j...> FOS migrant sandpipers at Eagle Bluffs CA*
7/9/19 6:56 am Sarah Kendrick <Sarah.Kendrick...> Herons egrets night-herons, oh my!
7/9/19 4:42 am Chris Corben <cjcorben...> Baby Western Kingbirds in Columbia
7/8/19 1:43 pm David Becher <davidbecher...> Re: Riverlands
7/8/19 11:35 am Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...> Burroughs Field Trip Report : Sax-Zim Bog and MN Northwoods
7/8/19 7:57 am David Becher <davidbecher...> Riverlands
7/8/19 1:18 am Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa...> Re: St. Louis City Heron/Egret Rookery Survey
7/8/19 1:13 am WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <eddlemanw...> Re: St. Louis City Heron/Egret Rookery Survey
7/7/19 9:36 pm JJ Holder <aplusjj82...> Re: St. Louis City Heron/Egret Rookery Survey
7/7/19 7:10 pm Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> Re: St. Louis City Heron/Egret Rookery Survey - please add
7/7/19 5:47 pm Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...> Re: St. Louis City Heron/Egret Rookery Survey
7/7/19 5:47 pm David Seidensticker <davesticker...> Re: St. Louis City Heron/Egret Rookery Survey
7/7/19 5:02 pm Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> Herons chicks
7/7/19 3:07 pm Scott Laurent <rscottlaurent...> Re: St. Louis City Heron/Egret Rookery Survey
7/7/19 2:42 pm Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...> St. Louis City Heron/Egret Rookery Survey
7/7/19 11:21 am Gail Gagnon <00000142e27011e3-dmarc-request...> Re: Heron Chicks-
7/7/19 7:30 am Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> Heron Chicks-
7/6/19 6:18 pm Matt Schamberger <mattschamberger...> Re: help ID heron nestlings
7/6/19 4:57 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: heron rookery nest watch
7/6/19 4:14 pm Lanny Chambers <lannychambers...> Re: heron rookery nest watch
7/6/19 3:38 pm Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...> Rookery nest survey
7/6/19 3:25 pm Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> Re: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell out - one more helpful photoof the nest?
7/6/19 3:23 pm Allen Gathman <agathman...> Re: Rookery rescue
7/6/19 3:09 pm Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...> Re: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell out - one more helpful photoof the nest?
7/6/19 3:03 pm Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...> Re: Rookery rescue
7/6/19 3:02 pm Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> Re: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell out - one more helpful photoof the nest?
7/6/19 2:57 pm Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> Re: heron rookery nest watch
7/6/19 2:54 pm Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> Re: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell out - one more helpful photoof the nest?
7/6/19 2:31 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell out - one more helpful photoof the nest?
7/6/19 1:56 pm Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> Re: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell out - one more helpful photoof the nest?
7/6/19 1:04 pm Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell out of the nest?
7/6/19 11:13 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: heron rookery nest watch
7/6/19 11:04 am Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> Re: heron rookery nest watch
7/6/19 10:45 am Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...> No sightings-Volunteers still needed
7/6/19 8:39 am Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <bousquetstl...> Thank you heron rescuers!
7/6/19 8:20 am Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa...> Re: heron rookery nest watch
7/6/19 7:49 am Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...> Re: heron rookery nest watch
7/6/19 7:12 am Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...> Re: Rookery rescue
7/6/19 6:44 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: Rookery rescue
7/6/19 5:32 am Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa...> Re: Rookery rescue
7/6/19 5:20 am Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...> Re: Rookery rescue
7/6/19 4:49 am Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...> heron rookery nest watch
7/5/19 9:05 pm Yvonne Homeyer <yhomeyer...> Rookery rescue
7/5/19 8:04 pm Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...> heron rookery nest watch
7/5/19 3:56 pm William Rowe <rowemb45...> One more update on the heron rookery
7/5/19 12:49 pm Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...> correction Christie Lundy
7/5/19 12:31 pm Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...> Christie Lundy
7/5/19 11:42 am Andy Hoyne <ahoyne...> Re: Heron/Egret Rookery STL
7/5/19 10:03 am Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...> FW: a non birding response--NO SIGHTING
7/5/19 9:10 am Paul Moffett <pmoffett...> Caspian Terns
7/5/19 9:07 am Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <bousquetstl...> no sighting -/ heron rookery article no 2
7/5/19 9:02 am sgg.bluesfan <sgg.bluesfan...> Painted Bunting still at Jefferson City behind old Kia dealer.
7/5/19 8:57 am sgg.bluesfan <sgg.bluesfan...> Painted Bunting still at Jefferson City behind old Kia dealer.
7/5/19 8:42 am Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...> No sighting-Rookery update request for volunteers
7/5/19 6:49 am David Becher <davidbecher...> Re: Birds at RMBS
7/5/19 3:38 am Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...> Birds at RMBS
7/4/19 8:37 pm MARGE LUMPE <BIRDWATCHER...> Re: NO SIGHTINGS - two "happy ending" true bird stories
7/4/19 7:19 pm Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...> Heron/Egret Rookery STL
7/4/19 6:19 pm Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...> Re: Many Mississippi Kites, Columbia
7/4/19 5:45 pm Josh Mosteller <irbic68j...> Re: Many Mississippi Kites, Columbia
7/4/19 5:32 pm Jean L <jaleonatti...> NO SIGHTINGS - two "happy ending" true bird stories
7/4/19 4:52 pm Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 4:16 pm Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 4:06 pm Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 3:54 pm Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 3:53 pm Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 3:51 pm Jack Hambene <jack.hambene...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 3:49 pm Michael Thelen <mikethelen...> Montana-Wyoming Birding Travelogue
7/4/19 3:42 pm Clay Guthrie <clayguthrie13...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 3:37 pm Brenda Hente <bjhente29...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 3:36 pm Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 3:35 pm Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 3:17 pm Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <bousquetstl...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 3:13 pm Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 2:41 pm Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 1:59 pm Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <bousquetstl...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 1:21 pm Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 12:59 pm Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 12:19 pm Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 12:12 pm JJ Holder <aplusjj82...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 12:10 pm BARBARA DUNCAN <bjduncan04...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 11:53 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 11:50 am Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <bousquetstl...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 11:41 am Niala Branson <bran59...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 11:36 am Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 11:36 am Karen Zelle <000003474caebaab-dmarc-request...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 11:34 am Niala Branson <bran59...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 11:25 am AOL <0000000585d83684-dmarc-request...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 11:24 am Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 11:15 am Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 10:47 am Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 10:41 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 10:01 am Scott Laurent <rscottlaurent...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 9:37 am Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 9:33 am Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 9:16 am Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 9:09 am Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/4/19 8:59 am Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/3/19 6:57 am Susan Caraway <caraways111...> Wisconsin corrected link
7/3/19 6:17 am Susan Caraway <caraways111...> Wisconsin birding - summary/checklists
7/3/19 5:15 am Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...> Purple Martins
7/1/19 1:53 pm Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...> Purple Martins at Creve Coeur Lake
7/1/19 12:46 pm Ev Luecke <evluecke...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/1/19 12:43 pm Ev Luecke <evluecke...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/1/19 12:27 pm Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...> Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
7/1/19 10:22 am Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...> heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
6/30/19 6:35 pm Catherine Davis <catherineann...> Re: heron/egret rookery on SLU campus (St. Louis)?
6/30/19 5:29 pm Philip Wire <phw222...> Lincoln Co. sightings
6/29/19 10:04 pm Jim Gast <jgast...> No sighting Columbia Wetland Cells #1 & 4
6/29/19 6:11 pm Susan Caraway <caraways111...> Wisconsin birding
6/29/19 3:45 pm Paige Witek <paige.witek...> No Sighting- Shaw Nature Reserve Advice
6/29/19 7:53 am David Becher <davidbecher...> Lost Valley Trail
6/28/19 8:42 am Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...> MI Kites - North Columbia
6/27/19 8:45 pm Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> Re: heron/egret rookery on SLU campus (St. Louis)?
6/27/19 6:20 am Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...> roadrunner, McDonald County
6/26/19 9:19 pm Jo Ann Eldridge <joann621...> Re: Dunn Ranch
6/26/19 7:04 pm Josh Mosteller <irbic68j...> Re: Many Mississippi Kites, Columbia
6/26/19 6:04 pm Terry Miller <millert832...> Dunn Ranch
6/26/19 4:50 pm John Besser <jbesser1...> Many Mississippi Kites, Columbia
6/26/19 6:59 am Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...> Lost Cockatiel St. Peter’s Missouri
6/25/19 12:30 pm Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> No sighting - Christian Hagenlocher in Birding Magazine
6/25/19 8:45 am David Becher <davidbecher...> Re: RFI: Lost Valley Trail, St. Charles County
6/25/19 7:17 am Yvonne Homeyer <yhomeyer...> RFI: Lost Valley Trail, St. Charles County
6/24/19 7:52 pm Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...> Fledgling Shrikes, Livingston Co.
6/24/19 3:46 pm birdsecretary <birdsecretary...> Painted Buntings - YES!
6/24/19 2:01 pm birdsecretary <birdsecretary...> Painted Bunting?
6/24/19 9:10 am Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar...> Winter Wren, Cole Co., 6/18 & 6/24 - Long-ish
6/24/19 9:07 am Scott Laurent <rscottlaurent...> Re: heron/egret rookery on SLU campus (St. Louis)?
6/24/19 9:01 am Gary Rauvola <grauvola...> Re: heron/egret rookery on SLU campus (St. Louis)?
6/23/19 9:11 pm Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa...> David Wright's photo of the Painted Bunting
6/23/19 6:41 pm MARGE LUMPE <BIRDWATCHER...> Sunday morning at Hi Lonesome
6/23/19 2:43 pm millert832 <millert832...> Re: Painted Bunting photo
6/23/19 12:56 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Painted Bunting photo
6/23/19 11:13 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Bird Conservation beyond Missouri by ASM members
6/23/19 9:28 am Jim Gast <jgast...> Re: eBird RFI : past sightings accepted
6/23/19 6:30 am Randy Korotev <RLKorotev...> heron/egret rookery on SLU campus (St. Louis)?
6/22/19 5:39 pm Diane Bricmont <colaptes.auratus...> Glassberg CA birds
6/22/19 4:26 pm Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...> eBird RFI : past sightings accepted
6/22/19 3:29 pm Josh Mosteller <irbic68j...> Jeff City—No PABU, but did see STFL nest
6/22/19 9:03 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: no sightings!
6/22/19 5:32 am jan Neale <billandjanneale...> no sightings!
6/21/19 10:43 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: Painted Bunting in Jeff City - YES!
6/21/19 9:35 am Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...> Painted Bunting in Jeff City - YES!
6/20/19 2:54 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: Bootheel Birds -- Informal WESTERN KINGBIRD Survey
6/20/19 12:35 pm Timothy Jones <0000002bb1253dbd-dmarc-request...> Bootheel Birds -- Informal WESTERN KINGBIRD Survey
6/20/19 5:02 am Eric Seaman <00000309ce15ffe5-dmarc-request...> Re: Mokane Road Update
6/19/19 11:05 pm Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...> Mokane Road Update
6/19/19 12:39 pm Dave Wright <dwrightbbsales...> Painted Bunting Jeff City
 
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Date: 7/19/19 2:54 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Bobolink photo, Dunn Ranch, by Garrett Sheets
Another photo kudo:

Garrett Sheets' photo of a Bobolink at Dunn Ranch is among the 2019 Audubon Photo Contest winners as Youth Honorable Mention.

Story Behind the Shot (Garrett writes): At sunset the Dunn Ranch Prairie becomes a field of golden grasses, which provided a perfect setting for this male as he perched briefly for a curious glance at my camera. The robotic tone of his song was echoed by dozens of other Bobolinks as they flew overhead. I was almost too excited to take the photo, but I secured a burst of photos before he took off, flying far out over the grasses.

Congratulations, Garrett. Exquisite composition.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
<edgew...>

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Date: 7/19/19 2:27 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Marky Mutchler photo rated June #1 by eBird
June's top-rated photo in eBird: Kirtland's Warbler by Marky Mutchler

Marky's photo topped the page on the report eBird sends out summarizing monthly activity.

Congratulations, Marky! Great photo.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Date: 7/19/19 1:11 pm
From: Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...>
Subject: No Sights - Rookery Update Westminster Place
I went down to check on the rookery at Westminster place this afternoon. The birds are hot, and mischievous! While there I had a very nice and long conversation with one of the maintenance workers for the complex and after the conversation he seemed extremely interested in the birds and thanked me for sharing my knowledge, what little I have! lol. After he walked away I started photographing the LBH nests next to the community garden on the south side of Olive. A Fledgeling fell from the nest and caught itself on a small branch and then struggled for a good long while to pull itself back up. I photographed the sequence and created an album on flicker if anyone would like to see the photos.

Anyone going down feel free to make sure it is still in the tree. First tree next to the cornfield on south side of olive. I stood on the other side of the corn field about 10 feet south of sidewalk and watched this particular fledgeling and nest for long time. There is a semicircle indentation into the cornfield with the best vantage point. I don’t think this little one can make it back up to the nest but there is always a chance and what else does it have to do?

Lisa Saffell
St. Louis, MO

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Date: 7/19/19 12:05 pm
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Loggerhead shrike, Wewtern kingbirds
Tom Carraway found and Connie Alwwod, Doug Hommert and I also observed a Loggerhead Shrike on Red School Road near Riverlands.
 First of all, while we observed this birdfrom the road we were confronted by 2 local residents who have had recent problems with burglaries, vandals and other problems as the high waters receded and they did NOT want us there. If you go to see this bird I would get a quick look from the road, in your car, then move on. 
Direction: Take wise road out of  Riverlands, right on red school , then between the next hard left and the end of the large body of water on the left he was moving around but always on the phone wires. At first I was thinking Northern since the mask did not seem to come above the eye, bill seemed large with prominent hook. But Connie convinced us otherwise since the mask was much wider than most Northerns.
Drove around St Charles county. Lots of habitat but now much in the way of shorebirds; a couple black-necked Stilts along Highway H. Of note were 2 Western Kingbirds on the wires along Mullanphy just before the first house on the left when you turn off of Black Walnut Road.
Dave HaenniDes Peres, MO

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Date: 7/19/19 11:13 am
From: June Newman <june...>
Subject: From Nature Conservancy in Missouri
BIRDERS NEEDED! 🐦 Are you a birder with a keen ear and eye for birds? We
need you! Skilled observers are needed to help us survey birds at Dunn
Ranch Prairie.

We are looking for 2-4 people to join TNC staff for a day – starting at
approx. 5:30am until early afternoon – to collect data and survey birds on
the prairie. Message us if you're interested or email Kristy at
<kstoyer...>

We'd like to complete the survey the week of July 29th. The data collected
will help measure our wildlife diversity and provide required reporting for
grants that help us increase bird habitat in the Grand River Grasslands
region.

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Date: 7/19/19 7:45 am
From: Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...>
Subject: Re: Shorebirds! Hartsburg, Boone Co
Brad, Paul and I birded here early this morning and found essentially the same diversity, although we did not relocate the Wilson’s Phalarope or Least Tern. We added Semipalmated Plover (1), Black Tern (1), and Forster’s Tern (3), the latter two seen above the expanse of floodwater encountered by heading west on Hartsburg Bottom Rd.

Good birding everyone,
Pete

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 18, 2019, at 5:48 PM, Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...> wrote:
>
> CAUTION!: This email originated from outside of Columbia College.
>
>
> 250 or more Pectoral Sandpiper, 100 or more Least Sandpiper, and multiples of the following:
>
> Stilt Sandpiper
> Short-billed Dowitcher
> Lesser Yellowlegs
> Semipalmated Sandpiper
> Solitary Sandpiper
> Spotted Sandpiper
> Loads of Killdeer, of course
>
> An early Wilson’s Phalarope
>
> Oh, and a single Least Tern too
>
> Who knows what I missed or will show up?
>
> Take S. Bush Rd. south from Hartsburg, and as you leave town, you’ll start seeing shorebirds in floodwater remnants on both sides of the road. To get to the best diversity, turn west on Hartsburg Bottom Rd. The Least Tern was south of that road on a mud bar behind shorebirds and near some Mallards. The Phalarope was north of that road.
>
> Habitat looks good heading east on Hartsburg Bottom Rd too, and although I found a gorgeous pair of Kestrels, there were very few shorebirds
>
> Use US 63 to get here; do not try to come up from the bottom.
>
> Good birding everyone,
> Pete
>
> Pete Monacell,
> Jefferson City
>
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Date: 7/18/19 4:43 pm
From: Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...>
Subject: all quiet on the city rookery front
Hey all,
I took pictures of the trees at Westminster Place from 9:45am-1:00pm today. Aside from the cheeping of all of those baby birds, it was very quiet. I saw no indication that any more trees had been cut.

The numbers of great egrets seems to be increasing. Some of the chicks are getting quite large. Are they considered fledged once they have left the actual nest but are still in the tree?

Take it easy out there,
Maureen
St Louis


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From: <mitch...> <mitch...>
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:28 AM
To: <drmabuce...>
Cc: 'Lisa Saffell' <lesfstl...>; 'Pat Lueders' <pllueders479...>
Subject: Re: Feet on the ground Daily - Heron Rookery Call for Volunteers

Maureen,

I just replied to your separate note regarding a map for your use in taking pics this morning.
I won't repeat all the info included in that e-mail, but PLEASE let me know if you do not receive that note.

The pics that Jennifer attached to her e-mail reminds me to urge you to make your pics as "wide view" as possible. We do not need to identify a tree or its stump or see nests, but simply be able to see how many trees/stumps are in a particular location with the emphasis on the LOCATION. Each picture must be able to be visually tied to an address (if taken in front) or to another pic. Jennifer's pics were close-in and virtually no way to tell what building they were next to.

The "legal situation" is being worked in the background with several attorneys in the loop and my communication with federal and state agencies. I've been trying to keep the core group apprised of what I learn about the law, regulations and those agency perspectives. I have another call scheduled this morning with the MO Dept of Conservation.

I hate to tell people NOT to visit Vickie, but I am also sensitive to how quickly we could become annoying to her if several people are stopping by repeatedly. I think if you wanted to say HI or THANKS or such, that would be great. If you see NEW trees being cut on OLIVE, by all means track her down AND TEXT Lisa and me. I THINK Lisa was going to set up a group text with all of the core team included, which we could then use as an "alert" if someone observed a problem.
Speaking of which, what is your number?
THANKS!

Mitch
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Quoting <drmabuce...>:

> I must have missed Mitch’s earlier email as referred to by Lisa below.
> Could someone please forward it to me? What is the current status of
> the situation? Do we need to start thinking about legal remedies to
> stop the tree cutting?
>
> I am a bit confused.
>
> I was considering going to visit Vickie tomorrow, but if there are
> hostilities, I am not sure this visit would be advisable.
>
> Do we have a copy of the apartment diagram showing the trees with
> nests that I could take with me tomorrow to see if any have been cut?
>
> What should we do if a tree with nest is being cut?
>
> I will probably visit the rookery regardless of whether I visit
> Vickie. I’ll go around 10am.
>
> Maureen
>
>
>
> From: J Holder <aplusjj82...>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:01 PM
> To: Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...>; Mitch Leachman
> <mitch...>
> Cc: Pat Lueders <pllueders479...>; Maureen Thomas Murphy
> <drmabuce...>; Chrissy McClarren <wildreturn...>; Yvonne
> Homeyer <yhomeyer...>; bryan prather <brynprth...>; Rad
> Widmer <radwidmer...>
> Subject: Re: Feet on the ground Daily - Heron Rookery Call for
> Volunteers
>
>
>
> Hi Lisa and Mitch,
>
> First of all, THANK YOU very much for conducting the 'feet on the
> ground daily' call, and especially thanks Mitch for your strong
> support.
>
> Attached please see the photos I took on site, and was confirmed with
> two more residents today that these trees were cut last Friday, and
> they continue finishing the job this Monday for cleaning. These are by
> the address 3951, and next to address 3963 on Olive. As Mitch
> mentioned, they may/ may not have any nests. it is too late but
> letting go.
>
> I didn't send this email to other participants but people may know the
> site well enough to recognize the photos. Please note we deal with the
> 'property manager' Vicki who receives and handles complaints on daily
> basis and she is an expert to calm things down.
> This new apartment management is a privately own company that owns
> quite properties throughout the States, and is well known as a
> 'horrible' apartments owner. Therefore, I'd rather trust what their
> tenants tell the truth.
>
> Up to this point, this is beyond watching birds, but dealing with good
> or bad behavior for any human being how they treat the environment and
> wildlife on earth. Most of remaining birds there are now feeding
> babies. Below is what Vicki said in briefing:
>
> 1) She obeys the law, as long as not potentially attempt to harm the
> wildlife, she could conduct any normal business as needed,
>
> 2) She can not promise me that Olive street will be kept as
> 'un-touched', because the same reason described as above; (next week
> they are cutting trees behind the corner of office which is the
> junction to the other side of Olive parking lots, but not those big
> trees where lots of little blue located.)
>
> 3) Late August to September is too late for her to mange the tree
> cutting project, which there are 100+ trees to be cut;
>
> 4) the tree cutter guy is the sub-contractor used by her (not employed
> by her), and they have one month contract to continue working on their
> premises;
>
> 5) She has tried keep both sides parties happy, but normal business
> remains as these birds live in the city and they 'KNOW' the noise and
> chainsaw! (REALLY? but, I learned I'd rather not to debate with
> her.)
>
>
>
> If you believed you could see people true personality through the way
> how they view the wildlife and nature before prioritizing human
> conduct or 'money', I believed the rookery birds has definitively
> distinguish the difference for us. After this is over and all trees
> gone, this place will be no tree and no grass but like 'city' as Vicki
> described what it supposed to be. Mitch, how do we change humans
> belief?
>
> Thanks for reading.
>
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 7:13 PM Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...>
> <mailto:<lesfstl...> > wrote:
>
> As a follow up to Mitch’s earlier email. We think it would be in the
> best interest of the birds to have daily visits, no more than
> 3-4 hours apart, for a short time just to make sure the rookery is
> doing well and no further tree cutting is happening. You are
> receiving this email because you participated in the survey or got
> involved after the survey. I might end up asking for more volunteers
> on Mobirds but for now Mitch and I thought it best to start with a
> core group and add people as needed. With that said if you know of
> others, not included in this email, who might help us
> then please send my email to them or send me their email address.
> It would be ideal if we could make sure that a birder went through the
> area every day in the morning, early afternoon, and evening. We
> realize this is a lot to ask and if you have no desire to participate
> then please just drop me an email that you want to opt out. The
> reason we thought it best to do this through email is so that we can
> communicate with this group quickly and effectively should something
> happen and we need to rally the troops again. I’m not sure how in the
> world to keep track of this in an efficient manner but i’m jumping in
> anyway. I guess first I’ll start with this short email explaining
> what we are wanting to do and then get a list of people who can help
> us keep an eye on the area daily. It doesn’t mean you will need to go
> over there every day. The more people we have the more we can spread
> out the visits. If you know you plan on going through the area every
> day at the same time and want to take on that task of checking the
> area every day then great!
> If you can go once a week and it varies, or if you can go once a week
> on the same day and time even better! If you can only do one
> visit over the next three weeks then we will take it! So please,
> everyone, respond back to just me and let me know if you can possibly
> help with the "Heron Rookery Boots on the ground initiative”, along
> with a little note about how deeply you want to be involved, or not.
> Thanks all!
>
> Lisa Saffell

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Date: 7/18/19 3:48 pm
From: Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...>
Subject: Shorebirds! Hartsburg, Boone Co
250 or more Pectoral Sandpiper, 100 or more Least Sandpiper, and multiples of the following:

Stilt Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Lesser Yellowlegs
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Loads of Killdeer, of course

An early Wilson’s Phalarope

Oh, and a single Least Tern too

Who knows what I missed or will show up?

Take S. Bush Rd. south from Hartsburg, and as you leave town, you’ll start seeing shorebirds in floodwater remnants on both sides of the road. To get to the best diversity, turn west on Hartsburg Bottom Rd. The Least Tern was south of that road on a mud bar behind shorebirds and near some Mallards. The Phalarope was north of that road.

Habitat looks good heading east on Hartsburg Bottom Rd too, and although I found a gorgeous pair of Kestrels, there were very few shorebirds

Use US 63 to get here; do not try to come up from the bottom.

Good birding everyone,
Pete

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Jefferson City

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Date: 7/17/19 6:11 pm
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...>
Subject: Rookery video from today - 7/17/19

Chrissy visited the St. Louis City rookery today and made a
compilation video of some of the chicks and adults. (Copy and paste if
the link doesn't directly work for you.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWKGocbl7_k [1]

Andy Reago
St. Louis MO
<andrew.reago...>

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Date: 7/17/19 6:39 am
From: David Becher <davidbecher...>
Subject: American avocets
Four where Cora Island Road is flooded among the gulls.
David Becher
St. Louis




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Date: 7/16/19 11:23 pm
From: Diane Bricmont <colaptes.auratus...>
Subject: Lost Valley Trail and Update on Rescued Herons
I spent a few hours birding Lost Valley Trail this afternoon and was
pleasantly surprised that it was not as swampy as I feared it might be. The
gnats were a bit heavy for the first quarter mile, but then tapered off. I
walked to the beaver pond and back and had a nice variety of singing
warblers along the way, accompanied by several Wood Thrush. I was
surprised, however, not to hear any Summer or Scarlet Tanagers. The Hooded
Warbler was singing near the vicinity of the Red-shouldered Hawk nest about
half mile from the parking lot.

My next stop was Wild Bird Rehabilitation for a Trivia Night & Silent
Auction Committee meeting. I checked in on the young Herons that were
rescued from the tree trimmers on July 4th and all are doing well and
regularly consuming copious amounts of shiners. Things are beginning to
smell just a bit fishy in that room!

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STL CO

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Date: 7/16/19 1:53 pm
From: Cornelius Alwood <calwood...>
Subject: 2 Willets at Riverlands in St. Charles County
On east side of Wise Rd. halfway between Riverlands Way & Red School Rd. Other shorebirds with them.

Connie Alwood
St. Louis County

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Date: 7/16/19 11:55 am
From: Allen Gathman <agathman...>
Subject: Deadline for the September Bluebird is August 1
The deadline for submission of material for inclusion in the September
issue of The Bluebird is August 1. As always, we welcome submissions of
reports about birds and birding, original research relating to birds (which
can be peer reviewed if you request), personal reminiscences and essays
relating to birding, photos of birds taken in Missouri, poetry and stories
about birds and birding, etc. We don't pay for use of material, but
contributors are immortalized in print.

All submissions should be emailed to me directly. I prefer text in Word
format, though I can work with others.

High resolution, sharply focused photos should be submitted separately, not
embedded in Word text (jpg preferred, but I can work with others), with
photographer's name, location including Missouri county, species, and
date. I always have a need for good Missouri bird photos - if I don't use
them in this issue, I'll save them for later use.

Thanks again to all our contributors for making this publication possible.

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Date: 7/16/19 4:54 am
From: Ev Luecke <evluecke...>
Subject: Romania Birding Tour Photos (no sightings)
I enjoyed a 12 day, June 2019 birding trip to Eastern Europe's Romania. Essentially a private tour with myself and another couple. The tour covered a nice variety of habitats; Carpathian Mountains, the Danube Delta, the steppes of Dobrogea and the Black Sea shore.

I hope you enjoy the photos - probably more than anyone would want to look at -
Thanks for looking.

https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/Birding-Trips/Romania-Birding

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St. Charles, Mo.

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Date: 7/14/19 9:49 pm
From: Diane Bricmont <colaptes.auratus...>
Subject: St. Louis County Birding
After work today I did a little birding around the Creve Coeur Lake area.
Sport Port Road is no longer under water, although it has been reduced to
one lane as it nears Hooks River Road. There were road blocks up near this
intersection, but I was able to watch a group of Little Blue Herons, Great
Egrets, a couple Snowy Egrets and one Cattle Egret in the adjacent fields.

I tried to get to Little Creve Coeur Marsh via River Valley Drive, but it
was under water just west of 141. After turning around, I tried to approach
Little Creve Coeur Marsh by.taking Creve Coeur Mill Road to Waterworks Road
to River Valley Drive. Sadly, much of the parking lot is still under water
and the gate is closed, preventing access to the parking lot. Not to be
deterred, I drove down to the parking lot for the Pfeifer Shelter, and
walked the paved path along the back side of Little Creve Coeur Marsh.
Water levels remain high in the marsh, but I had good looks at both
Orioles, two Green Herons and a lone Common Gallinule. The Gallinule was
about three quarters of a mile south of the Pfeifer Shelter.Not a bad
outing for a late afternoon in mid-July.

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Date: 7/14/19 6:49 pm
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Monroe County Illinois
Drove around Monroe county for a couple hours, lots of habitat for waders , not much shore bird habitat. That explains why the only shore birds I saw were Killdeer, Black-necked Stilts, 10 Greater Yellowlegs, 2 Semipalmated sandpipers and 1 early Wilsons Snipe.
Greater Egrets, Cattle Egrets, Little Blue and Great Blue Herons were easy to come by.
The most productive roads that I found were Taake, Stepping, KK, B, Mitchie, Berger, Baer, Harris and Outlet.
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Date: 7/14/19 12:03 pm
From: Josh Mosteller <irbic68j...>
Subject: Boone Co: River Rd report
Saturday, July 13th

I did some birding from my car this Saturday on River Rd in Boone County.
With summer shorebird migration kicking off, I wanted to check out some
more mudflats forming along the Missouri River. I've never been on this
road; I just heard a few reports of a decent variety of shorebird species
in this area this spring.

I thought I'd share the latest conditions of the road, since I haven't
gotten up-to-date info online—Google Maps shows the closed sections to be
longer than they are and/or seems to show outdated closures, while MoDot
never showed the road being closed in the first place. River Rd is a
gravel/dirt road except for a half mile northwest from Wilton that is
paved. It extends approximately from Easley to Hartsburg, where you can
continue driving across the Missouri River floodplains on Hartsburg Bottom
Rd (when it's not flooded, of course). A small unit of Big Muddy NFWR
opened to the public last year near Easley.

I first accessed the bottoms from Route N at Easley. I went north on Easley
River Rd to drive up by Cooper's Landing, where I turned back around at the
campground to Rippeto Rd. There were some mudflats along Rippeto, but a
Killdeer was the only shorebird I noticed. Rippeto Rd was closed in front
of the bridge over Bonne Femme Creek, where a sign stood in front of large
gravel piles. On the other side of the creek is Harold Cunningham Rd, which
connects you to River Rd. There seemed to be some active construction
and/or cleanup going on. The road not only crosses a large creek there, but
it also curves back towards the river past that point, which probably
explains why this section suffered more.

I used GPS to get to the next place where I could (hopefully) access River
Rd. It took me over 20 minutes to navigate the winding country roads in the
bluffs from there to access the river bottoms from Clubhouse Road. I still
enjoyed the drive on the gravel roads through there, where I saw and
listened to many songbirds when I had the chance; on this day, I heard at
least three Wood Thrushes. At the junction of those roads, River Rd was
closed to my right (north) but fortunately it was open on my left, so I
could continue searching the floodplains as I moved south along the river.

Southeast of Wilton (a village where Route M provides another connection to
River Rd), there's the Hartsburg bottoms, my final birding destination of
the day. There's a T-intersection where the road called River Rd turns and
goes east until it ends in Hartsburg, and if you continue south it is
Hartsburg Bottom Rd. I stayed straight for Hartsburg Bottom Rd, and I
stopped where some water was seeping across the road less than a half mile
past said intersection. I'm pretty sure anyone could have safely crossed
this section, especially me with four-wheel drive, but I didn't bother to
verify the depth because it was about time for me to get home for dinner.

I was trying out my dad's old telescope and attempting to get more
comfortable with assembling and using it, looking for shorebirds for
practice. The first mudflat I observed there only had blackbirds, but I
spotted a couple of long-legged shorebirds southwest of the T-intersection
before I left. I set up the telescope again, although they had moved inland
and more camouflaged. I briefly heard what I believe were the same birds
calling like yellowlegs. I'm pretty sure they were yellowlegs (FOS for
me), but quite unsure if they were Lesser or Greater—possibly both. There
may have been some other sandpipers out there near them; my pictures, taken
from a great distance, are terrible. In the same area, I also saw a kestrel
on the power lines and two Black Terns flying by.

I lost track of time while squinting at the yellowlegs(?) and other
shorebirds, so at this point I was finding a route to get home, and it
wasn't as fast to go back the way I came. I wanted to see if I could
continue east on River Rd from the T intersection to Hartsburg and head
towards 63 from there, but as soon as I turned there I could see the road
was under deep water. I'll probably try and explore more of the floodplains
along Hartsburg Bottom Rd on another day. I also plan to return to Mokane
Rd and that area this summer.

Happy migration,

Josh M
Columbia, MO

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Date: 7/14/19 8:18 am
From: David Becher <davidbecher...>
Subject: Red School Road at Riverlands

The road is currently passable although wet in places all the way to Cora Island Road. There are shorebirds near Orton Road. About 20 Lesser Yellowlegs, two Stilt Sandpipers in breeding plumage, and Least and Pectoral Sandpipers. Where Cora Island Road is flooded there were three Caspian Terns and lots of Pelicans. There were a few with the brown heads of juveniles including one that appeared to be following an adult about. No way to tell if they are migrants. Lots of mixed swallows one the wires.
David Becher
St. Louis


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Date: 7/14/19 6:36 am
From: David Becher <davidbecher...>
Subject: Riverlands Shorebirds

Far out beyond Two Pecan almost to Red School Road are some shorebirds. Anout a dozen Pectoral Sandpipers, one Least, and three Short-billed Dowitchers among the Killdeer horde. It is not two muddy although you can't get very close
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Date: 7/14/19 5:44 am
From: David Rabenau <david...>
Subject: Blue Grosbeak pair, Castlewood SP, St. Louis County
In the large field bordering the river I found a pair of Blue Grosbeak (male and female). They were in the high grass and weeds along the river, near the tallest tree and snag at the edge of the field.

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Date: 7/14/19 5:30 am
From: Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...>
Subject: St Louis City Heron rookery update
I visited the previously discussed heron rookery in St. Louis City near St Louis U. yesterday evening. There didn’t appear to be many new nests compared to those present on the 7/7 survey. Most of the birds, the majority still Little Blue Herons and Black-crowned Night-Herons, were sitting on nests. A few nests contained juveniles.
The Great Egrets, most nesting on unaffected property, were busy feeding young.

St. Louis Audubon is currently working with the apartment complex management company to protect these birds until nesting is complete. If you visit the area, please report any activity that you feel might disrupt their success. Also, be careful to respect the privacy of the residents so that we can all work together to achieve this goal.

Continuing updates will be shared with the birding community on this website.

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Date: 7/13/19 9:27 pm
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...>
Subject: Poss. Fall-out birds - no MO sightings
No flak please, other birders posting about Hurricane birds as well.

Watch for Hurricane Barry fall-out birds in S. IL and MO, maybe even St.
Louis.
Prob. heard of the AMERICAN FLAMINGO in Tenn.
(see the Illinois Birders Facebook page & Tommy Goodwin posted on MO
Rare Birds Facebook)

Good time to look through Pects for Sharp-tailed Sandpipers.
Time for big shorebirds too.
See that there were B-N stilts at RMBS a few days ago.

Good fall birding,
Charlene Malone
St.Louis co.

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Date: 7/13/19 12:05 am
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...>
Subject: Re: Option for keeping ants off feeder
Thanks all for your responses.

Charlene Malone
St. L co

On 7/12/2019 3:24 PM, Charlene Malone wrote:
>
> Subject: *Option for keeping ants off feeders*
> From: lannychambers AT gmail.com
>
>
> OTOH, ........These are all good choices, without applying dangerous
> substances like grease/oil/vaseline to hummer feeders.
>
> Lanny Chambers
> Fenton, MO
>
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>
> Can one use Vaseline AROUND a window mount (half type ) feeder as a
> barrier to ants?
> The Vaseline does not touch the feeder but is in a thin layer on the
> window.
>
> Thank you for assistance.
>
> Charlene Malone
> St. Louis co.
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Date: 7/12/19 2:01 pm
From: Lanny Chambers <lannychambers...>
Subject: Re: Option for keeping ants off feeder
Charlene, I can't recommend using anything like vaseline if there's any reasonable chance a bird might get into it. It's not a matter of touching the feeder. The way hummers push each other around like hockey players at feeders, one would inevitably get stuff on its feathers, thence into its mouth when preening.

