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3/22/19 1:41 pm Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...> David Marjamaa
3/21/19 4:44 pm Loyd, Kendell R <Kendell892...> Cinnamon Teal at Aldrich
3/21/19 9:33 am Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...> ASM Spring meeting carpool request
3/21/19 6:24 am Sarah Kendrick <Sarah.Kendrick...> Two BBS routes need fillin'!
3/21/19 6:11 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Pape Lake, Concordia
3/20/19 7:57 pm Terry Miller <millert832...> Smithville Lake and Kendorza CA
3/20/19 10:29 am Jack Cowan <cowan4666...> Tower grove Park
3/20/19 9:52 am Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...> Re: Smith's Longspurs/Bradford Farm Info
3/20/19 9:12 am Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...> Re: Smith's Longspurs/Bradford Farm Info
3/20/19 8:45 am sgg.bluesfan <sgg.bluesfan...> Re: Smith's Longspurs/Bradford Farm Info
3/19/19 6:33 pm Hazelwood, Susan <HazelwoodS...> Re: Smith's Longspurs/Bradford Farm Info
3/19/19 5:40 pm Christine Kline <birdsecretary...> Re: Smith's Longspurs
3/19/19 5:12 pm Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...> Re: Smith's Longspurs
3/19/19 3:23 pm Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...> Re: Smith's Longspurs
3/19/19 7:37 am jan Neale <billandjanneale...> Re: Swan query
3/19/19 5:58 am Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...> CAS Field Trip - Saturday, March 23rd
3/18/19 6:29 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: Swan query
3/18/19 6:18 pm Amy Hoffman <000000b7af3b3944-dmarc-request...> Re: Swan query
3/18/19 5:51 pm Bill Eddleman <eddlemanw...> Re: Swan query
3/18/19 5:00 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Swan query
3/18/19 10:28 am Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> Wilson's Snipe versus Common snipe
3/17/19 7:01 pm Terry Miller <millert832...> Kendzora CA - Edgerton, Mo
3/17/19 6:15 pm Lanny Chambers <lannychambers...> Crane cam (no sighting)
3/17/19 4:28 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Birding Boone & Callaway County today
3/17/19 3:28 pm Amy J. Hoffman <000000b7af3b3944-dmarc-request...> Springfield Pelicans et al.
3/17/19 3:28 pm Margy Terpstra <Ladybirdterp...> In our Shady Oaks yard, 3-17-19 FOY GC Kinglet
3/17/19 12:21 pm Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...> Results of Beginner Walk on Mississippi Greenway at StL County Cliff Cave Park
3/17/19 11:35 am Timothy Jones <0000002bb1253dbd-dmarc-request...> Bootheel Birds -- FOY Black-necked Stilt
3/17/19 9:46 am Michael Thelen <mikethelen...> SLAS Field Trip Report
3/17/19 9:45 am Jean L <jaleonatti...> Smith's Longspurs
3/17/19 8:47 am Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...> Mississippi Coast Birding
3/17/19 7:45 am MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> Eastern Phoebe returns
3/17/19 7:07 am Michael Brady <00000033e862acc5-dmarc-request...> Castlewood SP birds-3-17
3/17/19 5:33 am Mary Nemecek <0000000585d83684-dmarc-request...> Vermilion FC north of Brunswick, MO
3/16/19 9:07 pm Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> Vesper Sparrow at Bradford Farm, Boone County
3/16/19 6:30 pm Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...> Re: Catching up on a windy day
3/16/19 3:51 pm Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...> Cedar Waxwings feeding on Crabapples all day
3/16/19 2:08 pm Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...> Pine Warbler at Pine Ridge RA
3/16/19 1:43 pm Terry McNeely <terrymcneely...> GRAS Waterfowl field trip
3/16/19 12:11 pm John Besser <jbesser1...> Smith’s Longspurs at Bradford Farm
3/16/19 11:32 am Timothy Jones <0000002bb1253dbd-dmarc-request...> Bootheel Birds -- Shorebird Numbers Increasing
3/16/19 8:45 am Shelly Colatskie <Shelly.Colatskie...> FOY eastern phoebe!
3/16/19 8:40 am Cindy Bridges <0000009cdc2af652-dmarc-request...> Oregon County / Purple Martin and others
3/16/19 4:37 am Josh Mosteller <irbic68j...> *Correction*
3/16/19 4:37 am Josh Mosteller <irbic68j...> Sandpipers, Swallows, and Signs of Spring at Eagle Bluffs
3/15/19 6:24 pm Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...> Signs of Spring
3/15/19 3:19 pm Margy Terpstra <Ladybirdterp...> In our Shady Oaks yard, 3-15-19 FOY E. Phoebes
3/15/19 9:09 am Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...> St. Louis Audubon Society & Great Rivers Greenway Beginner Bird Walk
3/14/19 10:40 pm Jo Ann Eldridge <joann621...> Grackles
3/14/19 8:36 pm Connie Thompson <gmt...> Re: Sandhill Cranes
3/14/19 4:41 pm Christine Kline <birdsecretary...> Sandhill Cranes
3/14/19 9:00 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Catching up on a windy day
3/14/19 8:29 am David Becher <davidbecher...> Great Horned Owl at Mallard Lake St. Louis County
3/14/19 7:37 am Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> Nesting Red-shouldered Hawk
3/13/19 9:00 pm Jean Neely <dustandwood...> Woodcocks at Stephens Lake Park
3/13/19 5:30 pm Lisa Berger <goshawk...> bomb cyclone and effects in Missouri
3/13/19 5:05 pm David Becher <davidbecher...> Riverlands notes
3/13/19 1:47 pm Michael Thelen <mikethelen...> Field Trip Announcement -- StL Area
3/13/19 5:13 am Tom Fuller <Tom.Fuller...> Woodcocks back in Elsah, IL
3/13/19 4:44 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: Ruff in Dunklin co.
3/12/19 10:02 pm Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> Ruff in Dunklin co.
3/12/19 7:37 pm Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...> no sighting - woodcock on youtube
3/12/19 2:42 pm Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...> CAS Field Trip - Saturday, March 16th
3/12/19 2:12 pm Paul Moffett <pmoffett...> Bird watching at Riverlands
3/12/19 5:43 am Bob Bailey <bohemewarbler...> not sighting Wingspan board game
3/11/19 7:43 pm Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...> Fw: Snow Goose Count
3/11/19 7:31 pm MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> Re: Purple Martins in Stoddard County
3/11/19 6:03 pm Kathy and Mark Haas <kathyhaas...> Purple Martins in Stoddard County
3/11/19 2:12 pm MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> Re: Golden Eagle at Edwin A. Pape
3/11/19 12:37 pm Larry Olpin <olpin...> Golden Eagle at Edwin A. Pape
3/11/19 12:33 pm Jim Gast <jim...> Re: How to find Missouri Department of Conservation area maps
3/11/19 12:32 pm Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> Re: How to find Missouri Department of Conservation area maps
3/11/19 8:46 am Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> How to find Missouri Department of Conservation area maps
3/11/19 8:28 am Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...> Burroughs Field Trips - Woodcocks 3/15
3/11/19 8:18 am Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> St. Louis Audubon Woodcock/Owl Prowl Trip Sat., 3/10 - Trip Report
3/10/19 6:49 pm MARGE LUMPE <BIRDWATCHER...> Woodcock
3/10/19 6:47 pm MARGE LUMPE <BIRDWATCHER...> Loggerhead Shrike at Hi Lonesome
3/10/19 6:35 pm Lanny Chambers <lannychambers...> Re: Mallard behavior/ Hamilton City Lake
3/10/19 5:48 pm Terry McNeely <TerryMcneely...> Mallard behavior/ Hamilton City Lake
3/10/19 5:32 pm Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> Cuba
3/10/19 5:11 pm Larry Pointer <ldpfarm...> Grand Pass WA
3/10/19 4:27 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: Eagle Bluffs - wanting road report
3/10/19 3:14 pm Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...> Eagle Bluffs - wanting road report
3/10/19 3:05 pm Tom Nagel <thjnagel...> Tundra Swan, Old Mud Lake, Buchanan County (Saint Joe Area)
3/10/19 12:11 pm Timothy Jones <0000002bb1253dbd-dmarc-request...> American Golden-Plovers -- Dunklin County
3/10/19 9:44 am Lisa Berger <goshawk...> Re: Woodcocks at Scrivner Road Conservation Area
3/9/19 8:39 pm Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...> Woodcocks at Scrivner Road Conservation Area
3/9/19 11:55 am Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> Red-throated Loon still at Mutton Creek Public Use Area, Polk Co.
3/9/19 11:17 am Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...> eBird -- 5100–5298 Harvey Ln, Springfield US-MO (37.2908,-93.2182) -- Mar 9, 2019
3/9/19 7:41 am Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> Re: SLAS Woodcock/Owl Prowl Trip Sat., 3/9 - POSTPONED One Day
3/8/19 6:39 pm Thomas Bormann <tlbormann...> Carlyle Lake White-winged Scoter
3/8/19 5:24 pm K. Leeker <k.leeker84...> Re: Any herp people on MOBIRDS?
3/8/19 5:23 pm K. Leeker <k.leeker84...> Re: Any herp people on MOBIRDS?
3/8/19 5:16 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> American Woodcock at Forum Nature Ara
3/8/19 2:44 pm MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> Re: Lake Remembrance CA Waterfowl
3/8/19 2:43 pm MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> Re: Any herp people on MOBIRDS?
3/8/19 1:02 pm Paul Moffett <pmoffett...> 107 wood ducks Columbia Bottoms
3/8/19 11:05 am Timothy Jones <0000002bb1253dbd-dmarc-request...> Dunlin, Pectoral Sandpipers -- Dunklin County
3/8/19 10:23 am Diane Bricmont <colaptes.auratus...> EARLY GROSBEAK
3/8/19 10:12 am Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...> PIWA singing
3/8/19 9:59 am Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...> ILLINOIS: Black-bellied Whistling Ducks @ HSL, Madison co, IL
3/7/19 7:08 pm Eric Seaman <00000309ce15ffe5-dmarc-request...> Re: Any herp people on MOBIRDS?
3/7/19 6:11 pm Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> Any herp people on MOBIRDS?
3/7/19 1:09 pm Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request...> Lake Remembrance CA Waterfowl
3/7/19 8:42 am Gary Rauvola <grauvola...> Simpson Lake update
3/6/19 9:39 am Jean L <jaleonatti...> Eagle Bluffs, all 3 species of merganser
3/6/19 9:25 am Diane Bricmont <colaptes.auratus...> ST. CHARLES COUNTY BIRDING
3/5/19 8:32 am Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> St. Louis Audubon Woodcock/Owl Prowl Trip Sat., 3/9 - Weather Alert
3/5/19 6:57 am Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...> CAS Field Trip - Saturday, March 9th
3/4/19 6:03 am MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> Snow Geese
3/3/19 6:14 pm Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...> Cedar Waxwings
3/3/19 2:38 pm Bill Eddleman <eddlemanw...> ASM Spring Meeting Questions
3/3/19 1:59 pm Christine Kline <birdsecretary...> No sighting: Photo Requests
3/3/19 1:43 pm Timothy Jones <0000002bb1253dbd-dmarc-request...> Long-billed Dowitchers - Dunklin County
3/3/19 1:24 pm Timothy Jones <0000002bb1253dbd-dmarc-request...> Dark Morph Ross's Goose - Dunklin County
3/3/19 6:52 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Rare birds
3/3/19 6:40 am Richard Parker <rrjmparker...> Yellow Rumped Warblers
3/2/19 10:38 am John Besser <jbesser1...> Re: White-winged Scoter at Bradford Farms
3/2/19 9:31 am Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...> White-winged Scoter at Bradford Farms
3/2/19 7:54 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: March 1st visit to Grand Pass Conservation Area
3/2/19 7:17 am Valerie Dent <rdent...> Re: March 1st visit to Grand Pass Conservation Area
3/2/19 4:33 am MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> Re: March 1st visit to Grand Pass Conservation Area
3/1/19 10:22 pm Josh Mosteller <irbic68j...> March 1st visit to Grand Pass Conservation Area
3/1/19 4:54 pm therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...> Riverlands Gulls
3/1/19 7:20 am Mary Nemecek <0000000585d83684-dmarc-request...> Winter Seasonal Reports Due March 15
3/1/19 5:54 am Bill Eddleman <eddlemanw...> Registration for Spring ASM Meeting is Now Open
2/28/19 5:56 pm Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...> Fw: Swan Lake Snow Goose Numbers
2/28/19 4:19 pm Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...> Bluebirds in Kirksville
2/28/19 2:56 pm Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> Two continuing rarities as of 2/27/19 (Crosspost from FB)
2/27/19 2:45 pm Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...> eBird -- Little River CA (Pemiscot Co.) -- Feb 27, 2019. Palm and yellow rumped warblers
2/27/19 2:25 pm Kathy and Mark Haas <kathyhaas...> Field Sparrows Singing in Cape Girardeau County
2/27/19 10:46 am Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...> Swan Lake NWR, Chariton Co.
2/27/19 7:47 am MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> Re: Woodcocks at Blue Grosbeak
2/26/19 7:31 pm Susan Caraway <caraways111...> Woodcocks at Blue Grosbeak
2/26/19 1:37 pm Paul Moffett <pmoffett...> Eagle
2/26/19 7:11 am David Webb <gaviaimmer1960...> Re: ILLINOIS bird: LITTLE GULL Carlyle Lake
2/25/19 6:38 pm Michael Thelen <mikethelen...> Very Interesting Hawk -- StL Cnty Mon
2/25/19 5:49 pm Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...> Re: ILLINOIS bird: LITTLE GULL Carlyle Lake
2/25/19 2:25 pm jan Neale <billandjanneale...> Re: SPARKS RENEWED
2/25/19 11:43 am Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...> Re: SPARKS RENEWED
2/25/19 10:41 am June Newman <june...> Re: SPARKS RENEWED
2/25/19 10:34 am Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...> Lots of Singing Birds Today
2/25/19 9:10 am Edge Wade <edgew...> SPARKS RENEWED
2/25/19 6:46 am Catherine Davis <catherineann...> Re: Allies for free food?
2/25/19 6:39 am Terry Miller <millert832...> Allies for free food?
2/25/19 12:02 am Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...> ILLINOIS bird: LITTLE GULL Carlyle Lake
2/24/19 9:42 pm Home <000000bd40ba628d-dmarc-request...> FOY Phoebes
2/24/19 9:32 pm Diane Bricmont <colaptes.auratus...> Timberdoodles at Castlewood
2/24/19 12:17 pm MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> Re: swans
2/24/19 10:43 am jan Neale <billandjanneale...> swans
2/24/19 10:15 am Peter Kondrashov <pkondrash...> Panama Trip photos
2/22/19 7:17 pm John and Linda Frederick <lfredrck...> Re: Cuba Birds -- No Local Sightings
2/22/19 6:39 pm Tommy Goodwin <tjgbp7...> Southern California Birding Vacation Report
2/22/19 1:15 pm Michael Thelen <mikethelen...> Cuba Birds -- No Local Sightings
2/22/19 6:42 am Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...> Next Burroughs Field Trip Rescheduled to 3/2
2/21/19 10:01 pm therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...> BK Leach- Shrike and waterfowl
2/21/19 1:11 pm John Besser <jbesser1...> Columbia Audubon Field Trip -- Davisdale/Rocheport area
2/21/19 11:56 am Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...> CAS Field Trip - Saturday, February 23rd
 