This is why I stopped using window-mount feeders; there's no safe way to defend them. However, consider hanging a small "regular" feeder (below an ant moat, if the feeder doesn't have a moat built in) from a suction-cup hook stuck to the window. Bird stores sell such hooks, and they work well.

Lanny Chambers
Fenton, MO

> On Jul 12, 2019, at 15:24, Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...> wrote:
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> Can one use Vaseline AROUND a window mount (half type ) feeder as a barrier to ants?
> The Vaseline does not touch the feeder but is in a thin layer on the window.

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Date: 7/12/19 1:29 pm
From: Patrick Maloney <maloneypatrick...>
Subject: Re: Option for keeping ants off feeder
I was just watching several house sparrows systematically going around my hummingbird feeder pecking at each feeding port.  I assume they were snacking on ants!


On Friday, July 12, 2019, 3:24:53 PM CDT, Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...> wrote:


Subject: Option for keeping ants off feeders
From: lannychambers AT gmail.com
 

OTOH, ........These are all good choices, without applying dangerous substances like grease/oil/vaseline to hummer feeders.

Lanny Chambers
Fenton, MO

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Can one use Vaseline AROUND a window mount (half type ) feeder as a barrier to ants?
The Vaseline does not touch the feeder but is in a thin layer on the window.

Thank you for assistance.

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.




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Date: 7/12/19 1:24 pm
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...>
Subject: Re: Option for keeping ants off feeder

Subject: *Option for keeping ants off feeders*
From: lannychambers AT gmail.com


OTOH, ........These are all good choices, without applying dangerous
substances like grease/oil/vaseline to hummer feeders.

Lanny Chambers
Fenton, MO

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Can one use Vaseline AROUND a window mount (half type ) feeder as a
barrier to ants?
The Vaseline does not touch the feeder but is in a thin layer on the
window.

Thank you for assistance.

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.



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Date: 7/12/19 10:17 am
From: Lanny Chambers <lannychambers...>
Subject: Re: Option for keeping ants off feeders
A few years ago, I tried a similar product called Bug Slip. It's apparently a liquid suspension of Teflon, and came in a bottle with a cotton dauber in the cap and a roll of aluminum tape. I applied it to the brass hanging rods of my HummZinger hummingbird feeders, and let it dry. It seemed to work for a month or two.

But I've gone back to my former arrangement, an ant moat hung open-end down, the inside-bottom coated very lightly with Tree Tanglefoot, a non-toxic castor bean product sold by nurseries to protect fruit trees from climbing beetles. One application lasts all summer with no maintenance, it stops ants cold, and the moat keeps it off the birds' feathers. Ants don't get stuck in the goo, they simply won't try to cross it. Tanglefoot is unspeakably sticky (it's the active ingredient in flypaper), and tends to run in the heat of full sun, so use it very sparingly; a thin half-dollar size circle in the center is plenty. It cleans up with alcohol or mineral spirits, which I do in winter after the feeders come down.

OTOH, many folks enjoy watching chickadees drink water from their rightside-up ant moats, though they require refilling at least daily. These are all good choices, without applying dangerous substances like grease/oil/vaseline to hummer feeders.

Lanny Chambers
Fenton, MO

> On Jul 12, 2019, at 11:07, Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> I’ve recently became aware of a product called AntCant, available from Amazon, which comes with a small roll of aluminum tape and a spray can of AntCant.

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Date: 7/12/19 9:08 am
From: Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Option for keeping ants off feeders
I thought some of you might be interested in this for hummingbird feeders or oriole jelly feeders.

I’ve recently became aware of a product called AntCant, available from Amazon, which comes with a small roll of aluminum tape and a spray can of AntCant. As a disclaimer, I have no connection whatsoever to this product and it is a little pricey.

I’ve now used it for about a week on 4 different metal poles, where I have beehouses and an oriole feeder mounted. Both have had issues with a significant number of ants and were not amenable to the typical water moat.

You wrap the 2 inch tape around the pole, then spray the tape with AntCant. Supposedly the ants can’t grip the surface & cross the tape, and supposedly it lasts for a long time, like 3 months.

Bottom line, I’ve used it for a week and NO ants on the feeders. So far, it’s solved my ant issue. Thought I’d pass the info along.

Dan Getman, Kirksville, northeast MO

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Date: 7/11/19 10:37 pm
From: Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...>
Subject: Mokane Rd: Shorebirds Arriving
Amazing work has been done on the western half of Mokane Rd. over the past
48 hours, or since my visit to scout it out. The roadway has been pumped
dry, and mud has been bulldozed off of the pavement. As a result, you can
now drive the three miles from Hibernia Rd. east to the first bridge at
Nieman Branch. At that point, the road is closed and will need repair on
both sides of the bridge. Traveling eastward, there was only one stretch
where shallow water was flowing over the road, and anyone could have
driven through this safely. However, I still needed to dodge a sunfish of
some sort as it swam out in front of me.

As I already mentioned, you can then take MO-94 to CR 4035 to reach a
further 1.5 miles of passable road to the east (a road closed sign has
now been put up to prohibit traveling to the west). I recommend going
there because tonight I found 23 Least Sandpiper just north of the
passable stretch, half a mile east of CR 4035, and I think the
shorebirding in this area will be excellent in coming days and weeks. Just
be aware that there is some mud and silt over the gravel.

To sum things up, less than three miles of Mokane Road (CR 4038) remain
impassable, and the open portions are very worth birding.

Tonights checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58111332

Good birding everyone,
Pete

Pete Monacell,
Jefferson City

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Date: 7/11/19 10:40 am
From: Terry Miller <millert832...>
Subject: Kendzora CA and nearby mudflat...
I slipped by Kendzora CA just north of Edgerton, MO this morning. There is
still water...mainly along the levees, shallow in forested area, and a
couple of decent bodies in the pools. The levees have been mowed so it
will be easy walking if desired. Also, I ran into the manager and he said
that the north levee broke during the recent flooding and it is not
repaired. He was uncertain when it will be fixed and said the north pool
now cannot hold any water.

Small checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58097239

I also went further north to a pretty large mudflat (quarter mile long) of
the Platte River floodplain that runs along side Hwy 116. Large bodies of
water and it has varying elevation giving some diversity for sure. The
Sandpipers I saw were too far out to identify, especially with the heat
waves (around 11:00 a.m.). But several GBH's, Canada Geese, Mallards, and
Killdeers. It looks like it could be pretty good in the upcoming weeks and
it is the only large mudflat I am aware of between Kansas City and St.
Joseph.

The checklist can give you the exact location:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58098541

I am definitely hearing the Cicadas calling so I guess we are definitely
past the halfway point of summer!! :)


Terry L. Miller
Plattsburg, MO
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www.millerstaxidermy.net

"Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely his
eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have
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Date: 7/11/19 6:45 am
From: Brady Lichtenberg <Brady.Lichtenberg...>
Subject: Re: No Sighting-Eagle Bluffs Closed to All Access
My apologies for the delayed response-but yes you are correct. There is nothing unsafe in the area of the Buck and Katy pools (and some good mudflats appearing) so you’re welcome to drive through there. The area including the path up to the overlook is also open. The area closure applies to the rest of the area-the part accessed via Star School Rd.
Thanks
Brady Lichtenberg

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On Jul 9, 2019, at 11:33 AM, Josh Mosteller <irbic68j...><mailto:<irbic68j...>> wrote:

Wait—was I correct that the Buck and Katy Pools loop is open? I saw no signs forbidding access there and the road was completely above water. Is it just the main part of EBCA that's currently closed (west side of Perche Creek)?

On Tue, Jul 9, 2019 at 10:16 AM Brady Lichtenberg <Brady.Lichtenberg...><mailto:<Brady.Lichtenberg...>> wrote:
Hi Everyone,
I just wanted to make sure everyone knows that Eagle Bluffs CA is closed to all access until flood waters recede and we can get the gravel roads fixed. We’ve had problems with people driving through standing water, on levee tops and other areas they are not supposed to be, so to insure you are not ticketed for something silly, please refrain from driving onto Eagle Bluffs. It is listed as closed on Atlas, there are multiple signs up saying “area closed,” and the area information hotline has the same message. As soon as water is off the roads we’ll begin cleanup and road repair and have the area back open as soon as possible! I really don’t have a timeline as to when this will be, as we are completely at the mercy of the Missouri River level.
Thanks for your patience and understanding.

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Date: 7/11/19 6:28 am
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: CHECKLIST CHANGES 2019 from the AOS
Missouri birders:



The American Ornithological Society, or AOS (formerly the AOU), has just
published the 60th supplement to its Checklist of North and Middle American
Birds. This supplement, which used to be occasional, has become annual
because new information is accruing fast and producing regular changes in
our understanding of bird relationships.



As far as Missouri goes, the 60th supplement has produced no species splits
or lumps that would increase or reduce our list. Our White-winged Scoter,
however, has been split from two Old-World forms, called Velvet and
Stejneger's Scoters, and that split has changed our species' scientific
name to *Melanitta deglandi*. The English name for our species remains
White-winged Scoter.



Just a few other names have been changed for other reasons. Band-rumped
Storm-Petrel, an accidental vagrant in Missouri, has been moved to the
genus *Hydrobates* along with many other storm-petrels; a new genus,
*Leiothlypis*, has been established for the Tennessee, Orange-crowned, and
Nashville Warblers and their close relatives; and the Common Ground-Dove
has seen the hyphen removed from its name: Common Ground Dove (an odd minor
adjustment reflecting the fact that not all birds called “ground doves” are
of the same lineage).



Another type of rearrangement involves the order in which birds are listed
within a family or genus, reflecting how closely related they are to other
birds in the same group, as determined by the most recent genetic analysis.
This "linear order" has been shifted in four groups that are relevant to
us: the cuckoo family (Cuculidae), the *Charadrius* genus of plovers, the
swallow family (Hirundinidae), and the family of North American sparrows
and towhees (Passerellidae). The latter has undergone an extensive
reordering among the species on our state list (28 of them).



That's all that matters for Missouri. The Annotated Checklist of Missouri
Birds, on line at http://mobirds.org/Birds/MOChecklist.aspx
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Date: 7/10/19 3:10 pm
From: Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...>
Subject: Mokane Rd./North Jeff City Accessibility Updates

Especially with Eagle Bluffs inaccessible, I know that many of us in Mid-Missouri and beyond are seeking locations to observe fall shorebirds. I think we will find extensive shorebird habitat in Missouri River-bottom flats now emerging from severe flooding that began in May and intensified again last month. Numerous long-legged waders, gulls, and waterfowl may appear in these areas as well.

Mokane Road
About 1.5 miles is now passable traveling east from Hibernia Road. You will notice a new and massive hole in the levee to the south, as well as a large emergent flat between the road and the airport north of the road. There is now a wide swath of potential shorebird habitat south of the road, as well as an expanse of water with a sizable mud-bar breaking the surface. The passable stretch of road ends in floodwaters east of the water treatment plant but still west of Fischer Farms (the white and red farmhouse). It seems likely to me that more of this stretch of road will dry up in coming days.

You can then return to Hibernia Road, drive north, and take Wehmeyer Dr. to MO-94 East. All three of those roads now border potential shorebird habitat in the region of the airport and east of the airport, although it’s difficult to observe such areas from MO-94, and I don’t recommend doing so. After 3.5 miles of driving east on 94, turn right onto CR 4035. This county road ends at CR 4038, which is the same as Mokane Road. East of 4035 on 4038, about 1.5 miles of roadway is rough but passable with care before ending in water. You will notice a large expanse of floodwaters remaining south of the road, as well as a vast new mudflat north of the road, to the east of the lone trailer. The depression north of the barge-loading area is entirely full of water, and the stretch of passable road ends shortly after the intersection with CR 4037, which is itself still submerged. Definitely use your best judgment when driving this part of CR 4038.

West of CR 4035 on CR 4038, the road is passable for only a short distance before becoming washed-out in places. I don’t recommend travel in that direction, although this might be tempting, given the habitat. The roadway I describe here is badly damaged and unlikely to be drivable in the near future. I worry that it offers a picture of conditions on the four miles of Mokane Road that aren’t currently accessible.

SelecTurf Sod Farm
Access roads on both sides of US-63 are passable. Owing to continuous pumping, grass remaining on the bluff side may yet attract Buff-breasted Sandpipers this fall. This grass is east of the office and machine sheds; west of those, an impressive mudflat is emerging. The same is true on the river side of the highway: the turf plots there are becoming huge fields of mud. Heading northwest on the river-side access road, the gravel eventually stops, and the two-track road ending near the US-63 bridge over Cedar Creek may in time offer access to further shorebird habitat. Right now, this two-track road seems too muddy to drive safely.

Capitol View Access
Enough of the access road is passable that you can use it to view the large emerging mudflat to the southwest. In June, people were kayaking in floodwaters here.

Renz Farm Road/Cedar City Road
These roads, closed until this week, offer a lot of potential shorebird viewing on both sides. East of the old work farm, however, the floodwaters are still deep and extend to the eastern end of the Jeff City sports fields.

Carl R. Noren Access
is still strikingly flooded. In time, a large mudflat should open up here. If you’re crossing the US-63/54 bridge into Jefferson City any time soon, check out the Martin hotels poking out of floodwaters to the west (this area is Noren Access). Purple Martins have continued there despite their homes becoming surrounded by water on all sides.

Turkey Creek Golf Course
A mudflat has opened up south of it. Use Oilwell Rd. to reach the area from Cedar City Rd. South of US-63, Oilwell Rd. now borders mudflats on both sides.

Katy Road north to the North JC Trailhead
was being cleared of additional debris this afternoon. Take a look at wide puddles and flats on both sides of the road.

Jefferson City Agricultural Fields
This is the only area I’m mentioning that’s west of the River. To reach it, take MO-179 to Cole Junction Road, which at this time is only passable for a short distance before becoming overrun by Grey’s Creek. As soon as the creek falls a little more, this extensive river bottom will become accessible.

It’s difficult to describe the extreme changes in landscape that have occurred over the past several weeks. I expect to visit these transforming areas multiple times in the late summer and fall, and I hope that many other birders do too.

Good birding everyone,
Pete

Pete Monacell,
Jefferson City


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Date: 7/10/19 2:46 pm
From: Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...>
Subject: No Sighting-Missouri Bluffs Proposed subdivision
For those following this battle for preservation of this land, the hearing is coming up again.

Please attend on July 17 and encourage St, Charles to continue to protect this land as others have done for the past 50 years.

Wednesday July 17 @ 7:00 PM
Historic County Courthouse
100 N. Third St.
St. Charles, Missouri

Email your comments to planning and zoning commission:
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St. Louis








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Date: 7/9/19 6:39 pm
From: Tommy Goodwin <tjgbp7...>
Subject: Manitoba Summer Trip Summary
Good evening MO-Birds,

It seems there has been a lot of excitement in St Louis with the rookery
while I was out of town and I sincerely apologise for not being around to
help. I'm glad to hear that we all came together and managed things to the
best of our ability. On the flip side, I made great use of my time in
Manitoba. What better way is there to spend the flights home than
reflecting on the last month?

I spent 27 days in southwest MB doing nest sweeps for a construction
project, but I had Sundays and Canada off to spend as I wanted (3 full
birding days!). I was blown away with how birdy MB was! To give an idea of
the diversity, a work friend and I did an impromptu Big Day, with zero
beforehand planning, that totaled 124 bird species on July 7; I'm not even
sure if that would be possible in MO in July. My final trip total count was
184 species of birds and 21 species of mammals.

Some highlights of the overall trip included: a male LAZULI BUNTING, a
fleeting CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR, a fledgling SPRUCE GROUSE, a male
RUFFED GROUSE that tried sizing me up, at least a dozen YELLOW RAIL calling
together with several VIRGINIA RAIL, LECONTE'S SPARROW, and NELSON'S
SPARROW, several charasmatic BOREAL CHICKADEE, three singing CONNECTICUT
WARBLER (I finally got a picture!), two MOOSE, at least four BLACK BEAR, a
PINE MARTIN playing peek-a-boo, and a CANADIAN LYNX walking down the road
in front of my truck.

Riding Mountain National Park and Douglas Marsh were a few hours drive from
my Site, so I couldn't resist visiting; if you ever get a chance to visit
them I highly recommend it. As always, if anyone has any questions about
how I'd recommend birding the area or further inquiries about my sightings
up there please feel free to ask. I'll try to get photos uploaded to my
checklists and Facebook within the next week.

Good luck out there,
Tommy Goodwin
St. Charles, MO

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Date: 7/9/19 1:49 pm
From: David Seidensticker <davesticker...>
Subject: Re: heron survey clarification
We ran out of tape after about 3 properties on the east end of Olive too...

Dave Seidensticker
314.620.4458 mobile

Sent from iPhone

> On Jul 9, 2019, at 1:07 PM, Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...> wrote:
>
> Thanks Yvonne! Also I made an error on the trees not marked. The trees are on the east end of Olive. If anyone can take care of this please contact me directly and I can hopefully give you a better idea which trees. Thanks all!
>
> Lisa Saffell
>
>> On Jul 9, 2019, at 1:02 PM, Yvonne Homeyer <yhomeyer...> wrote:
>>
>> When I was there on Sunday, June 28 ("before"), I saw those nests near 4011 Westminster.
>>
>> Yvonne Homeyer
>>
>>> El mar., 9 jul. 2019 a las 12:32, Lisa Saffell (<lesfstl...>) escribió:
>>> Does anyone know the address where the BCNH Chicks and the Snowy Egret Chicks are located at Westminster Place? These would be the ones that Andy mentioned. I’m not finding any information in the survey notes on these two particular groups of nestlings.
>>>
>>> Thanks for the help!
>>>
>>>
>>> Also, I believe some trees on the northwest end of Olive did not get marked with caution tape. I was hoping to get back down there this week but I’m not going to make it. Is someone available to mark those trees by chance?
>>>
>>> Lisa Saffell
>>> St. Louis, MO
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Date: 7/9/19 11:07 am
From: Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...>
Subject: Re: heron survey clarification
Thanks Yvonne! Also I made an error on the trees not marked. The trees are on the east end of Olive. If anyone can take care of this please contact me directly and I can hopefully give you a better idea which trees. Thanks all!

Lisa Saffell

> On Jul 9, 2019, at 1:02 PM, Yvonne Homeyer <yhomeyer...> wrote:
>
> When I was there on Sunday, June 28 ("before"), I saw those nests near 4011 Westminster.
>
> Yvonne Homeyer
>
> El mar., 9 jul. 2019 a las 12:32, Lisa Saffell (<lesfstl...> <mailto:<lesfstl...>>) escribió:
> Does anyone know the address where the BCNH Chicks and the Snowy Egret Chicks are located at Westminster Place? These would be the ones that Andy mentioned. I’m not finding any information in the survey notes on these two particular groups of nestlings.
>
> Thanks for the help!
>
>
> Also, I believe some trees on the northwest end of Olive did not get marked with caution tape. I was hoping to get back down there this week but I’m not going to make it. Is someone available to mark those trees by chance?
>
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Date: 7/9/19 11:03 am
From: Yvonne Homeyer <yhomeyer...>
Subject: Re: heron survey clarification
When I was there on Sunday, June 28 ("before"), I saw those nests near 4011
Westminster.

Yvonne Homeyer

El mar., 9 jul. 2019 a las 12:32, Lisa Saffell (<lesfstl...>)
escribió:

> Does anyone know the address where the BCNH Chicks and the Snowy Egret
> Chicks are located at Westminster Place? These would be the ones that Andy
> mentioned. I’m not finding any information in the survey notes on these
> two particular groups of nestlings.
>
> Thanks for the help!
>
>
> Also, I believe some trees on the northwest end of Olive did not get
> marked with caution tape. I was hoping to get back down there this week
> but I’m not going to make it. Is someone available to mark those trees by
> chance?
>
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Date: 7/9/19 10:31 am
From: Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...>
Subject: heron survey clarification
Does anyone know the address where the BCNH Chicks and the Snowy Egret Chicks are located at Westminster Place? These would be the ones that Andy mentioned. I’m not finding any information in the survey notes on these two particular groups of nestlings.

Thanks for the help!


Also, I believe some trees on the northwest end of Olive did not get marked with caution tape. I was hoping to get back down there this week but I’m not going to make it. Is someone available to mark those trees by chance?

Lisa Saffell
St. Louis, MO
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Date: 7/9/19 9:34 am
From: Josh Mosteller <irbic68j...>
Subject: Re: No Sighting-Eagle Bluffs Closed to All Access
Wait—was I correct that the Buck and Katy Pools loop is open? I saw no
signs forbidding access there and the road was completely above water. Is
it just the main part of EBCA that's currently closed (west side of Perche
Creek)?

On Tue, Jul 9, 2019 at 10:16 AM Brady Lichtenberg <
<Brady.Lichtenberg...> wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
>
> I just wanted to make sure everyone knows that Eagle Bluffs CA is closed
> to all access until flood waters recede and we can get the gravel roads
> fixed. We’ve had problems with people driving through standing water, on
> levee tops and other areas they are not supposed to be, so to insure you
> are not ticketed for something silly, please refrain from driving onto
> Eagle Bluffs. It is listed as closed on Atlas, there are multiple signs up
> saying “area closed,” and the area information hotline has the same
> message. As soon as water is off the roads we’ll begin cleanup and road
> repair and have the area back open as soon as possible! I really don’t have
> a timeline as to when this will be, as we are completely at the mercy of
> the Missouri River level.
>
> Thanks for your patience and understanding.
>
>
>
> <https://www.google.com/maps/search/6700+W.+Rte.+K,+Columbia+MO+%0D%0A+Office:+573?entry=gmail&source=g>
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> Brady Lichtenberg
>
> Wildlife Biologist
>
> Missouri Department of Conservation
>
> Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area
>
> 6700 W. Rte. K, Columbia MO
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>
> Office: 573
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Date: 7/9/19 8:52 am
From: Paul Moffett <pmoffett...>
Subject: Columbia Bottoms: "Birds of the Confluence"
Saturday 7/13 10-11 I will be presenting "Birds of the Confluence" a photo documentation of the birds in the confluence area. Presentation will be at Columbia Bottoms.

More than looking at the photos and listening to me, I believe it is important to support Columbia Bottoms as they struggle to rebuild after the devastating floods. This is also important to Riverlands and several other venues.

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Date: 7/9/19 8:16 am
From: Brady Lichtenberg <Brady.Lichtenberg...>
Subject: No Sighting-Eagle Bluffs Closed to All Access
Hi Everyone,
I just wanted to make sure everyone knows that Eagle Bluffs CA is closed to all access until flood waters recede and we can get the gravel roads fixed. We've had problems with people driving through standing water, on levee tops and other areas they are not supposed to be, so to insure you are not ticketed for something silly, please refrain from driving onto Eagle Bluffs. It is listed as closed on Atlas, there are multiple signs up saying "area closed," and the area information hotline has the same message. As soon as water is off the roads we'll begin cleanup and road repair and have the area back open as soon as possible! I really don't have a timeline as to when this will be, as we are completely at the mercy of the Missouri River level.
Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Brady Lichtenberg
Wildlife Biologist
Missouri Department of Conservation
Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area
6700 W. Rte. K, Columbia MO
Office: 573-445-3882 Ext. 6142


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Date: 7/9/19 8:01 am
From: Josh Mosteller <irbic68j...>
Subject: FOS migrant sandpipers at Eagle Bluffs CA*
Yesterday I saw my first “fall” migrant birds: three Least Sandpipers and
some more unidentified peeps flying in the vicinity.

This was at the Buck and Katy Pools unit of Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area
in Boone County. The main part of the conservation area remains closed due
to flooding—yesterday I noticed they put up a stop sign asking visitors to
turn around as soon as Star School Road connects to the first levee. Buck
and Katy Pools is separate from this part; it is located just south of
McBaine and has a gravel auto tour loop that is currently open and above
water.

My initial plan for the evening was to visit Columbia City Wetland Cells #1
and #4, but I changed my mind when I saw that Buck and Katy Pools had
better mudflats than a few days ago, hoping for early migrant shorebirds.
Katy Pool was practically a lake, but I could make out the shape of several
shorebirds in Buck Pool with my binoculars. I meant to bring a telescope
with me for this reason, but I forgot (again). After only photographing a
bunch of Killdeer, a large percentage of the shorebirds and blackbirds flew
away, eastward. I could hear some kind of peeps flying above me, and I
think I saw at least one group of around six of the smaller shorebirds in
the air.

But there were still some birds in the area, and I noticed some tiny, brown
sandpipers closer to road—close enough for me to ID with a camera. I could
have sworn there were five of them at first, but then I could only see
three—I either over-counted in a hurry or a couple flew off while I looked
away. My pictures revealed a brown, sparrow-sized shorebird that appeared
to show hints of dull yellow legs. I think those were all Least Sandpipers.

Let the migration begin!


Josh M
Boone County

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Date: 7/9/19 6:56 am
From: Sarah Kendrick <Sarah.Kendrick...>
Subject: Herons egrets night-herons, oh my!
Wow, I am WAY late to this heron party. Hey MO Birders! Look how awesome the communication is in our community! Great to see.

It’s already been arrived at, but I agree that the chicks are Little Blues. Gray-blue eye (though that’s not always diagnostic), blue-pink bill with dark tip. After looking over many photos of nestlings, it appears to me that bill color and bare parts (eye ring and lore skin) get lighter as the chicks age (darker = younger by a few days probably), though I didn’t find a citation for that. But this may explain the difference in the blue-pink bill of a few of the nestlings and the dark bill of the other.

Couldn’t see the tarsi and feet in the photos, but found these in BNA:
Little Blue: Skin, tarsus, and toes pinkish gray to medium gray (Mcvaugh 1972). That’s quite a range and not super helpful…
Snowy: Tarsi always darker than toes
Black-crowned Night-Heron: Down is shades of gray and brown, and a stockier bird

Just an extra 2 cents 4 days late! 😊

Well done to everyone who banded together to help these birds and educate the proper audiences. Proud, as always, to be a MO birder.
Sarah

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Date: 7/9/19 4:42 am
From: Chris Corben <cjcorben...>
Subject: Baby Western Kingbirds in Columbia
From 2013 onwards, every summer I have seen Western Kingbirds in
Columbia on the Business Loop next to the power plant. But I have never
put any effort into watching them - just noticing them when I have been
passing that way.

The last few years I have only seen one at a time, and thought maybe it
was now just a lone bird. But last Saturday, I saw two young juvenals
together on the wires close to the presumed nesting site - a power pole
at the corner of Bowling St and the Business Loop. The next day I saw
the juvs again and also two adults, and they were seen again yesterday.

Cheers, Chris.


--

Chris Corben.

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Date: 7/8/19 1:43 pm
From: David Becher <davidbecher...>
Subject: Re: Riverlands

After further review of photographs the gull was more consistent with Franklin's Gull despite a very large bill
David Becher
St. Louis, Mo


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Date: 7/8/19 9:57 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Riverlands

Riverlands Way is open. Distant Osprey behind Teal Pond. Laughing Gull near Teal Pond
David Becher
St. Louis



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Date: 7/8/19 11:35 am
From: Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...>
Subject: Burroughs Field Trip Report : Sax-Zim Bog and MN Northwoods
This is a tardy field trip report for the Burrough's Audubon of Kansas City
extended field trip to northern Minnesota between June 15th and June 18th.
This report, with photos and hyperlinks to ebird checklists can be read on
the following link.

http://burroughs.org/its-free/field-trips-programs/2019-june-mn-trip-report/

We are in the process of scheduling fall, winter, and spring field trips
for the next year and look for trips to be added to the website in the
coming weeks. The field trips are open to all and everyone is invited! If
you are interested in leading a trip please contact me or Mike Stoakes. I
hope everyone nature as much as possible and I look forward to getting out
with you soon.

http://burroughs.org/its-free/field-trips-programs/

Sincerely,

Malcolm Gold (Overland Park Kansas) & Mike Stoakes (Burroughs Field Trip
Coordinators)

______________________ Trip Report ______________________

After traveling most of Saturday the group had a short walk at Hawk Ridge
to see the terrain and get a look at Lake Superior. Not many birds were
seen in the late afternoon heat and the trail required hiking boots and let
us know we weren’t on flat land anymore. We spent Sunday with Clinton
Nienhaus, the head naturalist at Sax-Zim Bog, and explored the many
different habitats available in this birding hotspot. A trip in June
allowed us to focus on nesting birds that we don’t see in Kansas and
Missouri or only see in migration.

The many highlights from this overcast day include Sharp-tailed Grouse,
Black-backed Woodpeckers, LeConte’s Sparrows, Yellow-bellied Flycatchers,
Canada Jay, Bobolinks, Blue-headed Vireos, Common Raven, Veery, and many
Warblers! Connecticut Warblers were heard only and were one of only a few
species that didn’t offer looks in the open to everyone. https://saxzim.org/
Clinton is an amazing trip leader, naturalist, and educator that comes
highly recommended as a guide for any group visiting the area. Reach out to
him and see if he is available for your visit! A group of us stayed quite
close to the Bog and visited the area at dusk and had fleeting looks at a
Great Gray Owl and supper visits from a male Evening Grosbeak at an Airbnb.

Monday included many couple hour drives to find specialty species spread
out across northern Minnesota. We started the day early with a hike at
Oberg Mountain and found many singing Black-throated Blue Warblers among
others.

After lunch, we drove to Cook Minnesota where Spruce Grouse and
Black-backed Woodpeckers highlighted a short section of a dirt road where
the many species were only seen or heard by a couple of people in the
group. Yellow Rails started to call at McGregor Marsh around dusk. Along
the way, we donated blood to the robust MN mosquito population. Overall we
ended with 108 species including 3 Grouse species (Sharp-tailed, Ruffed,
and Spruce) and 20 species of Warblers.

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Date: 7/8/19 7:57 am
From: David Becher <davidbecher...>
Subject: Riverlands
Riverlands Way is open. Distant Osprey behind Teal Pond. Laughing Gull near Teal Pond
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Date: 7/8/19 1:18 am
From: Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa...>
Subject: Re: St. Louis City Heron/Egret Rookery Survey
I would add to this, from our experiences in India...large-scale human
intervention in the ecosystem (feeding or protection of one species) often
does not go well, upsetting the balance, and we never seem to think things
through on long-term ramifications!

Cheers, Deepa.

On Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 1:43 PM WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <eddlemanw...>
wrote:

> Herons and egrets fly 25 miles or more to forage and gather food for
> young. I suspect this is not really a concern.
>
> ——Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jul 7, 2019, at 10:41 PM, JJ Holder <aplusjj82...> wrote:
> >
> > Have anyone thought about food source for 240 nesting babies?
> > One of the neighbors mentioned there was a small flooded area by the
> construction earlier months this year (now blocked with the blinds where we
> conducted the survey area) that created marsh for some birds from the
> beginning. Now there’s not even existing water in that area.
> > We noticed BCNH babies begging for food from the parents this morning,
> and watched the adult bird hopping to the next nest kicked off one
> un-hatched egg in front of us.
> > Another case, watching LBH get down on the ground searching for food in
> a very limited soil area. Should we brainstorm something we can do to help
> these birds? for that humans destroyed the nature environment. Thanks.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Jennifer
> >
> >> On Jul 7, 2019, at 7:47 PM, Pat Lueders <
> <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...> wrote:
> >>
> >> Thanks, Lisa, for the report! Very impressive totals to share with the
> management company. We need to remain vigilant until all of this nesting
> is complete. Thanks to everyone involved in this endeavor.
> >>
> >> Pat Lueders, Webster Groves, MO
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPad
> >>
> >>> On Jul 7, 2019, at 4:42 PM, Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Twenty one of us conducted a nest survey of the Rookery located in St.
> Louis City this morning. We surveyed the area bordered by North Sarah,
> North Vandeventer, McPherson, and Washington. The Majority of the property
> is Westminster Place Apartments with some private abandoned property in the
> middle and SLU Maressa Center property on Washington.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> 84 Trees on the Westminster property have active nests or nest
> building. I don’t have the actual count, but the majority of these trees
> are marked for removal or trimming and a few belong to St. Louis City.
> >>>
> >>> 175 Active Nests and countless in progress
> >>> 129 Little Blue Heron nests (11 with nestlings, 1 with fledglings)
> >>> 8 Snowy Egrets
> >>> 5 Great Egrets (1 with nestlings)
> >>> 24 Black-crowned Night Herons
> >>> 9 Unidentified
> >>>
> >>> I believe and hope all of the trees with active nests were marked with
> yellow caution tape and the number of nests written on the tape.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> St. Louis University Maressa Center on Washington has 35 Active Great
> Egret Nests and countless in progress. 11 Little Blue Heron nests and 9
> that could not be identified.
> >>>
> >>> The abandoned building at 4000 Olive next to the community garden of
> corn and sunflowers has 7 Little Blue Heron Nests of which one has
> nestlings.
> >>>
> >>> With all of the activity we noted today these numbers are likely to
> rise daily.
> >>>
> >>> This was a monumental effort completed in less than three hours with
> no complaints or problems from the residents.
> >>>
> >>> The area between Westminster Place and McPherson lost the most trees
> on July 4. I can’t help but wonder how many actual nests were destroyed.
> >>>
> >>> A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the survey today, it
> was a great success!
> >>>
> >>> Lisa Saffell
> >>> St. Louis
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Date: 7/8/19 1:13 am
From: WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <eddlemanw...>
Subject: Re: St. Louis City Heron/Egret Rookery Survey
Herons and egrets fly 25 miles or more to forage and gather food for young. I suspect this is not really a concern.

——Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau

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> On Jul 7, 2019, at 10:41 PM, JJ Holder <aplusjj82...> wrote:
>
> Have anyone thought about food source for 240 nesting babies?
> One of the neighbors mentioned there was a small flooded area by the construction earlier months this year (now blocked with the blinds where we conducted the survey area) that created marsh for some birds from the beginning. Now there’s not even existing water in that area.
> We noticed BCNH babies begging for food from the parents this morning, and watched the adult bird hopping to the next nest kicked off one un-hatched egg in front of us.
> Another case, watching LBH get down on the ground searching for food in a very limited soil area. Should we brainstorm something we can do to help these birds? for that humans destroyed the nature environment. Thanks.
>
> Regards,
> Jennifer
>
>> On Jul 7, 2019, at 7:47 PM, Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks, Lisa, for the report! Very impressive totals to share with the management company. We need to remain vigilant until all of this nesting is complete. Thanks to everyone involved in this endeavor.
>>
>> Pat Lueders, Webster Groves, MO
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
>>
>>> On Jul 7, 2019, at 4:42 PM, Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Twenty one of us conducted a nest survey of the Rookery located in St. Louis City this morning. We surveyed the area bordered by North Sarah, North Vandeventer, McPherson, and Washington. The Majority of the property is Westminster Place Apartments with some private abandoned property in the middle and SLU Maressa Center property on Washington.
>>>
>>>
>>> 84 Trees on the Westminster property have active nests or nest building. I don’t have the actual count, but the majority of these trees are marked for removal or trimming and a few belong to St. Louis City.
>>>
>>> 175 Active Nests and countless in progress
>>> 129 Little Blue Heron nests (11 with nestlings, 1 with fledglings)
>>> 8 Snowy Egrets
>>> 5 Great Egrets (1 with nestlings)
>>> 24 Black-crowned Night Herons
>>> 9 Unidentified
>>>
>>> I believe and hope all of the trees with active nests were marked with yellow caution tape and the number of nests written on the tape.
>>>
>>>
>>> St. Louis University Maressa Center on Washington has 35 Active Great Egret Nests and countless in progress. 11 Little Blue Heron nests and 9 that could not be identified.
>>>
>>> The abandoned building at 4000 Olive next to the community garden of corn and sunflowers has 7 Little Blue Heron Nests of which one has nestlings.
>>>
>>> With all of the activity we noted today these numbers are likely to rise daily.
>>>
>>> This was a monumental effort completed in less than three hours with no complaints or problems from the residents.
>>>
>>> The area between Westminster Place and McPherson lost the most trees on July 4. I can’t help but wonder how many actual nests were destroyed.
>>>
>>> A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the survey today, it was a great success!
>>>
>>> Lisa Saffell
>>> St. Louis
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------
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Date: 7/7/19 9:36 pm
From: JJ Holder <aplusjj82...>
Subject: Re: St. Louis City Heron/Egret Rookery Survey
Have anyone thought about food source for 240 nesting babies?
One of the neighbors mentioned there was a small flooded area by the construction earlier months this year (now blocked with the blinds where we conducted the survey area) that created marsh for some birds from the beginning. Now there’s not even existing water in that area.
We noticed BCNH babies begging for food from the parents this morning, and watched the adult bird hopping to the next nest kicked off one un-hatched egg in front of us.
Another case, watching LBH get down on the ground searching for food in a very limited soil area. Should we brainstorm something we can do to help these birds? for that humans destroyed the nature environment. Thanks.

Regards,
Jennifer

> On Jul 7, 2019, at 7:47 PM, Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Thanks, Lisa, for the report! Very impressive totals to share with the management company. We need to remain vigilant until all of this nesting is complete. Thanks to everyone involved in this endeavor.
>
> Pat Lueders, Webster Groves, MO
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On Jul 7, 2019, at 4:42 PM, Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...> wrote:
>>
>> Twenty one of us conducted a nest survey of the Rookery located in St. Louis City this morning. We surveyed the area bordered by North Sarah, North Vandeventer, McPherson, and Washington. The Majority of the property is Westminster Place Apartments with some private abandoned property in the middle and SLU Maressa Center property on Washington.
>>
>>
>> 84 Trees on the Westminster property have active nests or nest building. I don’t have the actual count, but the majority of these trees are marked for removal or trimming and a few belong to St. Louis City.
>>
>> 175 Active Nests and countless in progress
>> 129 Little Blue Heron nests (11 with nestlings, 1 with fledglings)
>> 8 Snowy Egrets
>> 5 Great Egrets (1 with nestlings)
>> 24 Black-crowned Night Herons
>> 9 Unidentified
>>
>> I believe and hope all of the trees with active nests were marked with yellow caution tape and the number of nests written on the tape.
>>
>>
>> St. Louis University Maressa Center on Washington has 35 Active Great Egret Nests and countless in progress. 11 Little Blue Heron nests and 9 that could not be identified.
>>
>> The abandoned building at 4000 Olive next to the community garden of corn and sunflowers has 7 Little Blue Heron Nests of which one has nestlings.
>>
>> With all of the activity we noted today these numbers are likely to rise daily.
>>
>> This was a monumental effort completed in less than three hours with no complaints or problems from the residents.
>>
>> The area between Westminster Place and McPherson lost the most trees on July 4. I can’t help but wonder how many actual nests were destroyed.
>>
>> A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the survey today, it was a great success!
>>
>> Lisa Saffell
>> St. Louis
>> ------------------------------------------------------------
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Date: 7/7/19 7:10 pm
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...>
Subject: Re: St. Louis City Heron/Egret Rookery Survey - please add
Sorry we couldn't be at the survey, but it sounds like everyone did a
fabulous job. We had come to similar conclusions on our own doing our
own informal survey.
Please be sure to add to the survey that there was a Snowy Egret nest
with nestlings being fed by a parent on the Westminster property, as
well as one Black-crowned Night-Heron nest with nestlings on the
property. Obviously there were more nests for these two species, but
these two nests definitely had nestlings. (Thanks Kim for pointing
them out this evening!)
By the way, the Black-crowned Night-Heron chicks were definitely
darkish and bigger billed compared to the Little Blue Heron and Snowy
Egret chicks present all in the same tree.
We are convinced the rescued chicks that are now at Wild Bird
Rehabilitation are not Black-crowned Night-Heron chicks. We are 99.9%
positive after seeing these BCNH chicks this evening and the Snowy
Egret chicks that these are LBHE.
I think consensus is headed that direction. What a wonderful
experience this has been!
Thanks so much to all the folk involved in getting the word out about
this rookery,
Andy Reago
St. Louis MO
<andrew.reago...>

-----------------------------------------From: "Lisa Saffell"
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Cc:
Sent: Sunday July 7 2019 3:42:52PM
Subject: St. Louis City Heron/Egret Rookery Survey

Twenty one of us conducted a nest survey of the Rookery located in
St. Louis City this morning. We surveyed the area bordered by North
Sarah, North Vandeventer, McPherson, and Washington. The Majority of
the property is Westminster Place Apartments with some private
abandoned property in the middle and SLU Maressa Center property on
Washington.

84 Trees on the Westminster property have active nests or nest
building. I don’t have the actual count, but the majority of these
trees are marked for removal or trimming and a few belong to St. Louis
City.

175 Active Nests and countless in progress
129 Little Blue Heron nests (11 with nestlings, 1 with fledglings)
8 Snowy Egrets
5 Great Egrets (1 with nestlings)
24 Black-crowned Night Herons
9 Unidentified

I believe and hope all of the trees with active nests were marked
with yellow caution tape and the number of nests written on the tape.

St. Louis University Maressa Center on Washington has 35 Active Great
Egret Nests and countless in progress. 11 Little Blue Heron nests and
9 that could not be identified.

The abandoned building at 4000 Olive next to the community garden of
corn and sunflowers has 7 Little Blue Heron Nests of which one has
nestlings.

With all of the activity we noted today these numbers are likely to
rise daily.

This was a monumental effort completed in less than three hours with
no complaints or problems from the residents.

The area between Westminster Place and McPherson lost the most trees
on July 4. I can’t help but wonder how many actual nests were
destroyed.

A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the survey today, it
was a great success!

Lisa Saffell
St. Louis
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Date: 7/7/19 5:47 pm
From: Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: St. Louis City Heron/Egret Rookery Survey
Thanks, Lisa, for the report! Very impressive totals to share with the management company. We need to remain vigilant until all of this nesting is complete. Thanks to everyone involved in this endeavor.

Pat Lueders, Webster Groves, MO

Sent from my iPad

> On Jul 7, 2019, at 4:42 PM, Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...> wrote:
>
> Twenty one of us conducted a nest survey of the Rookery located in St. Louis City this morning. We surveyed the area bordered by North Sarah, North Vandeventer, McPherson, and Washington. The Majority of the property is Westminster Place Apartments with some private abandoned property in the middle and SLU Maressa Center property on Washington.
>
>
> 84 Trees on the Westminster property have active nests or nest building. I don’t have the actual count, but the majority of these trees are marked for removal or trimming and a few belong to St. Louis City.
>
> 175 Active Nests and countless in progress
> 129 Little Blue Heron nests (11 with nestlings, 1 with fledglings)
> 8 Snowy Egrets
> 5 Great Egrets (1 with nestlings)
> 24 Black-crowned Night Herons
> 9 Unidentified
>
> I believe and hope all of the trees with active nests were marked with yellow caution tape and the number of nests written on the tape.
>
>
> St. Louis University Maressa Center on Washington has 35 Active Great Egret Nests and countless in progress. 11 Little Blue Heron nests and 9 that could not be identified.
>
> The abandoned building at 4000 Olive next to the community garden of corn and sunflowers has 7 Little Blue Heron Nests of which one has nestlings.
>
> With all of the activity we noted today these numbers are likely to rise daily.
>
> This was a monumental effort completed in less than three hours with no complaints or problems from the residents.
>
> The area between Westminster Place and McPherson lost the most trees on July 4. I can’t help but wonder how many actual nests were destroyed.
>
> A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the survey today, it was a great success!
>
> Lisa Saffell
> St. Louis
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Date: 7/7/19 5:47 pm
From: David Seidensticker <davesticker...>
Subject: Re: St. Louis City Heron/Egret Rookery Survey
Scott-

I was in San Antonio for spring break in March, and there is a Yellow-crowned Night Heron rookery over the river walk there (~50 nests)— we were told by our boat guide it has been there for a number of years. One more reference point…
https://www.flickr.com/photos/145076326@N08/33789908288/ <https://www.flickr.com/photos/145076326@N08/33789908288/>

Dave

Dave Seidensticker
314-620-4458



> On Jul 7, 2019, at 5:06 PM, Scott Laurent <rscottlaurent...> wrote:
>
> For those with broader experience. How common is it to have a rookery app n an urban area?
>
> Scott Laurent
>
>> On Jul 7, 2019, at 4:42 PM, Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...> wrote:
>>
>> Twenty one of us conducted a nest survey of the Rookery located in St. Louis City this morning. We surveyed the area bordered by North Sarah, North Vandeventer, McPherson, and Washington. The Majority of the property is Westminster Place Apartments with some private abandoned property in the middle and SLU Maressa Center property on Washington.
>>
>>
>> 84 Trees on the Westminster property have active nests or nest building. I don’t have the actual count, but the majority of these trees are marked for removal or trimming and a few belong to St. Louis City.
>>
>> 175 Active Nests and countless in progress
>> 129 Little Blue Heron nests (11 with nestlings, 1 with fledglings)
>> 8 Snowy Egrets
>> 5 Great Egrets (1 with nestlings)
>> 24 Black-crowned Night Herons
>> 9 Unidentified
>>
>> I believe and hope all of the trees with active nests were marked with yellow caution tape and the number of nests written on the tape.
>>
>>
>> St. Louis University Maressa Center on Washington has 35 Active Great Egret Nests and countless in progress. 11 Little Blue Heron nests and 9 that could not be identified.
>>
>> The abandoned building at 4000 Olive next to the community garden of corn and sunflowers has 7 Little Blue Heron Nests of which one has nestlings.
>>
>> With all of the activity we noted today these numbers are likely to rise daily.
>>
>> This was a monumental effort completed in less than three hours with no complaints or problems from the residents.
>>
>> The area between Westminster Place and McPherson lost the most trees on July 4. I can’t help but wonder how many actual nests were destroyed.
>>
>> A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the survey today, it was a great success!
>>
>> Lisa Saffell
>> St. Louis
>> ------------------------------------------------------------
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>> ASM Website: http://mobirds.org/
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>> http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
>
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Date: 7/7/19 5:02 pm
From: Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...>
Subject: Herons chicks
Consensus from South Florida birders is that they are Likely LBHE. Not Black -crowned Night Herons.


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Date: 7/7/19 3:07 pm
From: Scott Laurent <rscottlaurent...>
Subject: Re: St. Louis City Heron/Egret Rookery Survey
For those with broader experience. How common is it to have a rookery app n an urban area?

Scott Laurent

> On Jul 7, 2019, at 4:42 PM, Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...> wrote:
>
> Twenty one of us conducted a nest survey of the Rookery located in St. Louis City this morning. We surveyed the area bordered by North Sarah, North Vandeventer, McPherson, and Washington. The Majority of the property is Westminster Place Apartments with some private abandoned property in the middle and SLU Maressa Center property on Washington.
>
>
> 84 Trees on the Westminster property have active nests or nest building. I don’t have the actual count, but the majority of these trees are marked for removal or trimming and a few belong to St. Louis City.
>
> 175 Active Nests and countless in progress
> 129 Little Blue Heron nests (11 with nestlings, 1 with fledglings)
> 8 Snowy Egrets
> 5 Great Egrets (1 with nestlings)
> 24 Black-crowned Night Herons
> 9 Unidentified
>
> I believe and hope all of the trees with active nests were marked with yellow caution tape and the number of nests written on the tape.
>
>
> St. Louis University Maressa Center on Washington has 35 Active Great Egret Nests and countless in progress. 11 Little Blue Heron nests and 9 that could not be identified.
>
> The abandoned building at 4000 Olive next to the community garden of corn and sunflowers has 7 Little Blue Heron Nests of which one has nestlings.
>
> With all of the activity we noted today these numbers are likely to rise daily.
>
> This was a monumental effort completed in less than three hours with no complaints or problems from the residents.
>
> The area between Westminster Place and McPherson lost the most trees on July 4. I can’t help but wonder how many actual nests were destroyed.
>
> A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the survey today, it was a great success!
>
> Lisa Saffell
> St. Louis
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Date: 7/7/19 2:42 pm
From: Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...>
Subject: St. Louis City Heron/Egret Rookery Survey
Twenty one of us conducted a nest survey of the Rookery located in St. Louis City this morning. We surveyed the area bordered by North Sarah, North Vandeventer, McPherson, and Washington. The Majority of the property is Westminster Place Apartments with some private abandoned property in the middle and SLU Maressa Center property on Washington.


84 Trees on the Westminster property have active nests or nest building. I don’t have the actual count, but the majority of these trees are marked for removal or trimming and a few belong to St. Louis City.

175 Active Nests and countless in progress
129 Little Blue Heron nests (11 with nestlings, 1 with fledglings)
8 Snowy Egrets
5 Great Egrets (1 with nestlings)
24 Black-crowned Night Herons
9 Unidentified

I believe and hope all of the trees with active nests were marked with yellow caution tape and the number of nests written on the tape.


St. Louis University Maressa Center on Washington has 35 Active Great Egret Nests and countless in progress. 11 Little Blue Heron nests and 9 that could not be identified.

The abandoned building at 4000 Olive next to the community garden of corn and sunflowers has 7 Little Blue Heron Nests of which one has nestlings.

With all of the activity we noted today these numbers are likely to rise daily.

This was a monumental effort completed in less than three hours with no complaints or problems from the residents.

The area between Westminster Place and McPherson lost the most trees on July 4. I can’t help but wonder how many actual nests were destroyed.

A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the survey today, it was a great success!

Lisa Saffell
St. Louis
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Date: 7/7/19 11:21 am
From: Gail Gagnon <00000142e27011e3-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Heron Chicks-
I reached out to SW Florida bird alert FB group and the thought was LBHE.
Love mysteries!

Gail Gagnon
St. Charles

On Jul 7, 2019, at 9:30 AM, Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> wrote:

I am forwarding the links to Everglades N. Park Naturalist for further confirmation.

The neck length in addition to other factors would put this in either LBHE or SNEG in my mind. Very first image of young bird on the ground, looks like a LBHE to my eye.


Tim. (On the road)


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Date: 7/7/19 7:30 am
From: Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...>
Subject: Heron Chicks-
I am forwarding the links to Everglades N. Park Naturalist for further confirmation.

The neck length in addition to other factors would put this in either LBHE or SNEG in my mind. Very first image of young bird on the ground, looks like a LBHE to my eye.


Tim. (On the road)


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Date: 7/6/19 6:18 pm
From: Matt Schamberger <mattschamberger...>
Subject: Re: help ID heron nestlings
Info from "A Guide to the Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American
Birds":

"...Bill pinkish-gray, becoming yellow. Mouth pale orange. Legs and feet
gray, becoming greenish-yellow. Iris pale gray to white."

All chicks in photos are probably little blue herons. The book description
for black crowned or snowy egret hatchlings does not match your photos. (No
photo or color plate available in this book.)

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Date: 7/6/19 4:57 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: heron rookery nest watch
My question wasn't based on the smell myth. I am curious as to the acceptance of other species among colony nesters.

Great work by all. Looks like rehab folks have a busy few weeks ahead. Gloves are going to be the favorite garb shortly.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carla_Kevin Hogan" <smokeywags...>
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 4:56:50 PM
Subject: Re: heron rookery nest watch

​Hi Edge and everyone, We had success doing this around K.C. when Carla and I were at Lakeside Nature Center. We successfully achieved this with owls, hawks and kestrels. We even usually had success sneaking Canada goslings into big bunches of babies with numerous sets of goslings and adults(thanks to hiding the adopted baby under a cloth and distracting the adults with food!) If the parent saw them introduced they sometimes attacked them. We got pretty sly doing this with all the "kidnapped" Canada babies we received! To my knowledge birds (or most birds) can't count their young. Of course they must be similar in size to at least some of the young and a responsible rehabber was careful not to cause damage by placing to large of a burden on the feeding parents. We fought the old battle almost every time explaining that few birds are able to smell human scent on the young and will not adopt them for this reason (this can be true with some mammals). When fostering in or returning kidnapped baby rabbits we would gently handle the new babe along with the others to confuse Mom! Even though they smell now a little different, Mom was too good of a Mom to reject the whole nest. This reliably worked as well. I had heard about birds rejecting babies because of human scent too before becoming a rehabber, we only know what we know and are taught. We're praying it works. Carla shared that some colony nesters can recognize and respond only to their own young's call, we don't know about rookery nesters. I'm sure Joe can contact rehabbers in Florida, for ex., to pick their brains about this if needed. Kevin Hogan, Carla Bascom. Shannon Co., Mo.

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From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of Edge Wade <edgew...>
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:13 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron rookery nest watch

Placing them in existing nests of other parents? Anyone know if it is probable they'll "be adopted" or kicked out?

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rad Widmer" <radwidmer...>
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:03:52 PM
Subject: Re: heron rookery nest watch

Fire dept here right now. Trying to place chicks in existing nests!

On Sat, Jul 6, 2019, 6:49 AM Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...> wrote:

> And by the way, during my watch last night, there was a Fox news camera
> truck present, though no one got out of it and as I was leaving, another
> Fox vehicle pulled up. This is a link to the story I found:
>
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>
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Date: 7/6/19 4:14 pm
From: Lanny Chambers <lannychambers...>
Subject: Re: heron rookery nest watch
I don't know nuthin' about herons, but a few years ago I helped another hummingbird bander rescue two BCHU chicks whose mother had died on the nest during the night. We snipped the nest with a few inches of twig from the bush, without removing the chicks.

The bander owned an orchard and knew of an active BCHU nest with only one chick. He tied the twig/nest to the same branch. The hen immediately started feeding "her" new babies, and all three chicks eventually fledged.

Lanny Chambers
Fenton, MO

> On Jul 6, 2019, at 13:13, Edge Wade <edgew...> wrote:
>
> Placing them in existing nests of other parents? Anyone know if it is probable they'll "be adopted" or kicked out?

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Date: 7/6/19 3:38 pm
From: Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...>
Subject: Rookery nest survey
We have plenty of volunteers for tomorrow! Thanks everyone! see you there.

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Date: 7/6/19 3:25 pm
From: Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
Subject: Re: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell out - one more helpful photoof the nest?
Good idea. Here’s SNEG from birdsna

Looks like a pretty close match!
Hatchlings

At hatching, body skin generally grayish, with pinkish and greenish tints
and dark blue area around eyes. Bill pale pinkish gray, becoming darker
distally, with black tip, and either yellowish base or dark gray “saddle”
at base of upper mandible. By 1 wk, bill black, legs gray but more pinkish
or greenish above and toes gray but more greenish to reddish pink above.
Mouth lining pale pink, iris pale gray to buffy gray, eye-ring gray; legs
always darker than toes; bill gradually darkens to black in some, while
becoming yellowish with darker tip in others (which also have yellowish
eye-ring and lores). By 34 d, toes yellow-green and iris off-white (McVaugh
1975
<https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/snoegr/references#REF13805>).
For additional details on development of bare part colors from hatchings
through the first month, see McVaugh 1975
<https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/snoegr/references#REF13805>
.

On Sat, Jul 6, 2019 at 5:17 PM Tommy Goodwin <tjgbp7...> wrote:

> Did you also check SNEG on Birds of NA?
>
> On Sat, Jul 6, 2019, 4:54 PM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>
>> Based on leg and feet color, I lean towards bcnh.
>>
>> From birds of n America
>>
>> Little blue:
>> Bare Parts
>>
>> Breeding soft-part colors of adults and subadults (approximately 1 yr)
>> are assumed prior to courtship period and maintained until about 7–10 d
>> after pairing (Rodgers 1980b
>> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF53105>
>> ).
>> Bill And Gape
>>
>> Nonbreeding bill dark grayish, distal third nearly black; breeding adult
>> base of bill glossy turquoise cobalt, distal third black; subadult base of
>> bill pale turquoise cobalt, bill tip black (Rodgers 1980b
>> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF53105>);
>> hatchling upper mandible pinkish gray basally and pinkish blue distally,
>> lower mandible mostly pinkish, egg tooth light colored and present until at
>> least 12 d of age; mandibles noticeably more pinkish by day 5 (Mcvaugh
>> 1972
>> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998>Mcvaugh
>> 1972
>> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998>
>> ).
>> Iris
>>
>> Nonbreeding pale yellow; breeding adult grayish green; subadult yellowish
>> to whitish (Rodgers 1980b
>> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF53105>);
>> hatchling light gray to whitish gray (Mcvaugh 1972
>> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998>Mcvaugh
>> 1972
>> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998>
>> ).
>> Bare Skin On Head And Neck
>>
>> Nonbreeding loral area dull greenish; breeding adult loral area glossy
>> turquoise cobalt; subadult orbital skin pale turquoise cobalt (Rodgers
>> 1980b
>> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF53105>
>> ).
>> Legs And Feet
>>
>> Nonbreeding legs and feet pearl gray to grayish green; breeding adult
>> black; subadult greenish yellow to pale gray (Rodgers 1980b
>> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF53105>);
>> hatchling tarsus and toes pinkish gray to medium gray (Mcvaugh 1972
>> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998>Mcvaugh
>> 1972
>> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998>Mcvaugh
>> 1972
>> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998>
>> ).
>>
>>
>> BCNH:
>> Bill And Gape
>>
>> Upper mandible light drab with grayish tip at hatching, becoming
>> yellowish at 5–10 d, black with yellowish sides basally at 50 d, and black
>> with greenish olive sides basally at 1 yr. It varies from grayish to
>> blackish in second year and thereafter becomes entirely black during
>> breeding season but regains olive green base when birds are not breeding.
>> Lower mandible same color as upper mandible at hatching, becoming horn
>> color at 10–50 d, yellowish with horn tip at 1 yr, and finally black by 2
>> yr of age.
>> Iris
>>
>> Grayish olive at hatching, but changes to light yellow within 1–2 d, and
>> is bright yellow by 20–30 d, orange-chrome by 1 yr, and bright red by 2–3
>> yr of age.
>> Bare Skin on Head
>>
>> Loral skin gray at hatching, becoming increasingly grayish green to
>> bluish green. In birds that breed during second calendar year, bill and
>> lores turn black. By the next breeding season lores are yellow lime to
>> grayish olive (black during breeding). Eyelids are azure blue during
>> breeding, but they are black when not breeding. (See plate opposite p. 366
>> in Palmer 1962a
>> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/bcnher/references#REF1670>.)
>> See Gross (Gross 1923
>> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/bcnher/references#REF36283>)
>> and McVaugh (Mcvaugh 1972
>> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/bcnher/references#REF57998>)
>> for further details about soft part colors.
>>
>>
>> Legs And Feet
>>
>> Tarsi and toes dull buff to brown at hatching, yellowish olive at 5 d,
>> olive gray at 10 d, light green from 30 d to 1 yr, and yellow by 2 yrs of
>> age. Underside of toes light cinnamon drab at hatching, green by 10 d,
>> light yellow at 40 d, and increasingly bright yellow thereafter until 3 yr
>> of age. Greenish legs sometimes suffused with pink in birds that breed
>> during second calendar year. In adults, legs are pink or ruby red, a result
>> of increased vascularization during breeding (Noble and Wurm 1940
>> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/bcnher/references#REF51249>),
>> but they are black when not breeding.
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Jul 6, 2019 at 4:32 PM Edge Wade <edgew...> wrote:
>>
>>> hmmm, dark and light bills in same nest?
>>> e
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Andrew Reago" <andrew.reago...>
>>> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
>>> Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 3:56:50 PM
>>> Subject: Re: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that
>>> fell out - one more helpful photoof the nest?
>>>
>>> Here is one more photo to help out with this ID process - or confuse
>>> folks even more. We took a photo of some chicks at a Little Blue Heron
>>> Nest yesterday - the parents were with them at the nest, but we got a
>>> photo of them when the parents moved off. Compare them to the two that
>>> I linked you to in my post. You will see why we think the chicks that
>>> have been rescued might be Little Blue Heron young, rather than
>>> Black-crowned Night-Heron:
>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215625797/in/photostream/
>>> [1]
>>>
>>> Andy Reago
>>>
>>> -----------------------------------------From: "Andrew Reago"
>>> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
>>> Cc:
>>> Sent: Saturday July 6 2019 2:04:03PM
>>> Subject: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell
>>> out of the nest?
>>>
>>> Can anyone on the list help us identify the species of the four
>>> chicks that fell out of a tree cut down at the heron/egret rookery in
>>> St. Louis City a few days ago. By the way, the chicks have been taken
>>> back to Wild Bird Rehab. Trying to put them in trees did not work
>>> since people thought these chicks were Black-crowned Night-Heron
>>> chicks and there was no active nest that could be found.
>>> However, there were plenty of Little Blue Heron nests with chicks
>>> that looked just like them. The initial ID was based on the behavior
>>> of Black-crowned Night-Heron adults in the area, from what we
>>> understand, but the adults could have been agitated due to a nest with
>>> eggs that was also destroyed in the cutting down of the trees.
>>> We'd love some help getting more definitive on what kind of chicks
>>> these are. Three of the darker-billed chicks looked just like the
>>> photo of one I'm going to link you to, the fourth one is in the second
>>> photo I'll link you to, with a lighter bill, but otherwise looks
>>> pretty much the same. A number of Little Blue Heron chicks present at
>>> the rookery had both light and dark bills, by the way. I wonder if the
>>> way you tell is in the eyes?
>>> Thanks for any help. These chicks have to be one of three species
>>> that were in that area and in the tree that was cut down and from
>>> which they were rescued: Little Blue Heron, Snowy Egret or
>>> Black-crowned Night-Heron. Even though Great Egret chicks were nearby,
>>> they were not in these trees that were cut down.
>>> Three of the chicks look like this one:
>>>
>>> [2]https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186042/in/dateposted/
>>> [3]
>>> One of the chicks looks like this - a lot like the other three,
>>> except for the lighter bill:
>>>
>>> [4]https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186372/in/photostream/
>>> [5]
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Andy Reago
>>> <andrew.reago...>
>>> St. Louis, MO
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Links:
>>> ------
>>> [1]
>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215625797/in/photostream/
>>> [2]
>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186042/in/dateposted/
>>> [3]
>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186042/in/dateposted/
>>> [4]
>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186372/in/photostream/
>>> [5]
>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186372/in/photostream/
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Date: 7/6/19 3:23 pm
From: Allen Gathman <agathman...>
Subject: Re: Rookery rescue
I love mysteries. Have you decided who gets to be Dr. Watson and play the
foil to your brilliant deductive powers?

-Allen Gathman
Editor, The Bluebird

On Sat, Jul 6, 2019 at 5:03 PM <drmabuce...> wrote:

> Well, the chicks are back in custody at Wild Bird Rehab. I just returned
> from there and had an exciting afternoon feeding live minnows to them. Boy
> they are some hungry little guys and if you don’t have a fish in hand,
> fingers look equally good!
>
> WBR will need a lot of minnows in the upcoming month—or money for
> minnows! Maybe we/they should start an adopt-a-heron program?
>
>
>
> In thinking about what species they might be, I am reminded that young
> Little Blues have pale green legs just like our chicks………so my totally
> non-scientific, amateur gut says Little Blue. Also, all of the nests with
> chicks that I saw were Little Blues.
>
> Brad, Josh, there are lots of pics out there; what do you think?
>
>
>
> Maureen
>
> St Louis
>
>
>
> P.S. My husband and I are brandishing our pens (or keypads) for the
> article—at this point, the article will be in the mystery genre.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* Allen Gathman <agathman...>
> *Sent:* Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:27 PM
> *To:* Edge Wade <edgew...>
> *Cc:* <drmabuce...>
> *Subject:* Re: Rookery rescue
>
>
>
> I am back, and I would love to have an article about this rescue.
>
>
>
> -Allen
>
>
>
> On Sat, Jul 6, 2019 at 10:29 AM <edgew...> wrote:
>
> Thank you!
> No parameters. Allen Gathman is Bluebird editor. July 31 is the deadline
> for the September issue. It can be submitted as an attachment to an email
> in Word. His address is in the Cc: If you have questions, email him.
> He's been out of country, but I think he is back.
>
> This whole sequence has been great. Let's hope you can end the article
> with confirmation that adults returned to feed the baby night-herons.
>
> Edge
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <drmabuce...>
> To: <edgew...>
> Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:18:39 AM
> Subject: RE: Rookery rescue
>
> I would be honored Edge. What are the parameters?
> Maureen
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> On Behalf Of
> Edge Wade
> Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 8:45 AM
> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
> Subject: Re: Rookery rescue
>
> A village, indeed! This has been a noteworthy example of the birding
> community in action. Discovery, communication, reaction, action. And
> then, the publicity--such a positive depiction of birders. The good
> discussion and outcome with property management is another positive aspect.
>
> I hope someone (Maureen?) will prepare a short article and a photo or two
> for ASM's Bluebird quarterly so the story will be in the state
> organization's record.
>
> Bodacious efforts!!
>
> Edge Wade
> ASM Conservation Partnership Coordinator <edgew...>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pat Lueders" <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...>
> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
> Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:19:49 AM
> Subject: Re: Rookery rescue
>
> It took a village. Rad Widmer was the original birder that discovered the
> tree cutters, joined by other St Louis Audubon members Lisa Saffell,
> Maureen Thomas-Murphy, Miguel Acosta, and Jennifer Holder. Mitch Leachman
> of SLAS worked with the management company, MDC, and Fish & Wildlife.
> Bryan Prather of the Wild Bird Store in Warson Woods took the Heron chicks
> to Wild Bird Rehabilitation on Midland in Overland. Joe Hoffman, the
> director of Wild Bird Rehab, is managing the attempt to return them to
> their parents. Lisa and other St Louis birders will be surveying the trees
> in that area tomorrow morning, Sunday, at 8 am. Hope I mentioned
> everyone.
>
> Pat Lueders, Webster Groves
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> > On Jul 5, 2019, at 11:05 PM, Yvonne Homeyer <yhomeyer...> wrote:
> >
> > I'd like to make a donation to the organization(s) that were involved in
> rescuing the chicks. What groups were they? Thank you.
> >
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Date: 7/6/19 3:09 pm
From: Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...>
Subject: Re: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell out - one more helpful photoof the nest?
Well, so much for my amateur gut!

Maureen



From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> On Behalf Of Rad Widmer
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:02 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell out - one more helpful photoof the nest?



And from heronconservation.org <http://heronconservation.org>



LBHE



CHICK: Chicks are covered by white grey to brown grey down, with a crest of long hair like, tawny down. The down turns white within one week. Bill is pink grey at base, pink blue outward, and turning pinker in first week Chicks can be identified up close by their dusky wing tips. Iris is light grey. Skin, including leg and foot, is pink grey to grey.



BCNH



CHICK: The chick has buff brown down on its back, light down below. The outer portions of the crown down are white creating a crest. The bill is pink with dark tip. Iris is gray olive, changing to light yellow, and then bright yellow by 30 days. Lores are grey at hatching becoming grey green. Legs and feet are brown at hatching, turning yellow olive, then olive grey, and finally light green at 30 days.



On Sat, Jul 6, 2019 at 4:54 PM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> <mailto:<radwidmer...> > wrote:

Based on leg and feet color, I lean towards bcnh.



From birds of n America



Little blue:


Bare Parts


Breeding soft-part colors of adults and subadults (approximately 1 yr) are assumed prior to courtship period and maintained until about 7–10 d after pairing ( <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF53105> Rodgers 1980b).


Bill And Gape


Nonbreeding bill dark grayish, distal third nearly black; breeding adult base of bill glossy turquoise cobalt, distal third black; subadult base of bill pale turquoise cobalt, bill tip black ( <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF53105> Rodgers 1980b); hatchling upper mandible pinkish gray basally and pinkish blue distally, lower mandible mostly pinkish, egg tooth light colored and present until at least 12 d of age; mandibles noticeably more pinkish by day 5 ( <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998> Mcvaugh 1972 <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998> Mcvaugh 1972).


Iris


Nonbreeding pale yellow; breeding adult grayish green; subadult yellowish to whitish ( <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF53105> Rodgers 1980b); hatchling light gray to whitish gray ( <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998> Mcvaugh 1972 <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998> Mcvaugh 1972).


Bare Skin On Head And Neck


Nonbreeding loral area dull greenish; breeding adult loral area glossy turquoise cobalt; subadult orbital skin pale turquoise cobalt ( <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF53105> Rodgers 1980b).


Legs And Feet


Nonbreeding legs and feet pearl gray to grayish green; breeding adult black; subadult greenish yellow to pale gray ( <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF53105> Rodgers 1980b); hatchling tarsus and toes pinkish gray to medium gray ( <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998> Mcvaugh 1972 <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998> Mcvaugh 1972 <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998> Mcvaugh 1972).





BCNH:


Bill And Gape


Upper mandible light drab with grayish tip at hatching, becoming yellowish at 5–10 d, black with yellowish sides basally at 50 d, and black with greenish olive sides basally at 1 yr. It varies from grayish to blackish in second year and thereafter becomes entirely black during breeding season but regains olive green base when birds are not breeding. Lower mandible same color as upper mandible at hatching, becoming horn color at 10–50 d, yellowish with horn tip at 1 yr, and finally black by 2 yr of age.


Iris


Grayish olive at hatching, but changes to light yellow within 1–2 d, and is bright yellow by 20–30 d, orange-chrome by 1 yr, and bright red by 2–3 yr of age.


Bare Skin on Head


Loral skin gray at hatching, becoming increasingly grayish green to bluish green. In birds that breed during second calendar year, bill and lores turn black. By the next breeding season lores are yellow lime to grayish olive (black during breeding). Eyelids are azure blue during breeding, but they are black when not breeding. (See plate opposite p. 366 in <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/bcnher/references#REF1670> Palmer 1962a.) See Gross ( <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/bcnher/references#REF36283> Gross 1923) and McVaugh ( <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/bcnher/references#REF57998> Mcvaugh 1972) for further details about soft part colors.



Legs And Feet

Tarsi and toes dull buff to brown at hatching, yellowish olive at 5 d, olive gray at 10 d, light green from 30 d to 1 yr, and yellow by 2 yrs of age. Underside of toes light cinnamon drab at hatching, green by 10 d, light yellow at 40 d, and increasingly bright yellow thereafter until 3 yr of age. Greenish legs sometimes suffused with pink in birds that breed during second calendar year. In adults, legs are pink or ruby red, a result of increased vascularization during breeding ( <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/bcnher/references#REF51249> Noble and Wurm 1940), but they are black when not breeding.





On Sat, Jul 6, 2019 at 4:32 PM Edge Wade <edgew...> <mailto:<edgew...> > wrote:

hmmm, dark and light bills in same nest?
e

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Reago" <andrew.reago...> <mailto:<andrew.reago...> >
To: <MOBIRDS-L...> <mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 3:56:50 PM
Subject: Re: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell out - one more helpful photoof the nest?

Here is one more photo to help out with this ID process - or confuse
folks even more. We took a photo of some chicks at a Little Blue Heron
Nest yesterday - the parents were with them at the nest, but we got a
photo of them when the parents moved off. Compare them to the two that
I linked you to in my post. You will see why we think the chicks that
have been rescued might be Little Blue Heron young, rather than
Black-crowned Night-Heron:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215625797/in/photostream/
[1]

Andy Reago

-----------------------------------------From: "Andrew Reago"
To: <MOBIRDS-L...> <mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Cc:
Sent: Saturday July 6 2019 2:04:03PM
Subject: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell
out of the nest?

Can anyone on the list help us identify the species of the four
chicks that fell out of a tree cut down at the heron/egret rookery in
St. Louis City a few days ago. By the way, the chicks have been taken
back to Wild Bird Rehab. Trying to put them in trees did not work
since people thought these chicks were Black-crowned Night-Heron
chicks and there was no active nest that could be found.
However, there were plenty of Little Blue Heron nests with chicks
that looked just like them. The initial ID was based on the behavior
of Black-crowned Night-Heron adults in the area, from what we
understand, but the adults could have been agitated due to a nest with
eggs that was also destroyed in the cutting down of the trees.
We'd love some help getting more definitive on what kind of chicks
these are. Three of the darker-billed chicks looked just like the
photo of one I'm going to link you to, the fourth one is in the second
photo I'll link you to, with a lighter bill, but otherwise looks
pretty much the same. A number of Little Blue Heron chicks present at
the rookery had both light and dark bills, by the way. I wonder if the
way you tell is in the eyes?
Thanks for any help. These chicks have to be one of three species
that were in that area and in the tree that was cut down and from
which they were rescued: Little Blue Heron, Snowy Egret or
Black-crowned Night-Heron. Even though Great Egret chicks were nearby,
they were not in these trees that were cut down.
Three of the chicks look like this one:

[2]https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186042/in/dateposted/
[3]
One of the chicks looks like this - a lot like the other three,
except for the lighter bill:

[4]https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186372/in/photostream/
[5]

Thanks,
Andy Reago
<andrew.reago...> <mailto:<andrew.reago...>
St. Louis, MO



Links:
------
[1]
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215625797/in/photostream/
[2]
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186042/in/dateposted/
[3]
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186042/in/dateposted/
[4]
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186372/in/photostream/
[5]
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186372/in/photostream/


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Date: 7/6/19 3:03 pm
From: Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...>
Subject: Re: Rookery rescue
Well, the chicks are back in custody at Wild Bird Rehab. I just returned from there and had an exciting afternoon feeding live minnows to them. Boy they are some hungry little guys and if you don’t have a fish in hand, fingers look equally good!