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Date: 3/22/19 1:41 pm
From: Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...>
Subject: David Marjamaa
Fellow Missouri birders:

It’s with a sad and heavy heart that I share with you the death of David Marjamaa, a friend of many of us and fellow birder, on Monday, March 18, of Lymphoma. He lost a long and hard fought battle with the disease. David was an excellent birder and such fun to be with. He is currently #1 in species seen on eBird at Clarence Cannon NWR, #3 at Columbia Bottom CA, and #6 at Riverlands. He participated every year in the Clarence Cannon and Confluence CBC. He loved to travel and birded throughout the U.S. He will be greatly missed by his wonderful wife MaryAnne, his loving family, and all of his birding friends.

David’s funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, March 27, at St. Clare of Assisi, 15642 Clayton Rd., at 10:30 am. Visitation with the family will precede the funeral mass.

Pat Lueders, Webster Groves, MO

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Date: 3/21/19 4:44 pm
From: Loyd, Kendell R <Kendell892...>
Subject: Cinnamon Teal at Aldrich
Steve & Debbie Martin located a male CITE this afternoon in the far east end of the Aldrich arm of Stockton Lake. When I saw the bird at 5:30, it was with a flock of Blue-winged Teal in the pool behind the levee that crosses the lake bed.

Kendell Loyd
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Date: 3/21/19 9:33 am
From: Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...>
Subject: ASM Spring meeting carpool request
Hi all,

I am attending my first ASM meeting and am looking for someone to carpool
with out of St Louis. I am willing to ride with someone and help pay for
gas or to drive and take others in my car.



Thanks for your responses,

Maureen Thomas-Murphy

St Louis



P.S. If you have not yet decided whether to attend or not, I can vouch for
Bunker Hill--it is a beautiful place!




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Date: 3/21/19 6:24 am
From: Sarah Kendrick <Sarah.Kendrick...>
Subject: Two BBS routes need fillin'!
Good morning, MOBIRDS!

MDC is trying to fill two vacant Breeding Bird Survey routes in Missouri for this coming summer. Below is the most recent MDC Facebook post asking for help - please reach out to <Janet.Haslerig...><mailto:<Janet.Haslerig...> if you are an experienced birder who can swing a route in one of these two locations!

Thanks for your attention, and happy spring birding!
Sarah

ATTENTION BIRDERS: We need experienced birders to help with the Breeding Bird Survey this summer. We need volunteers to cover the Norborne route in NWMO and the Doe Run route in SEMO. Each route is 24.5 miles long with stops every half-mile to observe and record all birds seen and heard for 3-min periods. For more info, contact MDC Resource Scientist Janet Haslerig at <Janet.Haslerig...> - Joe@MDC

Sarah Kendrick
Missouri Department of Conservation
Birds are awesome.


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Date: 3/21/19 6:11 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Pape Lake, Concordia
The Wednesday Columbia birding car started yesterday at Edwin A. Pape Lake south of Concordia. The eBird list is https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54056264

We found large numbers of pelicans, many crammed together at the upper end of the lake, others scattered all along the water. We had a good mix of ducks, but careful scoping revealed no Ring-necked Ducks among them.

Perry Memorial Conservation Area was also good for waterfowl.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
<edgew...>

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Date: 3/20/19 7:57 pm
From: Terry Miller <millert832...>
Subject: Smithville Lake and Kendorza CA
As I was heading to Kendorza CA this afternoon, my wife called and told me
that lots of birds were at the "W" bridge east of Paradise, MO. I quickly
drove over there and found over 200 White Pelicans scattered randomly in
the two coves and on each side of the bridge. Lots of Ring-billed Gulls
and Double-crested Cormorants were also scattered over the calm water
making it very aesthetically pleasing to view!! Two Red-breasted
Mergansers were also present....

At Kendorza CA, it appeared more Ring-necked Ducks were present than last
Sunday....easily over 1000 scattered on this small wetland. I viewed 42
species along with a beautiful full moon rising in the east at dusk and a
nice sunset to the west!! And no threat of large pit bulls this time!

Spring Peepers and W. Chorus frogs were also very vocal.....

Here is the checklist at Kendorza:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54059347

It a great time of year...enjoy!!

--
Terry L. Miller
Plattsburg, MO
<millert832...>

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
been made." Romans 1:20

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Date: 3/20/19 10:29 am
From: Jack Cowan <cowan4666...>
Subject: Tower grove Park
Gaddy Bird Garden at Tower Grove Park alive with Fox Sparrows this morning. At least 3 dozen digging through leaves. Also a male Eastern Towee, Goldfinches, White-throated Sparrows, male, female Flickers.

Jack CowanSt. Louis

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Date: 3/20/19 9:52 am
From: Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...>
Subject: Re: Smith's Longspurs/Bradford Farm Info
If the embedded map in checklist comments isn’t showing for you, try this link:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/150868817@N08/shares/14B9vL

And if the link doesn’t work, paste into your browser, and if that doesn’t work, try a different browser.

Pete

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 20, 2019, at 11:05 AM, Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...><mailto:<plmonacell...>> wrote:

I embedded a map and marked locations where I saw the Longspurs yesterday. They ultimately flew to the southeast but could return and/or others may show.


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54029091


Good birding everyone,
Pete

Pete Monacell,
Jefferson City

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 20, 2019, at 10:45 AM, sgg.bluesfan <sgg.bluesfan...><mailto:<sgg.bluesfan...>> wrote:

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

Just be careful on the lighter traveled cross roads if it has rained recently. I got stuck there several years ago at the end of the gravel and needed a tow.



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 5G Evolution smartphone

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From: "Hazelwood, Susan" <HazelwoodS...><mailto:<HazelwoodS...>>
Date: 3/19/19 8:33 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: Smith's Longspurs/Bradford Farm Info

Go to https://mobirds.org/Locations/SiteDetail.aspx?id=1098 to read about Bradford Farm. This is one of the excellent Birder's Guides (most prepared by Edge Wade) on the Audubon Society of MO's web site. It will answer your questions.