WBR will need a lot of minnows in the upcoming month—or money for minnows! Maybe we/they should start an adopt-a-heron program?



In thinking about what species they might be, I am reminded that young Little Blues have pale green legs just like our chicks………so my totally non-scientific, amateur gut says Little Blue. Also, all of the nests with chicks that I saw were Little Blues.

Brad, Josh, there are lots of pics out there; what do you think?



Maureen

St Louis



P.S. My husband and I are brandishing our pens (or keypads) for the article—at this point, the article will be in the mystery genre.









From: Allen Gathman <agathman...>
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:27 PM
To: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Cc: <drmabuce...>
Subject: Re: Rookery rescue



I am back, and I would love to have an article about this rescue.



-Allen



On Sat, Jul 6, 2019 at 10:29 AM <edgew...> <mailto:<edgew...> > wrote:

Thank you!
No parameters. Allen Gathman is Bluebird editor. July 31 is the deadline for the September issue. It can be submitted as an attachment to an email in Word. His address is in the Cc: If you have questions, email him. He's been out of country, but I think he is back.

This whole sequence has been great. Let's hope you can end the article with confirmation that adults returned to feed the baby night-herons.

Edge
----- Original Message -----
From: <drmabuce...> <mailto:<drmabuce...>
To: <edgew...> <mailto:<edgew...>
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:18:39 AM
Subject: RE: Rookery rescue

I would be honored Edge. What are the parameters?
Maureen

-----Original Message-----
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> <mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...> > On Behalf Of Edge Wade
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 8:45 AM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...> <mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: Rookery rescue

A village, indeed! This has been a noteworthy example of the birding community in action. Discovery, communication, reaction, action. And then, the publicity--such a positive depiction of birders. The good discussion and outcome with property management is another positive aspect.

I hope someone (Maureen?) will prepare a short article and a photo or two for ASM's Bluebird quarterly so the story will be in the state organization's record.

Bodacious efforts!!

Edge Wade
ASM Conservation Partnership Coordinator <edgew...> <mailto:<edgew...>

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To: <MOBIRDS-L...> <mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:19:49 AM
Subject: Re: Rookery rescue

It took a village. Rad Widmer was the original birder that discovered the tree cutters, joined by other St Louis Audubon members Lisa Saffell, Maureen Thomas-Murphy, Miguel Acosta, and Jennifer Holder. Mitch Leachman of SLAS worked with the management company, MDC, and Fish & Wildlife. Bryan Prather of the Wild Bird Store in Warson Woods took the Heron chicks to Wild Bird Rehabilitation on Midland in Overland. Joe Hoffman, the director of Wild Bird Rehab, is managing the attempt to return them to their parents. Lisa and other St Louis birders will be surveying the trees in that area tomorrow morning, Sunday, at 8 am. Hope I mentioned everyone.

Pat Lueders, Webster Groves

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>
> I'd like to make a donation to the organization(s) that were involved in rescuing the chicks. What groups were they? Thank you.
>
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> St. Louis
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Date: 7/6/19 3:02 pm
From: Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
Subject: Re: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell out - one more helpful photoof the nest?
And from heronconservation.org

LBHE

CHICK: Chicks are covered by white grey to brown grey down, with a crest of
long hair like, tawny down. The down turns white within one week. Bill is
pink grey at base, pink blue outward, and turning pinker in first week
Chicks can be identified up close by their dusky wing tips. Iris is light
grey. Skin, including leg and foot, is pink grey to grey.

BCNH

CHICK: The chick has buff brown down on its back, light down below. The
outer portions of the crown down are white creating a crest. The bill is
pink with dark tip. Iris is gray olive, changing to light yellow, and then
bright yellow by 30 days. Lores are grey at hatching becoming grey green.
Legs and feet are brown at hatching, turning yellow olive, then olive grey,
and finally light green at 30 days.

On Sat, Jul 6, 2019 at 4:54 PM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:

> Based on leg and feet color, I lean towards bcnh.
>
> From birds of n America
>
> Little blue:
> Bare Parts
>
> Breeding soft-part colors of adults and subadults (approximately 1 yr) are
> assumed prior to courtship period and maintained until about 7–10 d after
> pairing (Rodgers 1980b
> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF53105>
> ).
> Bill And Gape
>
> Nonbreeding bill dark grayish, distal third nearly black; breeding adult
> base of bill glossy turquoise cobalt, distal third black; subadult base of
> bill pale turquoise cobalt, bill tip black (Rodgers 1980b
> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF53105>);
> hatchling upper mandible pinkish gray basally and pinkish blue distally,
> lower mandible mostly pinkish, egg tooth light colored and present until at
> least 12 d of age; mandibles noticeably more pinkish by day 5 (Mcvaugh
> 1972
> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998>Mcvaugh
> 1972
> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998>
> ).
> Iris
>
> Nonbreeding pale yellow; breeding adult grayish green; subadult yellowish
> to whitish (Rodgers 1980b
> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF53105>);
> hatchling light gray to whitish gray (Mcvaugh 1972
> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998>Mcvaugh
> 1972
> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998>
> ).
> Bare Skin On Head And Neck
>
> Nonbreeding loral area dull greenish; breeding adult loral area glossy
> turquoise cobalt; subadult orbital skin pale turquoise cobalt (Rodgers
> 1980b
> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF53105>
> ).
> Legs And Feet
>
> Nonbreeding legs and feet pearl gray to grayish green; breeding adult
> black; subadult greenish yellow to pale gray (Rodgers 1980b
> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF53105>);
> hatchling tarsus and toes pinkish gray to medium gray (Mcvaugh 1972
> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998>Mcvaugh
> 1972
> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998>Mcvaugh
> 1972
> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998>
> ).
>
>
> BCNH:
> Bill And Gape
>
> Upper mandible light drab with grayish tip at hatching, becoming yellowish
> at 5–10 d, black with yellowish sides basally at 50 d, and black with
> greenish olive sides basally at 1 yr. It varies from grayish to blackish in
> second year and thereafter becomes entirely black during breeding season
> but regains olive green base when birds are not breeding. Lower mandible
> same color as upper mandible at hatching, becoming horn color at 10–50 d,
> yellowish with horn tip at 1 yr, and finally black by 2 yr of age.
> Iris
>
> Grayish olive at hatching, but changes to light yellow within 1–2 d, and
> is bright yellow by 20–30 d, orange-chrome by 1 yr, and bright red by 2–3
> yr of age.
> Bare Skin on Head
>
> Loral skin gray at hatching, becoming increasingly grayish green to bluish
> green. In birds that breed during second calendar year, bill and lores turn
> black. By the next breeding season lores are yellow lime to grayish olive
> (black during breeding). Eyelids are azure blue during breeding, but they
> are black when not breeding. (See plate opposite p. 366 in Palmer 1962a
> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/bcnher/references#REF1670>.)
> See Gross (Gross 1923
> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/bcnher/references#REF36283>)
> and McVaugh (Mcvaugh 1972
> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/bcnher/references#REF57998>)
> for further details about soft part colors.
>
>
> Legs And Feet
>
> Tarsi and toes dull buff to brown at hatching, yellowish olive at 5 d,
> olive gray at 10 d, light green from 30 d to 1 yr, and yellow by 2 yrs of
> age. Underside of toes light cinnamon drab at hatching, green by 10 d,
> light yellow at 40 d, and increasingly bright yellow thereafter until 3 yr
> of age. Greenish legs sometimes suffused with pink in birds that breed
> during second calendar year. In adults, legs are pink or ruby red, a result
> of increased vascularization during breeding (Noble and Wurm 1940
> <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/bcnher/references#REF51249>),
> but they are black when not breeding.
>
>
> On Sat, Jul 6, 2019 at 4:32 PM Edge Wade <edgew...> wrote:
>
>> hmmm, dark and light bills in same nest?
>> e
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Andrew Reago" <andrew.reago...>
>> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
>> Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 3:56:50 PM
>> Subject: Re: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell
>> out - one more helpful photoof the nest?
>>
>> Here is one more photo to help out with this ID process - or confuse
>> folks even more. We took a photo of some chicks at a Little Blue Heron
>> Nest yesterday - the parents were with them at the nest, but we got a
>> photo of them when the parents moved off. Compare them to the two that
>> I linked you to in my post. You will see why we think the chicks that
>> have been rescued might be Little Blue Heron young, rather than
>> Black-crowned Night-Heron:
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215625797/in/photostream/
>> [1]
>>
>> Andy Reago
>>
>> -----------------------------------------From: "Andrew Reago"
>> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
>> Cc:
>> Sent: Saturday July 6 2019 2:04:03PM
>> Subject: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell
>> out of the nest?
>>
>> Can anyone on the list help us identify the species of the four
>> chicks that fell out of a tree cut down at the heron/egret rookery in
>> St. Louis City a few days ago. By the way, the chicks have been taken
>> back to Wild Bird Rehab. Trying to put them in trees did not work
>> since people thought these chicks were Black-crowned Night-Heron
>> chicks and there was no active nest that could be found.
>> However, there were plenty of Little Blue Heron nests with chicks
>> that looked just like them. The initial ID was based on the behavior
>> of Black-crowned Night-Heron adults in the area, from what we
>> understand, but the adults could have been agitated due to a nest with
>> eggs that was also destroyed in the cutting down of the trees.
>> We'd love some help getting more definitive on what kind of chicks
>> these are. Three of the darker-billed chicks looked just like the
>> photo of one I'm going to link you to, the fourth one is in the second
>> photo I'll link you to, with a lighter bill, but otherwise looks
>> pretty much the same. A number of Little Blue Heron chicks present at
>> the rookery had both light and dark bills, by the way. I wonder if the
>> way you tell is in the eyes?
>> Thanks for any help. These chicks have to be one of three species
>> that were in that area and in the tree that was cut down and from
>> which they were rescued: Little Blue Heron, Snowy Egret or
>> Black-crowned Night-Heron. Even though Great Egret chicks were nearby,
>> they were not in these trees that were cut down.
>> Three of the chicks look like this one:
>>
>> [2]https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186042/in/dateposted/
>> [3]
>> One of the chicks looks like this - a lot like the other three,
>> except for the lighter bill:
>>
>> [4]https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186372/in/photostream/
>> [5]
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Andy Reago
>> <andrew.reago...>
>> St. Louis, MO
>>
>>
>>
>> Links:
>> ------
>> [1]
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215625797/in/photostream/
>> [2]
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186042/in/dateposted/
>> [3]
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186042/in/dateposted/
>> [4]
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186372/in/photostream/
>> [5]
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186372/in/photostream/
>>
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Date: 7/6/19 2:57 pm
From: Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...>
Subject: Re: heron rookery nest watch
​Hi Edge and everyone, We had success doing this around K.C. when Carla and I were at Lakeside Nature Center. We successfully achieved this with owls, hawks and kestrels. We even usually had success sneaking Canada goslings into big bunches of babies with numerous sets of goslings and adults(thanks to hiding the adopted baby under a cloth and distracting the adults with food!) If the parent saw them introduced they sometimes attacked them. We got pretty sly doing this with all the "kidnapped" Canada babies we received! To my knowledge birds (or most birds) can't count their young. Of course they must be similar in size to at least some of the young and a responsible rehabber was careful not to cause damage by placing to large of a burden on the feeding parents. We fought the old battle almost every time explaining that few birds are able to smell human scent on the young and will not adopt them for this reason (this can be true with some mammals). When fostering in or returning kidnapped baby rabbits we would gently handle the new babe along with the others to confuse Mom! Even though they smell now a little different, Mom was too good of a Mom to reject the whole nest. This reliably worked as well. I had heard about birds rejecting babies because of human scent too before becoming a rehabber, we only know what we know and are taught. We're praying it works. Carla shared that some colony nesters can recognize and respond only to their own young's call, we don't know about rookery nesters. I'm sure Joe can contact rehabbers in Florida, for ex., to pick their brains about this if needed. Kevin Hogan, Carla Bascom. Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of Edge Wade <edgew...>
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:13 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron rookery nest watch

Placing them in existing nests of other parents? Anyone know if it is probable they'll "be adopted" or kicked out?

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rad Widmer" <radwidmer...>
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:03:52 PM
Subject: Re: heron rookery nest watch

Fire dept here right now. Trying to place chicks in existing nests!

On Sat, Jul 6, 2019, 6:49 AM Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...> wrote:

> And by the way, during my watch last night, there was a Fox news camera
> truck present, though no one got out of it and as I was leaving, another
> Fox vehicle pulled up. This is a link to the story I found:
>
>
>
>
> https://fox2now.com/2019/07/05/effort-underway-to-reunite-special-birds-with-mother/
>
>
>
> Maureen
>
> St Louis
>
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Date: 7/6/19 2:54 pm
From: Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
Subject: Re: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell out - one more helpful photoof the nest?
Based on leg and feet color, I lean towards bcnh.

From birds of n America

Little blue:
Bare Parts

Breeding soft-part colors of adults and subadults (approximately 1 yr) are
assumed prior to courtship period and maintained until about 7–10 d after
pairing (Rodgers 1980b
<https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF53105>
).
Bill And Gape

Nonbreeding bill dark grayish, distal third nearly black; breeding adult
base of bill glossy turquoise cobalt, distal third black; subadult base of
bill pale turquoise cobalt, bill tip black (Rodgers 1980b
<https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF53105>);
hatchling upper mandible pinkish gray basally and pinkish blue distally,
lower mandible mostly pinkish, egg tooth light colored and present until at
least 12 d of age; mandibles noticeably more pinkish by day 5 (Mcvaugh 1972
<https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998>Mcvaugh
1972
<https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998>
).
Iris

Nonbreeding pale yellow; breeding adult grayish green; subadult yellowish
to whitish (Rodgers 1980b
<https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF53105>);
hatchling light gray to whitish gray (Mcvaugh 1972
<https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998>Mcvaugh
1972
<https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998>
).
Bare Skin On Head And Neck

Nonbreeding loral area dull greenish; breeding adult loral area glossy
turquoise cobalt; subadult orbital skin pale turquoise cobalt (Rodgers 1980b
<https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF53105>
).
Legs And Feet

Nonbreeding legs and feet pearl gray to grayish green; breeding adult
black; subadult greenish yellow to pale gray (Rodgers 1980b
<https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF53105>);
hatchling tarsus and toes pinkish gray to medium gray (Mcvaugh 1972
<https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998>Mcvaugh
1972
<https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998>Mcvaugh
1972
<https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/libher/references#REF57998>
).


BCNH:
Bill And Gape

Upper mandible light drab with grayish tip at hatching, becoming yellowish
at 5–10 d, black with yellowish sides basally at 50 d, and black with
greenish olive sides basally at 1 yr. It varies from grayish to blackish in
second year and thereafter becomes entirely black during breeding season
but regains olive green base when birds are not breeding. Lower mandible
same color as upper mandible at hatching, becoming horn color at 10–50 d,
yellowish with horn tip at 1 yr, and finally black by 2 yr of age.
Iris

Grayish olive at hatching, but changes to light yellow within 1–2 d, and is
bright yellow by 20–30 d, orange-chrome by 1 yr, and bright red by 2–3 yr
of age.
Bare Skin on Head

Loral skin gray at hatching, becoming increasingly grayish green to bluish
green. In birds that breed during second calendar year, bill and lores turn
black. By the next breeding season lores are yellow lime to grayish olive
(black during breeding). Eyelids are azure blue during breeding, but they
are black when not breeding. (See plate opposite p. 366 in Palmer 1962a
<https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/bcnher/references#REF1670>.)
See Gross (Gross 1923
<https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/bcnher/references#REF36283>)
and McVaugh (Mcvaugh 1972
<https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/bcnher/references#REF57998>)
for further details about soft part colors.


Legs And Feet

Tarsi and toes dull buff to brown at hatching, yellowish olive at 5 d,
olive gray at 10 d, light green from 30 d to 1 yr, and yellow by 2 yrs of
age. Underside of toes light cinnamon drab at hatching, green by 10 d,
light yellow at 40 d, and increasingly bright yellow thereafter until 3 yr
of age. Greenish legs sometimes suffused with pink in birds that breed
during second calendar year. In adults, legs are pink or ruby red, a result
of increased vascularization during breeding (Noble and Wurm 1940
<https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/bcnher/references#REF51249>),
but they are black when not breeding.


On Sat, Jul 6, 2019 at 4:32 PM Edge Wade <edgew...> wrote:

> hmmm, dark and light bills in same nest?
> e
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andrew Reago" <andrew.reago...>
> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
> Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 3:56:50 PM
> Subject: Re: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell
> out - one more helpful photoof the nest?
>
> Here is one more photo to help out with this ID process - or confuse
> folks even more. We took a photo of some chicks at a Little Blue Heron
> Nest yesterday - the parents were with them at the nest, but we got a
> photo of them when the parents moved off. Compare them to the two that
> I linked you to in my post. You will see why we think the chicks that
> have been rescued might be Little Blue Heron young, rather than
> Black-crowned Night-Heron:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215625797/in/photostream/
> [1]
>
> Andy Reago
>
> -----------------------------------------From: "Andrew Reago"
> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
> Cc:
> Sent: Saturday July 6 2019 2:04:03PM
> Subject: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell
> out of the nest?
>
> Can anyone on the list help us identify the species of the four
> chicks that fell out of a tree cut down at the heron/egret rookery in
> St. Louis City a few days ago. By the way, the chicks have been taken
> back to Wild Bird Rehab. Trying to put them in trees did not work
> since people thought these chicks were Black-crowned Night-Heron
> chicks and there was no active nest that could be found.
> However, there were plenty of Little Blue Heron nests with chicks
> that looked just like them. The initial ID was based on the behavior
> of Black-crowned Night-Heron adults in the area, from what we
> understand, but the adults could have been agitated due to a nest with
> eggs that was also destroyed in the cutting down of the trees.
> We'd love some help getting more definitive on what kind of chicks
> these are. Three of the darker-billed chicks looked just like the
> photo of one I'm going to link you to, the fourth one is in the second
> photo I'll link you to, with a lighter bill, but otherwise looks
> pretty much the same. A number of Little Blue Heron chicks present at
> the rookery had both light and dark bills, by the way. I wonder if the
> way you tell is in the eyes?
> Thanks for any help. These chicks have to be one of three species
> that were in that area and in the tree that was cut down and from
> which they were rescued: Little Blue Heron, Snowy Egret or
> Black-crowned Night-Heron. Even though Great Egret chicks were nearby,
> they were not in these trees that were cut down.
> Three of the chicks look like this one:
>
> [2]https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186042/in/dateposted/
> [3]
> One of the chicks looks like this - a lot like the other three,
> except for the lighter bill:
>
> [4]https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186372/in/photostream/
> [5]
>
> Thanks,
> Andy Reago
> <andrew.reago...>
> St. Louis, MO
>
>
>
> Links:
> ------
> [1]
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215625797/in/photostream/
> [2]
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186042/in/dateposted/
> [3]
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186042/in/dateposted/
> [4]
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186372/in/photostream/
> [5]
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186372/in/photostream/
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Date: 7/6/19 2:31 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell out - one more helpful photoof the nest?
hmmm, dark and light bills in same nest?
e

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Reago" <andrew.reago...>
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 3:56:50 PM
Subject: Re: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell out - one more helpful photoof the nest?

Here is one more photo to help out with this ID process - or confuse
folks even more. We took a photo of some chicks at a Little Blue Heron
Nest yesterday - the parents were with them at the nest, but we got a
photo of them when the parents moved off. Compare them to the two that
I linked you to in my post. You will see why we think the chicks that
have been rescued might be Little Blue Heron young, rather than
Black-crowned Night-Heron:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215625797/in/photostream/
[1]

Andy Reago

-----------------------------------------From: "Andrew Reago"
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Cc:
Sent: Saturday July 6 2019 2:04:03PM
Subject: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell
out of the nest?

Can anyone on the list help us identify the species of the four
chicks that fell out of a tree cut down at the heron/egret rookery in
St. Louis City a few days ago. By the way, the chicks have been taken
back to Wild Bird Rehab. Trying to put them in trees did not work
since people thought these chicks were Black-crowned Night-Heron
chicks and there was no active nest that could be found.
However, there were plenty of Little Blue Heron nests with chicks
that looked just like them. The initial ID was based on the behavior
of Black-crowned Night-Heron adults in the area, from what we
understand, but the adults could have been agitated due to a nest with
eggs that was also destroyed in the cutting down of the trees.
We'd love some help getting more definitive on what kind of chicks
these are. Three of the darker-billed chicks looked just like the
photo of one I'm going to link you to, the fourth one is in the second
photo I'll link you to, with a lighter bill, but otherwise looks
pretty much the same. A number of Little Blue Heron chicks present at
the rookery had both light and dark bills, by the way. I wonder if the
way you tell is in the eyes?
Thanks for any help. These chicks have to be one of three species
that were in that area and in the tree that was cut down and from
which they were rescued: Little Blue Heron, Snowy Egret or
Black-crowned Night-Heron. Even though Great Egret chicks were nearby,
they were not in these trees that were cut down.
Three of the chicks look like this one:

[2]https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186042/in/dateposted/
[3]
One of the chicks looks like this - a lot like the other three,
except for the lighter bill:

[4]https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186372/in/photostream/
[5]

Thanks,
Andy Reago
<andrew.reago...>
St. Louis, MO



Links:
------
[1]
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215625797/in/photostream/
[2]
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186042/in/dateposted/
[3]
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186042/in/dateposted/
[4]
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186372/in/photostream/
[5]
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186372/in/photostream/


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Date: 7/6/19 1:56 pm
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...>
Subject: Re: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell out - one more helpful photoof the nest?
Here is one more photo to help out with this ID process - or confuse
folks even more. We took a photo of some chicks at a Little Blue Heron
Nest yesterday - the parents were with them at the nest, but we got a
photo of them when the parents moved off. Compare them to the two that
I linked you to in my post. You will see why we think the chicks that
have been rescued might be Little Blue Heron young, rather than
Black-crowned Night-Heron:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215625797/in/photostream/
[1]

Andy Reago

-----------------------------------------From: "Andrew Reago"
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Cc:
Sent: Saturday July 6 2019 2:04:03PM
Subject: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell
out of the nest?

Can anyone on the list help us identify the species of the four
chicks that fell out of a tree cut down at the heron/egret rookery in
St. Louis City a few days ago. By the way, the chicks have been taken
back to Wild Bird Rehab. Trying to put them in trees did not work
since people thought these chicks were Black-crowned Night-Heron
chicks and there was no active nest that could be found.
However, there were plenty of Little Blue Heron nests with chicks
that looked just like them. The initial ID was based on the behavior
of Black-crowned Night-Heron adults in the area, from what we
understand, but the adults could have been agitated due to a nest with
eggs that was also destroyed in the cutting down of the trees.
We'd love some help getting more definitive on what kind of chicks
these are. Three of the darker-billed chicks looked just like the
photo of one I'm going to link you to, the fourth one is in the second
photo I'll link you to, with a lighter bill, but otherwise looks
pretty much the same. A number of Little Blue Heron chicks present at
the rookery had both light and dark bills, by the way. I wonder if the
way you tell is in the eyes?
Thanks for any help. These chicks have to be one of three species
that were in that area and in the tree that was cut down and from
which they were rescued: Little Blue Heron, Snowy Egret or
Black-crowned Night-Heron. Even though Great Egret chicks were nearby,
they were not in these trees that were cut down.
Three of the chicks look like this one:

[2]https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186042/in/dateposted/
[3]
One of the chicks looks like this - a lot like the other three,
except for the lighter bill:

[4]https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186372/in/photostream/
[5]

Thanks,
Andy Reago
<andrew.reago...>
St. Louis, MO



Links:
------
[1]
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215625797/in/photostream/
[2]
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186042/in/dateposted/
[3]
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186042/in/dateposted/
[4]
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186372/in/photostream/
[5]
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186372/in/photostream/


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Date: 7/6/19 1:04 pm
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...>
Subject: Can you help us identify the species of the chicks that fell out of the nest?
Can anyone on the list help us identify the species of the four chicks
that fell out of a tree cut down at the heron/egret rookery in St.
Louis City a few days ago. By the way, the chicks have been taken back
to Wild Bird Rehab. Trying to put them in trees did not work since
people thought these chicks were Black-crowned Night-Heron chicks and
there was no active nest that could be found.
However, there were plenty of Little Blue Heron nests with chicks that
looked just like them. The initial ID was based on the behavior of
Black-crowned Night-Heron adults in the area, from what we understand,
but the adults could have been agitated due to a nest with eggs that
was also destroyed in the cutting down of the trees.
We'd love some help getting more definitive on what kind of chicks
these are. Three of the darker-billed chicks looked just like the
photo of one I'm going to link you to, the fourth one is in the second
photo I'll link you to, with a lighter bill, but otherwise looks
pretty much the same. A number of Little Blue Heron chicks present at
the rookery had both light and dark bills, by the way. I wonder if the
way you tell is in the eyes?
Thanks for any help. These chicks have to be one of three species that
were in that area and in the tree that was cut down and from which
they were rescued: Little Blue Heron, Snowy Egret or Black-crowned
Night-Heron. Even though Great Egret chicks were nearby, they were not
in these trees that were cut down.
Three of the chicks look like this one:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186042/in/dateposted/
[1]
One of the chicks looks like this - a lot like the other three, except
for the lighter bill:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186372/in/photostream/
[2]

Thanks,
Andy Reago
<andrew.reago...>
St. Louis, MO



Links:
------
[1]
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186042/in/dateposted/
[2]
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48215186372/in/photostream/


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Date: 7/6/19 11:13 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: heron rookery nest watch
Placing them in existing nests of other parents? Anyone know if it is probable they'll "be adopted" or kicked out?

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rad Widmer" <radwidmer...>
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:03:52 PM
Subject: Re: heron rookery nest watch

Fire dept here right now. Trying to place chicks in existing nests!

On Sat, Jul 6, 2019, 6:49 AM Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...> wrote:

> And by the way, during my watch last night, there was a Fox news camera
> truck present, though no one got out of it and as I was leaving, another
> Fox vehicle pulled up. This is a link to the story I found:
>
>
>
>
> https://fox2now.com/2019/07/05/effort-underway-to-reunite-special-birds-with-mother/
>
>
>
> Maureen
>
> St Louis
>
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Date: 7/6/19 11:04 am
From: Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
Subject: Re: heron rookery nest watch
Fire dept here right now. Trying to place chicks in existing nests!

On Sat, Jul 6, 2019, 6:49 AM Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...> wrote:

> And by the way, during my watch last night, there was a Fox news camera
> truck present, though no one got out of it and as I was leaving, another
> Fox vehicle pulled up. This is a link to the story I found:
>
>
>
>
> https://fox2now.com/2019/07/05/effort-underway-to-reunite-special-birds-with-mother/
>
>
>
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>
> St Louis
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Date: 7/6/19 10:45 am
From: Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...>
Subject: No sightings-Volunteers still needed
We still need a few more birders available to document the heron nests at 4000 Olive tomorrow morning at 8:00 am. Please email Lisa Saffell at <lesfstl...> if you can spend an hour or so helping. Thanks!

Pat Lueders, Webster Groves, MO



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Date: 7/6/19 8:39 am
From: Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <bousquetstl...>
Subject: Thank you heron rescuers!
Please indulge one more heartfelt thank you from a proud member of this community.

A huge thank you to everyone who went to see the birds and documented their colony before any of this happened, who were on the scene when the cutting was going on and informed the birding community, members of the community who couldn’t go the the trees but who provided names and contact info of people who might be able to help, who came to the scene right away to see what they could do, who stopped the tree cutters—wielding chainsaws—in action, who asked the tree cutters if they saw any nests, who watched over the nestlings until rescuers could come, who talked to the apartment manager asking her to stop cutting, who shared photos of the birds, who wrote articles about the birds, who clicked on and shared those articles, who provided moral support to the distraught birders, who carefully rescued and then nurtured the babies to health, who made a make-shift nest and hoisted it into the tree, who purchased sardines and minnows for the babies, who called the cops, FWS and MDC, who kept the Birdwatching community constantly updated on the progress, who called the government agencies and local companies which were able to help, who reasoned with the apartment manager, who are going back to do nest counts and mark the trees with nests, who are on operation nest-watch, who are preparing educational material for local residents, who have thanked and showed appreciation to the rescuers, to the local residents who are gracefully dealing with the loud squaks and yes the extra bird droppings, and to the others whose role I haven’t yet captured.

And, finally, thank you to the two kind gentlemen who were cutting the trees. They stopped cutting, heard us out, called the apartment manager, and showed us where the down nest was. They didn’t have such a great day at work either.

I’m so glad we have such a great local network of bird watchers and care givers.

Local activism in action (and those willing to help) saved a whole community of rare and beautiful birds who are part of our ecosystem.

We are all connected.

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Date: 7/6/19 8:20 am
From: Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa...>
Subject: Re: heron rookery nest watch
Still heaving a sigh of relief, and I'll be looking online to see how the
parents and the babies are doing, in the days ahead! We too have
Black-crowned Night Herons here (India) and I also remember how often, on
the Forest Park Forever bird walks, we were shown their nests in the avenue
of (then) quite small trees leading away from the Visitors Centre. Though
they seemed used to humans, I liked to keep a comfortable distance from
them while observing them.

Here's one I took a few miles from my home; several of the photos of this
bird in my Flickr collection are from Forest Park!

https://flic.kr/p/qTefcV

Cheers, Deepa.

On Sat, Jul 6, 2019 at 8:20 PM Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...>
wrote:

> Thanks for the link Maureen. The woman with binoculars from 1:03-1:05 in
> this video is my wife Michelle. (We’ve been staying in St. Louis for a
> couple of days, just for fun.) The news crew happened to be filming the
> whole time we were there, and we enjoyed talking to Jennifer Holder and to
> several of the local residents, who were very interested in sharing the
> birds with us.
>
> Good birding everyone,
> Pete
>
> Pete Monacell
> Jefferson City
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jul 6, 2019, at 6:49 AM, Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...>
> <mailto:<drmabuce...>> wrote:
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>
> And by the way, during my watch last night, there was a Fox news camera
> truck present, though no one got out of it and as I was leaving, another
> Fox vehicle pulled up. This is a link to the story I found:
>
>
> https://fox2now.com/2019/07/05/effort-underway-to-reunite-special-birds-with-mother/
>
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> St Louis
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Date: 7/6/19 7:49 am
From: Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...>
Subject: Re: heron rookery nest watch
Thanks for the link Maureen. The woman with binoculars from 1:03-1:05 in this video is my wife Michelle. (We’ve been staying in St. Louis for a couple of days, just for fun.) The news crew happened to be filming the whole time we were there, and we enjoyed talking to Jennifer Holder and to several of the local residents, who were very interested in sharing the birds with us.

Good birding everyone,
Pete

Pete Monacell
Jefferson City

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On Jul 6, 2019, at 6:49 AM, Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...><mailto:<drmabuce...>> wrote:

CAUTION!: This email originated from outside of Columbia College.

And by the way, during my watch last night, there was a Fox news camera truck present, though no one got out of it and as I was leaving, another Fox vehicle pulled up. This is a link to the story I found:

https://fox2now.com/2019/07/05/effort-underway-to-reunite-special-birds-with-mother/

Maureen
St Louis


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Date: 7/6/19 7:12 am
From: Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...>
Subject: Re: Rookery rescue
Thank you Pat for the complete listing of organizations involved in the rescue. Here are links to their websites and donation pages:



http://wildbirdrehab.org/



http://www.stlouisaudubon.org/



http://mobirds.org/



https://mdc.mo.gov/contact-engage/donate



Maureen

St Louis





From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> On Behalf Of Yvonne Homeyer
Sent: Friday, July 5, 2019 11:05 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Rookery rescue



I'd like to make a donation to the organization(s) that were involved in rescuing the chicks. What groups were they? Thank you.



Yvonne Homeyer

St. Louis

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Date: 7/6/19 6:44 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: Rookery rescue
A village, indeed! This has been a noteworthy example of the birding community in action. Discovery, communication, reaction, action. And then, the publicity--such a positive depiction of birders. The good discussion and outcome with property management is another positive aspect.

I hope someone (Maureen?) will prepare a short article and a photo or two for ASM's Bluebird quarterly so the story will be in the state organization's record.

Bodacious efforts!!

Edge Wade
ASM Conservation Partnership Coordinator
<edgew...>

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Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:19:49 AM
Subject: Re: Rookery rescue

It took a village. Rad Widmer was the original birder that discovered the tree cutters, joined by other St Louis Audubon members Lisa Saffell, Maureen Thomas-Murphy, Miguel Acosta, and Jennifer Holder. Mitch Leachman of SLAS worked with the management company, MDC, and Fish & Wildlife. Bryan Prather of the Wild Bird Store in Warson Woods took the Heron chicks to Wild Bird Rehabilitation on Midland in Overland. Joe Hoffman, the director of Wild Bird Rehab, is managing the attempt to return them to their parents. Lisa and other St Louis birders will be surveying the trees in that area tomorrow morning, Sunday, at 8 am. Hope I mentioned everyone.

Pat Lueders, Webster Groves

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> On Jul 5, 2019, at 11:05 PM, Yvonne Homeyer <yhomeyer...> wrote:
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> I'd like to make a donation to the organization(s) that were involved in rescuing the chicks. What groups were they? Thank you.
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> Yvonne Homeyer
> St. Louis
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Date: 7/6/19 5:32 am
From: Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa...>
Subject: Re: Rookery rescue
Thank you for naming them, Pat. Every now and then, a heart-warming success
story. In my city we are losing trees by the hundreds to both
"road-widening" (which we actively protest) and to the building of the
Metro rail lines (which we can't...our congested city needs the public
transport desperately)..

Here's a photo from my Flickr album, of one of a family of Spotted Owlets
that made their home in a giant, majestic Ficus benghalensis (Banyan)
tree...both the tree and the birds are gone now. We asked that two of these
trees be spared...in vain.

https://flic.kr/p/2aDjj22

Cheers, Deepa.

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> It took a village. Rad Widmer was the original birder that discovered the
> tree cutters, joined by other St Louis Audubon members Lisa Saffell,
> Maureen Thomas-Murphy, Miguel Acosta, and Jennifer Holder. Mitch Leachman
> of SLAS worked with the management company, MDC, and Fish & Wildlife.
> Bryan Prather of the Wild Bird Store in Warson Woods took the Heron chicks
> to Wild Bird Rehabilitation on Midland in Overland. Joe Hoffman, the
> director of Wild Bird Rehab, is managing the attempt to return them to
> their parents. Lisa and other St Louis birders will be surveying the trees
> in that area tomorrow morning, Sunday, at 8 am. Hope I mentioned everyone.
>
>
> Pat Lueders, Webster Groves
>
> Sent from my iPad
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> On Jul 5, 2019, at 11:05 PM, Yvonne Homeyer <yhomeyer...> wrote:
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> rescuing the chicks. What groups were they? Thank you.
>
> Yvonne Homeyer
> St. Louis
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Date: 7/6/19 5:20 am
From: Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Rookery rescue
It took a village. Rad Widmer was the original birder that discovered the tree cutters, joined by other St Louis Audubon members Lisa Saffell, Maureen Thomas-Murphy, Miguel Acosta, and Jennifer Holder. Mitch Leachman of SLAS worked with the management company, MDC, and Fish & Wildlife. Bryan Prather of the Wild Bird Store in Warson Woods took the Heron chicks to Wild Bird Rehabilitation on Midland in Overland. Joe Hoffman, the director of Wild Bird Rehab, is managing the attempt to return them to their parents. Lisa and other St Louis birders will be surveying the trees in that area tomorrow morning, Sunday, at 8 am. Hope I mentioned everyone.

Pat Lueders, Webster Groves

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> On Jul 5, 2019, at 11:05 PM, Yvonne Homeyer <yhomeyer...> wrote:
>
> I'd like to make a donation to the organization(s) that were involved in rescuing the chicks. What groups were they? Thank you.
>
> Yvonne Homeyer
> St. Louis
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Date: 7/6/19 4:49 am
From: Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...>
Subject: heron rookery nest watch
And by the way, during my watch last night, there was a Fox news camera truck present, though no one got out of it and as I was leaving, another Fox vehicle pulled up. This is a link to the story I found:



https://fox2now.com/2019/07/05/effort-underway-to-reunite-special-birds-with-mother/



Maureen

St Louis




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Date: 7/5/19 9:05 pm
From: Yvonne Homeyer <yhomeyer...>
Subject: Rookery rescue
I'd like to make a donation to the organization(s) that were involved in
rescuing the chicks. What groups were they? Thank you.