Good birding, Susan

Susan Hazelwood
Columbia, MO
<hazelwoods...><mailto:<hazelwoods...>

-----Original Message-----
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>> On Behalf Of Christine Kline
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:41 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: Smith's Longspurs

Everyone talks about birding at Bradford Farms. Is this a public area? Can someone tell me where it is as well as a specific location on the longspurs? I may try to make a run out there on Friday or Saturday.
Thanks!
Christine Kline
Pleasant Hill ~ Cass County
<birdsecretary...><mailto:<birdsecretary...>

-----Original Message-----
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>> On Behalf Of Monacell, Peter L.
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 5:24 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: Smith's Longspurs

Flock 30 Longspurs at Bradford now, most or all Smith’s. Still working on it. Corn stubble central to the North-South road on the west side of the road.

Pete

Pete Monacell,
Jefferson City

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On Mar 17, 2019, at 11:45 AM, Jean L <jaleonatti...><mailto:<jaleonatti...><mailto:<jaleonatti...>> wrote:

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

Still present at Bradford Farm, flock of about 10. Seen and heard. Take north/south road toward "brushpile". First corn stubble field on the left side (west). They came out of the 2nd one to the west and we finally caught up with them in the first one. Various plumages.

Jean Leonatti

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Date: 3/20/19 9:12 am
From: Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...>
Subject: Re: Smith's Longspurs/Bradford Farm Info
I embedded a map and marked locations where I saw the Longspurs yesterday. They ultimately flew to the southeast but could return and/or others may show.


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54029091


Good birding everyone,
Pete

Pete Monacell,
Jefferson City

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 20, 2019, at 10:45 AM, sgg.bluesfan <sgg.bluesfan...><mailto:<sgg.bluesfan...>> wrote:

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Just be careful on the lighter traveled cross roads if it has rained recently. I got stuck there several years ago at the end of the gravel and needed a tow.



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-------- Original message --------
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Date: 3/19/19 8:33 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: Smith's Longspurs/Bradford Farm Info

Go to https://mobirds.org/Locations/SiteDetail.aspx?id=1098 to read about Bradford Farm. This is one of the excellent Birder's Guides (most prepared by Edge Wade) on the Audubon Society of MO's web site. It will answer your questions.

Good birding, Susan

Susan Hazelwood
Columbia, MO
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-----Original Message-----
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>> On Behalf Of Christine Kline
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:41 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: Smith's Longspurs

Everyone talks about birding at Bradford Farms. Is this a public area? Can someone tell me where it is as well as a specific location on the longspurs? I may try to make a run out there on Friday or Saturday.
Thanks!
Christine Kline
Pleasant Hill ~ Cass County
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From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>> On Behalf Of Monacell, Peter L.
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 5:24 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...><mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: Smith's Longspurs

Flock 30 Longspurs at Bradford now, most or all Smith’s. Still working on it. Corn stubble central to the North-South road on the west side of the road.

Pete

Pete Monacell,
Jefferson City

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

Still present at Bradford Farm, flock of about 10. Seen and heard. Take north/south road toward "brushpile". First corn stubble field on the left side (west). They came out of the 2nd one to the west and we finally caught up with them in the first one. Various plumages.

Jean Leonatti

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Date: 3/20/19 8:45 am
From: sgg.bluesfan <sgg.bluesfan...>
Subject: Re: Smith's Longspurs/Bradford Farm Info
Just be careful on the lighter traveled cross roads if it has rained recently.  I got stuck there several years ago at the end of the gravel and needed a tow.Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 5G Evolution smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: "Hazelwood, Susan" <HazelwoodS...> Date: 3/19/19 8:33 PM (GMT-06:00) To: <MOBIRDS-L...> Subject: Re: Smith's Longspurs/Bradford Farm Info Go to https://mobirds.org/Locations/SiteDetail.aspx?id=1098 to read about Bradford Farm. This is one of the excellent Birder's Guides (most prepared by Edge Wade) on the Audubon Society of MO's web site. It will answer your questions.Good birding, SusanSusan HazelwoodColumbia, <MOhazelwoods...> Message-----From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> On Behalf Of Christine KlineSent: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:41 PMTo: <MOBIRDS-L...>: Re: Smith's LongspursEveryone talks about birding at Bradford Farms.  Is this a public area?  Can someone tell me where it is as well as a specific location on the longspurs?  I may try to make a run out there on Friday or Saturday.Thanks!Christine KlinePleasant Hill ~ Cass <Countybirdsecretary...> Message-----From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> On Behalf Of Monacell, Peter L.Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 5:24 PMTo: <MOBIRDS-L...>: Re: Smith's LongspursFlock 30 Longspurs at Bradford now, most or all Smith’s. Still working on it. Corn stubble central to the North-South road on the west side of the road.PetePete Monacell,Jefferson CitySent from my iPhoneOn Mar 17, 2019, at 11:45 AM, Jean L <jaleonatti...><mailto:<jaleonatti...>> wrote:CAUTION!: This email originated from outside of Columbia College.Still present at Bradford Farm, flock of about 10. Seen and heard. Take north/south road toward "brushpile". First corn stubble field on the left side (west).   They came out of the 2nd one to the west and we finally caught up with them in the first one. Various plumages.Jean Leonatti________________________________The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum Archives<https://po.missouri.edu/archives/mobirds-l.html> / Subscription options<https://po.missouri.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mobirds-l&A=1> / ASM Website<http://mobirds.org> / Email the list owners<mailto:<mobirds-l-request...>ABA Birding Code of Ethics<http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html>ASM Spring Meeting: May 3-5, 2019 at Bunker Hill Retreat near Mountain View, MO Details and Online Registration<http://www.mobirds.org/ASM/Meetings.aspx>------------------------------------------------------------The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum ASM Website: http://mobirds.org/ ABA Birding Code of Ethics http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html------------------------------------------------------------The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum ASM Website: http://mobirds.org/ ABA Birding Code of Ethics http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html------------------------------------------------------------The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion ForumASM Website: http://mobirds.org/ABA Birding Code of Ethicshttp://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html

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Date: 3/19/19 6:33 pm
From: Hazelwood, Susan <HazelwoodS...>
Subject: Re: Smith's Longspurs/Bradford Farm Info
Go to https://mobirds.org/Locations/SiteDetail.aspx?id=1098 to read about Bradford Farm. This is one of the excellent Birder's Guides (most prepared by Edge Wade) on the Audubon Society of MO's web site. It will answer your questions.

Good birding, Susan

Susan Hazelwood
Columbia, MO
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From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> On Behalf Of Christine Kline
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:41 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: Smith's Longspurs

Everyone talks about birding at Bradford Farms. Is this a public area? Can someone tell me where it is as well as a specific location on the longspurs? I may try to make a run out there on Friday or Saturday.
Thanks!
Christine Kline
Pleasant Hill ~ Cass County
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-----Original Message-----
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> On Behalf Of Monacell, Peter L.
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 5:24 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: Smith's Longspurs

Flock 30 Longspurs at Bradford now, most or all Smith’s. Still working on it. Corn stubble central to the North-South road on the west side of the road.

Pete

Pete Monacell,
Jefferson City

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 17, 2019, at 11:45 AM, Jean L <jaleonatti...><mailto:<jaleonatti...>> wrote:

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

Still present at Bradford Farm, flock of about 10. Seen and heard. Take north/south road toward "brushpile". First corn stubble field on the left side (west). They came out of the 2nd one to the west and we finally caught up with them in the first one. Various plumages.

Jean Leonatti

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Date: 3/19/19 5:40 pm
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary...>
Subject: Re: Smith's Longspurs
Everyone talks about birding at Bradford Farms. Is this a public area? Can someone tell me where it is as well as a specific location on the longspurs? I may try to make a run out there on Friday or Saturday.
Thanks!
Christine Kline
Pleasant Hill ~ Cass County
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-----Original Message-----
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> On Behalf Of Monacell, Peter L.
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 5:24 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: Smith's Longspurs

Flock 30 Longspurs at Bradford now, most or all Smith’s. Still working on it. Corn stubble central to the North-South road on the west side of the road.

Pete

Pete Monacell,
Jefferson City

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 17, 2019, at 11:45 AM, Jean L <jaleonatti...><mailto:<jaleonatti...>> wrote:

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

Still present at Bradford Farm, flock of about 10. Seen and heard. Take north/south road toward "brushpile". First corn stubble field on the left side (west). They came out of the 2nd one to the west and we finally caught up with them in the first one. Various plumages.

Jean Leonatti

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Date: 3/19/19 5:12 pm
From: Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...>
Subject: Re: Smith's Longspurs
The Smith's longspurs would be a lifer bird for me. Is there anyone willing and able to maybe meet me at the location at 4 pm tomorrow?

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 19, 2019, at 5:24 PM, Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...> wrote:
>
> Flock 30 Longspurs at Bradford now, most or all Smith’s. Still working on it. Corn stubble central to the North-South road on the west side of the road.
>
> Pete
>
> Pete Monacell,
> Jefferson City
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Mar 17, 2019, at 11:45 AM, Jean L <jaleonatti...><mailto:<jaleonatti...>> wrote:
>
> CAUTION!: This email originated from outside of Columbia College.
>
> Still present at Bradford Farm, flock of about 10. Seen and heard. Take north/south road toward "brushpile". First corn stubble field on the left side (west).� They came out of the 2nd one to the west and we finally caught up with them in the first one. Various plumages.
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Date: 3/19/19 3:23 pm
From: Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...>
Subject: Re: Smith's Longspurs
Flock 30 Longspurs at Bradford now, most or all Smith’s. Still working on it. Corn stubble central to the North-South road on the west side of the road.

Pete

Pete Monacell,
Jefferson City

Sent from my iPhone

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

Still present at Bradford Farm, flock of about 10. Seen and heard. Take north/south road toward "brushpile". First corn stubble field on the left side (west).� They came out of the 2nd one to the west and we finally caught up with them in the first one. Various plumages.

Jean Leonatti

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Date: 3/19/19 7:37 am
From: jan Neale <billandjanneale...>
Subject: Re: Swan query
This is a smile maker.
Jan Neale

On Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 8:29 PM Edge Wade <edgew...> wrote:

> Very good! But neither of them were mute today. One was in the range of
> a bass saxophone, the other a WWI bugle.
>
> edge
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> Such a cross would result in an oxymoron: a mute trumpeter!
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Date: 3/19/19 5:58 am
From: Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: CAS Field Trip - Saturday, March 23rd

Saturday,March 23rd

Destination:Rock Bridge Memorial SP – Sinkhole Trail

DeparturePoint:

Departure Time: 8:00a.m.

Leader:Allison Vaughn

ContactInfo: <allisonjv...>

Meetat the Devil's Icebox Parking lot for a walk with Allison Vaughn along SinkholeTrail. The trail follows a old road past the historic site of Rockbridge Mills.The trial continues up a forested valley to the top of a ridge where we willfind old fields and sinkholes. Two concrete silos stand as a memorial to the land'sagricultural past.




Eric Wood
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Date: 3/18/19 6:29 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: Swan query
Very good! But neither of them were mute today. One was in the range of a bass saxophone, the other a WWI bugle.

edge

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Such a cross would result in an oxymoron: a mute trumpeter!

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Date: 3/18/19 6:18 pm
From: Amy Hoffman <000000b7af3b3944-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Swan query
Such a cross would result in an oxymoron: a mute trumpeter!
Amy J. HoffmanGreene County

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Date: 3/18/19 5:51 pm
From: Bill Eddleman <eddlemanw...>
Subject: Re: Swan query
I has happened. Unfortunately.

Trumpeter x Mute Swan Hybrid


----Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau

On Monday, March 18, 2019, 7:00:22 PM CDT, Edge Wade <edgew...> wrote:

My notes from an afternoon quick trip through Binder Lake today:

The Mute Swan was hanging close to shore at the mouth of a small inlet. As I came around a curve I could see a large mass of white in the sparse woods near the shoreline a few feet from the MUSW. I slowed and as I became sure it was a a Trumpeter, either resting or nesting, both swans started raising a ruckus. A gaggle of Canada Geese swam over and joined the cacophony. I had stepped two feet from the car, at least 70 feet from the swans. I made a quick retreat. I'm wondering, have the Mute and Trumpeter mated?

I should add that the Trumpeter rose and walked toward the Mute.  They were not hostile, but joined in the alarm chorus.

Anyone with knowledge about these two or about swan interbreeding is encouraged to answer.

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Date: 3/18/19 5:00 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Swan query
My notes from an afternoon quick trip through Binder Lake today:

The Mute Swan was hanging close to shore at the mouth of a small inlet. As I came around a curve I could see a large mass of white in the sparse woods near the shoreline a few feet from the MUSW. I slowed and as I became sure it was a a Trumpeter, either resting or nesting, both swans started raising a ruckus. A gaggle of Canada Geese swam over and joined the cacophony. I had stepped two feet from the car, at least 70 feet from the swans. I made a quick retreat. I'm wondering, have the Mute and Trumpeter mated?

I should add that the Trumpeter rose and walked toward the Mute. They were not hostile, but joined in the alarm chorus.

Anyone with knowledge about these two or about swan interbreeding is encouraged to answer.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Date: 3/18/19 10:28 am
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: Wilson's Snipe versus Common snipe
An excerpt from eBird Help pages.
"Common Snipe - Be very careful about entries of Common Snipe in North
America. In about 2000, Common Snipe was split into Common Snipe (*Gallinago
gallinago*; Eurasia, Africa) and Wilson's Snipe (*Gallinago delicata*).
Almost the only place that Common Snipe has ever occurred in North America
is westernmost Alaska islands (i.e., Pribilof, St. Lawrence, and Aleutian
Islands). If you don't know the fine details to tell Common Snipe and
Wilson's Snipe apart, you surely meant to enter Wilson's Snipe."
============================================================
Wilson's Snipe was considered a subspecies of Common Snipe from 1945 until
until 2003 when it was given its own species status by the American
Ornithologists' Union, now renamed American Ornithological Society.

I checked in my 1916 *Birds of Eastern North America* by Frank M. Chapman,
and it was called Wilson's Snipe, but my 1966 *Birds of North America* by
Chandler S. Robbins et al. uses Common Snipe.

It is hard to keep up with all the recent specific name changes, as well as
genera and family changes for many species. The newer bird guides are
having trouble issuing new editions just to keep up with the changes.

Brad Jacobs
Boone Co.

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Date: 3/17/19 7:01 pm
From: Terry Miller <millert832...>
Subject: Kendzora CA - Edgerton, Mo
I went out to Kendzora CA, between KC and St. Joseph, this evening. The
Platte River is full and over the lowest road splitting the area. I parked
in the south parking lot and started walking out the levee. I soon
realized that a significant number of waterfowl were in the middle west
pool and continued walking for another mile or so. I sat down and had
excellent viewing of several species of ducks in courtship behavior.
Ring-necked ducks were the most abundant (750) with gadwall and
green-winged teal in significant numbers. Nineteen Canvasbacks and a
handful of N. Pintails cruised through all the Ringnecks. I ended up with
32 species....the last was an American Woodcock peenting near the parking
lot.

Here is the checklist link: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53957731

There was one other concern....as I walked out the levee I spotted a large
black dog and then a large pit bull terrier...standing his ground and
looking at me intently. There was no way to avoid them as flood water was
bordering both sides of the levee. I simply continued to walk toward them
and the pit bull decided to head the other way. I simply mention this in
case anyone else may plan to visit the area.

A very enjoyable evening on this small, out of the way, wetland!!
--
Terry L. Miller
Plattsburg, MO
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Date: 3/17/19 6:15 pm
From: Lanny Chambers <lannychambers...>
Subject: Crane cam (no sighting)
No, not Missouri, but you won't want to miss this. The Rowe Sanctuary Crane Cam (on the Platte in Nebraska) is back in action, after a flood-related delay. Beautiful sunset tonight, and the dropping river is exposing more roosting islands as I watch. An amazing spectacle!
https://youtu.be/NS4Nql6V3j0

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Fenton, MO
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Date: 3/17/19 4:28 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Birding Boone & Callaway County today
It was a frigid, overcast start for our 10:00 a.m. walk at Bradford Farm looking for Smith's Longspurs. Diane and Gail announced it was 5 degrees warmer and sunny when they left St. Louis.

But we were ready with the six "Ps" of successful birding: Preparation--we knew what our target species looks and sounds like and had good directions from John Besser as to where to look and listen. Patience--we didn't expect immediate success, so went about our birding in a line at a slow pace. Persistence--we went down the area, wheeled and came up the area, wheeled and down again, until we spotted them on the last swing heading up toward the parked cars. Those actions were also the result of previous experiences looking for Smith's Longspurs, so the last 3 Ps--Practice, Practice, Practice were fully in play.

Full of ourselves with the success of that effort, we flitted off to Pine Ridge Campground to tick Pete Monacell's reported Pine Warbler. We arrived to find Highway Patrol directing traffic around a two-car accident at the entrance. One of the Boy Scouts who'd spent last night camping pulled into an oncoming car on Rt. Y. No one injured, both cars totaled. We were able to turn in, but there was a lot of hullabaloo the whole time we were there, walking among the pines. Could not find PIWO or even Rufous-bellied Nuthatch. Had fun looking, though.

The group broke up, two going home and three to lunch. The lunch group headed for Little Dixie Lake for a short look before the St. Louis two headed home. The lake was empty except for a few Ring-billed Gulls. We saw an adult Bald Eagle and 3 Red-shouldered Hawks. Diane's sharp ears picked up an Eastern Towhee (FOS for me), and it finally came in close enough for me to hear.

After bidding them a safe trip east, I stopped in at the Beef Farm. My FOS Eastern Phoebe greeted me at the gate--good thing, because the gate to the main area was closed (lots of calves wandering around on the road side of the fences lately). Did see Gadwall on the pond, a kingfisher, and a sampling of the regulars--Mourning and Eurasian Collared-Doves, Eastern Meadowlarks, and a gorgeous male Eastern Bluebird. Could not see if the eagle is on the nest, as it has been in recent visits.

A quick swing into R-1 Lake turned out not to be so quick. The Mute Swan was displaying raised wings--beautiful to us, but intimidating and a warning to waterfowl. Near the swan were several Canada Geese, a couple Lesser Scaup, some Northern Shovelers, and 14 Ross's Geese and 2 (one blue) Snow Geese.

Even with many folks walking dogs and pushing strollers, a walk around Cosmo-Bethel park was rewarding. I got to see a towhee here. The resident swan was calmly feeding, ignoring the Mallard pair and the scaup. It was distressful, though, to see the white bench near the picnic table at the north side, east of the tennis courts, shattered and pieces strewn quite a distance from where it had been.

What a fun day! Good birds and good birding friends.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Date: 3/17/19 3:28 pm
From: Amy J. Hoffman <000000b7af3b3944-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Springfield Pelicans et al.
Good afternoon, birders.
I took advantage of the weather for a short hike at Springfield Lake this afternoon. Despite an influx of homo sapiens and Canis lupus familiaris, there were plenty of birds about, making for a satifying afternoon. On the water, I spied five American white pelicans floating around with some unidentified gull species. There were also about seven cormorants, which I can only assume were double-crested since I didn't have a scope to suss out anything more exotic like a neotropical.
I also had good luck on the Audubon trail. I had long looks at a ruby-crowned kinglet foraging in the lower branches. It was rather a dull yellow, less gray than most, and while it was clearly a kinglet, I understood looking at it why I see so many Facebook posts with photos of kinglets asking, "What warbler is this?" Two accipiters, which I'll cautiously call call Cooper's based on the overall substantial nature of their bodies, briefly flew by either tousling for territory or playing a mating game. A male bluebird swooped low past my shoulder cathing the afternoon sun. It was so vibrant in the light that I sat down right where I stood to watch it. Later, I was happy to see another bluebird checking out one of the bluebird boxes along the roadway. My last two birds of the day were fox sparrows. It's been a long time since I had the pleasure of seeing a fox sparrow, and I have to be honest -- I'm only about 80% sure of my ID. They could have been heavily marked songs. They were both kicking up grubs in a muddy rut on the hillside, and for all my pishing, they wouldn't pop up to give me a definative look. Judging by their size, though, the redness in their tails, and the spotted rather than streaked look of their breasts, I'm calling them foxes. Sparrows are some of my favorite birds. They're subtle, unassuming, industrious, so no matter what the ID, I enjoyed watching them skulk around in the leaves.
Overall, I spent a pleasant afternoon in the woods getting mostly satifsying looks at 18 different species (listed in full below). I had nothing as exotic as the vermillion flycatcher up north, but I'm calling it a success none-the-less.
Full species list for Springfield Lake March 17, 2019:American white pelicanDouble-crested cormorantMallardAmerican crowCanada geeseRuby-crowned kingletCarolina chickadeeTurkey vultureCooper's hawkTufted titmouseDark-eyed juncoNorthern flickerEastern bluebirdDowny woodpeckerNorthern cardinalCarolina wrenBlue jayFox sparrow
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Date: 3/17/19 3:28 pm
From: Margy Terpstra <Ladybirdterp...>
Subject: In our Shady Oaks yard, 3-17-19 FOY GC Kinglet
Today, had our first pair of Mallards fly over, later a Turkey Vulture as I was tracking a Golden-crowned Kinglet, all FOY birds for me.