Yvonne Homeyer
St. Louis

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Date: 7/5/19 8:04 pm
From: Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...>
Subject: heron rookery nest watch
Hello MO birders,

I watched the newly established heron nest from 7 – 8:30 this eve. The rescued chicks were active and vocal, but did not seem stressed. During my watch, no adult herons approached the nest and the potential parent that we had seen this morning was not visible.



Several residents asked about the birds and seemed genuinely interested. One man brought his 2 young kids—maybe 3 and 5yo—to see the birds and they both used my binoculars and were excited to see so many big birds flying around.



Ebird checklist with pics: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57959377



Is anyone planning to visit tomorrow? I will probably go up at some point and my schedule is fairly open, so I can go whenever needed.



Maureen

St Louis












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Date: 7/5/19 3:56 pm
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: One more update on the heron rookery
Everyone:

I'm out in Colorado for another two days but am posting the following for
Mitch Leachman, Director of Programs for St. Louis Audubon Society. Mitch
echoes a lot of what Lisa Saffell said in her latest post, and we thank her
for organizing the count on Sunday morning. Some of what he says here may
repeat what Lisa said, but that's OK.

"Denise Hunsaker of MDC was VERY helpful yesterday on her day off while
dealing with a family emergency to connect me with Scott Corley. Scott is
the regional MDC supervisor for the conservation agents. We met him this
morning on-site and he toured the area and visited with Vickie, the
property manager. He also reached out to Matt Rogers at UWFWS. Both
confirmed our (Audubon and the birding community) understanding of the
Migratory Bird Treaty Act that active bird nests are NOT to be disturbed.



Lisa Saffell, Audubon member and birder, is coordinating a nest survey for
Sunday morning. Beyond the obvious biodiversity value of such a count, it
will be shared with MDC/USFWS and the property manager....The stage of
nesting will be important as we attempt to provide an estimated timeline to
the property company on when the birds might be done fledging.



Several of us will plan to work directly with Vickie to provide her with
“educational material/references” about the birds and their nesting for
sharing with the residents. We don’t yet know of their communication
network, which could include direct e-mail, a print newsletter, a Facebook
group, NextDoor or such. We will also offer a on-site “program” about the
birds, should they have a space and opportunity to deliver it to the
residents. More broadly, we encourage the birders that are visiting to
SHARE their binoculars, pics, and such of the birds with residents and
others that wander by. We will also see if we could organize one or more
“walks” with the residents, led by expert birders.



Finally, PLEASE DO NOT contact the property manager office any further, and
ask the same thru your e-mail networks and social media connections. At
this point, they are demonstrating great responsiveness, and we have every
reason to think that will continue, especially with their quick stoppage of
the work yesterday.


Thanks to everyone yesterday that called, e-mailed, visited the site,
reached out to the media, contacted others including STL Audubon, spoke
with the media, and especially thanks to Bryan and the folks at WBR for
rescuing the nestlings."


Posted by Bill Rowe

St. Louis, sort of

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Date: 7/5/19 12:49 pm
From: Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...>
Subject: correction Christie Lundy
Correction, Christie Lundy of River Bluffs Audubon died at the end of November. My mental glitch. Jane Frazier

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Date: 7/5/19 12:31 pm
From: Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Christie Lundy
I was remiss this past spring in not mentioning the passing away of one of our relatively newer members of River Bluffs Audubon, Christie Lundy. Christie over the past few years was getting very interested in birding and was taking some nice bird photographs. She was studying wildlife science at Lincoln University even though she already had a Ph.D. in physics. She did join us on a few River Bluffs field trips and was a great addition to our small group. She was even there the day my car broke down on the way to Eagle Bluffs and we all rode back to Jeff in a tow truck! We have just received from her estate.a very generous donation for the good of wildlife.  Jane FrazierPresident, River Bluffs AudubonJefferson City, <Missourijanefraz3...>

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Date: 7/5/19 11:42 am
From: Andy Hoyne <ahoyne...>
Subject: Re: Heron/Egret Rookery STL
I went by at 7:00 this morning (Friday July 5, 2019) and there were no tree
cutters on site.



A few more details about the site. The area in question is the 4000 block
of Olive between Vandeventer and Sarah. (3900 block has been mostly cleared
for redevelopment.) It looked to me as if the nests are on the north side
of the street-behind the townhouses on Olive. Those nests are on trees
backing up to the buildings on the south side of the 4000 block of
Washington Avenue, including the larger Maresa Center of Saint Louis
University. The townhouses on Olive are pretty treey with a mix of pine
trees and others; as reported, most of the trees have various paint markings
suggesting that they are slated for cutting. Several of the trees recently
cut were pine trees. There may be nests on the south side of Olive (mix of
townhouses, open space, and an old manufacturing building) but I did not see
any.







From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> On Behalf Of Lisa
Saffell
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 8:52 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Heron/Egret Rookery STL



The St. Louis Post Dispatch came through for us and posted the article:



https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/birdwatchers-rescue-heron-chicks-a
fter-trees-cut-down-in-central/article_232f7bd6-5dbf-5296-8d20-19de6d130661.
html?utm_medium=social
<https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/birdwatchers-rescue-heron-chicks-
after-trees-cut-down-in-central/article_232f7bd6-5dbf-5296-8d20-19de6d130661
.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=I
wAR02zf71FgXMBOCOsn4lneBN-uIbqhqJfMLJ_t7r51UuQgaGSWc0buJmvC0>
&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR02zf71FgXMBOCOsn4lne
BN-uIbqhqJfMLJ_t7r51UuQgaGSWc0buJmvC0





Lisa Saffell

St. Louis, MO

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Date: 7/5/19 10:03 am
From: Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...>
Subject: FW: a non birding response--NO SIGHTING
I beg your indulgence in a response to your hawk story from a fellow who is neither a birder nor particularly spiritual much less religious.

I am partially inspired to write this on Independence day (2019) by the author of the declaration of independence, Thomas Jefferson, who held human reason in the highest regard but yet devoted a long and dedicated effort to creating and publishing a version of the Christian new testament.

Even we skeptics and rationalists find ourselves looking nervously over our shoulders at the infinity of the universe and boundless and mysterious diversity and harmony of nature here on our tiny fragile planet.

Red-tailed hawks are not endangered. They have proven (so far) to be adaptable and robust. The motivation to save one displaced nestling was not driven by an urgent need to steward a species. But in every sense it was a GOOD deed. (in point of fact it was a whole bunch of good deeds) . Even an irascible old skeptic and curmudgeon like my self has to declare that the generous and sustained effort Joe and your staff expended on one refugee red-tail must count for a lot somewhere in the vastness of possibility in a universe as big as ours is. Such charity cannot help but make existence better for all of us, animals, vegetables & minerals alike.

Now when I’m shambling reluctantly behind my too-avid birder of a wife and I see ‘just a red-tail’ wheeling over us. I’ll wonder if he grew up in a nest that Joe built.

He and his staff blessed us ALL in the truest sense of the word

Antoine St. Exupery wrote: ‘It is the time you have wasted on your rose that makes your rose important’

Joe's time was wasted in the most sublime way possible.



-Mike Murphy (not a birder)

St Louis






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Date: 7/5/19 9:10 am
From: Paul Moffett <pmoffett...>
Subject: Caspian Terns
10 Caspian Tern at Teal Pond Riverland
7/5 at 9 a.m.

Most are adult and a couple immature. They are on the road by Teal pond that is underwater

Also at Horseshoe Lake near Collinsville, Illinois several little blue herons and snowy egret. Around 150 great egrets in the rookery best viewed by the dam. White pelicans have remained and if had a boat would see if they have a rookery.

Paul

Have photos of Caspian Terns if anyone wants one let me know. Not the greatest because air was about 99% humidity.

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Date: 7/5/19 9:07 am
From: Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <bousquetstl...>
Subject: no sighting -/ heron rookery article no 2

Please see the article in Birdwatching magazine

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Matt Mendenhall <mmendenhall...>
> Date: July 5, 2019 at 10:11:57 AM CDT
> To: Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <bousquetstl...>
> Cc: Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...>, "<radwidmer...>" <radwidmer...>
> Subject: Re: heron rookery
>
> Here’s the story. If I got anything wrong, please let me know and I’ll fix it.
>
> https://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/news/conservation/tree-trimmers-damage-st-louis-heron-rookery/
>
> Thanks again for the input and photos!
>
>
> Matt Mendenhall
> Editor, BirdWatching
>
> <image001.png>
> 25 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 404
> Braintree, MA 02184
> http://www.birdwatchingdaily.com
> O: 617.706.9098
>
>
> From: Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <bousquetstl...>
> Date: Friday, July 5, 2019 at 8:35 AM
> To: Matt Mendenhall <mmendenhall...>
> Cc: Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...>, "<radwidmer...>" <radwidmer...>
> Subject: Re: heron rookery
>
> Matt,
>
> Will you please send us a link to what you post, so we can share it here locally?
>
> Thank you,
>
> Kim Bousquet
>
> On Jul 4, 2019, at 8:49 PM, Matt Mendenhall <mmendenhall...> wrote:
>
> Hi Lisa,
>
> That would be great if anyone else wants to send photos. I’d be happy to consider them. And yes, if you can email the second and third photos from your Instagram post, that would be great.
>
> Thanks for the info, and yes, if you hear any more news tomorrow or after that, please share!
>
> Thanks!
>
>
> Matt Mendenhall
> Editor, BirdWatching
>
> <image001.png>
> 25 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 404
> Braintree, MA 02184
> http://www.birdwatchingdaily.com
> O: 617.706.9098
>
>
> From: Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...>
> Date: Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 7:17 PM
> To: Matt Mendenhall <mmendenhall...>
> Cc: "<bousquetstl...>" <bousquetstl...>, "<radwidmer...>" <radwidmer...>
> Subject: Re: heron rookery
>
> Hi Matt,
> That is a great idea! The only thing I know about the Rookery is what I have read on Mobirds. I had not even made it down there to take photos prior to Rad’s email today and my anger propelling me down there. You are more than welcome to use any of my photos, they are not of great quality as I didn’t have my good camera with me. There were some other photographers down there who are friends of mine and they took some great photos so I can have them contact you as well.
>
> No idea how many nests were destroyed today for sure. The Tree trimming company said the only tree that had anything in it was the one we rescued the four herons from. They said there was a second nest with unhatched eggs in the same tree but I don’t know how many. If they were being honest then only two nests were impacted today. I have my doubts. We did walk around all of the other trees that were cut down and we did not find anything.
>
> Don’t have an accurate count of the number of nests but I think it’s important that we try to do a survey.
>
> Miguel Acosta has been back through there a couple of times and he found out a little more information. The leasing office and most of the residents were against the trees being cut down. The complex is under new ownership and apparently it is the new owners who made an arbitrary decision to remove trees but we don’t know why at this point. From what I could tell all of the trees that were removed were perfectly healthy, but i’m not a tree expert.
>
> I am going back down there tomorrow morning. I will let you know of any new developments. Feel free to call me if you need anything specific. I’m sorry I don’t have a lot of details for you. If you need a specific photo I can email it to you or put it on dropbox.
>
> Lisa Saffell
> St. Louis, MO 314-413-8980
>
>
>
> On Jul 4, 2019, at 6:53 PM, Matt Mendenhall <mmendenhall...> wrote:
>
> Hi Lisa, Kimberly, and Rad,
>
> Matt from BirdWatching magazine here. I’ve read the thread of today’s emails on the Missouri listserv on the ABA website regarding the heron rookery. I’d like to post a story about the situation on our site. (I was in STL a few days ago for college orientation for my daughter, and I checked out the rookery on Monday night. Tweeted about it also:https://twitter.com/BirdWatchDaily/status/1145865656048529409 )
>
> Lisa and/or Kimberly, may I use a couple of the photos that you posted on Instagram and iCloud? I would include photo credits, of course.
>
> Was this rookery new this year…? Or did herons/egrets nest there in past years?
>
> Does anyone know how many nests of the four species were present before today?
>
> Any idea how many nests, chicks, or eggs were lost?
>
> I read about the four rescued night-heron chicks. Were any other baby birds rescued?
>
> And lastly, has there been any response from the management of Westminster Place about why the trees were cut?
>
> Thanks for your time.
>
>
>
> Matt Mendenhall
> Editor, BirdWatching
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> Braintree, MA 02184
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Date: 7/5/19 9:02 am
From: sgg.bluesfan <sgg.bluesfan...>
Subject: Painted Bunting still at Jefferson City behind old Kia dealer.
Picked up some more sunflower seeds at Birds I View and Steve reminded me about the Painted Bunting behind the old Kia Dealer on Missouri.  Went by and found one singing on the left side on the front edge.  Chatty little guy.  Heard him singing and found him in a few minutes.  He flew off as I was making the entry in ebird.Thanks,Steve Griffaw <sgg.bluesfan...> Jefferson  City MoSent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

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Date: 7/5/19 8:57 am
From: sgg.bluesfan <sgg.bluesfan...>
Subject: Painted Bunting still at Jefferson City behind old Kia dealer.
Picked up some more sunflower seeds at Birds I View and Steve reminded me about the Painted Bunting behind the old Kia Dealer on Missouri.  Went by and found one singing on the left side on the front edge.  Chatty little guy.  Heard him singing and found him in a few minutes.  He flew off as I was making the entry in ebird.Thanks,Steve Griffaw <sgg.bluesfan...> Jefferson  City MoSent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

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Date: 7/5/19 8:42 am
From: Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...>
Subject: No sighting-Rookery update request for volunteers
Mitch Leachman with St. Louis Audubon Society and Scott with Missouri Dept. of Conservation met with Vicki, the leasing manager for Westminster Place, this morning. In a nutshell, the trees were marked for removal long before the Rookery moved in. They are under a deadline to have certain trees removed for insurance purposes because of root damage to walkways and buildings.

Vickie was extremely upset about what transpired, so please everyone, no more emails to them unless you want to say thank you!
Also, to Vickie’s defense she did reach out and contact numerous agencies for guidance but they were the wrong agencies who gave her some bad advice. I’ll let Mitch elaborate on that.

Westminster Place leasing office is more than willing to wait on the removal of the trees but ultimately they must abide by the requirements of their insurance company and their owners (corporate). Mitch, MDC, and the USFWS will provide them with whatever information they need to convince the insurance company and corporate to delay removal of the trees.

To that end I am calling for volunteers to help conduct a nest survey in the area this Sunday, July 7th at 8:00 AM. We will provide this information to them as a way to drive home the impact of removing the trees. This is approximately a three-four block area of trees with nests, not just on Westminster Place property, so the more people who can help the better.

We will meet in front of the abandoned building at 4000 Olive at 8:00 AM. If you can volunteer your time to help with the survey please email me directly at <lesfstl...> so I can have an accurate count of how many volunteers we have.

I am incredibly impressed with the Missouri Birding community and how everyone came together, on a Federal holiday no less, to minimize the damage. Happy to be a part of the community!


Lisa Saffell
St. Louis, MO


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Date: 7/5/19 6:49 am
From: David Becher <davidbecher...>
Subject: Re: Birds at RMBS
Also they have started pumping out the south end of Horseshoe Lake in Granite City Illinois. There may be shorebird habitat there in a few days.
David Becher
Saint Louis

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Subject: Birds at RMBS

Riverlands MBS, St. Charles co. (arm chair birding)

CASPIAN TERNS and another sterna tern photos taken by staff today.

https://www.facebook.com/audubonriverlands/photos/pcb.2304674579624444/2304673012957934/?type=3&theater

Looks to be some shoreline appearing too. Shorebird migration has started
at the Lakeshore in N. IL and IN (Willets, pects, peeps, Semi-plover)
So fall migration has begun.

Audubon Center to open July 8 last time I looked on Facebook page.

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

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Date: 7/5/19 3:38 am
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...>
Subject: Birds at RMBS
Riverlands MBS, St. Charles co. (arm chair birding)

CASPIAN TERNS and another sterna tern photos taken by staff today.

https://www.facebook.com/audubonriverlands/photos/pcb.2304674579624444/2304673012957934/?type=3&theater

Looks to be some shoreline appearing too. Shorebird migration has started
at the Lakeshore in N. IL and IN (Willets, pects, peeps, Semi-plover)
So fall migration has begun.

Audubon Center to open July 8 last time I looked on Facebook page.

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

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Date: 7/4/19 8:37 pm
From: MARGE LUMPE <BIRDWATCHER...>
Subject: Re: NO SIGHTINGS - two "happy ending" true bird stories
Thanks for the happy stories, Jean.
Marge

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Subject: NO SIGHTINGS - two "happy ending" true bird stories

In light of the sad stories of the heron rookery, I thought I would share two recent bird stories.

1. Our golf course, Columbia Country Club, has hosted a successful Red-tailed Hawk nest for about 3-4 years now. This spring the birds again re-used their nest very high in an oak tree over #14 green. Unfortunately, several weeks ago the entire nest blow out of the tree (like 40-50 feet high) and the baby hawk was found on the ground next to the tree trunk. How it survived the fall, I'll never know. UM Raptor Rehab was called; they felt the hawk had a much better survival chance if it stayed in the wild rather than be brought into the center. They brought a box; our Course Superintendent, Joe, got on the ladder, built a platform about 15 feet up (as high as the ladder would go), secured the box, put the nesting material back in, carried the baby hawk up the ladder and deposited it in the box. I wasn't sure the parents would ever figure out how to fly under the low branches to access the baby as they were used to coming in from on high. Although there were calls between the parents and baby, for two days we never saw the adults come in with food. On the 3rd day, Joe observed an adult hawk come in and drop a dead squirrel on the ground below the box - the baby jumped out of the box and fell to the ground for its meal. But, now it was stuck, as it could not fly back up to the box. So, every evening for about a week, Joe or his assistant Kelly would search for the hawk on the ground and carry him back up to the box for the night. (we do have fox, coyote, raccoon, etc. that the baby surely would not have survived on the ground). Then we didn't see any movement for several days and were concerned the baby had finally succumbed in the nest. Parents could still be seen flying around and calling but no movement in the box area. About a week ago, Joe was working on a nearby green and he felt/heard a "whoosh" go behind him - he turned around, and there sat the baby hawk, on the ground, just looking up at him as if to say "thanks, I can fly now!". Joe is certain it is "our" baby hawk as that hawk had a small patch of yellow feathers on the side of its neck and those same feathers were evident when this hawk landed on the green. We can now hear the family on several holes as they call to each other and the baby hones its flying and hunting skills. So proud of our guys for their extra effort to save this hawk.

2. On this same golf course, for the last two weeks I have observed several pairs of red-headed woodpeckers actively pursue and eat Japanese beetles. I thought I saw this happening a little bit last year but this year it is definitely intentional and very active. Thank goodness a bird species has finally figured out how to consume these nasty invaders!

--
Jean Leonatti
Boone County, Columbia, Missouri
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Date: 7/4/19 7:19 pm
From: Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...>
Subject: Heron/Egret Rookery STL
The St. Louis Post Dispatch came through for us and posted the article:

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/birdwatchers-rescue-heron-chicks-after-trees-cut-down-in-central/article_232f7bd6-5dbf-5296-8d20-19de6d130661.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR02zf71FgXMBOCOsn4lneBN-uIbqhqJfMLJ_t7r51UuQgaGSWc0buJmvC0 <https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/birdwatchers-rescue-heron-chicks-after-trees-cut-down-in-central/article_232f7bd6-5dbf-5296-8d20-19de6d130661.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR02zf71FgXMBOCOsn4lneBN-uIbqhqJfMLJ_t7r51UuQgaGSWc0buJmvC0>


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St. Louis, MO
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Date: 7/4/19 6:19 pm
From: Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...>
Subject: Re: Many Mississippi Kites, Columbia
I had one MI Kite perched in my yard this evening about 7:30 and heard another call. So they are flying in N Columbia also.
Kathleen Anderson, Columbia


From: "irbic68j" <irbic68j...>
To: "mobirds" <MOBIRDS-L...>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:43:58 PM
Subject: Re: Many Mississippi Kites, Columbia

I just saw more than 20 kites in the air at Chapel Hill Blvd and Limerick Ln! Thanks to my dad for noticing. I had somewhere to go at that moment, so I wasn't able to follow them and continue observing.

If anyone else sees the kites, please tell.

On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 6:51 PM John Besser < [ mailto:<jbesser1...> | <jbesser1...> ] > wrote:



I pulled off Forum Boulevard at the apartments just south of the Forum shopping center when I thought I saw an MIKI perched on a bare snag. It was a false alarm, only a crow.

But when I turned to get back into my car I saw a congregation of Mississippi Kites soaring over the 3M wetlands area. They were hunting actively, making it hard to get a precise count, but my totals kept ending up between 10 and 12 individuals.

These were my first Boone County kites for the year, but they were worth the wait!

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Date: 7/4/19 5:45 pm
From: Josh Mosteller <irbic68j...>
Subject: Re: Many Mississippi Kites, Columbia
I just saw more than 20 kites in the air at Chapel Hill Blvd and Limerick
Ln! Thanks to my dad for noticing. I had somewhere to go at that moment, so
I wasn't able to follow them and continue observing.

If anyone else sees the kites, please tell.

On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 6:51 PM John Besser <jbesser1...> wrote:

> I pulled off Forum Boulevard at the apartments just south of the Forum
> shopping center when I thought I saw an MIKI perched on a bare snag. It was
> a false alarm, only a crow.
>
> But when I turned to get back into my car I saw a congregation of
> Mississippi Kites soaring over the 3M wetlands area. They were hunting
> actively, making it hard to get a precise count, but my totals kept ending
> up between 10 and 12 individuals.
>
> These were my first Boone County kites for the year, but they were worth
> the wait!
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> John
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Date: 7/4/19 5:32 pm
From: Jean L <jaleonatti...>
Subject: NO SIGHTINGS - two "happy ending" true bird stories
In light of the sad stories of the heron rookery, I thought I would share
two recent bird stories.

1. Our golf course, Columbia Country Club, has hosted a successful
Red-tailed Hawk nest for about 3-4 years now. This spring the birds again
re-used their nest very high in an oak tree over #14 green. Unfortunately,
several weeks ago the entire nest blow out of the tree (like 40-50 feet
high) and the baby hawk was found on the ground next to the tree trunk.
How it survived the fall, I'll never know. UM Raptor Rehab was called;
they felt the hawk had a much better survival chance if it stayed in the
wild rather than be brought into the center. They brought a box; our
Course Superintendent, Joe, got on the ladder, built a platform about 15
feet up (as high as the ladder would go), secured the box, put the nesting
material back in, carried the baby hawk up the ladder and deposited it in
the box. I wasn't sure the parents would ever figure out how to fly under
the low branches to access the baby as they were used to coming in from on
high. Although there were calls between the parents and baby, for two days
we never saw the adults come in with food. On the 3rd day, Joe observed
an adult hawk come in and drop a dead squirrel on the ground below the box
- the baby jumped out of the box and fell to the ground for its meal. But,
now it was stuck, as it could not fly back up to the box. So, every
evening for about a week, Joe or his assistant Kelly would search for the
hawk on the ground and carry him back up to the box for the night. (we do
have fox, coyote, raccoon, etc. that the baby surely would not have
survived on the ground). Then we didn't see any movement for several days
and were concerned the baby had finally succumbed in the nest. Parents
could still be seen flying around and calling but no movement in the box
area. About a week ago, Joe was working on a nearby green and he
felt/heard a "whoosh" go behind him - he turned around, and there sat the
baby hawk, on the ground, just looking up at him as if to say "thanks, I
can fly now!". Joe is certain it is "our" baby hawk as that hawk had a
small patch of yellow feathers on the side of its neck and those same
feathers were evident when this hawk landed on the green. We can now hear
the family on several holes as they call to each other and the baby hones
its flying and hunting skills. So proud of our guys for their extra effort
to save this hawk.

2. On this same golf course, for the last two weeks I have observed several
pairs of red-headed woodpeckers actively pursue and eat Japanese beetles.
I thought I saw this happening a little bit last year but this year it is
definitely intentional and very active. Thank goodness a bird species has
finally figured out how to consume these nasty invaders!

--
Jean Leonatti
Boone County, Columbia, Missouri
<jaleonatti...>

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Date: 7/4/19 4:52 pm
From: Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
I purchased minnows for the rescued night heron chicks, but I am sure that Wild Bird Rehab could use donations to help with their care:



http://wildbirdrehab.org/



Maureen

St Louis



From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> On Behalf Of Lisa Saffell
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 5:47 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City



Thank you everyone for the calls and for showing up! The four black crowned night heron fledgelings were taken to Wild Bird Rehabilitation. The one day I leave my house without my birding camera! I still got a few photos and I posted on Instagram.

I am going back down in the morning to meet up with Mitch Leachman from the St. Louis Audubon Society and an MDC Agent that he has been in touch with. Not sure how much help I can be to them. I hope we can put a temporary stop to this tree cutting. Thanks Rad for notifying everyone and for contacting the leasing office. I wanted to go visit the rookery but not under these circumstances.

A reporter from the St. Louis Post Dispatch showed up and interviewed Rad and Bryan Prather so hopefully he will put out a good story that will help put pressure on Westminster Place to stop them from removing anymore trees until these birds move on.

Lisa Saffell
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On Jul 4, 2019, at 5:17 PM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> <mailto:<radwidmer...> > wrote:

Thanks everyone for helping. For those interested, the Westminster Place apartment manger is Vickie Navarrete and her email is <vnavarrete...> <mailto:<vnavarrete...> . As mentioned previously, she apparently called the tree service people early this afternoon and told them to stop cutting trees. A friend and I both sent her emails shortly after noon alerting her of the situation. I'm sending her a follow up email thanking her for acting quickly. It would be good if someone who's more an expert on birds and trees could talk to her as well.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 4:41 PM Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> <mailto:<smokeywags...> > wrote:
​Dear Kim and Patrick, Thank you for the update. Would someone please post the pictures? Thank you. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.

From: Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <bousquetstl...> <mailto:<bousquetstl...> >
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:59 PM
To: Carla_Kevin Hogan
Cc: <MOBIRDS-L...> <mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

The baby birds have been rescued and are being taken to the rehab place. (Sorry I don’t know the name).

The STLPD came out to ensure the nest was handled appropriately.

The St Louis Post Dispatch is interviewing Rad and others.

The property manager has supposedly stopped any further cutting..... for now.

Can anyone be out here tomorrow am early to see if the tree cutters are back?

We are preparing a petition for filing in court for violations of federal law... just in case they keep cutting.

Does anybody have contacts at Slu science department / biology ?? To get the word out? Any other contacts ? Social media? Please share the pictures.

Please also call the apartment management company, someone has their contact info and will circulate it.

Thanks — Kim and Patrick Bousquet

On Jul 4, 2019, at 3:21 PM, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> <mailto:<smokeywags...> > wrote:




I just spoke with Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin. They are aware of the situation and have a person the​re. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo. I called 1-636-394-1880 ext. 201.

From: Brenda Hente <bjhente29...> <mailto:<bjhente29...> >
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:04 PM
To: Carla_Kevin Hogan
Cc: <MOBIRDS-L...> <mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

I called the St. Louis City Police Department. They are sending officers over to evaluate the situation. They were not aware of it.
Brenda Hente
St. Louis, MO

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 2:59 PM Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> <mailto:<smokeywags...> > wrote:
​Has anyone contacted Wildlife Rescue that young have been on the ground? Would a St. Louis resident do this? Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.

From: Karen Zelle <karenzelle...> <mailto:<karenzelle...> >
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:13 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...> <mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...> ; Carla_Kevin Hogan
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

This is a terrible situation and thanks to all of you for trying to get to the bottom of it.

If you find that any birds need rescuing, you can call Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin at 314-394-1880. I volunteer at Wild Bird Rehab and they said that Wildlife Rescue can help these larger birds.
Karen

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:53:04 PM CDT, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> <mailto:<smokeywags...> > wrote:


​I live in Shannon Co., Mo. I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency wildlife violation hotline). I was told they were aware of this and had left messages with MDC agents. I alerted them to the emergency nature of the call. I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with someone about this. I left my info. as a contact and I described the situation to the best of my knowledge. I was told that a corresponding USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan. Shannon Co., Mo.


From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> <mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...> > on behalf of Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> <mailto:<radwidmer...> >
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...> <mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> <mailto:<radwidmer...> > wrote:
Yes right now.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...> <mailto:<bran59...> > wrote:
Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.


Niala
Heartland Wildlife Photography

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On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> <mailto:<radwidmer...> > wrote:




A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?

On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> <mailto:<evluecke...> > wrote:
Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -

https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/

Ev Luecke
St. Charles, MO.

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Date: 7/4/19 4:16 pm
From: Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
Hi Maureen, Would you please forward my e-mail to the rehab. team considering the possibility of returning the 4 young in a surrogate nest to the distraught, alarmed parents? Thank you, Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo. Our phone # is 573-226-1264 if we can be of any service.

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From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:06 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City


Hello all,

I just returned home from delivering 60 small minnows to Wild Bird Rehab on Midland—food for the rescued chicks. Lisa Saffell and Brian Prather delivered the 4 black-crowned night heron chicks there about 4pm.



Per Brian, the Exec Director, Joe Hoffman, administered fluids and gavaged protein critical care. The chicks are bruised, but in good shape. Wild Bird Rehab will care for them until they are stable and old enough to transfer. Joe thought that their parents may still have been regurgitating their food.



My thought is that as many as possible should send emails to the owner of Westminster—contact info was in an earlier post. Thank you Brenda for contacting the police; the lieutenant who responded was a falconer.



I can be at the location at 6am tomorrow morn if troops are needed to prevent further destruction. Let me know.



Quite an exciting day,

Maureen Thomas-Murphy

St Louis



From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> On Behalf Of Brenda Hente
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:05 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City



I called the St. Louis City Police Department. They are sending officers over to evaluate the situation. They were not aware of it.

Brenda Hente

St. Louis, MO



On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 2:59 PM Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...><mailto:<smokeywags...>> wrote:

​Has anyone contacted Wildlife Rescue that young have been on the ground? Would a St. Louis resident do this? Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.



________________________________

From: Karen Zelle <karenzelle...><mailto:<karenzelle...>>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:13 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>; Carla_Kevin Hogan
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City



This is a terrible situation and thanks to all of you for trying to get to the bottom of it.



If you find that any birds need rescuing, you can call Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin at 314-394-1880. I volunteer at Wild Bird Rehab and they said that Wildlife Rescue can help these larger birds.

Karen



On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:53:04 PM CDT, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...><mailto:<smokeywags...>> wrote:





​I live in Shannon Co., Mo. I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency wildlife violation hotline). I was told they were aware of this and had left messages with MDC agents. I alerted them to the emergency nature of the call. I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with someone about this. I left my info. as a contact and I described the situation to the best of my knowledge. I was told that a corresponding USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan. Shannon Co., Mo.



________________________________

From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>> on behalf of Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City



3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.



On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>> wrote:

Yes right now.



On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...><mailto:<bran59...>> wrote:

Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.



Niala
Heartland Wildlife Photography



Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!



On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>> wrote:

A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?



On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...><mailto:<evluecke...>> wrote:

Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -

https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/

Ev Luecke
St. Charles, MO.

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Date: 7/4/19 4:06 pm
From: Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
Hello all,

I just returned home from delivering 60 small minnows to Wild Bird Rehab on Midland—food for the rescued chicks. Lisa Saffell and Brian Prather delivered the 4 black-crowned night heron chicks there about 4pm.



Per Brian, the Exec Director, Joe Hoffman, administered fluids and gavaged protein critical care. The chicks are bruised, but in good shape. Wild Bird Rehab will care for them until they are stable and old enough to transfer. Joe thought that their parents may still have been regurgitating their food.



My thought is that as many as possible should send emails to the owner of Westminster—contact info was in an earlier post. Thank you Brenda for contacting the police; the lieutenant who responded was a falconer.



I can be at the location at 6am tomorrow morn if troops are needed to prevent further destruction. Let me know.



Quite an exciting day,

Maureen Thomas-Murphy

St Louis



From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> On Behalf Of Brenda Hente
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:05 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City



I called the St. Louis City Police Department. They are sending officers over to evaluate the situation. They were not aware of it.

Brenda Hente

St. Louis, MO



On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 2:59 PM Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> <mailto:<smokeywags...> > wrote:

​Has anyone contacted Wildlife Rescue that young have been on the ground? Would a St. Louis resident do this? Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.



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From: Karen Zelle <karenzelle...> <mailto:<karenzelle...> >
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:13 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...> <mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...> ; Carla_Kevin Hogan
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City



This is a terrible situation and thanks to all of you for trying to get to the bottom of it.



If you find that any birds need rescuing, you can call Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin at 314-394-1880. I volunteer at Wild Bird Rehab and they said that Wildlife Rescue can help these larger birds.

Karen



On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:53:04 PM CDT, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> <mailto:<smokeywags...> > wrote:





​I live in Shannon Co., Mo. I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency wildlife violation hotline). I was told they were aware of this and had left messages with MDC agents. I alerted them to the emergency nature of the call. I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with someone about this. I left my info. as a contact and I described the situation to the best of my knowledge. I was told that a corresponding USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan. Shannon Co., Mo.




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From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> <mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...> > on behalf of Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> <mailto:<radwidmer...> >
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...> <mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City



3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.



On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> <mailto:<radwidmer...> > wrote:

Yes right now.



On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...> <mailto:<bran59...> > wrote:

Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.



Niala
Heartland Wildlife Photography



Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!




On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> <mailto:<radwidmer...> > wrote:

A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?



On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> <mailto:<evluecke...> > wrote:

Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -

https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/

Ev Luecke
St. Charles, MO.

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Date: 7/4/19 3:54 pm
From: Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
Thank you everyone for the calls and for showing up! The four black crowned night heron fledgelings were taken to Wild Bird Rehabilitation. The one day I leave my house without my birding camera! I still got a few photos and I posted on Instagram.

I am going back down in the morning to meet up with Mitch Leachman from the St. Louis Audubon Society and an MDC Agent that he has been in touch with. Not sure how much help I can be to them. I hope we can put a temporary stop to this tree cutting. Thanks Rad for notifying everyone and for contacting the leasing office. I wanted to go visit the rookery but not under these circumstances.

A reporter from the St. Louis Post Dispatch showed up and interviewed Rad and Bryan Prather so hopefully he will put out a good story that will help put pressure on Westminster Place to stop them from removing anymore trees until these birds move on.