Some photos of the kinglet begin here: https://hummerhavenunltd.com/p246534514/hc6aef960#hc6aef960

Just watched a pair of Cooper's Hawks mating in the pine tree across the street. What a nice day to see all this activity!

Margy Terpstra
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Date: 3/17/19 12:21 pm
From: Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...>
Subject: Results of Beginner Walk on Mississippi Greenway at StL County Cliff Cave Park
Even though our group was small, we enjoyed a spectacular morning. It was
chilly at the start but the bright sunshine warmed us up. Our best bird was
a FOS Eastern Phoebe. We found the Phoebe not far off the trail, hunting
for a meal in the wetlands that run along the west side of the trail. This
trail as a lot of potential.
Mary Dueren
St. Louis Audubon Society

Here's our list:
Mississippi Greenway-Cliff Cave Park, St. Louis, Missouri, US
Mar 16, 2019 8:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.7 mile(s)
Comments: Beginner Bird walk in partnership with Great Rivers Greenway
& St. Louis Audubon Society.
Clear & cold 33 degrees at start. Not a cloud in the sky. 43 degrees at
end. Trail is in Mississippi River floodplain. River is running high and
fast. There was water over the paved trail is a couple of spots.
27 species

Canada Goose 32 small skein flying over
Mourning Dove 2
Killdeer 2
Ring-billed Gull 5 Flying up river
Turkey Vulture 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 5
American Goldfinch 2
Dark-eyed Junco 10
White-throated Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 3
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Northern Cardinal 12

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53890922

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Date: 3/17/19 11:35 am
From: Timothy Jones <0000002bb1253dbd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Bootheel Birds -- FOY Black-necked Stilt
My first Black-necked stilt of the year was found this morning at Bakerville Bar Pit in Pemiscot County just east of Little River CA.


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Date: 3/17/19 9:46 am
From: Michael Thelen <mikethelen...>
Subject: SLAS Field Trip Report
Report for Sat Mar 16, 2019
Horseshoe Lake, Madison Cnty, IL

Waterfowl was one of our primary targets and we ended with 18 species out of
a grand total of 57 checklist species for the day. 14 of the duck were well
represented by Blue-winged Teal with much bigger numbers of Ruddy Duck,
Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Northern Shoveler and Redhead. But American Coot
far outnumbered any of the duck species. One pair of Wood Duck added to the
list. 3 lingering Snow Goose and 35 Greater White-fronted Goose were on the
lake mixing with the remaining decoys. We spotted 2 Mute Swan at the start
of the field trip but, by the time we reached the causeway, one of the
individuals had vanished.

American White Pelican was abundant with a typical jam-packed flock hugging
the opposite shoreline of the lake, a few small streaming flocks passing by
plus multiple large kettles. There were hundreds of Ring-billed Gull,
almost all of these massed in one raft on the lake, with a single fly-by
Bonaparte's Gull the only other variety. Hawks were a little sparse
although we had Sharp-shinned Hawk, Bald Eagle and an interesting form of
Red-tailed Hawk spotted by Jean, apparently a "Western" type rufous morph.
Nice "spring" birds included Eastern Phoebe, Tree Swallow and 3 fly-by,
nasal-sounding Fish Crow, FOY for many or all of us.

Here's the full list on eBird with notes:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53894751

Mike Thelen
Univ City, StL Cnty, MO
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Date: 3/17/19 9:45 am
From: Jean L <jaleonatti...>
Subject: Smith's Longspurs
Still present at Bradford Farm, flock of about 10. Seen and heard. Take
north/south road toward "brushpile". First corn stubble field on the left
side (west). They came out of the 2nd one to the west and we finally
caught up with them in the first one. Various plumages.

Jean Leonatti

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Date: 3/17/19 8:47 am
From: Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Mississippi Coast Birding
Before getting to the beach, a friend and I made a stop at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center near Holly Springs, Mississippi and enjoyed about a dozen Purple Finches at the feeders along with a very southerly travelling Red Breasted Nuthatch. Towhees were sporting in the wetland area. This center is only an hour from Memphis and contains 3000 acres to bird. The director there was very nice to chat with us about the place. Then another friend and I travelled to Bay St. Louis, MS on the coast. I had some evening time and about a half day the next day to bird, before adventures in the old town called us. I noticed that many of the driveways from 6 years ago which contained no houses due to the hurricane had rebuilt. My birds were: Sanderlings, Dunlin (about 80), Dowitchers (about 25), Laughing Gulls (hundreds and hundreds), Herring Gulls, Forster's Terns, Brown Pelicans, White Pelican, Ruddy Turnstones, Willets, Cormorants, Snowy Egrets, Common Loons, Great Blue Herons, Fish Crow, Bufflehead, Red Breasted Merganser, and a treat on the wire: a Loggerhead Shrike. I dipped on other terns and Black Skimmers. Still, a nice short day at 80 degrees. Jane FrazierJefferson <Cityjanefraz3...> 

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Date: 3/17/19 7:45 am
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...>
Subject: Eastern Phoebe returns
Our Eastern Phoebe was shouting his return this morning. Welcome springtime!!

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Date: 3/17/19 7:07 am
From: Michael Brady <00000033e862acc5-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Castlewood SP birds-3-17
 Was hoping to hear a returning waterthrush while running along the Grotpeter trail early this morn.Couple of spots along the trail where,historically,returning birds always show up first.
Didnt hear any waterthrush but did hear a black and white singing in the trees just above the maintenance shop.

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Date: 3/17/19 5:33 am
From: Mary Nemecek <0000000585d83684-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Vermilion FC north of Brunswick, MO
More of a heads up as I do not have the exact location at this time- customer of Mark McKellar at the Backyard Bird Center photographed a vermilion flycatcher north of Brunswick, MO yesterday. One of the photos is posted on Friends of Burroughs Audubon facebook page. My apologizes if you don’t use Facebook, it’s the only post of the photo currently.

Mary Nemecek
KCMO

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Date: 3/16/19 9:07 pm
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: Vesper Sparrow at Bradford Farm, Boone County
I saw the Vesper Sparrow fly up from the grasslands near the NW small pond
and sit in a tree on the SW corner of the pond. The sun back-lighted the
bird but as you can see in the photos, when I added some fill in light, you
can see the white eye-ring, white around the lower edge of the cheek, thin
white crown stripe, and buffy sides of the upper breast with streaking high
up on breast and along the sides. The white outer tail feathers are visible
in photos 1 and 2.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53912781

Enjoy the spring.

Brad Jacobs
Boone Co.

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Date: 3/16/19 6:30 pm
From: Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...>
Subject: Re: Catching up on a windy day
Greetings MObirders,

Many thanks to the participants in MRBO’s annual photography contest and for Edge Wade’s commentary. All proceeds from entrees contribute directly to education and outreach programs. These programs reach thousands of people of all ages each year at over 100 venues each year.

Those amazing photographs do something special for conservation in their own right. They inspire and awe those who love birds as well as those who have the great misfortune of never becoming acquainted with Missouri’s spectacular bird life. Imagine the impression those photographs make on people of all ages who have never seen a warbler, a Henslow’s Sparrow, a Meadowlark, or a Junco!

Appreciation for birds only comes through awareness. By sharing your experiences (often through photographs) with others you too can help build awareness and embitter the lives of those who haven’t yet known what is like to experience the world of birds. You may inspire others to contribute much needed action and involvement with conservation. Here’s a link to the Flickr Album of the 2018 contest https://www.flickr.com/photos/148636353@N02/sets/72157678050040888/ <https://www.flickr.com/photos/148636353@N02/sets/72157678050040888/>

“What is the extinction of a Condor to a child who has never seen a wren?” -Robert Michael Pyle

Again, many thanks to the photographers, Edge for her compliments, and to all those who aspire to make the world a better place for and through the moving medium of our feathered friends.

Yours in conservation,

Ethan

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> On Mar 14, 2019, at 10:59 AM, Edge Wade <edgew...> wrote:
>
> ’Tis an ill wind that blows nobody any good. Someone profits by every loss; someone is benefited by every misfortune.
> Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable
>
> Today is one of those blustery days March is known for. As this day's wind ushers in the ides, let us hope that it also ushers in an example of the adage "March comes in like a lion, out like a lamb"
>
> My second cup of coffee today, as I watched the feeders dance and the birds cling to them, was to be spent catching up on things neglected during my hiatus from Missouri winter this past month. I got only as far as The Rectrix, the seasonal newsletter of the Missouri River Bird Obaervatory, February 2019 issue.
>
> This issue is dedicated to presenting the photos submitted to the annual MRBO contest. 136 entries by 42 photographers are featured. And what gems they are!
>
> A special treat was the realization that I've been privileged to bird with several of the photographers and recognize the names of many more as frequent contributors to MOBIRDS and eBird. I'd have been hard-pressed to rank the photos, but have no trouble appreciating the comments submitted with many of them that discuss the concern for the decline in the species and/or the habitats they need.
>
> Birding caps off to MRBO and the photo-birders for a fine set of pix, and for all that is being done to address the status and conditions affecting the birds of Missouri.
>
> If you aren't familiar with MRBO, check out their webpage: https://mrbo.org/
>
> ASM continues to partner with MRBO on several projects. MRBO is a unique entity in Missouri. Birders who join and/or support their bird research and education efforts are benefiting the future of Missouri bird species.
>
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Date: 3/16/19 3:51 pm
From: Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Cedar Waxwings feeding on Crabapples all day
This morning, a friend texted me that her neighbor had a large flock of Cedar Waxwings feeding in their crabapple tree.

I went over to check it out. I figure there were 40-50 cedar waxwings feeding on very ripe and pretty large crabapples, both in the tree and on the ground. The large size of the crabapples required the waxwings to peck off and eat pieces and even then, they had trouble swallowing the pieces. What a beautiful bird!

My friend said they’ve been there most of the day.

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Date: 3/16/19 2:08 pm
From: Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...>
Subject: Pine Warbler at Pine Ridge RA

There’s a Pine Warbler at Pine Ridge Recreation Area in the Mark Twain National Forest in Callaway County. The campground itself is gated for another month, but you can park at the trailhead and should hear the bird as soon as you get out of your vehicle.


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53894432


Good birding everyone,

Pete


Pete Monacell,

Jefferson City


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Date: 3/16/19 1:43 pm
From: Terry McNeely <terrymcneely...>
Subject: GRAS Waterfowl field trip

The GRAS waterfowl field trip that was scheduled for March 2 was held today.

Highlights
300+ Trumpeter Swans
200+ Canvasback
5 American Golden Plover

Most of the Grove was flooded, but most roads were passable.

I am attaching 3 ebird reports as the Grove is in 2 counties, and I worked in 3 different areas.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53893106

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53889739

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Terry McNeely
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Date: 3/16/19 12:11 pm
From: John Besser <jbesser1...>
Subject: Smith’s Longspurs at Bradford Farm
I found a small flock of SMLO in low stubble in the northwest fields this
morning. Familiar dry rattle without the extra notes of Lapland. Unmarked
buffy underparts visible in flight.

It finally feels like spring is making progress, with spring peepers
singing. Lots of song sparrows (also singing) and increasing numbers of
Savannah Sparrows.
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Date: 3/16/19 11:32 am
From: Timothy Jones <0000002bb1253dbd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Bootheel Birds -- Shorebird Numbers Increasing
Birds are still mostly concentrated south of HWY 164 near Rives MO in Dunklin County but they are being found in smaller numbers in more places.

Today on CR 723 (estimates):

American Golden-Plovers (400)
Pectoral Sandpipers (1200)
Long-billed Dowitchers (300)
Dunlin (3)

Today on CR 722 (estimates):

Lesser Yellowlegs (100+)
Long-billed Dowitchers (100+)
Pectoral Sandpipers (hundreds)

Tim Jones
Dunklin County

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Date: 3/16/19 8:45 am
From: Shelly Colatskie <Shelly.Colatskie...>
Subject: FOY eastern phoebe!
I just heard my first eastern phoebe of the year calling in my yard!

Yay for spring coming!

Shelly Colatskie
Cedar Hill, Jefferson County

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Date: 3/16/19 8:40 am
From: Cindy Bridges <0000009cdc2af652-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Oregon County / Purple Martin and others
Saw my FOY Purple Martin this morning. Phoebes already have their nest complete over the front porch light.  At least 15 Flickers on the lawn.  Bald Eagle, Red-Shouldered Hawks, a pair of Wood Ducks.....plus all the regulars.  A good start to my day . 

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Date: 3/16/19 4:37 am
From: Josh Mosteller <irbic68j...>
Subject: *Correction*
To whom it may or may not concern: I actually saw around *TWO dozen*
Pectoral Sandpipers at Eagle Bluffs. Also, Brad Jacobs' checklist included
a few Leasts too (we encountered him on our way out while he was observing
Pool 8).

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Date: 3/16/19 4:37 am
From: Josh Mosteller <irbic68j...>
Subject: Sandpipers, Swallows, and Signs of Spring at Eagle Bluffs
This morning my birding crew visited Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area. It was
still windy but not like the past couple days and the sunshine made our day
more pleasant. In Pool 8, we saw around a dozen Pectoral Sandpipers thanks
to the guidance of Kathleen Anderson. There were also a few yellowlegs out
there, and I’m pretty sure we saw at least one Greater and Lesser. Further
down the road we had a few swallows, presumably Tree Swallows, zoom over us
as they were flying with the gusty wind, too quickly for us to get a
picture or anything more than a brief glance. All of the aforementioned
birds were first-of-year species for us.

We spotted a couple of Pied-billed Grebes and a group of about 30 American
Coots, which I believe is our highest count this year. Red-winged
Blackbirds and Blue-winged Teals also seem to be gradually increasing in
numbers. There are still many pelicans, likely more than 100, huddling out
in Pool 9 next to a group of about 20 gulls. Many of the pelicans flew
directly over our vehicle, allowing my sister to catch some great photos
against the clear blue sky.

I believe the most abundant duck species today was the Northern Shoveler—I
estimated around 400. There was a decent number of Lesser Scaups too
(perhaps around 125). A handful of Ring-necked Ducks were in Pool 15.
Sadly, we didn’t see any swans this time.

It’s almost spring, and I’ve noticed new indicators of that each time I’ve
gone birding these past few weeks.

My checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53871210

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Date: 3/15/19 6:24 pm
From: Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Signs of Spring
With the warmer weather, I just sat in the back of our property for a while, where theres an adjacent small creek running through a wooded area, with a flat wet grassy area along our property.

Quite an interesting evening, with lots of activity.

First there was a large flock of robins (certainly more than 50) settling down in the cedars for the night - boy they make a racket - and the bluebirds have now returned!

Then, just after sunset, I saw the pair of red tail hawks fly back into the woods where their nest is located and about 15 minutes later, heard the pair of barred owls that nest in the woods.

Right around 30 minutes after sunset, as it became dark, I heard at least 2 woodcocks peenting. I didnt see them, but it sounded like they were right along the edge of the grassy, wet area.

Quite a night! The tree swallows should be back soon and start competing for the nest boxes. Spring is right around the corner.


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Date: 3/15/19 3:19 pm
From: Margy Terpstra <Ladybirdterp...>
Subject: In our Shady Oaks yard, 3-15-19 FOY E. Phoebes
At 4:33 pm, first one, then a second E. Phoebe was seen by us this afternoon! Yay! Spring is definitely coming...

Margy Terpstra
Kirkwood, St. Louis CO, MO
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Date: 3/15/19 9:09 am
From: Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...>
Subject: St. Louis Audubon Society & Great Rivers Greenway Beginner Bird Walk
Good Morning!

St. Louis Audubon Society in partnership with Great Rivers Greenway will
have a beginner walk at St. Louis County Cliff Cave Park this Saturday
March 16, 2018 from 8am to 10am. The park gets very busy after 10am.

We will meet on the lower parking lot at the picnic shelter. Since we will
be very close to the Mississippi River, please dress in layers. It's always
colder close to open water. The path is paved and mostly level. Loaner
binoculars will be available.
Everyone is welcome!

Directions: From I-270/I-255 take exit 2 (the last exit before the
Jefferson Barracks Bridge). Turn right onto Telegraph Road and continue
south approximately 3.3 miles to Cliff Cave Rd/Baumgartner Rd. Turn left
onto Cliff Cave Road. Continue thru the park, past parking lot on left
(this is for the upper trails), downhill to the lower parking lot and
picnic shelter.

Hope to see you there!
Mary Dueren
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Date: 3/14/19 10:40 pm
From: Jo Ann Eldridge <joann621...>
Subject: Grackles
On this blustery, frigid and busier than usual day for me, I looked out to
my feeders to see a flock of 30 - 40 grackles. There were probably
redwings, cowbirds, but I didn't take time to study them. I was just
disappointed to see these guys back. My feeders were about empty and I was
glad. Maybe they won't stay.
Jo Ann Eldridge, Kearney, Clay
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Date: 3/14/19 8:36 pm
From: Connie Thompson <gmt...>
Subject: Re: Sandhill Cranes
Per this description this would be near the 3rd Fork of the Platte River. Pls be advised that NW Missouri has LOTS of flooded roads at this time. Many roads are closed in this area or have water approaching the roadways.

Connie Thompson
Saint Joseph, Buchanan County
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Date: 3/14/19 4:41 pm
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary...>
Subject: Sandhill Cranes
There's a group of 7+ Sandhill Cranes in an ag field off 6 Highway and Route
P Highway just north of Hurlingen Road.

I believe this is Buchanan County just outside of St. Joseph, MO



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Date: 3/14/19 9:00 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Catching up on a windy day
’Tis an ill wind that blows nobody any good. Someone profits by every loss; someone is benefited by every misfortune.
Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

Today is one of those blustery days March is known for. As this day's wind ushers in the ides, let us hope that it also ushers in an example of the adage "March comes in like a lion, out like a lamb"

My second cup of coffee today, as I watched the feeders dance and the birds cling to them, was to be spent catching up on things neglected during my hiatus from Missouri winter this past month. I got only as far as The Rectrix, the seasonal newsletter of the Missouri River Bird Obaervatory, February 2019 issue.

This issue is dedicated to presenting the photos submitted to the annual MRBO contest. 136 entries by 42 photographers are featured. And what gems they are!

A special treat was the realization that I've been privileged to bird with several of the photographers and recognize the names of many more as frequent contributors to MOBIRDS and eBird. I'd have been hard-pressed to rank the photos, but have no trouble appreciating the comments submitted with many of them that discuss the concern for the decline in the species and/or the habitats they need.

Birding caps off to MRBO and the photo-birders for a fine set of pix, and for all that is being done to address the status and conditions affecting the birds of Missouri.

If you aren't familiar with MRBO, check out their webpage: https://mrbo.org/

ASM continues to partner with MRBO on several projects. MRBO is a unique entity in Missouri. Birders who join and/or support their bird research and education efforts are benefiting the future of Missouri bird species.

Edge Wade
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Date: 3/14/19 8:29 am
From: David Becher <davidbecher...>
Subject: Great Horned Owl at Mallard Lake St. Louis County

Across the lake on a nest in a big sycamore
David Becher
St. Louis


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Date: 3/14/19 7:37 am
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: Nesting Red-shouldered Hawk
This morning I walked up the street from our house to check out a tree used in some past years by the local RSHAs and saw one sitting on the nest. St. Louis County.

Mike Grant
Chesterfield, MO

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Date: 3/13/19 9:00 pm
From: Jean Neely <dustandwood...>
Subject: Woodcocks at Stephens Lake Park
We’re standing on the trail at Stephens Lake Park listening to and seeing 4 or 5 woodcocks, peenting and doing their flight acrobatics.
This is on the big loop trail at the far east end between the field and the creek.
They started around 7:30. Pretty cool.

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Date: 3/13/19 5:30 pm
From: Lisa Berger <goshawk...>
Subject: bomb cyclone and effects in Missouri
Hi All,

I’m interested to learn what are the outcomes in MO from this storm for addressing the weather component of the Spring Seasonal Report.

The forecasts call for MO River and lower Mississippi River flooding, due to a combination of snow and ice pack north of us, and then combined with additional precipitation. Have large flocks of waterfowl short-stopped in MO? Has movement or the lack of been observed for other flock-forming species?

It’s been clear in SW MO since early Wednesday afternoon with moderate winds. Temps will plunge near freezing Thursday and Friday night. It’s a balmy 54 right now.

Thank you for any comments you would like to share!

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Date: 3/13/19 5:05 pm
From: David Becher <davidbecher...>
Subject: Riverlands notes

Riverlands will be closed the morning of the 23rd for the Alton triathalon. Also confluence road is flooded and closed.
There are some mud flats, but all I could find were Killdeer. There were over a thousand assorted ducks. The best thing I found was my first Blue-winged Teal. There were also about 40 Bald Eagles still present.
David Becher
St. Louis


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Date: 3/13/19 1:47 pm
From: Michael Thelen <mikethelen...>
Subject: Field Trip Announcement -- StL Area
The ST. LOUIS AUDUBON SOCIETY is sponsoring a field trip this Saturday to
Horseshoe Lake in Madison County, IL.

DATE: Saturday, March 16, 2019

MEETING TIME: 8:00 a.m.

DIRECTIONS & MEETING PLACE: From St Louis take I-70 east to IL hwy 111.
Turn left and go north 3 miles then left into the park. Take the first
right and meet at the second parking lot, the big one, next to the picnic
pavilion and restrooms.