Lisa Saffell
https://instagram.com/lisasaffell <https://instagram.com/lisasaffell>



> On Jul 4, 2019, at 5:17 PM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>
> Thanks everyone for helping. For those interested, the Westminster Place apartment manger is Vickie Navarrete and her email is <vnavarrete...> As mentioned previously, she apparently called the tree service people early this afternoon and told them to stop cutting trees. A friend and I both sent her emails shortly after noon alerting her of the situation. I'm sending her a follow up email thanking her for acting quickly. It would be good if someone who's more an expert on birds and trees could talk to her as well.
>
> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 4:41 PM Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> wrote:
> ​Dear Kim and Patrick, Thank you for the update. Would someone please post the pictures? Thank you. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.
>
> From: Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <bousquetstl...>
> Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:59 PM
> To: Carla_Kevin Hogan
> Cc: <MOBIRDS-L...>
> Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>
> The baby birds have been rescued and are being taken to the rehab place. (Sorry I don’t know the name).
>
> The STLPD came out to ensure the nest was handled appropriately.
>
> The St Louis Post Dispatch is interviewing Rad and others.
>
> The property manager has supposedly stopped any further cutting..... for now.
>
> Can anyone be out here tomorrow am early to see if the tree cutters are back?
>
> We are preparing a petition for filing in court for violations of federal law... just in case they keep cutting.
>
> Does anybody have contacts at Slu science department / biology ?? To get the word out? Any other contacts ? Social media? Please share the pictures.
>
> Please also call the apartment management company, someone has their contact info and will circulate it.
>
> Thanks — Kim and Patrick Bousquet
>
> On Jul 4, 2019, at 3:21 PM, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> wrote:
>
>> I just spoke with Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin. They are aware of the situation and have a person the​re. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo. I called 1-636-394-1880 ext. 201.
>>
>> From: Brenda Hente <bjhente29...>
>> Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:04 PM
>> To: Carla_Kevin Hogan
>> Cc: <MOBIRDS-L...>
>> Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>>
>> I called the St. Louis City Police Department. They are sending officers over to evaluate the situation. They were not aware of it.
>> Brenda Hente
>> St. Louis, MO
>>
>> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 2:59 PM Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> wrote:
>> ​Has anyone contacted Wildlife Rescue that young have been on the ground? Would a St. Louis resident do this? Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.
>>
>> From: Karen Zelle <karenzelle...>
>> Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:13 PM
>> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>; Carla_Kevin Hogan
>> Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>>
>> This is a terrible situation and thanks to all of you for trying to get to the bottom of it.
>>
>> If you find that any birds need rescuing, you can call Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin at 314-394-1880. I volunteer at Wild Bird Rehab and they said that Wildlife Rescue can help these larger birds.
>> Karen
>>
>> On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:53:04 PM CDT, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> ​I live in Shannon Co., Mo. I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency wildlife violation hotline). I was told they were aware of this and had left messages with MDC agents. I alerted them to the emergency nature of the call. I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with someone about this. I left my info. as a contact and I described the situation to the best of my knowledge. I was told that a corresponding USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan. Shannon Co., Mo.
>>
>>
>> From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
>> Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
>> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
>> Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>>
>> 3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.
>>
>> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>> Yes right now.
>>
>> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...> wrote:
>> Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.
>>
>>
>> Niala
>> Heartland Wildlife Photography
>>
>> Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!
>>
>>
>> On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>>
>>> A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> wrote:
>>> Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -
>>>
>>> https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/
>>>
>>> Ev Luecke
>>> St. Charles, MO.
>>>
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------
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>>>
>>
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>>
>>
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>>
>>
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>> ASM Fall Meeting: September 27-29, 2019 at Camp Clover Point, Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO Details and Online Registration
>>
>>
>> The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
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>>
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Date: 7/4/19 3:53 pm
From: Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
​I hope all interested and involved parties will consider making a surrogate nest and returning what's left of the nest and the young promptly back to the same tree (if still there) or the nearest neighboring tree. We have had great success returning young hawks, owlets in this matter in similar situations at Kansas City's wildlife rehab. facility Lakeside Nature Center (where my wife Carla Bascom and I worked). The main difference is that owls and hawks are solitary nesters versus this group rookery. I don't know if this can be done with group nesting parent birds but it definitely deserves consideration. The distraught parents have not gone anywhere. Please consider this option. We used milk crates to hold the remaining nest and babies. Milk crates provide strength, good drainage and convenience in securing back into the tree. We often could not get the nest nearly as high as the original but the solitary nesting parents quickly settled in to our best efforts we made as close as possible. Thank you. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <bousquetstl...>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 5:17 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

A few Photos here: https://share.icloud.com/photos/0z9o2Hc0_c7lsoal-JzldEjgA#Saint_Louis_-_Central_West_End

On Jul 4, 2019, at 5:17 PM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>> wrote:

Thanks everyone for helping. For those interested, the Westminster Place apartment manger is Vickie Navarrete and her email is <vnavarrete...><mailto:<vnavarrete...>. As mentioned previously, she apparently called the tree service people early this afternoon and told them to stop cutting trees. A friend and I both sent her emails shortly after noon alerting her of the situation. I'm sending her a follow up email thanking her for acting quickly. It would be good if someone who's more an expert on birds and trees could talk to her as well.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 4:41 PM Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...><mailto:<smokeywags...>> wrote:
​Dear Kim and Patrick, Thank you for the update. Would someone please post the pictures? Thank you. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <bousquetstl...><mailto:<bousquetstl...>>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:59 PM
To: Carla_Kevin Hogan
Cc: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

The baby birds have been rescued and are being taken to the rehab place. (Sorry I don’t know the name).

The STLPD came out to ensure the nest was handled appropriately.

The St Louis Post Dispatch is interviewing Rad and others.

The property manager has supposedly stopped any further cutting..... for now.

Can anyone be out here tomorrow am early to see if the tree cutters are back?

We are preparing a petition for filing in court for violations of federal law... just in case they keep cutting.

Does anybody have contacts at Slu science department / biology ?? To get the word out? Any other contacts ? Social media? Please share the pictures.

Please also call the apartment management company, someone has their contact info and will circulate it.

Thanks — Kim and Patrick Bousquet

On Jul 4, 2019, at 3:21 PM, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...><mailto:<smokeywags...>> wrote:

I just spoke with Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin. They are aware of the situation and have a person the​re. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo. I called 1-636-394-1880 ext. 201.

________________________________
From: Brenda Hente <bjhente29...><mailto:<bjhente29...>>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:04 PM
To: Carla_Kevin Hogan
Cc: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

I called the St. Louis City Police Department. They are sending officers over to evaluate the situation. They were not aware of it.
Brenda Hente
St. Louis, MO

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 2:59 PM Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...><mailto:<smokeywags...>> wrote:
​Has anyone contacted Wildlife Rescue that young have been on the ground? Would a St. Louis resident do this? Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Karen Zelle <karenzelle...><mailto:<karenzelle...>>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:13 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>; Carla_Kevin Hogan
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

This is a terrible situation and thanks to all of you for trying to get to the bottom of it.

If you find that any birds need rescuing, you can call Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin at 314-394-1880. I volunteer at Wild Bird Rehab and they said that Wildlife Rescue can help these larger birds.
Karen

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:53:04 PM CDT, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...><mailto:<smokeywags...>> wrote:


​I live in Shannon Co., Mo. I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency wildlife violation hotline). I was told they were aware of this and had left messages with MDC agents. I alerted them to the emergency nature of the call. I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with someone about this. I left my info. as a contact and I described the situation to the best of my knowledge. I was told that a corresponding USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan. Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>> on behalf of Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>> wrote:
Yes right now.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...><mailto:<bran59...>> wrote:
Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.


Niala
Heartland Wildlife Photography

Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!


On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>> wrote:

A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?

On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...><mailto:<evluecke...>> wrote:
Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -

https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/

Ev Luecke
St. Charles, MO.

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Date: 7/4/19 3:51 pm
From: Jack Hambene <jack.hambene...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
If the property in question is Westminster Place Apartments, located at 4005 Westminster Place in the CWE, the property management Company is Broad Management and the site manager listed on their website is Vickie Navarrete, phone 314-652-5200 and e mail, <vnavarrete...> I am certain no one is there today and equally certain no City employees, except emergency responders, are working today so this is likely a private hire.

If someone who has been to the site can verify this is the property, we can give out the name and contact info to the press and all send the manager, hopefully polite, notices that Broad is breaking the law. Ordering this work on a National Holiday is beyond contempt and indicates forethought of the potential bad publicity and citation this action deserves.

Despite the tragedy of this illegal action, it is inspiring to see our fellow bird lovers, from throughout the state, respond to this event quickly in hopes of minimizing the damage done.

STL

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 4, 2019, at 3:59 PM, Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <bousquetstl...> wrote:
>
> The baby birds have been rescued and are being taken to the rehab place. (Sorry I don’t know the name).
>
> The STLPD came out to ensure the nest was handled appropriately.
>
> The St Louis Post Dispatch is interviewing Rad and others.
>
> The property manager has supposedly stopped any further cutting..... for now.
>
> Can anyone be out here tomorrow am early to see if the tree cutters are back?
>
> We are preparing a petition for filing in court for violations of federal law... just in case they keep cutting.
>
> Does anybody have contacts at Slu science department / biology ?? To get the word out? Any other contacts ? Social media? Please share the pictures.
>
> Please also call the apartment management company, someone has their contact info and will circulate it.
>
> Thanks — Kim and Patrick Bousquet
>
>> On Jul 4, 2019, at 3:21 PM, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> wrote:
>>
>> I just spoke with Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin. They are aware of the situation and have a person the​re. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo. I called 1-636-394-1880 ext. 201.
>>
>>
>> From: Brenda Hente <bjhente29...>
>> Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:04 PM
>> To: Carla_Kevin Hogan
>> Cc: <MOBIRDS-L...>
>> Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>>
>> I called the St. Louis City Police Department. They are sending officers over to evaluate the situation. They were not aware of it.
>> Brenda Hente
>> St. Louis, MO
>>
>> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 2:59 PM Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> wrote:
>> ​Has anyone contacted Wildlife Rescue that young have been on the ground? Would a St. Louis resident do this? Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.
>>
>>
>> From: Karen Zelle <karenzelle...>
>> Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:13 PM
>> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>; Carla_Kevin Hogan
>> Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>>
>> This is a terrible situation and thanks to all of you for trying to get to the bottom of it.
>>
>> If you find that any birds need rescuing, you can call Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin at 314-394-1880. I volunteer at Wild Bird Rehab and they said that Wildlife Rescue can help these larger birds.
>> Karen
>>
>> On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:53:04 PM CDT, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> ​I live in Shannon Co., Mo. I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency wildlife violation hotline). I was told they were aware of this and had left messages with MDC agents. I alerted them to the emergency nature of the call. I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with someone about this. I left my info. as a contact and I described the situation to the best of my knowledge. I was told that a corresponding USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan. Shannon Co., Mo.
>>
>>
>> From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
>> Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
>> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
>> Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>>
>> 3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.
>>
>> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>> Yes right now.
>>
>> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...> wrote:
>> Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.
>>
>>
>> Niala
>> Heartland Wildlife Photography
>>
>> Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!
>>
>>
>> On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>>
>>> A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> wrote:
>>> Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -
>>>
>>> https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/
>>>
>>> Ev Luecke
>>> St. Charles, MO.
>>>
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>> Archives / Subscription options / ASM Website / Email the list owners
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>>
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>> Archives / Subscription options / ASM Website / Email the list owners
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Date: 7/4/19 3:49 pm
From: Michael Thelen <mikethelen...>
Subject: Montana-Wyoming Birding Travelogue
Hi MOBirders:

In late June I spent a week birding south-central Montana, starting and
ending in Bozeman, plus northern Wyoming, including Yellowstone NP, with Red
Hill Birding. We visited grasslands, wetlands and mountains. The group
tallied 157 species of bird, including Barrow's Goldeneye, Sharp-tailed
Grouse, Calliope Hummingbird, Mountain Plover, Long-billed Curlew,
Ferruginous Hawk, western flycatchers, Canyon Wren, Sprague's Pipit, Black
Rosy-Finch, MacGillivray's Warbler and much more.

We also had 23 species of mammal including Gray Wolf, Black and Grizzly
Bear, Pronghorn Antelope, American Bison, Mountain Goat, Bighorn Sheep and
also much more.

I've finally pulled together some of my photos, mostly birds, but some
landscapes, mammals and other photos of interest, in a gallery here:

https://bit.ly/2XrSpAN

Photo information for each is map-enabled so that service should be
available for most, if not all, of the photos.

Cheers,

Mike Thelen
Univ City, StL Cnty, MO
<mikethelen...>

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Date: 7/4/19 3:42 pm
From: Clay Guthrie <clayguthrie13...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
I just wanted to say you guys handled this great today. Nice work and way
to make a difference in what could have been a bad situation.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 5:17 PM Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <
<bousquetstl...> wrote:

> A few Photos here:
> https://share.icloud.com/photos/0z9o2Hc0_c7lsoal-JzldEjgA#Saint_Louis_-_Central_West_End
>
> On Jul 4, 2019, at 5:17 PM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>
> Thanks everyone for helping. For those interested, the Westminster Place
> apartment manger is Vickie Navarrete and her email is
> <vnavarrete...> As mentioned previously, she apparently called
> the tree service people early this afternoon and told them to stop cutting
> trees. A friend and I both sent her emails shortly after noon alerting her
> of the situation. I'm sending her a follow up email thanking her for acting
> quickly. It would be good if someone who's more an expert on birds and
> trees could talk to her as well.
>
> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 4:41 PM Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...>
> wrote:
>
>> ​Dear Kim and Patrick, Thank you for the update. Would someone please
>> post the pictures? Thank you. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> *From:* Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <bousquetstl...>
>> *Sent:* Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:59 PM
>> *To:* Carla_Kevin Hogan
>> *Cc:* <MOBIRDS-L...>
>> *Subject:* Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>>
>> The baby birds have been rescued and are being taken to the rehab place.
>> (Sorry I don’t know the name).
>>
>> The STLPD came out to ensure the nest was handled appropriately.
>>
>> The St Louis Post Dispatch is interviewing Rad and others.
>>
>> The property manager has supposedly stopped any further cutting..... for
>> now.
>>
>> Can anyone be out here tomorrow am early to see if the tree cutters are
>> back?
>>
>> We are preparing a petition for filing in court for violations of federal
>> law... just in case they keep cutting.
>>
>> Does anybody have contacts at Slu science department / biology ?? To get
>> the word out? Any other contacts ? Social media? Please share the
>> pictures.
>>
>> Please also call the apartment management company, someone has their
>> contact info and will circulate it.
>>
>> Thanks — Kim and Patrick Bousquet
>>
>> On Jul 4, 2019, at 3:21 PM, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...>
>> wrote:
>>
>> I just spoke with Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin. They are aware of the
>> situation and have a person the​re. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo. I
>> called 1-636-394-1880 ext. 201.
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> *From:* Brenda Hente <bjhente29...>
>> *Sent:* Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:04 PM
>> *To:* Carla_Kevin Hogan
>> *Cc:* <MOBIRDS-L...>
>> *Subject:* Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>>
>> I called the St. Louis City Police Department. They are sending officers
>> over to evaluate the situation. They were not aware of it.
>> Brenda Hente
>> St. Louis, MO
>>
>> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 2:59 PM Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...>
>> wrote:
>>
>> ​Has anyone contacted Wildlife Rescue that young have been on the
>> ground? Would a St. Louis resident do this? Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> *From:* Karen Zelle <karenzelle...>
>> *Sent:* Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:13 PM
>> *To:* <MOBIRDS-L...>; Carla_Kevin Hogan
>> *Subject:* Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>>
>> This is a terrible situation and thanks to all of you for trying to get
>> to the bottom of it.
>>
>> If you find that any birds need rescuing, you can call Wildlife Rescue in
>> Ballwin at 314-394-1880. I volunteer at Wild Bird Rehab and they said that
>> Wildlife Rescue can help these larger birds.
>> Karen
>>
>> On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:53:04 PM CDT, Carla_Kevin Hogan <
>> <smokeywags...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> ​I live in Shannon Co., Mo. I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency
>> wildlife violation hotline). I was told they were aware of this and had
>> left messages with MDC agents. I alerted them to the emergency nature of
>> the call. I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with
>> someone about this. I left my info. as a contact and I described the
>> situation to the best of my knowledge. I was told that a corresponding
>> USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan. Shannon Co., Mo.
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> *From:* Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf
>> of Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
>> *Sent:* Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
>> *To:* <MOBIRDS-L...>
>> *Subject:* Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>>
>> 3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and
>> sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.
>>
>> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>>
>> Yes right now.
>>
>> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...> wrote:
>>
>> Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.
>>
>>
>> Niala
>> *Heartland Wildlife Photography*
>>
>> *Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the
>> fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!*
>>
>>
>> On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>>
>> A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have
>> heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?
>>
>> On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> wrote:
>>
>> Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -
>>
>> https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/
>>
>> Ev Luecke
>> St. Charles, MO.
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Date: 7/4/19 3:37 pm
From: Brenda Hente <bjhente29...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
I called the St. Louis City Police Department. They are sending officers
over to evaluate the situation. They were not aware of it.
Brenda Hente
St. Louis, MO

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 2:59 PM Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...>
wrote:

> ​Has anyone contacted Wildlife Rescue that young have been on the
> ground? Would a St. Louis resident do this? Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Karen Zelle <karenzelle...>
> *Sent:* Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:13 PM
> *To:* <MOBIRDS-L...>; Carla_Kevin Hogan
> *Subject:* Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>
> This is a terrible situation and thanks to all of you for trying to get to
> the bottom of it.
>
> If you find that any birds need rescuing, you can call Wildlife Rescue in
> Ballwin at 314-394-1880. I volunteer at Wild Bird Rehab and they said that
> Wildlife Rescue can help these larger birds.
> Karen
>
> On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:53:04 PM CDT, Carla_Kevin Hogan <
> <smokeywags...> wrote:
>
>
> ​I live in Shannon Co., Mo. I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency
> wildlife violation hotline). I was told they were aware of this and had
> left messages with MDC agents. I alerted them to the emergency nature of
> the call. I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with
> someone about this. I left my info. as a contact and I described the
> situation to the best of my knowledge. I was told that a corresponding
> USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan. Shannon Co., Mo.
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of
> Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
> *Sent:* Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
> *To:* <MOBIRDS-L...>
> *Subject:* Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>
> 3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and
> sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.
>
> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>
> Yes right now.
>
> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...> wrote:
>
> Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.
>
>
> Niala
> *Heartland Wildlife Photography*
>
> *Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the
> fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!*
>
>
> On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>
> A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have
> heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?
>
> On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> wrote:
>
> Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -
>
> https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/
>
> Ev Luecke
> St. Charles, MO.
>
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Date: 7/4/19 3:36 pm
From: Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
Recant what I said we found a nest on the ground with four little ones. Everyone please call Westminster. Let’s flood them with calls!

Lisa Saffell

> On Jul 4, 2019, at 2:00 PM, JJ Holder <aplusjj82...> wrote:
>
> Hi,
> The properties belong to Westminster Place, and the number is 314.652.5300. The office is closed today, but will allowing you leave message. City St.Louis can be the contact as well.
> The guy this morning around 8am had already cut down lots of trees; not sure it had impact any nesting trees.
> I did show my badge (issued by MDC) and talked to the manager crossed street where the property of the school. He understood the situation and stated they won’t cut any trees where Great Egrets are currently nesting.
>
> Regards,
> Jennifer H.
> St.Louis, MO
>
>
>> On Jul 4, 2019, at 1:24 PM, AOL <0000000585d83684-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>>
>> Big shout out to Rad for being in the right place at the right time and reaching out to the listserv! Very smart!
>>
>> Lots of good actions by many people on and off the listserv and that is very heartening.
>>
>> Hopefully help has arrived and I know everyone is anxiously awaiting an update.
>>
>> Mary Nemecek
>> KCMO
>>
>> “One planet, one experiment” - Edward O. Wilson
>>
>>> On Jul 4, 2019, at 1:14 PM, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> wrote:
>>>
>>> ​I recommend calling the local TV news stations and get some reporters out there. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.
>>>
>>>
>>> From: Karen Zelle <karenzelle...>
>>> Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:13 PM
>>> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>; Carla_Kevin Hogan
>>> Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>>>
>>> This is a terrible situation and thanks to all of you for trying to get to the bottom of it.
>>>
>>> If you find that any birds need rescuing, you can call Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin at 314-394-1880. I volunteer at Wild Bird Rehab and they said that Wildlife Rescue can help these larger birds.
>>> Karen
>>>
>>> On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:53:04 PM CDT, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> ​I live in Shannon Co., Mo. I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency wildlife violation hotline). I was told they were aware of this and had left messages with MDC agents. I alerted them to the emergency nature of the call. I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with someone about this. I left my info. as a contact and I described the situation to the best of my knowledge. I was told that a corresponding USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan. Shannon Co., Mo.
>>>
>>> From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
>>> Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
>>> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
>>> Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>>>
>>> 3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.
>>>
>>> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>>> Yes right now.
>>>
>>> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...> wrote:
>>> Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.
>>>
>>>
>>> Niala
>>> Heartland Wildlife Photography
>>>
>>> Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!
>>>
>>>
>>> On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>>>
>>>> A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> wrote:
>>>> Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -
>>>>
>>>> https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/
>>>>
>>>> Ev Luecke
>>>> St. Charles, MO.
>>>>
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Date: 7/4/19 3:35 pm
From: Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

Several of us down here. Many trees have been cut down but it doesn’t look like any of them had nests. Several more trees marked with red, green, and yellow dots some with nests. Not sure what their plans are but I do also find it odd that they were cutting down trees at 8:00 AM on a federal holiday.

I think those of us who can should continue trying to contact different authorities and remain diligent in protecting these birds and their nests.

A big thanks to all who came out here!

Lisa Saffell


> On Jul 4, 2019, at 1:53 PM, Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <bousquetstl...> wrote:
>
> We are both lawyers. Free legal help for anyone arrested! Please let me know if we can help.
>
> Patrick and Kim
>
>> On Jul 4, 2019, at 1:51 PM, Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...> wrote:
>>
>> Some of us are headed over there. Bail us out if we get arrested? Lol
>>
>> Lisa Saffell
>>
>>> On Jul 4, 2019, at 1:50 PM, Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <bousquetstl...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Any update? Is there anything I / we can do?
>>>
>>>> On Jul 4, 2019, at 11:16 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> 3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.
>>>>
>>>>> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>>>>> Yes right now.
>>>>>
>>>>>> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...> wrote:
>>>>>> Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Niala
>>>>>> Heartland Wildlife Photography
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> wrote:
>>>>>>>> Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Ev Luecke
>>>>>>>> St. Charles, MO.
>>>>>>>>
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Date: 7/4/19 3:17 pm
From: Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <bousquetstl...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
A few Photos here: https://share.icloud.com/photos/0z9o2Hc0_c7lsoal-JzldEjgA#Saint_Louis_-_Central_West_End

> On Jul 4, 2019, at 5:17 PM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>
> Thanks everyone for helping. For those interested, the Westminster Place apartment manger is Vickie Navarrete and her email is <vnavarrete...> As mentioned previously, she apparently called the tree service people early this afternoon and told them to stop cutting trees. A friend and I both sent her emails shortly after noon alerting her of the situation. I'm sending her a follow up email thanking her for acting quickly. It would be good if someone who's more an expert on birds and trees could talk to her as well.
>
>> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 4:41 PM Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> wrote:
>> ​Dear Kim and Patrick, Thank you for the update. Would someone please post the pictures? Thank you. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.
>>
>> From: Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <bousquetstl...>
>> Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:59 PM
>> To: Carla_Kevin Hogan
>> Cc: <MOBIRDS-L...>
>> Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>>
>> The baby birds have been rescued and are being taken to the rehab place. (Sorry I don’t know the name).
>>
>> The STLPD came out to ensure the nest was handled appropriately.
>>
>> The St Louis Post Dispatch is interviewing Rad and others.
>>
>> The property manager has supposedly stopped any further cutting..... for now.
>>
>> Can anyone be out here tomorrow am early to see if the tree cutters are back?
>>
>> We are preparing a petition for filing in court for violations of federal law... just in case they keep cutting.
>>
>> Does anybody have contacts at Slu science department / biology ?? To get the word out? Any other contacts ? Social media? Please share the pictures.
>>
>> Please also call the apartment management company, someone has their contact info and will circulate it.
>>
>> Thanks — Kim and Patrick Bousquet
>>
>> On Jul 4, 2019, at 3:21 PM, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> wrote:
>>
>>> I just spoke with Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin. They are aware of the situation and have a person the​re. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo. I called 1-636-394-1880 ext. 201.
>>>
>>> From: Brenda Hente <bjhente29...>
>>> Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:04 PM
>>> To: Carla_Kevin Hogan
>>> Cc: <MOBIRDS-L...>
>>> Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>>>
>>> I called the St. Louis City Police Department. They are sending officers over to evaluate the situation. They were not aware of it.
>>> Brenda Hente
>>> St. Louis, MO
>>>
>>> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 2:59 PM Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> wrote:
>>> ​Has anyone contacted Wildlife Rescue that young have been on the ground? Would a St. Louis resident do this? Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.
>>>
>>> From: Karen Zelle <karenzelle...>
>>> Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:13 PM
>>> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>; Carla_Kevin Hogan
>>> Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>>>
>>> This is a terrible situation and thanks to all of you for trying to get to the bottom of it.
>>>
>>> If you find that any birds need rescuing, you can call Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin at 314-394-1880. I volunteer at Wild Bird Rehab and they said that Wildlife Rescue can help these larger birds.
>>> Karen
>>>
>>> On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:53:04 PM CDT, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> ​I live in Shannon Co., Mo. I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency wildlife violation hotline). I was told they were aware of this and had left messages with MDC agents. I alerted them to the emergency nature of the call. I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with someone about this. I left my info. as a contact and I described the situation to the best of my knowledge. I was told that a corresponding USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan. Shannon Co., Mo.
>>>
>>> From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
>>> Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
>>> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
>>> Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>>>
>>> 3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.
>>>
>>> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>>> Yes right now.
>>>
>>> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...> wrote:
>>> Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.
>>>
>>>
>>> Niala
>>> Heartland Wildlife Photography
>>>
>>> Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!
>>>
>>>
>>> On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>>>
>>>> A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> wrote:
>>>> Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -
>>>>
>>>> https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/
>>>>
>>>> Ev Luecke
>>>> St. Charles, MO.
>>>>
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>>>
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Date: 7/4/19 3:13 pm
From: Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
Thanks everyone for helping. For those interested, the Westminster Place
apartment manger is Vickie Navarrete and her email is <vnavarrete...>
As mentioned previously, she apparently called the tree service people
early this afternoon and told them to stop cutting trees. A friend and I
both sent her emails shortly after noon alerting her of the situation. I'm
sending her a follow up email thanking her for acting quickly. It would be
good if someone who's more an expert on birds and trees could talk to her
as well.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 4:41 PM Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...>
wrote:

> ​Dear Kim and Patrick, Thank you for the update. Would someone please
> post the pictures? Thank you. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <bousquetstl...>
> *Sent:* Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:59 PM
> *To:* Carla_Kevin Hogan
> *Cc:* <MOBIRDS-L...>
> *Subject:* Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>
> The baby birds have been rescued and are being taken to the rehab place.
> (Sorry I don’t know the name).
>
> The STLPD came out to ensure the nest was handled appropriately.
>
> The St Louis Post Dispatch is interviewing Rad and others.
>
> The property manager has supposedly stopped any further cutting..... for
> now.
>
> Can anyone be out here tomorrow am early to see if the tree cutters are
> back?
>
> We are preparing a petition for filing in court for violations of federal
> law... just in case they keep cutting.
>
> Does anybody have contacts at Slu science department / biology ?? To get
> the word out? Any other contacts ? Social media? Please share the
> pictures.
>
> Please also call the apartment management company, someone has their
> contact info and will circulate it.
>
> Thanks — Kim and Patrick Bousquet
>
> On Jul 4, 2019, at 3:21 PM, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...>
> wrote:
>
> I just spoke with Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin. They are aware of the
> situation and have a person the​re. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo. I
> called 1-636-394-1880 ext. 201.
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Brenda Hente <bjhente29...>
> *Sent:* Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:04 PM
> *To:* Carla_Kevin Hogan
> *Cc:* <MOBIRDS-L...>
> *Subject:* Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>
> I called the St. Louis City Police Department. They are sending officers
> over to evaluate the situation. They were not aware of it.
> Brenda Hente
> St. Louis, MO
>
> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 2:59 PM Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...>
> wrote:
>
> ​Has anyone contacted Wildlife Rescue that young have been on the
> ground? Would a St. Louis resident do this? Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Karen Zelle <karenzelle...>
> *Sent:* Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:13 PM
> *To:* <MOBIRDS-L...>; Carla_Kevin Hogan
> *Subject:* Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>
> This is a terrible situation and thanks to all of you for trying to get to
> the bottom of it.
>
> If you find that any birds need rescuing, you can call Wildlife Rescue in
> Ballwin at 314-394-1880. I volunteer at Wild Bird Rehab and they said that
> Wildlife Rescue can help these larger birds.
> Karen
>
> On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:53:04 PM CDT, Carla_Kevin Hogan <
> <smokeywags...> wrote:
>
>
> ​I live in Shannon Co., Mo. I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency
> wildlife violation hotline). I was told they were aware of this and had
> left messages with MDC agents. I alerted them to the emergency nature of
> the call. I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with
> someone about this. I left my info. as a contact and I described the
> situation to the best of my knowledge. I was told that a corresponding
> USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan. Shannon Co., Mo.
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of
> Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
> *Sent:* Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
> *To:* <MOBIRDS-L...>
> *Subject:* Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>
> 3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and
> sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.
>
> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>
> Yes right now.
>
> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...> wrote:
>
> Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.
>
>
> Niala
> *Heartland Wildlife Photography*
>
> *Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the
> fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!*
>
>
> On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>
> A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have
> heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?
>
> On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> wrote:
>
> Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -
>
> https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/
>
> Ev Luecke
> St. Charles, MO.
>
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Date: 7/4/19 2:41 pm
From: Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
​Dear Kim and Patrick, Thank you for the update. Would someone please post the pictures? Thank you. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <bousquetstl...>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:59 PM
To: Carla_Kevin Hogan
Cc: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

The baby birds have been rescued and are being taken to the rehab place. (Sorry I don’t know the name).

The STLPD came out to ensure the nest was handled appropriately.

The St Louis Post Dispatch is interviewing Rad and others.

The property manager has supposedly stopped any further cutting..... for now.

Can anyone be out here tomorrow am early to see if the tree cutters are back?

We are preparing a petition for filing in court for violations of federal law... just in case they keep cutting.

Does anybody have contacts at Slu science department / biology ?? To get the word out? Any other contacts ? Social media? Please share the pictures.

Please also call the apartment management company, someone has their contact info and will circulate it.

Thanks — Kim and Patrick Bousquet

On Jul 4, 2019, at 3:21 PM, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...><mailto:<smokeywags...>> wrote:

I just spoke with Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin. They are aware of the situation and have a person the​re. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo. I called 1-636-394-1880 ext. 201.

________________________________
From: Brenda Hente <bjhente29...><mailto:<bjhente29...>>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:04 PM
To: Carla_Kevin Hogan
Cc: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

I called the St. Louis City Police Department. They are sending officers over to evaluate the situation. They were not aware of it.
Brenda Hente
St. Louis, MO

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 2:59 PM Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...><mailto:<smokeywags...>> wrote:
​Has anyone contacted Wildlife Rescue that young have been on the ground? Would a St. Louis resident do this? Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Karen Zelle <karenzelle...><mailto:<karenzelle...>>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:13 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>; Carla_Kevin Hogan
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

This is a terrible situation and thanks to all of you for trying to get to the bottom of it.

If you find that any birds need rescuing, you can call Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin at 314-394-1880. I volunteer at Wild Bird Rehab and they said that Wildlife Rescue can help these larger birds.
Karen

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:53:04 PM CDT, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...><mailto:<smokeywags...>> wrote:


​I live in Shannon Co., Mo. I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency wildlife violation hotline). I was told they were aware of this and had left messages with MDC agents. I alerted them to the emergency nature of the call. I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with someone about this. I left my info. as a contact and I described the situation to the best of my knowledge. I was told that a corresponding USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan. Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>> on behalf of Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>> wrote:
Yes right now.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...><mailto:<bran59...>> wrote:
Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.


Niala
Heartland Wildlife Photography

Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!


On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>> wrote:

A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?

On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...><mailto:<evluecke...>> wrote:
Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -

https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/

Ev Luecke
St. Charles, MO.

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Date: 7/4/19 1:59 pm
From: Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <bousquetstl...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
The baby birds have been rescued and are being taken to the rehab place. (Sorry I don’t know the name).

The STLPD came out to ensure the nest was handled appropriately.

The St Louis Post Dispatch is interviewing Rad and others.

The property manager has supposedly stopped any further cutting..... for now.

Can anyone be out here tomorrow am early to see if the tree cutters are back?

We are preparing a petition for filing in court for violations of federal law... just in case they keep cutting.

Does anybody have contacts at Slu science department / biology ?? To get the word out? Any other contacts ? Social media? Please share the pictures.

Please also call the apartment management company, someone has their contact info and will circulate it.

Thanks — Kim and Patrick Bousquet

> On Jul 4, 2019, at 3:21 PM, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> wrote:
>
> I just spoke with Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin. They are aware of the situation and have a person the​re. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo. I called 1-636-394-1880 ext. 201.
>
> From: Brenda Hente <bjhente29...>
> Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:04 PM
> To: Carla_Kevin Hogan
> Cc: <MOBIRDS-L...>
> Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>
> I called the St. Louis City Police Department. They are sending officers over to evaluate the situation. They were not aware of it.
> Brenda Hente
> St. Louis, MO
>
> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 2:59 PM Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> wrote:
> ​Has anyone contacted Wildlife Rescue that young have been on the ground? Would a St. Louis resident do this? Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.
>
> From: Karen Zelle <karenzelle...>
> Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:13 PM
> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>; Carla_Kevin Hogan
> Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>
> This is a terrible situation and thanks to all of you for trying to get to the bottom of it.
>
> If you find that any birds need rescuing, you can call Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin at 314-394-1880. I volunteer at Wild Bird Rehab and they said that Wildlife Rescue can help these larger birds.
> Karen
>
> On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:53:04 PM CDT, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> wrote:
>
>
> ​I live in Shannon Co., Mo. I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency wildlife violation hotline). I was told they were aware of this and had left messages with MDC agents. I alerted them to the emergency nature of the call. I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with someone about this. I left my info. as a contact and I described the situation to the best of my knowledge. I was told that a corresponding USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan. Shannon Co., Mo.
>
> From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
> Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
> Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>
> 3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.
>
> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
> Yes right now.
>
> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...> wrote:
> Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.
>
>
> Niala
> Heartland Wildlife Photography
>
> Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!
>
>
> On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>
>> A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?
>>
>> On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> wrote:
>> Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -
>>
>> https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/
>>
>> Ev Luecke
>> St. Charles, MO.
>>
>> ------------------------------------------------------------
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>> List archives: https://po.missouri.edu/archives/mobirds-l.html
>> ABA Birding Code of Ethics
>> http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
>> The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
>> Archives / Subscription options / ASM Website / Email the list owners
>> ABA Birding Code of Ethics
>>
>> ASM Fall Meeting: September 27-29, 2019 at Camp Clover Point, Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO Details and Online Registration
>>
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Date: 7/4/19 1:21 pm
From: Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
I just spoke with Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin. They are aware of the situation and have a person the​re. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo. I called 1-636-394-1880 ext. 201.

________________________________
From: Brenda Hente <bjhente29...>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:04 PM
To: Carla_Kevin Hogan
Cc: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

I called the St. Louis City Police Department. They are sending officers over to evaluate the situation. They were not aware of it.
Brenda Hente
St. Louis, MO

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 2:59 PM Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...><mailto:<smokeywags...>> wrote:
​Has anyone contacted Wildlife Rescue that young have been on the ground? Would a St. Louis resident do this? Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Karen Zelle <karenzelle...><mailto:<karenzelle...>>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:13 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>; Carla_Kevin Hogan
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

This is a terrible situation and thanks to all of you for trying to get to the bottom of it.

If you find that any birds need rescuing, you can call Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin at 314-394-1880. I volunteer at Wild Bird Rehab and they said that Wildlife Rescue can help these larger birds.
Karen

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:53:04 PM CDT, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...><mailto:<smokeywags...>> wrote:


​I live in Shannon Co., Mo. I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency wildlife violation hotline). I was told they were aware of this and had left messages with MDC agents. I alerted them to the emergency nature of the call. I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with someone about this. I left my info. as a contact and I described the situation to the best of my knowledge. I was told that a corresponding USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan. Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>> on behalf of Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>> wrote:
Yes right now.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...><mailto:<bran59...>> wrote:
Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.


Niala
Heartland Wildlife Photography

Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!


On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>> wrote:

A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?

On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...><mailto:<evluecke...>> wrote:
Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -

https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/

Ev Luecke
St. Charles, MO.

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Date: 7/4/19 12:59 pm
From: Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
​Has anyone contacted Wildlife Rescue that young have been on the ground? Would a St. Louis resident do this? Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Karen Zelle <karenzelle...>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:13 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>; Carla_Kevin Hogan
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

This is a terrible situation and thanks to all of you for trying to get to the bottom of it.

If you find that any birds need rescuing, you can call Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin at 314-394-1880. I volunteer at Wild Bird Rehab and they said that Wildlife Rescue can help these larger birds.
Karen

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:53:04 PM CDT, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> wrote:


​I live in Shannon Co., Mo. I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency wildlife violation hotline). I was told they were aware of this and had left messages with MDC agents. I alerted them to the emergency nature of the call. I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with someone about this. I left my info. as a contact and I described the situation to the best of my knowledge. I was told that a corresponding USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan. Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>> wrote:
Yes right now.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...><mailto:<bran59...>> wrote:
Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.


Niala
Heartland Wildlife Photography

Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!


On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>> wrote:

A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?

On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...><mailto:<evluecke...>> wrote:
Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -

https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/

Ev Luecke
St. Charles, MO.

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Date: 7/4/19 12:19 pm
From: Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
They already cut down trees with nesting night herons -- four nestlings on
the ground. This was just before noon. Also trees that still had eggs in
the nests. And even if they don't cut down trees with nests, many trees
marked for cutting are right next to trees containing many nests. There are
four species nesting in these trees - great and snowy egrets, little blue
herons, and black crowned night herons. The birds of course are very
agitated by the chain saws and cutting.