PLAN: Contrary to what is advertised on the SLAS web this will be a 1/2-day
trip and will involve only light walking. If you have one it will be
helpful to have your FRS radio along; otherwise, no worries.

PARTICIPATION: Everyone is welcome, SLAS members and non-members.

LEADER: Mike Thelen

COST: Free

MORE INFO: Contact me or visit www.stlouisaudubon.org

Mike Thelen
University City
St Louis County, MO
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Date: 3/13/19 5:13 am
From: Tom Fuller <Tom.Fuller...>
Subject: Woodcocks back in Elsah, IL
I heard three woodcocks Monday and two Tuesday at the AT&T field near the front entrance to Principia College. This makes about two decades that they returned to that field without a miss. Gil Ives had heard them for something like two decades before that. We must be hearing the great, great, great, . . . grandchildren by now! This is remarkable loyalty to a field (and says something about Principia College for preserving the habitat over the decades).

Tom Fuller

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Date: 3/13/19 4:44 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: Ruff in Dunklin co.
Thanks, Jared, for relaying this.

edge wade
columbia, MO

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Subject: Ruff in Dunklin co.

Hi all,

Via Ebird I found out that Kent Freeman photographed a Ruff in Dunklin co
Missouri on Tuesday March 12 around 4 PM. The Ruff was seen off County Road
722 just east of Highway TT. It appears to be the 22nd report of a Ruff in
Missouri, all-time.

Just a little further south and this would've been a great Arkansas record!

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53754370

Jared Gorrell
Jackson co. IL
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Date: 3/12/19 10:02 pm
From: Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...>
Subject: Ruff in Dunklin co.
Hi all,

Via Ebird I found out that Kent Freeman photographed a Ruff in Dunklin co
Missouri on Tuesday March 12 around 4 PM. The Ruff was seen off County Road
722 just east of Highway TT. It appears to be the 22nd report of a Ruff in
Missouri, all-time.

Just a little further south and this would've been a great Arkansas record!

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53754370

Jared Gorrell
Jackson co. IL
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Date: 3/12/19 7:37 pm
From: Maureen Thomas-Murphy <drmabuce...>
Subject: no sighting - woodcock on youtube
A very short video for woodcock season:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKM0P9gWx7k&feature=youtu.be

Maureen Thomas-Murphy
St Louis

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Date: 3/12/19 2:42 pm
From: Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: CAS Field Trip - Saturday, March 16th





Saturday, March 16th – Twilight TimberdoodleTrek

Destination: Rocky Fork Lakes CA

Departure Point: Moser’s Foods (4840 Rangeline St)

DepartureTime: 6:30 p.m.

Leader: Eric Wood                 

Contact Info: <ewood802...> or573-673-0215

Meet at Moser’sFoods parking lot at 6:30 p.m. The goal for this evening field trip is to hearand see (hopefully!) the twilight mating ritual of the American Woodcock(A.K.A. Timberdoodle). Please bring a flashlight.

 






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Date: 3/12/19 2:12 pm
From: Paul Moffett <pmoffett...>
Subject: Bird watching at Riverlands
Starting Tuesday March 19 and every Tuesday during spring from 7 a.m. - 9+ a.m. I will be conducting a bird watching/photo tour at Audubon Riverlands as part of my volunteer duties. We will walk the sidewalks around the facilities and then visit one other "birdy spot". Will meet in the classroom for briefing. Birds observed will be reported on ebirds. All are welcome, experience or novice. This is set up for both bird watchers or bird photographers. Recommend folks dress for the weather and wear hiking boots.

Paul Moffett

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Date: 3/12/19 5:43 am
From: Bob Bailey <bohemewarbler...>
Subject: not sighting Wingspan board game
Has anyone played Wingspan board game? Just read about it in the New York Times.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/science/wingspan-board-game-elizabeth-hargrave.html?action=click&module=Editors%20Picks&pgtype=Homepage

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/266192/wingspan
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Wingspan | Board Game | BoardGameGeek<https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/266192/wingspan>
Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game from Stonemaier Games. You are bird enthusiastsresearchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectorsseeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats (actions).
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Date: 3/11/19 7:43 pm
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Fw: Snow Goose Count
Still lots of SNGO in the area!
SK
----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Whitson, Steve <steve_whitson...>Sent: Monday, March 11, 2019, 2:37:51 PM CDTSubject: Snow Goose Count
Snow Goose count for Swan Lake NWR on March 11 is 326,000
Thanks,
Steve WhitsonRefuge ManagerSwan Lake National Wildlife Refuge16194 Swan lake Ave.Sumner, MO 64681(660) 856-3323 ext. 13Swan Lake Facebook Page



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Date: 3/11/19 7:31 pm
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...>
Subject: Re: Purple Martins in Stoddard County
So good to hear spring is really on the way!!!

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This morning while birding Duck Creek CA, I heard and then saw a small flock of martins investigating a ramshackle martin house across the road. Males and females both. I suspected that martins had arrived in our area, because yesterday one of our neighborhood mockingbirds had added the martins song to his repertoire.

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Date: 3/11/19 6:03 pm
From: Kathy and Mark Haas <kathyhaas...>
Subject: Purple Martins in Stoddard County
This morning while birding Duck Creek CA, I heard and then saw a small flock
of martins investigating a ramshackle martin house across the road. Males
and females both. I suspected that martins had arrived in our area, because
yesterday one of our neighborhood mockingbirds had added the martins' song
to his repertoire.



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Jackson, MO


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Date: 3/11/19 2:12 pm
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...>
Subject: Re: Golden Eagle at Edwin A. Pape
Very cool!

Marge Lumpe
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I saw a Golden Eagle this morning at Edwin Pape Lake, just south of Concordia off highway 23. I had a good look in full sunlight as it circled the west edge of the lake and then flew off to the west where it belongs. This was kind of a special sighting for me since I grew up in the mountain west, and this is the only eagle I remember seeing as a young boy.

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Date: 3/11/19 12:37 pm
From: Larry Olpin <olpin...>
Subject: Golden Eagle at Edwin A. Pape
I saw a Golden Eagle this morning at Edwin Pape Lake, just south of Concordia off highway 23. I had a good look in full sunlight as it circled the west edge of the lake and then flew off to the west where it belongs. This was kind of a special sighting for me since I grew up in the mountain west, and this is the only eagle I remember seeing as a young boy.

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Date: 3/11/19 12:33 pm
From: Jim Gast <jim...>
Subject: Re: How to find Missouri Department of Conservation area maps
They are also available on MDC's MO Outdoors app for smart phones.

On 03/11/2019 10:45, Robert Jacobs wrote:
> If you are having trouble finding the old MDC conservation area maps
> such as this one:
> https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/sites/default/files/downloads/conservation-areas/9134map.pdf
>
> They are still all available, but with much more information and many
> GIS layers if you want to use the additional tools.
>
> Below is the easiest way I know that will get you to any MDC
> conservation area map in four easy steps.
>
>
> 1) Google search for:   "Missouri Department of Conservation"
> This will take you to the main MDC website: https://mdc.mo.gov/
> 2) Click on Discover Nature among the top row of buttons and choose
> "Places to Go"
> In the drop down box under Places to Go choose the one titled "Find
> Places to Go in MO" and type the area name into the Area Name box and
> click GO in the bottom of the box.
> 3) This new page is titled Find Great Places. Click on the teardrop
> icon that is on the map. It should be on the place you selected.
> In the small window that opens up Click on the blue clickable
> (hypertext) text in the upper right hand corner.
> This takes you to the area information page for your selected area.
> 4) From the Information Page for your selected area Scroll down to the
> third blue ribbon bar and click on the Area Map (pdf) to go to the map
> for the area. This is the old set of maps that used to be easy to find.
>
> Brad Jacobs
> Boone Co
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Date: 3/11/19 12:32 pm
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: Re: How to find Missouri Department of Conservation area maps
Yes, there is an app for this too, but I posted to cover all the questions
I get from folks who were unable to find the maps where they used to be,
and probably don't use apps or haven't started using apps, or don't want to
run out of space for all their photos with too many apps. But yes, if you
are an apt app-ster, that would be for you.

Brad



On Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 2:16 PM Jim Gast <jim...> wrote:

> They are also available on MDC's MO Outdoors app for smart phones.
> On 03/11/2019 10:45, Robert Jacobs wrote:
>
> If you are having trouble finding the old MDC conservation area maps such
> as this one:
> https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/sites/default/files/downloads/conservation-areas/9134map.pdf
>
> They are still all available, but with much more information and many GIS
> layers if you want to use the additional tools.
>
> Below is the easiest way I know that will get you to any MDC conservation
> area map in four easy steps.
>
>
> 1) Google search for: "Missouri Department of Conservation"
> This will take you to the main MDC website: https://mdc.mo.gov/
> 2) Click on Discover Nature among the top row of buttons and choose
> "Places to Go"
> In the drop down box under Places to Go choose the one titled "Find Places
> to Go in MO" and type the area name into the Area Name box and click GO in
> the bottom of the box.
> 3) This new page is titled Find Great Places. Click on the teardrop icon
> that is on the map. It should be on the place you selected.
> In the small window that opens up Click on the blue clickable (hypertext)
> text in the upper right hand corner.
> This takes you to the area information page for your selected area.
> 4) From the Information Page for your selected area Scroll down to the
> third blue ribbon bar and click on the Area Map (pdf) to go to the map for
> the area. This is the old set of maps that used to be easy to find.
>
> Brad Jacobs
> Boone Co
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Date: 3/11/19 8:46 am
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: How to find Missouri Department of Conservation area maps
If you are having trouble finding the old MDC conservation area maps such
as this one:
https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/sites/default/files/downloads/conservation-areas/9134map.pdf

They are still all available, but with much more information and many GIS
layers if you want to use the additional tools.

Below is the easiest way I know that will get you to any MDC conservation
area map in four easy steps.


1) Google search for: "Missouri Department of Conservation"
This will take you to the main MDC website: https://mdc.mo.gov/
2) Click on Discover Nature among the top row of buttons and choose "Places
to Go"
In the drop down box under Places to Go choose the one titled "Find Places
to Go in MO" and type the area name into the Area Name box and click GO in
the bottom of the box.
3) This new page is titled Find Great Places. Click on the teardrop icon
that is on the map. It should be on the place you selected.
In the small window that opens up Click on the blue clickable (hypertext)
text in the upper right hand corner.
This takes you to the area information page for your selected area.
4) From the Information Page for your selected area Scroll down to the
third blue ribbon bar and click on the Area Map (pdf) to go to the map for
the area. This is the old set of maps that used to be easy to find.