It would be helpful for anyone with a camera to go there and at least help
document the situation.

thanks

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 2:12 PM JJ Holder <aplusjj82...> wrote:

> Hi,
> The properties belong to Westminster Place, and the number is
> 314.652.5300. The office is closed today, but will allowing you leave
> message. City St.Louis can be the contact as well.
> The guy this morning around 8am had already cut down lots of trees; not
> sure it had impact any nesting trees.
> I did show my badge (issued by MDC) and talked to the manager crossed
> street where the property of the school. He understood the situation and
> stated they won’t cut any trees where Great Egrets are currently nesting.
>
> Regards,
> Jennifer H.
> St.Louis, MO
>
>
> On Jul 4, 2019, at 1:24 PM, AOL <
> <0000000585d83684-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Big shout out to Rad for being in the right place at the right time and
> reaching out to the listserv! Very smart!
>
> Lots of good actions by many people on and off the listserv and that is
> very heartening.
>
> Hopefully help has arrived and I know everyone is anxiously awaiting an
> update.
>
> Mary Nemecek
> KCMO
>
> “One planet, one experiment” - Edward O. Wilson
>
> On Jul 4, 2019, at 1:14 PM, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...>
> wrote:
>
> ​I recommend calling the local TV news stations and get some reporters out
> there. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Karen Zelle <karenzelle...>
> *Sent:* Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:13 PM
> *To:* <MOBIRDS-L...>; Carla_Kevin Hogan
> *Subject:* Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>
> This is a terrible situation and thanks to all of you for trying to get to
> the bottom of it.
>
> If you find that any birds need rescuing, you can call Wildlife Rescue in
> Ballwin at 314-394-1880. I volunteer at Wild Bird Rehab and they said that
> Wildlife Rescue can help these larger birds.
> Karen
>
> On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:53:04 PM CDT, Carla_Kevin Hogan <
> <smokeywags...> wrote:
>
>
> ​I live in Shannon Co., Mo. I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency
> wildlife violation hotline). I was told they were aware of this and had
> left messages with MDC agents. I alerted them to the emergency nature of
> the call. I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with
> someone about this. I left my info. as a contact and I described the
> situation to the best of my knowledge. I was told that a corresponding
> USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan. Shannon Co., Mo.
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of
> Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
> *Sent:* Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
> *To:* <MOBIRDS-L...>
> *Subject:* Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>
> 3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and
> sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.
>
> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>
> Yes right now.
>
> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...> wrote:
>
> Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.
>
>
> Niala
> *Heartland Wildlife Photography*
>
> *Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the
> fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!*
>
>
> On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>
> A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have
> heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?
>
> On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> wrote:
>
> Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -
>
> https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/
>
> Ev Luecke
> St. Charles, MO.
>
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Date: 7/4/19 12:12 pm
From: JJ Holder <aplusjj82...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
Hi,
The properties belong to Westminster Place, and the number is 314.652.5300. The office is closed today, but will allowing you leave message. City St.Louis can be the contact as well.
The guy this morning around 8am had already cut down lots of trees; not sure it had impact any nesting trees.
I did show my badge (issued by MDC) and talked to the manager crossed street where the property of the school. He understood the situation and stated they won’t cut any trees where Great Egrets are currently nesting.

Regards,
Jennifer H.
St.Louis, MO


> On Jul 4, 2019, at 1:24 PM, AOL <0000000585d83684-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Big shout out to Rad for being in the right place at the right time and reaching out to the listserv! Very smart!
>
> Lots of good actions by many people on and off the listserv and that is very heartening.
>
> Hopefully help has arrived and I know everyone is anxiously awaiting an update.
>
> Mary Nemecek
> KCMO
>
> “One planet, one experiment” - Edward O. Wilson
>
>> On Jul 4, 2019, at 1:14 PM, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> wrote:
>>
>> ​I recommend calling the local TV news stations and get some reporters out there. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.
>>
>>
>> From: Karen Zelle <karenzelle...>
>> Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:13 PM
>> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>; Carla_Kevin Hogan
>> Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>>
>> This is a terrible situation and thanks to all of you for trying to get to the bottom of it.
>>
>> If you find that any birds need rescuing, you can call Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin at 314-394-1880. I volunteer at Wild Bird Rehab and they said that Wildlife Rescue can help these larger birds.
>> Karen
>>
>> On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:53:04 PM CDT, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> ​I live in Shannon Co., Mo. I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency wildlife violation hotline). I was told they were aware of this and had left messages with MDC agents. I alerted them to the emergency nature of the call. I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with someone about this. I left my info. as a contact and I described the situation to the best of my knowledge. I was told that a corresponding USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan. Shannon Co., Mo.
>>
>> From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
>> Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
>> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
>> Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>>
>> 3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.
>>
>> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>> Yes right now.
>>
>> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...> wrote:
>> Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.
>>
>>
>> Niala
>> Heartland Wildlife Photography
>>
>> Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!
>>
>>
>> On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>>
>>> A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> wrote:
>>> Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -
>>>
>>> https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/
>>>
>>> Ev Luecke
>>> St. Charles, MO.
>>>
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------
>>> The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
>>> List archives: https://po.missouri.edu/archives/mobirds-l.html
>>> ABA Birding Code of Ethics
>>> http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
>>> The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
>>> Archives / Subscription options / ASM Website / Email the list owners
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>>>
>>> ASM Fall Meeting: September 27-29, 2019 at Camp Clover Point, Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO Details and Online Registration
>>>
>>
>> The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
>> Archives / Subscription options / ASM Website / Email the list owners
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>
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Date: 7/4/19 12:10 pm
From: BARBARA DUNCAN <bjduncan04...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
Can't even get a local newspaper reporter/photographer today - everybody has the holiday off.

Barb Duncan
Jefferson City, MO

----- Original Message -----
From: "edgew" <edgew...>
To: "MOBIRDS-L" <MOBIRDS-L...>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:52:51 PM
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

This incident is occurring on July 4, a federal holiday. Unlikely that is a coincidence. Local police can respond quickest.

Edge Wade
Columbia

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carla_Kevin Hogan" <smokeywags...>
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:35:53 PM
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

The # I called (1-844-397-8477) was for the USFW hotline for emergency wildlife violations - Midwest district. I spoke with a very helpful person who took down a lot of information and said that it would be reported. A handy # to write down. Operation Wildlife (hotline for reporting Missouri wildlife violations) is 1-800-392-1111.
Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of AOL <0000000585d83684-dmarc-request...>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:24 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

Big shout out to Rad for being in the right place at the right time and reaching out to the listserv! Very smart!

Lots of good actions by many people on and off the listserv and that is very heartening.

Hopefully help has arrived and I know everyone is anxiously awaiting an update.

Mary Nemecek
KCMO

“One planet, one experiment” - Edward O. Wilson

On Jul 4, 2019, at 1:14 PM, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...><mailto:<smokeywags...>> wrote:

I recommend calling the local TV news stations and get some reporters out there. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Karen Zelle <karenzelle...><mailto:<karenzelle...>>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:13 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>; Carla_Kevin Hogan
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

This is a terrible situation and thanks to all of you for trying to get to the bottom of it.

If you find that any birds need rescuing, you can call Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin at 314-394-1880. I volunteer at Wild Bird Rehab and they said that Wildlife Rescue can help these larger birds.
Karen

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:53:04 PM CDT, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...><mailto:<smokeywags...>> wrote:


I live in Shannon Co., Mo. I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency wildlife violation hotline). I was told they were aware of this and had left messages with MDC agents. I alerted them to the emergency nature of the call. I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with someone about this. I left my info. as a contact and I described the situation to the best of my knowledge. I was told that a corresponding USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan. Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>> on behalf of Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>> wrote:
Yes right now.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...><mailto:<bran59...>> wrote:
Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.


Niala
Heartland Wildlife Photography

Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!


On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>> wrote:

A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?

On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...><mailto:<evluecke...>> wrote:
Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -

https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/

Ev Luecke
St. Charles, MO.

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Date: 7/4/19 11:53 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
This incident is occurring on July 4, a federal holiday. Unlikely that is a coincidence. Local police can respond quickest.

Edge Wade
Columbia

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carla_Kevin Hogan" <smokeywags...>
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:35:53 PM
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

​The # I called (1-844-397-8477) was for the USFW hotline for emergency wildlife violations - Midwest district. I spoke with a very helpful person who took down a lot of information and said that it would be reported. A handy # to write down. Operation Wildlife (hotline for reporting Missouri wildlife violations) is 1-800-392-1111.
Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of AOL <0000000585d83684-dmarc-request...>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:24 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

Big shout out to Rad for being in the right place at the right time and reaching out to the listserv! Very smart!

Lots of good actions by many people on and off the listserv and that is very heartening.

Hopefully help has arrived and I know everyone is anxiously awaiting an update.

Mary Nemecek
KCMO

“One planet, one experiment” - Edward O. Wilson

On Jul 4, 2019, at 1:14 PM, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...><mailto:<smokeywags...>> wrote:

​I recommend calling the local TV news stations and get some reporters out there. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Karen Zelle <karenzelle...><mailto:<karenzelle...>>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:13 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>; Carla_Kevin Hogan
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

This is a terrible situation and thanks to all of you for trying to get to the bottom of it.

If you find that any birds need rescuing, you can call Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin at 314-394-1880. I volunteer at Wild Bird Rehab and they said that Wildlife Rescue can help these larger birds.
Karen

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:53:04 PM CDT, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...><mailto:<smokeywags...>> wrote:


​I live in Shannon Co., Mo. I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency wildlife violation hotline). I was told they were aware of this and had left messages with MDC agents. I alerted them to the emergency nature of the call. I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with someone about this. I left my info. as a contact and I described the situation to the best of my knowledge. I was told that a corresponding USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan. Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>> on behalf of Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>> wrote:
Yes right now.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...><mailto:<bran59...>> wrote:
Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.


Niala
Heartland Wildlife Photography

Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!


On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>> wrote:

A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?

On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...><mailto:<evluecke...>> wrote:
Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -

https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/

Ev Luecke
St. Charles, MO.

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Date: 7/4/19 11:50 am
From: Patrick and Kimberly Bousquet <bousquetstl...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
Any update? Is there anything I / we can do?

> On Jul 4, 2019, at 11:16 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>
> 3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.
>
>> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>> Yes right now.
>>
>>> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...> wrote:
>>> Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.
>>>
>>>
>>> Niala
>>> Heartland Wildlife Photography
>>>
>>> Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!
>>>
>>>
>>>> On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> wrote:
>>>>> Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -
>>>>>
>>>>> https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/
>>>>>
>>>>> Ev Luecke
>>>>> St. Charles, MO.
>>>>>
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>>>>> List archives: https://po.missouri.edu/archives/mobirds-l.html
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>>>>> http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
>>>>
>>>> The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
>>>> Archives / Subscription options / ASM Website / Email the list owners
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>>>>
>>>> ASM Fall Meeting: September 27-29, 2019 at Camp Clover Point, Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO Details and Online Registration
>>>>
>
> The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
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Date: 7/4/19 11:41 am
From: Niala Branson <bran59...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.


Niala
Heartland Wildlife Photography

Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!


> On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>
> A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?
>
> On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> wrote:
>> Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -
>>
>> https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/
>>
>> Ev Luecke
>> St. Charles, MO.
>>
>> ------------------------------------------------------------
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>> List archives: https://po.missouri.edu/archives/mobirds-l.html
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>
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>
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Date: 7/4/19 11:36 am
From: Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
​The # I called (1-844-397-8477) was for the USFW hotline for emergency wildlife violations - Midwest district. I spoke with a very helpful person who took down a lot of information and said that it would be reported. A handy # to write down. Operation Wildlife (hotline for reporting Missouri wildlife violations) is 1-800-392-1111.
Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of AOL <0000000585d83684-dmarc-request...>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:24 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

Big shout out to Rad for being in the right place at the right time and reaching out to the listserv! Very smart!

Lots of good actions by many people on and off the listserv and that is very heartening.

Hopefully help has arrived and I know everyone is anxiously awaiting an update.

Mary Nemecek
KCMO

“One planet, one experiment” - Edward O. Wilson

On Jul 4, 2019, at 1:14 PM, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...><mailto:<smokeywags...>> wrote:

​I recommend calling the local TV news stations and get some reporters out there. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Karen Zelle <karenzelle...><mailto:<karenzelle...>>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:13 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>; Carla_Kevin Hogan
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

This is a terrible situation and thanks to all of you for trying to get to the bottom of it.

If you find that any birds need rescuing, you can call Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin at 314-394-1880. I volunteer at Wild Bird Rehab and they said that Wildlife Rescue can help these larger birds.
Karen

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:53:04 PM CDT, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...><mailto:<smokeywags...>> wrote:


​I live in Shannon Co., Mo. I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency wildlife violation hotline). I was told they were aware of this and had left messages with MDC agents. I alerted them to the emergency nature of the call. I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with someone about this. I left my info. as a contact and I described the situation to the best of my knowledge. I was told that a corresponding USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan. Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>> on behalf of Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>> wrote:
Yes right now.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...><mailto:<bran59...>> wrote:
Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.


Niala
Heartland Wildlife Photography

Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!


On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>> wrote:

A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?

On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...><mailto:<evluecke...>> wrote:
Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -

https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/

Ev Luecke
St. Charles, MO.

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ASM Fall Meeting: September 27-29, 2019 at Camp Clover Point, Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO Details and Online Registration<http://www.mobirds.org/ASM/Meetings.aspx>

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Date: 7/4/19 11:36 am
From: Karen Zelle <000003474caebaab-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
This is a terrible situation and thanks to all of you for trying to get to the bottom of it.
If you find that any birds need rescuing, you can call Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin at 314-394-1880. I volunteer at Wild Bird Rehab and they said that Wildlife Rescue can help these larger birds.Karen

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:53:04 PM CDT, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> wrote:

​I live in Shannon Co., Mo.  I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency wildlife violation hotline).  I was told they were aware of this and had left messages with MDC agents.  I alerted them to the emergency nature of the call.  I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with someone about this.  I left my info. as a contact and I described the situation to the best of my knowledge.  I was told that a corresponding USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan.  Shannon Co., Mo.

From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City 3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.
On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:

Yes right now.
On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...> wrote:

Today???  MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act. 

 Niala
Heartland Wildlife Photography
Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!

On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:


A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?
On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> wrote:

Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -

https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/

Ev Luecke
St. Charles, MO.

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Date: 7/4/19 11:34 am
From: Niala Branson <bran59...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
Call Federals like Tim said! They can’t cut with nest and young. Hopefully they have a hotline phone.


Niala
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> On Jul 4, 2019, at 11:36 AM, Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...> wrote:
>
> That's a federal issue. MDC don't have any jurisdiction over the events that are taking place. Call USFWS or APHIS
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>
>> A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?
>>
>>> On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> wrote:
>>> Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -
>>>
>>> https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/
>>>
>>> Ev Luecke
>>> St. Charles, MO.
>>>
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Date: 7/4/19 11:25 am
From: AOL <0000000585d83684-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
Big shout out to Rad for being in the right place at the right time and reaching out to the listserv! Very smart!

Lots of good actions by many people on and off the listserv and that is very heartening.

Hopefully help has arrived and I know everyone is anxiously awaiting an update.

Mary Nemecek
KCMO

“One planet, one experiment” - Edward O. Wilson

> On Jul 4, 2019, at 1:14 PM, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> wrote:
>
> ​I recommend calling the local TV news stations and get some reporters out there. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.
>
> From: Karen Zelle <karenzelle...>
> Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:13 PM
> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>; Carla_Kevin Hogan
> Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>
> This is a terrible situation and thanks to all of you for trying to get to the bottom of it.
>
> If you find that any birds need rescuing, you can call Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin at 314-394-1880. I volunteer at Wild Bird Rehab and they said that Wildlife Rescue can help these larger birds.
> Karen
>
> On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:53:04 PM CDT, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> wrote:
>
>
> ​I live in Shannon Co., Mo. I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency wildlife violation hotline). I was told they were aware of this and had left messages with MDC agents. I alerted them to the emergency nature of the call. I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with someone about this. I left my info. as a contact and I described the situation to the best of my knowledge. I was told that a corresponding USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan. Shannon Co., Mo.
>
> From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
> Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
> Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
>
> 3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.
>
> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
> Yes right now.
>
> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...> wrote:
> Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.
>
>
> Niala
> Heartland Wildlife Photography
>
> Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!
>
>
> On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>
>> A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?
>>
>> On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> wrote:
>> Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -
>>
>> https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/
>>
>> Ev Luecke
>> St. Charles, MO.
>>
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Date: 7/4/19 11:24 am
From: Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
I called fox 2 news and KSDK! Scot at KSDK said he is sending someone over there.

> On Jul 4, 2019, at 12:00 PM, Scott Laurent <rscottlaurent...> wrote:
>
> Take pictures and get license plate numbers.
>
> Scott
>
>> On Jul 4, 2019, at 11:36 AM, Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...> wrote:
>>
>> That's a federal issue. MDC don't have any jurisdiction over the events that are taking place. Call USFWS or APHIS
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>>
>>> A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?
>>>
>>>> On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> wrote:
>>>> Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -
>>>>
>>>> https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/
>>>>
>>>> Ev Luecke
>>>> St. Charles, MO.
>>>>
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Date: 7/4/19 11:15 am
From: Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
​I recommend calling the local TV news stations and get some reporters out there. Kevin Hogan, Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Karen Zelle <karenzelle...>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:13 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>; Carla_Kevin Hogan
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

This is a terrible situation and thanks to all of you for trying to get to the bottom of it.

If you find that any birds need rescuing, you can call Wildlife Rescue in Ballwin at 314-394-1880. I volunteer at Wild Bird Rehab and they said that Wildlife Rescue can help these larger birds.
Karen

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:53:04 PM CDT, Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...> wrote:


​I live in Shannon Co., Mo. I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency wildlife violation hotline). I was told they were aware of this and had left messages with MDC agents. I alerted them to the emergency nature of the call. I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with someone about this. I left my info. as a contact and I described the situation to the best of my knowledge. I was told that a corresponding USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan. Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>> wrote:
Yes right now.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...><mailto:<bran59...>> wrote:
Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.


Niala
Heartland Wildlife Photography

Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!


On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>> wrote:

A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?

On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...><mailto:<evluecke...>> wrote:
Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -

https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/

Ev Luecke
St. Charles, MO.

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Date: 7/4/19 10:47 am
From: Carla_Kevin Hogan <smokeywags...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
​I live in Shannon Co., Mo. I called Operation Wildlife (MDC emergency wildlife violation hotline). I was told they were aware of this and had left messages with MDC agents. I alerted them to the emergency nature of the call. I then called the USFW violation hotline # and I spoke with someone about this. I left my info. as a contact and I described the situation to the best of my knowledge. I was told that a corresponding USFW person would be contacted. Kevin Hogan. Shannon Co., Mo.

________________________________
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16 AM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>> wrote:
Yes right now.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...><mailto:<bran59...>> wrote:
Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.


Niala
Heartland Wildlife Photography

Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!


On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>> wrote:

A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?

On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...><mailto:<evluecke...>> wrote:
Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -

https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/

Ev Luecke
St. Charles, MO.

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Date: 7/4/19 10:41 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
Call local police and when they arrive ask them to have tree cutters show authorization to do so.
e

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rad Widmer" <radwidmer...>
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:16:19 AM
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City

3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and
sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:

> Yes right now.
>
> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...> wrote:
>
>> Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.
>>
>>
>> Niala
>> *Heartland Wildlife Photography*
>>
>> *Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the
>> fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!*
>>
>>
>> On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>>
>> A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have
>> heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?
>>
>> On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> wrote:
>>
>>> Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -
>>>
>>> https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/
>>>
>>> Ev Luecke
>>> St. Charles, MO.
>>>
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------
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Date: 7/4/19 10:01 am
From: Scott Laurent <rscottlaurent...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
Take pictures and get license plate numbers.

Scott

> On Jul 4, 2019, at 11:36 AM, Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...> wrote:
>
> That's a federal issue. MDC don't have any jurisdiction over the events that are taking place. Call USFWS or APHIS
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>
>> A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?
>>
>>> On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> wrote:
>>> Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -
>>>
>>> https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/
>>>
>>> Ev Luecke
>>> St. Charles, MO.
>>>
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------
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>>
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Date: 7/4/19 9:37 am
From: Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
That's a federal issue. MDC don't have any jurisdiction over the events that are taking place. Call USFWS or APHIS

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...><mailto:<radwidmer...>> wrote:

A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?

On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...><mailto:<evluecke...>> wrote:
Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -

https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/

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Date: 7/4/19 9:33 am
From: Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
I called mdc. They said an agent would call. Three guys now with chainsaws.
No truck with a name on it

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:16 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:

> 3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and
> sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.
>
> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>
>> Yes right now.
>>
>> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...> wrote:
>>
>>> Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.
>>>
>>>
>>> Niala
>>> *Heartland Wildlife Photography*
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>>> fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!*
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>>> On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>>>
>>> A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have
>>> heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -
>>>>
>>>> https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/
>>>>
>>>> Ev Luecke
>>>> St. Charles, MO.
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Date: 7/4/19 9:16 am
From: Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
3900 block of Olive. Both sides of street. No trees between road and
sidewalk are marked. But many on apartment property.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:

> Yes right now.
>
> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...> wrote:
>
>> Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.
>>
>>
>> Niala
>> *Heartland Wildlife Photography*
>>
>> *Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the
>> fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!*
>>
>>
>> On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>>
>> A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have
>> heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?
>>
>> On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> wrote:
>>
>>> Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -
>>>
>>> https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/
>>>
>>> Ev Luecke
>>> St. Charles, MO.
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Date: 7/4/19 9:09 am
From: Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
Yes right now.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 11:08 AM Niala Branson <bran59...> wrote:

> Today??? MO Conservation and Federal Migratory Bird Act.
>
>
> Niala
> *Heartland Wildlife Photography*
>
> *Breathe Deep.....Because no one will ever understand your Love for the
> fresh air in the Mountains or the Peace it brings your Soul!!*
>
>
> On Jul 4, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>
> A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have
> heron and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?
>
> On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> wrote:
>
>> Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -
>>
>> https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/
>>
>> Ev Luecke
>> St. Charles, MO.
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Date: 7/4/19 8:59 am
From: Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
A tree guy is cutting down all trees marked with a red dot. Many have heron
and egret nests with eggs and young. Can anything be done?

On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 2:46 PM Ev Luecke <evluecke...> wrote:

> Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -
>
> https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/
>
> Ev Luecke
> St. Charles, MO.
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Date: 7/3/19 6:57 am
From: Susan Caraway <caraways111...>
Subject: Wisconsin corrected link
Sorry, my third link on last message was wrong. Here is the correct link with additional grouse pics.https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57820977

Tom CarawaySt. Charles, MO

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Date: 7/3/19 6:17 am
From: Susan Caraway <caraways111...>
Subject: Wisconsin birding - summary/checklists
Hi everyone again, and I have returned, but after walking out this morning in the heat, I can't remember why I did. Oh well... my wife and  I had a terrific trip to Sister Bay, and we got out for many birding trips. Besides our life bird of ruffed grouse (encountered on 4 separate occasions!), we enjoyed several warblers, including chestnut sided, black and white, redstarts, nashville, pine, black throated blues and greens, and blackburnians. We also found many ovenbirds and northern waterthruses, a few bobolinks, common ravens, red breasted nuthatches, and brown creepers. It was also nice to hear some white throated sparrows singing. We found hooded mergansers and wood ducks (both with chicks), and lastly but far from least was some great views of sandhill cranes in a field near a road we were driving by. If you care to view a few photos, here are 4 checklists with winter wrens, grouse, and the sandhills. Glad to be back, and see you all out there somewhere.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57763278

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57792579

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S5782097


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57846133




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Date: 7/3/19 5:15 am
From: Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Purple Martins
I’ve spent time the last week photographing purple martins - first at Creve Coeur Lake in St Louis, then up here in Kirksville.

Yesterday, I specifically wanted to get photos of them in flight and bringing food to their nestlings. They brought in a variety of bugs, including dragonflies and even small butterflies.

It’s quite a challenge to photograph these soaring birds, with their quick turns and dark purple color.

Photos can be found at:
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Date: 7/1/19 1:53 pm
From: Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Purple Martins at Creve Coeur Lake
We were in St Louis last week and had dinner at the Creve Couer Lakehouse Restaurant. They have purple martin houses along the lake shore and the martins were very actively feeding their young. There’s several benches along the sidewalk, where you can sit and watch. For those of you interested in photography, evening is best, with the light behind you. Photos can be found at:
flickr.com/photos/dgetman/sets

There was also a mature bald eagle on the far side of the lake, which first landed in a tree and then spent time on the ground along the far shore. Not sure whether it was just getting a drink or doing something else.

Dan Getman, Kirksville, northeast MO

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Date: 7/1/19 12:46 pm
From: Ev Luecke <evluecke...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
Forgot - some photos of the rookery on Sunday -

https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/St-Louis-Heron-Rookery063019/

Ev Luecke
St. Charles, MO.

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Date: 7/1/19 12:43 pm
From: Ev Luecke <evluecke...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
I visited the rookery Sunday 7:30 to about 10:00 a.m. with two friends. Also very active with birds coming and going, some with nesting material, some resting. It was a very special outing - all those birds in the middle of the city. We didn't do any counting. Also didn't see very many chicks.
We started in the 3900 block of Olive - just look for the white wash on the sidewalk - we observed birds on both sides of the street, also walked to the alley on the backside of the block and saw quite a number there. It was also special for photography - terrific light and nice views of the birds.

We theorized the ash trees were marked for removal perhaps because of emerald ash boerer disease.

I spoke with a number of residents - folks out walking or coming home. Some said they knew others who were aggravated with the mess and had called the city. I talked it up how special this was that the birds had chose their neighborhood for a home, had them look thru the bins, showed few photos. They were astounded. People seem to be curious about them, and very nice to talk with.

Ev Luecke
St. Charles, MO.



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Date: 7/1/19 12:27 pm
From: Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
Thanks for the report, Maureen.
The only Little Blue Heron rookery I remember was northeast of the Boeing plant near the airport maybe 15 years ago. Hundreds of herons would fly into the trees along the railroad tracks in waves for about an hour, very impressive! I’m planning on checking out this current one tonight.

Pat Lueders, Webster Groves, MO

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> On Jul 1, 2019, at 12:22 PM, Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...> wrote:
>
> I visited the heron/egret rookery Sat eve from 7-8:30. There was a lot of activity, with birds coming in to roost the whole time we were there. Most of them were little blues—we estimated about 70, including a couple of chicks in the nest. I have never seen so many little blues in one place. At one point, as we were leaving, something must have startled them and approx. 50 birds rose up out of the trees and then settled down again.
>
> Here’s the link to my ebird list with photos.
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57801461
> We noted that many of the trees (ashes?) were marked for removal, which usually does not happen in summer, but the site may not be suitable for a rookery next year. I spoke with a resident who said that this was a first for the “big birds”. We were speculating as to why the birds chose this area—flooding in other areas, density of the trees? I’d be interested to hear any ideas you all might have and please respond on list so that everyone can be in on the conversation!
>
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Date: 7/1/19 10:22 am
From: Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...>
Subject: heron/egret rookery in St Louis City
I visited the heron/egret rookery Sat eve from 7-8:30. There was a lot of activity, with birds coming in to roost the whole time we were there. Most of them were little blues—we estimated about 70, including a couple of chicks in the nest. I have never seen so many little blues in one place. At one point, as we were leaving, something must have startled them and approx. 50 birds rose up out of the trees and then settled down again.



Here’s the link to my ebird list with photos.



https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57801461

We noted that many of the trees (ashes?) were marked for removal, which usually does not happen in summer, but the site may not be suitable for a rookery next year. I spoke with a resident who said that this was a first for the “big birds”. We were speculating as to why the birds chose this area—flooding in other areas, density of the trees? I’d be interested to hear any ideas you all might have and please respond on list so that everyone can be in on the conversation!



Maureen Thomas-Murphy

St Louis


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Date: 6/30/19 6:35 pm
From: Catherine Davis <catherineann...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery on SLU campus (St. Louis)?
Thanks for the "rookery show". I used to live here but moved to Albuquerque a couple of years ago. In St Louis this week and went to see the herons and egrets just now - amazing show!
Catherine Davis

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> On Jun 27, 2019, at 10:44 PM, Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> wrote:
>
> I went to the rookery this evening around 7pm. Quite a sight! There were many birds nesting in the 3900 block of Olive and in the alley mentioned by Gary. Impressive numbers of little blues, snowies, and great egrets (maybe 50 or more each), and lesser numbers of black crowned night herons. At one point there were over 20 snowies and little blues flying overhead. Many nests and birds carrying nesting materials. Lots of squeaking. The birds were mostly nesting in ash (fortunately they haven’t all been cut down) and basswood trees. A Cooper’s hawk flew by at one point.
>
> The neighbors were very friendly. As soon as I got out of the car, a lady asked “Are you looking for the birds? They be out front!” And indeed they were. And in the alley too. I talked to several residents who were also out looking at the birds.
>
> Fun times.
>
> Rad Widmer
>
> STL
>
>> On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 11:07 AM Scott Laurent <rscottlaurent...> wrote:
>> Bird constantly amaze me.
>>
>>
>> Scott Laurent
>> Kansas City, MO
>>
>>> On Jun 24, 2019, at 11:00 AM, Gary Rauvola <grauvola...> wrote:
>>>
>>> My wife and I drove over to check this out late evening yesterday. It is a mixed flock of Great Egrets and Little Blue Herons (100+ ?) plus young of each, along with a single Black Crowned Night Heron. They were occupying a number of trees within roughly a square block quadrant southwest of Vandeventer and Washington. The trees are around some buildings and apartment complexes between Washington and Olive west of Vandeventer. We thought the best viewing spot was about halfway down the alley between Washington and Olive, as most of the birds were in some medium-height trees (Bradford Pears?) between a couple of apartment buildings on the south side of the alley midway between Vandeventer and Sarah. Note alley is not accessible from Vandeventer, we drove in from Sarah. Interesting mass of squawking and flapping plunked into this very urban setting.
>>> Gary Rauvola
>>> Glendale
>>>
>>>> On Sun, Jun 23, 2019 at 8:30 AM Randy Korotev <RLKorotev...> wrote:
>>>> A portion of an e-mail I received from a nonbirder that I do not know:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> “Apparently, I cannot rest until I let a bird-person know about an interesting phenomenon occurring adjacent to SLU's campus: a large colony of migratory birds (egrets?) is nesting in a stand of trees near campus, at Vandeventer and Washington (in fact, they are located directly on a property owned by SLU). This is actually the third year we have noted their presence--they have moved a few blocks south of where they nested two years ago (we did not locate their nesting area last year, but did note their flight between that location and, most likely, Forest Park).”
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Anybody know the species or how many? She didn’t mention the color.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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Date: 6/30/19 5:29 pm
From: Philip Wire <phw222...>
Subject: Lincoln Co. sightings
I ran my breeding bird survey that begins about 60 miles northwest of St.
Louis yesterday (Millwood route). While it was a bit of a quieter year, the
highlight was a male Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in extreme northwestern
Lincoln Co. Alas, it was recorded between points, but still a neat bird to
see. Healthy numbers of grassland birds like Eastern Meadowlarks are always
enjoyed on this route. The species total was 65, which is about smack-dab
average for this route.

This morning our family headed out to Big Sugar Creek at Cuivre River State
Park, and even at the late hour of 11 AM there was at least 1 Cerulean
Warbler singing its heart out. The location was about 1/3 of a mile north
of the bridge where the creek bends sharply to the east.

And I apologize for the late report as we were about to leave on a trip,
but you'll see why it didn't matter… perhaps the best bird I have had
locally was a Bell's Vireo that was heard singing less than half a mile
from my house on June 16th, just outside Troy along Highway H where it
intersects 47. There is a scrubby abandoned lot that was covered in
thickets of invasives like honeysuckle, young Bradford Pear, and cedars. I
heard the bird clearly on a run on 6/16, and I went back the next morning
and the lot had been totally cleared by a skid loader with a brush cutting
attachment. Hard to be too angry given what they were clearing, but it
remains the only spot I've had a Lincoln Co. Bell's Vireo. One was very
loyal to a poison ivy/honeysuckle thicket on that same lot in 2012, but I
hadn't heard another since. I have run past a lot of local thickets that
appeared much better on the surface for BEVI over the years, and have
always wondered why this overgrown spot surrounded on two sides by busy
roads and the other two sides by suburban development had been more
attractive.

Phil Wire
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Date: 6/29/19 10:04 pm
From: Jim Gast <jgast...>
Subject: No sighting Columbia Wetland Cells #1 & 4
Due to someone being hurt by running into a piece of equipment, the city
of Columbia put up Keep out signs at Cell #1 & Cell 4. I called the
city and was told that we can still bird at these locations. They
asked that we exercise caution. The levees can also be used by
bicyclists as a detour for when the MKT trails floods so watch out for
them as well.

Jim
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Date: 6/29/19 6:11 pm
From: Susan Caraway <caraways111...>
Subject: Wisconsin birding
Hi to all the birders back in my hot region. I am currently enjoying a much needed trip to a cooler climate, where I've been able to unwind. I've managed some birding time, and have been able to experience the wonder of the ruffed grouse on 3 occasions. These included hearing their amazing drumming noise in some woods, and actually getting a few photos of another one. Life bird for me, and I can not convey how special it was to hear that drumming, quite magical. I had once listened to it online, and good thing, because I was able to recognize it for what it was. Having new experiences is invigorating, and I look forward to returning to our special birds back home soon.
Reporting from beautiful Sister Bay,

Tom Caraway
St. Charles, MO

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Date: 6/29/19 3:45 pm
From: Paige Witek <paige.witek...>
Subject: No Sighting- Shaw Nature Reserve Advice
Hello birders of Missouri,
I am leading a group of high school students for a birding trip at
Shaw Nature Reserve the second week of July and I am wondering if any
of you have advice on which trails I should take them on to ensure
some neat bird sightings. I have been to Shaw before, but I need to
re-familiarize myself.
Any ideas?
Thanks! Stay birdy!
Paige Witek

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Date: 6/29/19 7:53 am
From: David Becher <davidbecher...>
Subject: Lost Valley Trail

Flooded again
David Becher
St. Louis


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Date: 6/28/19 8:42 am
From: Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...>
Subject: MI Kites - North Columbia
This morning while doing yard work, I heard this strange call that I couldn't identify. It turned out to be 2 Mississippi Kites. They flew into a tree, but didn't stay long. My location is North of Machens, maybe a mile or mile and a half by the crow's fly.
Kathleen Anderson, Columbia

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Date: 6/27/19 8:45 pm
From: Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery on SLU campus (St. Louis)?
I went to the rookery this evening around 7pm. Quite a sight! There were
many birds nesting in the 3900 block of Olive and in the alley mentioned by
Gary. Impressive numbers of little blues, snowies, and great egrets (maybe
50 or more each), and lesser numbers of black crowned night herons. At one
point there were over 20 snowies and little blues flying overhead. Many
nests and birds carrying nesting materials. Lots of squeaking. The birds
were mostly nesting in ash (fortunately they haven’t all been cut down) and
basswood trees. A Cooper’s hawk flew by at one point.

The neighbors were very friendly. As soon as I got out of the car, a lady
asked “Are you looking for the birds? They be out front!” And indeed they
were. And in the alley too. I talked to several residents who were also out
looking at the birds.

Fun times.

Rad Widmer

STL

On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 11:07 AM Scott Laurent <rscottlaurent...>
wrote:

> Bird constantly amaze me.
>
>
> Scott Laurent
> Kansas City, MO
>
> On Jun 24, 2019, at 11:00 AM, Gary Rauvola <grauvola...> wrote:
>
> My wife and I drove over to check this out late evening yesterday. It is a
> mixed flock of Great Egrets and Little Blue Herons (100+ ?) plus young of
> each, along with a single Black Crowned Night Heron. They were occupying a
> number of trees within roughly a square block quadrant southwest of
> Vandeventer and Washington. The trees are around some buildings and
> apartment complexes between Washington and Olive west of Vandeventer. We
> thought the best viewing spot was about halfway down the alley between
> Washington and Olive, as most of the birds were in some medium-height trees
> (Bradford Pears?) between a couple of apartment buildings on the south side
> of the alley midway between Vandeventer and Sarah. Note alley is not
> accessible from Vandeventer, we drove in from Sarah. Interesting mass of
> squawking and flapping plunked into this very urban setting.
> Gary Rauvola
> Glendale
>
> On Sun, Jun 23, 2019 at 8:30 AM Randy Korotev <RLKorotev...>
> wrote:
>
>> A portion of an e-mail I received from a nonbirder that I do not know:
>>
>>
>>
>> “Apparently, I cannot rest until I let a bird-person know about an
>> interesting phenomenon occurring adjacent to SLU's campus: a large colony
>> of migratory birds (egrets?) is nesting in a stand of trees near campus, at
>> Vandeventer and Washington (in fact, they are located directly on a
>> property owned by SLU). This is actually the third year we have noted
>> their presence--they have moved a few blocks south of where they nested two
>> years ago (we did not locate their nesting area last year, but did note
>> their flight between that location and, most likely, Forest Park).”
>>
>>
>>
>> Anybody know the species or how many? She didn’t mention the color.
>>
>>
>>
>> Randy Korotev
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Date: 6/27/19 6:20 am
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...>
Subject: roadrunner, McDonald County
A birder observed a greater roadrunner on a farm west of Pineville,
McDonald County, on Tuesday, 6-25.
It has been 10 years or so since I had one in a junk yard south of
Carthage, Jasper County.
Larry, in Joplin.
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Date: 6/26/19 9:19 pm
From: Jo Ann Eldridge <joann621...>
Subject: Re: Dunn Ranch
When Bob and I moved into Kearney in 1960, I heard Western Meadowlarks in
the pastures near us in the northern edge of town. I loved hearing them for
several summers and always got several when I became involved in the NAMC
program in Clay County. I was compiler for the county and continued being
involved for 25 years. There were always Grasshopper Sparrows in the
pastures in the first years. I would have to check my records to be sure
when I noticed that we were no longer finding those two species even in the
best habitat, and the habitat had gradually shrunk.
Jo Ann Eldridge, Kearney, Clay Co.
<joann621...>


On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 8:04 PM Terry Miller <millert832...> wrote:

> I visited and birded Dunn Ranch today. The prairie was very nice with
> numerous flowers. The best experience was soon after I turned onto W. 180
> th Ave and stopped about a quarter of a mile up the road. I had numerous
> Bobolinks calling and three Upland Sandpipers flying around and also
> calling. At one point, I had one male Bobolink and one Upland Sandpiper
> both perched near me about 3 feet apart on the barbed wire fence.
>
> Whenever I view these awesome birds, I always think of Aldo Leopold
> writing that Upland (Plovers) Sandpipers “just now back from the Argentine”
> … “has just flown 4000 miles to reassert the title he got from the Indians,
> and until the young plovers are a-wing, this pasture is his, and none may
> trespass with out his protest.” As I watched them fly around me, with
> their abbreviated wing strokes, my mind wandered to contemplate how many
> wingbeats it would take to fly 4000 miles….!!
>
> I actually left very early this morning to take two frozen wild turkeys (I
> use a wholesale taxidermist for the full-mount turkeys I take in) to the
> Kirksville area. I then traveled back across the northernmost part of
> the state to head toward Dunn Ranch. Much of all that landscape was
> uncut pastures. I tried to keep an eye out for Upland Sandpipers and
> Bobolinks along the way but did not see any…or at least I missed any that
> “might” have been present. At Dunn Ranch, I found 5 Upland Sandpipers
> and a minimum of 16 Bobolinks. Hence the power of Quality Habitat!! It
> sure would have been nice to see and experience the abundant wildlife (and
> flora) in the vast expanse of the pristine prairies of the past!
>
> I was able to talk to an MDC person about the Prairie Chickens. He said
> that 34 were the most on any lek this spring and that, during the winter,
> they had counted around 300 congregated birds in one field.
>
> And as a final comment, I was hoping to hear some W. Meadowlarks. Although
> I saw and heard numerous E. Meadowlarks….I was not successful hearing any
> Westerns. Sadly, they specifically have really diminished significantly
> over the years…. .
>
> If interested, here is the eBird link:
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57709651
>
> Have a great one!!
> --
> Terry L. Miller
> Plattsburg, MO
> <millert832...>
>
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Date: 6/26/19 7:04 pm
From: Josh Mosteller <irbic68j...>
Subject: Re: Many Mississippi Kites, Columbia
I was actually going to write an email about watching kites in southern
CoMo yesterday. I was on an evening stroll yesterday, and one was soaring
right above my head. I watched it for a moment and then I started seeing
more of these majestic raptors appear and then disappear behind some trees.
It was impossible to keep track of them and count them because of this, but
they eventually congregated in a group of four. I believe at least two of
them were immature (barred undertails) and there was definitely an adult or
two (all-black tails). I was very entertained while watching them in flight.

After the group flew out of sight, I continued walking and discovered two
of the kites perched in a tree by Chapel Hill Rd and Mills Drive and then
the other two rejoined them in the tree. I might have gotten some decent
photos of them exposed in the treetops in the evening light, but I was only
carrying binoculars and not a camera (I wasn't really intending to go
birding). I carefully scanned the area for a nest for a while, but I still
haven't located a kite nest (anywhere, ever).

I've been seeing Mississippi Kites soaring over this side of town every
week, but never more than two. One day, earlier this month, I spent like an
hour and a half walking on the paved path behind Boone Medical Center at
Forum and Nifong Boulevards intensively searching for a nest; I was told
that this was a suspected but unconfirmed location for nesting kites last
year. I immediately saw one kite soaring above the place for a moment when
I started walking, but no nests. Maybe someone will find one in Columbia
this year (although I don't know when all of the young are supposed to be
out of the nest).

Josh M
Boone County

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> I pulled off Forum Boulevard at the apartments just south of the Forum
> shopping center when I thought I saw an MIKI perched on a bare snag. It was
> a false alarm, only a crow.
>
> But when I turned to get back into my car I saw a congregation of
> Mississippi Kites soaring over the 3M wetlands area. They were hunting
> actively, making it hard to get a precise count, but my totals kept ending
> up between 10 and 12 individuals.
>
> These were my first Boone County kites for the year, but they were worth
> the wait!
>
> John
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Date: 6/26/19 6:04 pm
From: Terry Miller <millert832...>
Subject: Dunn Ranch
I visited and birded Dunn Ranch today. The prairie was very nice with
numerous flowers. The best experience was soon after I turned onto W. 180th
Ave and stopped about a quarter of a mile up the road. I had numerous
Bobolinks calling and three Upland Sandpipers flying around and also
calling. At one point, I had one male Bobolink and one Upland Sandpiper
both perched near me about 3 feet apart on the barbed wire fence.

Whenever I view these awesome birds, I always think of Aldo Leopold writing
that Upland (Plovers) Sandpipers “just now back from the Argentine” … “has
just flown 4000 miles to reassert the title he got from the Indians, and
until the young plovers are a-wing, this pasture is his, and none may
trespass with out his protest.” As I watched them fly around me, with
their abbreviated wing strokes, my mind wandered to contemplate how many
wingbeats it would take to fly 4000 miles….!!

I actually left very early this morning to take two frozen wild turkeys (I
use a wholesale taxidermist for the full-mount turkeys I take in) to the
Kirksville area. I then traveled back across the northernmost part of the
state to head toward Dunn Ranch. Much of all that landscape was uncut
pastures. I tried to keep an eye out for Upland Sandpipers and Bobolinks
along the way but did not see any…or at least I missed any that “might”
have been present. At Dunn Ranch, I found 5 Upland Sandpipers and a
minimum of 16 Bobolinks. Hence the power of Quality Habitat!! It sure
would have been nice to see and experience the abundant wildlife (and
flora) in the vast expanse of the pristine prairies of the past!

I was able to talk to an MDC person about the Prairie Chickens. He said
that 34 were the most on any lek this spring and that, during the winter,
they had counted around 300 congregated birds in one field.

And as a final comment, I was hoping to hear some W. Meadowlarks. Although
I saw and heard numerous E. Meadowlarks….I was not successful hearing any
Westerns. Sadly, they specifically have really diminished significantly
over the years…. .

If interested, here is the eBird link:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57709651

Have a great one!!
--
Terry L. Miller
Plattsburg, MO
<millert832...>

www.millerstaxidermy.net

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eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have
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Date: 6/26/19 4:50 pm
From: John Besser <jbesser1...>
Subject: Many Mississippi Kites, Columbia
I pulled off Forum Boulevard at the apartments just south of the Forum
shopping center when I thought I saw an MIKI perched on a bare snag. It was
a false alarm, only a crow.

But when I turned to get back into my car I saw a congregation of
Mississippi Kites soaring over the 3M wetlands area. They were hunting
actively, making it hard to get a precise count, but my totals kept ending
up between 10 and 12 individuals.

These were my first Boone County kites for the year, but they were worth
the wait!

John
--
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Columbia MO
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Date: 6/26/19 6:59 am
From: Lisa Saffell <lesfstl...>
Subject: Lost Cockatiel St. Peter’s Missouri
What are the odds a pet Cockatiel lost over the weekend in St. Peter’s could still be alive and well? If anyone happens to see or hear one while out birding I know the heartbroken owners.


Regards,
Lisa Saffell

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Date: 6/25/19 12:30 pm
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: No sighting - Christian Hagenlocher in Birding Magazine
Birders,

Christian H, formally of Town and Country, MO, and a leader for St. Louis Audubon Society , is on page 13 of the June edition of Birding.

Looks like he is having fun.

Mike Grant
Chesterfield, MO

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Date: 6/25/19 8:45 am
From: David Becher <davidbecher...>
Subject: Re: RFI: Lost Valley Trail, St. Charles County
It is passable although a bit muddy in places. It would not take much of a rise in the water level to flood it again
David Becher
St. Louis



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Date: 6/25/19 9:17 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: RFI: Lost Valley Trail, St. Charles County

We always include Lost Valley Trail in our annual Busch C.A. Butterfly Count (North American Butterfly Association) which is scheduled for this Saturday, June 29. Does anyone know if the trail is still flooded?

Thank you,
Yvonne Homeyer
St. Louis

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Date: 6/25/19 7:17 am
From: Yvonne Homeyer <yhomeyer...>
Subject: RFI: Lost Valley Trail, St. Charles County
We always include Lost Valley Trail in our annual Busch C.A. Butterfly
Count (North American Butterfly Association) which is scheduled for this
Saturday, June 29. Does anyone know if the trail is still flooded?

Thank you,
Yvonne Homeyer
St. Louis

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Date: 6/24/19 7:52 pm
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Fledgling Shrikes, Livingston Co.
Larry Lade and I were excited to observe two young Loggerhead Shrikes today at Poosey CA, in the NW part of the County. Such a shame that they are so scarce in the area anymore. Used to find them in several places around there.
Later,Steve <KinderChillicothedmkinder...>

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Date: 6/24/19 3:46 pm
From: birdsecretary <birdsecretary...>
Subject: Painted Buntings - YES!
We heard a Painted Bunting behind the Steak and Shake and observed and heard two Painted Buntings behind the KIA dealership in Jefferson City.  I forgot how beautiful they were. Other honorable mentions Summer Tanager at the Chrysler dealership, nesting Gray Catbirds between Taco Bell and the strip center, Northern Mockingbird, Northern Cardinal, Purple Martin, and Bank Swallow.Christine Kline and Carol ClarkPleadant Hill and MaysvilleCass and DeKalb CountiesSent from Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

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Date: 6/24/19 2:01 pm
From: birdsecretary <birdsecretary...>
Subject: Painted Bunting?
Has anyone seen the Painted Bunting today? We just arrived at the KIA dealershipChristine KlinePleasant hill Cass <CountyBirdsecretary...> Sent from Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

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Date: 6/24/19 9:10 am
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar...>
Subject: Winter Wren, Cole Co., 6/18 & 6/24 - Long-ish
Greetings Mo-Birders!


Last Tuesday morning (6/18/19) on my way out the house to work, I heard a strange and bizarre call/song. One I didnt recognize; I initially thought late Brown Creeper or possible Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, but I wasnt convinced something or everything was not right about it. I ran to find my microphone (somewhere in the garage) and my digital voice recorder (somewhere in the house). Batteries were needed in both (where are those spare batteries?)! I was able to make several recordings of the bird in question.

Still perplexed, I drove to work while listening to my Stokes CDs of bird songs of those birds I thought it might be. Nothing I played was a positive match. Later at work, I was explaining to a co-worker why I was slightly later than my normal arrival time; I pulled out the recorder and played the song for him while I was also in the process of emailing a few of MOs finer birders for possible ID help. It was when I played the recordings of the bird, it hit me like a hot, humid August day when stepping from an air conditioned house. WINTER WREN! Still though, something wasnt right.

The song only lasted for about 4 seconds and was different. I relayed my revelation in the later stages of the email ID request and received urges to go find that bird for photos as would be most welcome for a summer record Winter Wren. I have since tried and tried again to relocate the bird. Wednesday night was spent online downloading Audacity and Sonic Visualizer so that I might get a visual understanding of the birds song and potentially match it to another known bird (Winter Wren) calling. At about 1:15 a.m. Thursday morning, I located Donald Kroodsmas web page on Sonograms/Spectrographs where there in the body was a Winter Wrens Sonogram . . . in two-parts; part 2 was a very similar pattern to this perplexing bird. Bingo! Confirmation! Well, after the week-long foot search throughout our 17-acre wooded property and repeat porch vigils lasting sometimes lasting 3-hours at a time, last night, I relinquished all hope of hearing/seeing this individual again.

This morning I was later leaving the house than normal as I had an appointment at 8 a.m. in Jefferson City. As I stepped out, Lo! As if to repeat last Tuesday, I heard the tail end of the foreign, unique song. I was able to track it down after 14 minutes searching for this golf ball-sized brown job obscured by the lush green leaves we longed for in Feb./Mar. Then it was a game of cat and mouse, uh er, birder and target! As we often see in winter months, this lil-wonder would not be still long enough for me to position for a photo. When it was deep-knee dancing on a log or pronounced stick, the camera lens autofocus found a beautiful green leaf on the edge of the frame on which itd focus. Argh! I was reluctant to leave having no photo yet again of this dainty dancer from the north, but I was able to get a couple more recordings of its uniquely bizarre song.

With time, maybe Ill be able to add a photo of it with my reports to eBird and MBRC documentations.

All this to say to you my fellow birders, Be on your toes when afield! If you hear something weird (and have the means), grab a recording then go find out whats making it! This weather may bring you a delightful mystery in your neck-o-th-woods.


Good birding!

Chris Barrigar

Cole Co.
Russellville, MO
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Date: 6/24/19 9:07 am
From: Scott Laurent <rscottlaurent...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery on SLU campus (St. Louis)?
Bird constantly amaze me.

Scott Laurent
Kansas City, MO

> On Jun 24, 2019, at 11:00 AM, Gary Rauvola <grauvola...> wrote:
>
> My wife and I drove over to check this out late evening yesterday. It is a mixed flock of Great Egrets and Little Blue Herons (100+ ?) plus young of each, along with a single Black Crowned Night Heron. They were occupying a number of trees within roughly a square block quadrant southwest of Vandeventer and Washington. The trees are around some buildings and apartment complexes between Washington and Olive west of Vandeventer. We thought the best viewing spot was about halfway down the alley between Washington and Olive, as most of the birds were in some medium-height trees (Bradford Pears?) between a couple of apartment buildings on the south side of the alley midway between Vandeventer and Sarah. Note alley is not accessible from Vandeventer, we drove in from Sarah. Interesting mass of squawking and flapping plunked into this very urban setting.
> Gary Rauvola
> Glendale
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>> On Sun, Jun 23, 2019 at 8:30 AM Randy Korotev <RLKorotev...> wrote:
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>> “Apparently, I cannot rest until I let a bird-person know about an interesting phenomenon occurring adjacent to SLU's campus: a large colony of migratory birds (egrets?) is nesting in a stand of trees near campus, at Vandeventer and Washington (in fact, they are located directly on a property owned by SLU). This is actually the third year we have noted their presence--they have moved a few blocks south of where they nested two years ago (we did not locate their nesting area last year, but did note their flight between that location and, most likely, Forest Park).”
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>> Anybody know the species or how many? She didn’t mention the color.
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Date: 6/24/19 9:01 am
From: Gary Rauvola <grauvola...>
Subject: Re: heron/egret rookery on SLU campus (St. Louis)?
My wife and I drove over to check this out late evening yesterday. It is a
mixed flock of Great Egrets and Little Blue Herons (100+ ?) plus young of
each, along with a single Black Crowned Night Heron. They were occupying a
number of trees within roughly a square block quadrant southwest of
Vandeventer and Washington. The trees are around some buildings and
apartment complexes between Washington and Olive west of Vandeventer. We
thought the best viewing spot was about halfway down the alley between
Washington and Olive, as most of the birds were in some medium-height trees
(Bradford Pears?) between a couple of apartment buildings on the south side
of the alley midway between Vandeventer and Sarah. Note alley is not
accessible from Vandeventer, we drove in from Sarah. Interesting mass of
squawking and flapping plunked into this very urban setting.
Gary Rauvola
Glendale

On Sun, Jun 23, 2019 at 8:30 AM Randy Korotev <RLKorotev...> wrote:

> A portion of an e-mail I received from a nonbirder that I do not know:
>
>
>
> “Apparently, I cannot rest until I let a bird-person know about an
> interesting phenomenon occurring adjacent to SLU's campus: a large colony
> of migratory birds (egrets?) is nesting in a stand of trees near campus, at
> Vandeventer and Washington (in fact, they are located directly on a
> property owned by SLU). This is actually the third year we have noted
> their presence--they have moved a few blocks south of where they nested two
> years ago (we did not locate their nesting area last year, but did note
> their flight between that location and, most likely, Forest Park).”
>
>
>
> Anybody know the species or how many? She didn’t mention the color.
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> Randy Korotev
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Date: 6/23/19 9:11 pm
From: Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa...>
Subject: David Wright's photo of the Painted Bunting
I have been following the Painted Bunting sightings from Missouri as well
as from the north of India. I have not seen a more beautiful photograph of
this spectactular bird. David, I think your eBird list will be opened a few
hundred times more than anyone else's....as we say here, "Vottey photo!"

I think my Spoonerism, "Bunted Painting" is just as apt a name for this
rainbow bird.

Meanwhile...here's a lovely video of what one can find in Papua, which some
of you might have seen already.

https://youtu.be/qkm8y7GpX3A

It's Monday morning here in India, and I am dreaming of the next weekend
birding already!

Cheers, Deepa.

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Date: 6/23/19 6:41 pm
From: MARGE LUMPE <BIRDWATCHER...>
Subject: Sunday morning at Hi Lonesome
What a beautiful morning at the Hi Lonesome Prairie! I even heard at least one Upland Sandpiper calling. I have not heard that since April.
A full list is on ebird; nothing really unusual, but nearly everything that is usually there was present. One exception was the YBCH--not home when I was there. A Gray Catbird along Lumpee Avenue did a marvelous demonstration of every possible song he could produce.
Marge Lumpe


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Date: 6/23/19 2:43 pm
From: millert832 <millert832...>
Subject: Re: Painted Bunting photo
Agree!!  WOW!!Terry L Miller Plattsburg, MO Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Edge Wade <edgew...> Date: 6/23/19 2:55 PM (GMT-06:00) To: <MOBIRDS-L...> Subject: Painted Bunting photo WOW!  If you haven't seen Dave's photo in his eBird report--look now.  "Spectacular" doesn't do it justice.- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57624996Edge WadeColumbia, <MOedgew...> Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion ForumQuestions or comments? Email the list owners:mailto:<mobirds-l-request...> Birding Code of Ethicshttp://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html

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Date: 6/23/19 12:56 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Painted Bunting photo
WOW! If you haven't seen Dave's photo in his eBird report--look now. "Spectacular" doesn't do it justice.

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57624996


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Date: 6/23/19 11:13 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Bird Conservation beyond Missouri by ASM members
Last year I forwarded a request from Missouri State Ornithologist Sarah Kendrick for binocular donations for birding clubs in Mexico. Six pairs were donated and I took them to Texas in late December.

We've received a thank you letter. I've reproduced it below. The gratitude expressed is genuine. ASM members' generosity will be rewarded by increased birdwatching and conservation well beyond our borders in places "our" birds winter. More birders and better capability of seeing birds is a win-win for all.


DIRECCION GENERAL DE VIDA SILVESTRE
Direccion de Conservacion de la Vida Silvestre

SEMARNAT

Cuidad de Mexico a 20 de mayo de 2019


Audubon Society of Missouri
2101 W. Broadway
PMB 122
Columbia, MO 652013-1261


Dear members of the Audubon Society of Missouri, from the general director of wildlife of the SEMARNAT in Mexico, we deeply appreciate your interest and support for implementation projects for birdwatching in Mexico.

It fills us with excitement and impetus to know that we have an important partner like you to carry out this important task of making communities appreciate their natural resources and value them, through tourism projects of birdwatching.

We also thank you for the donation of 6 binoculars delivered by Edge Wade to Maria Araujo at Estero Llano Grande State Park in Texas. They will be used to promote these activities in the communities through the birdwatchers clubs.

With this impulse we will continue working and we hope to continue counting on your invaluable support.

Sincerely,

Jorge Alberto Duque Sanchez
Director for Conservation of Wildlife


I'm willing to carry any binoculars donated to Texas this December to extend this outreach.

Edge Wade
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Date: 6/23/19 9:28 am
From: Jim Gast <jgast...>
Subject: Re: eBird RFI : past sightings accepted
Charlene:

Go to Explore and then Species Maps.

Type in the name of the species and location. County is the closest you
can get.  (You can set the date as well.)

Find the correct hotspot and click on it.  A list will pop up showing
everyone who's been approved. There's a slider bar on the right if there
are lots of observers.

A couple of examples: I heard the painted bunting yesterday in Jeff
City, but my name does not yet appear.  It does appear for seeing the
Ruff at Eagle Bluffs on May 21st.

Jim

On 06/22/2019 18:26, Charlene Malone wrote:
> Sorry if I have asked this before but is there a way to see if past
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> Many thanks.
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> St. L co.
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Date: 6/23/19 6:30 am
From: Randy Korotev <RLKorotev...>
Subject: heron/egret rookery on SLU campus (St. Louis)?
A portion of an e-mail I received from a nonbirder that I do not know:

"Apparently, I cannot rest until I let a bird-person know about an interesting phenomenon occurring adjacent to SLU's campus: a large colony of migratory birds (egrets?) is nesting in a stand of trees near campus, at Vandeventer and Washington (in fact, they are located directly on a property owned by SLU). This is actually the third year we have noted their presence--they have moved a few blocks south of where they nested two years ago (we did not locate their nesting area last year, but did note their flight between that location and, most likely, Forest Park)."

Anybody know the species or how many? She didn't mention the color.

Randy Korotev

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Date: 6/22/19 5:39 pm
From: Diane Bricmont <colaptes.auratus...>
Subject: Glassberg CA birds
I birded Jefferson County's Myron and Sonya Glassberg Family CA on Thursday
with Wendy Williams. With only 52 Ebird Checklists to date, this is an
underbirded little gem that's adjacent to the Meramec River and within the
LaBarque Creek watershed. We were there from 1:30PM to 5:30PM, not exactly
prime birding time for late June, but really enjoyed the visit. The trail
is a well-maintained three mile forested loop filled with Tanagers and
Flycatchers. We counted 8 Summer Tanagers, 4 Scarlet Tanagers, and 6
species of Flycatchers. Most of the expected nesting Warblers were singing,
too, and a Yellow-billed Cuckoo at the parking lot was a nice way to end
the afternoon. Our Ebird checklist with photos is attached.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57548143

Diane Bricmont
STL CO

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Date: 6/22/19 4:26 pm
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...>
Subject: eBird RFI : past sightings accepted
Sorry if I have asked this before but is there a way to see if past
rare sightings of ours have been accepted or not on eBird?

Many thanks.

Charlene Malone
St. L co.

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Date: 6/22/19 3:29 pm
From: Josh Mosteller <irbic68j...>
Subject: Jeff City—No PABU, but did see STFL nest
I was in Jefferson City today with my birding family for the MDC-organized
BioBlitz at Runge Nature Center. After our morning there, we ate some
Chick-fil-a and then went to search for the Painted Bunting behind the
nearby Kia car dealership off of Missouri Blvd. There was someone else
apparently waiting in their vehicle there to see the bunting. We arrived
there at 12:30; I paced around the perimeter of the southern part of the
parking area for about 40 minutes and then I got back in the car and we
slowly drove to check by the trees and stuff behind the Hyundai building
before we left—no luck. We didn't see or hear a PABU.

As we were heading home, we decided to ride east on MO-94 and connecting
roads to look for birds and then turn back sometime before the road was
blocked. I don't have the experience to say if this is accurate, but I was
thinking that the flooded river bottoms along this highway and Mokane Road
had good potential shorebird habitat again (not that it's the right time of
year for that). When the water is receding like it is, it's leaving all
these mudflats (or something like that) on the edge of the floodwater. When
it was rising this high, most of the mud was under floodwater and it seemed
to just produce deep water next to the dry dirt. Obviously, the flooding
can be disruptive to the habitat of many birds, but will our migrating
shorebirds benefit from the mud left there after the flood on their way
south this summer? I hope it will be a suitable place for them to visit
this season.

To the right of the east entrance to the ABB building parking lot, there's
a medium-tall bright green oak tree where we saw a Scissor-tailed
Flycatcher fly to its nest. We saw it fly there after we turned on the road
and it was also sitting on the nest when we left. I don't know if anyone
else knew about this, but it was a surprise for us.

I wanted to see if we could drive on Mokane Road a little bit, but that
didn't happen; we couldn't get there via CR 4035 nor CR 4033 because they
were both partially underwater, and I think all the ways to the Hibernia Rd
entrance are officially closed (according to all my sources.

Josh M
Boone County

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Date: 6/22/19 9:03 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: no sightings!
I know both of these fine people and can vouch for Jan. Is this thank you for a long awaited Black-billed Cuckoo. If so, I’d like to thank John, too. To my chagrin I couldn’t produce one for Jan and Marge.
Edge Wade
Columbia

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 22, 2019, at 7:31 AM, jan Neale <billandjanneale...> wrote:
>
> John Soladar,
> Not knowing me you may not want to send an e mail but I would like to thank you.
> Jan Neale
>
> --
> Jan Neale
> El Dorado Springs, MO
> Cedar County, southwest MO
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Date: 6/22/19 5:32 am
From: jan Neale <billandjanneale...>
Subject: no sightings!
John Soladar,
Not knowing me you may not want to send an e mail but I would like to thank
you.
Jan Neale

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El Dorado Springs, MO
Cedar County, southwest MO
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Date: 6/21/19 10:43 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: Painted Bunting in Jeff City - YES!
Dan,

Thanks for sharing. Yup, every once in a while most birders question personal sanity as we spend time, energy, money looking for birds. Then an experience like the one you had with the Painted Bunting puts it all into perspective for us. May not be a rational pursuit in the eyes of many, but birders know that exquisite sense of satisfaction watching a bird can give us.
Sharing experiences like this helps extend that glow.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
<edgew...>

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Sent: Friday, June 21, 2019 11:35:17 AM
Subject: Painted Bunting in Jeff City - YES!

Over a week ago, I drove the 2 hours to Jefferson City to see the Painted Bunting everyone has been reporting. Unfortunately, I only caught a glimpse of it, yet heard it singing behind the trees on the small hill with rocks in the back. But it never really showed itself.

Yesterday, with the skies clearing and rain expected for the next few days, I decided to try again. While driving down, I was asking myself “am I crazy for driving 2 hours one way to see a single bird?”.

I arrived around 5pm and scanned the trees and bushes with my binoculars and listened for the bunting - no luck. Then suddenly, it appeared in the bushes along the east border, then flew to the small trees on the hill with the large rocks in the back. I was able to slowly drive over and position myself perfectly, while staying in my car. Over the next 45 minutes or so, this beautiful bird flew back and forth between the hill with rocks and the western edge of the parking lot and would just sing away.

What a treat! I guess the 4 hour round trip drive was worth it.

For those of you unable to visit and view this beautiful bird, I’ve posted photos at: flickr.com/photos/dgetman/sets

Just as entertaining was the Northern Mockingbird on the power pole along the east border - noisily singing away and fluttering up in the air and displaying.

Dan Getman, Kirksville in northeast MO






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Date: 6/21/19 9:35 am
From: Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Painted Bunting in Jeff City - YES!
Over a week ago, I drove the 2 hours to Jefferson City to see the Painted Bunting everyone has been reporting. Unfortunately, I only caught a glimpse of it, yet heard it singing behind the trees on the small hill with rocks in the back. But it never really showed itself.

Yesterday, with the skies clearing and rain expected for the next few days, I decided to try again. While driving down, I was asking myself “am I crazy for driving 2 hours one way to see a single bird?”.

I arrived around 5pm and scanned the trees and bushes with my binoculars and listened for the bunting - no luck. Then suddenly, it appeared in the bushes along the east border, then flew to the small trees on the hill with the large rocks in the back. I was able to slowly drive over and position myself perfectly, while staying in my car. Over the next 45 minutes or so, this beautiful bird flew back and forth between the hill with rocks and the western edge of the parking lot and would just sing away.

What a treat! I guess the 4 hour round trip drive was worth it.

For those of you unable to visit and view this beautiful bird, I’ve posted photos at: flickr.com/photos/dgetman/sets

Just as entertaining was the Northern Mockingbird on the power pole along the east border - noisily singing away and fluttering up in the air and displaying.

Dan Getman, Kirksville in northeast MO






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Date: 6/20/19 2:54 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: Bootheel Birds -- Informal WESTERN KINGBIRD Survey
Thanks Tim and all whose interest in Western Kingbird locations in Missouri. Special searches like Tim's with entries into eBird provide valuable data to give us a picture of the species' presence in Missouri--good for now and for future researchers as they look at the species' movements through the years.

Edge Wade
ASM Conservation Partnership Coordinator
<edgew...>

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Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2019 2:35:36 PM
Subject: Bootheel Birds -- Informal WESTERN KINGBIRD Survey

Over the last couple days (and weeks) I have been checking several power substations in the bootheel looking for Western Kingbirds. I've always thought they were more common here in summer than available data indicates.

This is what I found:

Dunklin County: 14 birds (7 pairs all on nests)
New Madrid County : 7 birds (3 pairs all on nests) One solo bird found at a large substation. There was likely a nest and another bird because this bird was seen attacking/chasing a Red-tailed Hawk away. Never saw the other bird or the nest, however.

All these birds were nesting on or near substations except for one pair. Their nest was/is on a power pole with the nearest substation about a mile away.


I have checked a few substations in Pemiscot County but haven't found any kingbirds yet.

All exact locations have been posted to ebird.

Tim Jones
Dunklin County

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Date: 6/20/19 12:35 pm
From: Timothy Jones <0000002bb1253dbd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Bootheel Birds -- Informal WESTERN KINGBIRD Survey
Over the last couple days (and weeks) I have been checking several power substations in the bootheel looking for Western Kingbirds. I've always thought they were more common here in summer than available data indicates.

This is what I found:

Dunklin County: 14 birds (7 pairs all on nests)
New Madrid County : 7 birds (3 pairs all on nests) One solo bird found at a large substation. There was likely a nest and another bird because this bird was seen attacking/chasing a Red-tailed Hawk away. Never saw the other bird or the nest, however.

All these birds were nesting on or near substations except for one pair. Their nest was/is on a power pole with the nearest substation about a mile away.


I have checked a few substations in Pemiscot County but haven't found any kingbirds yet.

All exact locations have been posted to ebird.

Tim Jones
Dunklin County

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Date: 6/20/19 5:02 am
From: Eric Seaman <00000309ce15ffe5-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Mokane Road Update
Another advisory: it's not just the depth of water. If you cannot see through water, the surface may be gone and this water in particular is full of "lumber yard debris". Once the water recedes, muddy pavements are very slippery.

This has been an unauthorized PSA on behalf of Callaway County Public works and the Capital View Drainage District. On Thursday, June 20, 2019, 1:07:07 AM CDT, Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...> wrote:

Earlier today I noticed that the ramp from US 54/63 to the Jefferson City Airport was finally open again and decided to head to Mokane Road in the evening, if I could. Yes, Mokane Road is open, although (without any signage at all) it becomes submerged and impassable beyond the Water Treatment Plant, less than a mile east of Hibernia Road. A pickup larger than mine actually passed by me and started to drive into the water, and I thought and maybe even asked aloud, “You aren’t really going to try that, are you?” It was just a minute before mud wrapped around the truck’s tires, and the driver thought better of things and limped back to higher ground, then passed me going the other direction. In the next few days, I’ll do some exploring to see if other parts of the flats off of MO-94 can be safely accessed amid continued flooding.

Anyway, there were grackles and starlings and doves on Hibernia Road, as well as two Western Kingbirds, likely one of the pairs that nest in this area. It felt very good to see them after all this time.

Driving east on Mokane Road, I noticed small fish swimming over the pavement in both directions. The water is half and inch or less deep and can be safely crossed, but I actually steered to dodge . . . fish. (On my return, a family had stopped their minivan, and three kids were chasing fish around in the middle of the road.)

When I reached the other side, I got out and tried to find the pair of Scissor-tailed Flycatchers nesting near Capitol Sand Co. After a few minutes, they flew high over my head, one after the other, pipping. Here, I heard a Common Yellowthroat, and then a Yellow Warbler, and then a Warbling Vireo.

Further down the road, I watched the Martins that nest at the Water Treatment Plant hotel and many Barn Swallows. I was most interested, though, to check on the Bank Swallow colony dug into the embankment in front of the Plant. I found the colony intact: burrows were placed higher than any water had risen. When I stopped to observe, I noticed Bank Swallows calling and feeding all around me.

At the end of the road, a pair of Belted Kingfishers rested on utility lines in the distance.

Here’s my checklist with a few shoddy photos: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57525175

As much as I was moved by the persistence and resilience of birds tonight, I remembered throughout, as Tim Barksdale’s email of late May stated well, that many birds and other creatures have been killed or lost homes. Many nesting locations that had become familiar to me, and to others who birded Mokane Road this spring, are uninhabitable. Many surviving birds have had to start over. And, anyone living and working in these flooded areas has faced profound disruptions as well. The state of things for these last few weeks has been shocking, and still is.

Good birding everyone,
Pete

Pete Monacell,
Jefferson City

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Date: 6/19/19 11:05 pm
From: Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...>
Subject: Mokane Road Update
Earlier today I noticed that the ramp from US 54/63 to the Jefferson City Airport was finally open again and decided to head to Mokane Road in the evening, if I could. Yes, Mokane Road is open, although (without any signage at all) it becomes submerged and impassable beyond the Water Treatment Plant, less than a mile east of Hibernia Road. A pickup larger than mine actually passed by me and started to drive into the water, and I thought and maybe even asked aloud, You arent really going to try that, are you? It was just a minute before mud wrapped around the trucks tires, and the driver thought better of things and limped back to higher ground, then passed me going the other direction. In the next few days, Ill do some exploring to see if other parts of the flats off of MO-94 can be safely accessed amid continued flooding.

Anyway, there were grackles and starlings and doves on Hibernia Road, as well as two Western Kingbirds, likely one of the pairs that nest in this area. It felt very good to see them after all this time.

Driving east on Mokane Road, I noticed small fish swimming over the pavement in both directions. The water is half and inch or less deep and can be safely crossed, but I actually steered to dodge . . . fish. (On my return, a family had stopped their minivan, and three kids were chasing fish around in the middle of the road.)

When I reached the other side, I got out and tried to find the pair of Scissor-tailed Flycatchers nesting near Capitol Sand Co. After a few minutes, they flew high over my head, one after the other, pipping. Here, I heard a Common Yellowthroat, and then a Yellow Warbler, and then a Warbling Vireo.

Further down the road, I watched the Martins that nest at the Water Treatment Plant hotel and many Barn Swallows. I was most interested, though, to check on the Bank Swallow colony dug into the embankment in front of the Plant. I found the colony intact: burrows were placed higher than any water had risen. When I stopped to observe, I noticed Bank Swallows calling and feeding all around me.

At the end of the road, a pair of Belted Kingfishers rested on utility lines in the distance.

Heres my checklist with a few shoddy photos: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57525175

As much as I was moved by the persistence and resilience of birds tonight, I remembered throughout, as Tim Barksdales email of late May stated well, that many birds and other creatures have been killed or lost homes. Many nesting locations that had become familiar to me, and to others who birded Mokane Road this spring, are uninhabitable. Many surviving birds have had to start over. And, anyone living and working in these flooded areas has faced profound disruptions as well. The state of things for these last few weeks has been shocking, and still is.

Good birding everyone,
Pete

Pete Monacell,
Jefferson City

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Date: 6/19/19 12:39 pm
From: Dave Wright <dwrightbbsales...>
Subject: Painted Bunting Jeff City
I just wanted to thank all you who posted about the Painted Bunting in Jeff City. Your directions were spot on. This is a life bird for me so on my way to Lake of the Ozarks we drove through Jeff City and found him by the rock pile at the KIA dealership. Got some fair pictures in the rain and clouds. Thanks again, Dave

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