Brad Jacobs
Boone Co

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Date: 3/11/19 8:28 am
From: Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...>
Subject: Burroughs Field Trips - Woodcocks 3/15
With a change in the weather, we've added a field trip and all are invited.

This coming Friday March 15th, Sherry Leonardo will be leading a Burroughs
Audubon Field trip in search of American Woodcocks. Meeting location is
the Jerry Smith parking lot at 7:15pm.

The next two weekends, Joseph Mosley and Mark Land will be leading
Burroughs field trips to western Missouri and Nebraska respectively.
Additional information for these and all upcoming planned trips are on the
website.

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

Sincerely,

Malcolm Gold
Johnson County, KS

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Date: 3/11/19 8:18 am
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: St. Louis Audubon Woodcock/Owl Prowl Trip Sat., 3/10 - Trip Report
The postponement worked out for the best as the weather was much better
Sunday afternoon than it was on Saturday. About 2 dozen people started at
Hampton lake which had very little waterfowl but did have FOY Tree Swallows
(2) for many of us. Yellow-rumped Warblers, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern
Flicker, Eastern Bluebirds and variety of sparrows were pretty much it. A
Red-shouldered Hawk zoomed by and was later noticed by some sitting over the
flooded area between the entrance road and the butterfly garden. We
relocated to the Fallen Oak Trail, adding a few feeder birds near the HQ
building and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in the woods. We walked the full
trail and called for owls but no responses. Somewhere we had a
Sharp-shinned Hawk.



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Moving on to the Blue Grosbeak Trail we walked up the muddy path. Near the
top we heard Eastern Meadowlark and had quite a few American Robins. There
was a Red-tailed Hawk perched in a distant tree and a Cooper's flew by. As
dusk approached the sharper eared began to hear Woodcocks in several
directions. We concentrated on the high field despite the grass obscured
mud puddles and weren't disappointed. We were hearing the birds and seeing
them in the air and as it got dark enough for eye shine to help we began to
get them on the ground. Several flew close to our heads as they returned to
ground and we had a few very close in the grass.



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Thanks to Sue Gustafson for officially being the co-leader and everybody
that was spotting and spot-lighting birds. It was a fine March afternoon to
be out with fellow birders.



If you need me to share the checklists please send me an email.



Our next trip will be this coming weekend at Horseshoe Lake State Park.



Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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From: Mike Grant [mailto:<mikecurlew...>]
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 10:25 AM
To: '<MOBIRDS-L...>'
Subject: St. Louis Audubon Woodcock/Owl Prowl Trip Sat., 3/9 - Weather Alert



The current forecast for Saturday includes storms. As this field trip
requires walking a ways from our vehicles and standing in an open field as
human lightning rods it will be canceled if there are thunderstorms. It
will also be canceled if there is much more than drizzle in the way of
precipitation. Keep an eye on MOBIRDS for updates. Hopefully the forecast
changes.





St. Louis Audubon Society will be hosting their annual American Woodcock/Owl
Prowl on Saturday, March 9 at Busch Conservation Area beginning at 5 pm.
We will meet at the Hampton Lake parking lot at 5 pm (directions below and
on the St. Louis Audubon website: www.stlouisaudubon.org.) We will first
search for owls at a few locations in Busch CA until around 6 pm. We will
then proceed to the Blue Grosbeak trail parking lot to hear, and hopefully
see, the woodcocks demonstrate. The event should be completed around 7 pm.




Make sure to monitor MOBirds for updates.



It is always cooler, especially near dark, at Busch so dress appropriately.
Bring your own binoculars.



All birders are invited, and you do not need to be a St. Louis Audubon
member. This is also a good trip for beginners and children over age 6.



Directions to Busch Conservation Area/Hampton Lake parking lot:



Take Hwy 64/40 to the Hwy 94 exit. Go south on Hwy 94 about 1.3 miles to
Hwy D. Turn right and go about 2 miles to the Busch CA entrance, on the
right. At the T, turn left to the Hampton Lake parking lot, which is on the
right.





Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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Date: 3/10/19 6:49 pm
From: MARGE LUMPE <BIRDWATCHER...>
Subject: Woodcock
I took our dog Diego out for an early evening walk today, and I was overjoyed to hear American Woodcock on both the east and west side of our property. I have been envious of all the reports of others hearing them, and today was the day they began calling here. It must be the change in temp, right?
Happy Day!
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Date: 3/10/19 6:47 pm
From: MARGE LUMPE <BIRDWATCHER...>
Subject: Loggerhead Shrike at Hi Lonesome
We (Ron and I) took a brief tour around Hi Lonesome today. Although much of it had apparently just been burned in the last couple of days, Ron spotted a bird flying across the road. He said he thought it had just caught a bug. I scoured the landscape trying to see where the bird had landed and was overjoyed to see a Loggerhead resting in one of the stick shrubs. Beautiful! There was not much of anything else out there except a couple of American Kestrels and a couple of Red-tails.
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Date: 3/10/19 6:35 pm
From: Lanny Chambers <lannychambers...>
Subject: Re: Mallard behavior/ Hamilton City Lake
I occasionally fed ducks at St. Louis County's Lone Elk Park, tossing bits of bread into the lake (it was over 40 years ago, before I knew better) to watch the ducks and large catfish contend for them.

One Mallard hen was smarter than the rest--instead of scarfing the bread immediately, she'd nudge it with her bill away from the rest of the flock, then jiggle it to attract baby sunfish. When they came to nibble, she'd grab one, head for shore, and do pretty much what Terry described. Then she'd return to the water and wait for me to provide the next piece of bait.

I observed this repeatedly over the next year or two, reasonably sure it was the same duck, as she'd head for the same spot when she recognized me, and wait for me to do my part. My opinion of ducks underwent a significant elevation!

Lanny Chambers
Fenton, MO

> On Mar 10, 2019, at 19:48, Terry McNeely <TerryMcneely...> wrote:
>
> The most interesting thing was a Mallard eating a fish. I watched the male Mallard bring up a small fish from the water and hop up onto the ice. The fish appeared to be a perch about 5 inches long. The duck worked the fish around in it's bill, dropped it on the ice and picked it up again and repeated the process again and again. It appeared like it was descaling the fish. After about 10 minutes it picked up the fish and worked it around and head first, swallowed it whole.

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Date: 3/10/19 5:48 pm
From: Terry McNeely <TerryMcneely...>
Subject: Mallard behavior/ Hamilton City Lake
Went to Hamilton City Lake today. The Snow Goose numbers have definitely increased since Friday as well as the ruts in the road. 4x4 was required to get to the back side today.

The most interesting thing was a Mallard eating a fish. I watched the male Mallard bring up a small fish from the water and hop up onto the ice. The fish appeared to be a perch about 5 inches long. The duck worked the fish around in it's bill, dropped it on the ice and picked it up again and repeated the process again and again. It appeared like it was descaling the fish. After about 10 minutes it picked up the fish and worked it around and head first, swallowed it whole.

I have never observed this behavior before.


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Date: 3/10/19 5:32 pm
From: Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...>
Subject: Cuba
In case any of you have an interest in seeing a very unique country Cuba is a fabulous destination as Mike points out.

In January 2004, during the George W. Bush administration, as part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology/ Field Museum team, I was flown to Havanna directly from Miami. In that time, "Normal” visitors were required to go to either Mexico City or Montreal to get flights into Cuba. Many positive changes have occurred since those days.

WE spent all of our time in the Sierra Madre and the extreme eastern portions of Cuba after another flight to Santiago de Cuba. Our goals were professional and to create a liaison with the large group of Cuban biologist who we traveled with. The Main host was the BioEco leader of that area. We met and worked with many fine scientists and since they mostly spoke English and most of us spoke Spanish we formed a great team.

We spent a month in remote areas where we basically camped. After about a week in each location we were transported back to the hotel in Santiago where we were able to partake of the rich cultured observe how Europeans were visiting too. At that time, Cuba was incredibly poor and I suspect it has not moved too much further along. We encountered many friendly people who were very receptive to Americans. There were only one or two exceptions.

At one point we visited the private residence of a decorated veteran who proudly displayed his gold medal and the photograph of him receiving it from Fidel Castro ! He did more for us that any other individual and I think I developed a real respect for him because of his intervention when Cuban Military spotted all of our scopes, my huge cameras as we were observing Black-capped Petrels leaving the ocean at dusk and flying up and into the mountain were they nested and burrowed.

Thanks Mike for reminding me of a really fun visit, through your short description of your trip !!


Tim



From: Michael Thelen <mikethelen...> <mailto:<mikethelen...>>
Subject: Cuba Birds -- No Local Sightings
Date: February 22, 2019 at 3:14:57 PM CST


Hi MOBirders:

I recently returned from two weeks in Cuba with Victor Emanuel Nature Tours
& International Expeditions; a person-to-person, cultural and educational
tour with a strong emphasis on the birds of Cuba. It was a great trip, a
wonderful adventure, with excellent leaders and drivers. The Cuban people
are absolutely lovely plus there was much to see in addition to the birds,
especially historic places like Old Havana and Hemingway's Finca, plus a
rehearsal of the National Ballet and, of course, the landscape. Our group
had an audience with Orlando Garrido, co-author of "A Field Guide to the
Birds of Cuba," at his home. I even worked on my poor Spanish a little.

We tallied 25 endemics including the world's smallest bird, the Bee
Hummingbird, plus Cuban Trogon, Cuban Tody, Cuban Nightjar, Gundlach's and
Cuban Black Hawks, Cuban Pygmy-Owl, Zapata Wren, Cuban Solitaire, Zapata
Sparrow and more. In addition, we saw many species familiar to us here at
home which have been wintering in Cuba. For example, I saw Northern Parula
plus Yellow-throated, Prairie, Palm and Cape May Warblers; and more
Black-throated Blue Warblers in two weeks in Cuba than I've seen in Missouri
in the 38 years I've lived here. Our expedition leader, David Ascanio, was
conscientious and created eBird checklists for all of our stops.

My gallery of birds is at the following link. I'm working on my people,
scenic and other non-bird photos separately and hope to have a gallery
finished at some point.

https://bit.ly/2E2DPDq <https://bit.ly/2E2DPDq>

All the best,

Mike Thelen
Univ City, StL Cnty, MO
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Date: 3/10/19 5:11 pm
From: Larry Pointer <ldpfarm...>
Subject: Grand Pass WA
Sunday mid morning. Ducks, including, mallard, gadwall, woodduck, widgeon, ringneck, redhead, lessor scaup, canvasback. 2 sandhill cranes, trumpeter swans, snowgeese, Canada geese, white front geese.

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Date: 3/10/19 4:27 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: Eagle Bluffs - wanting road report
I just came from there. The road is mostly dry, with most areas without ruts; significant ruts still there, but now easy to navigate. Many cars were there, including one that held a young couple, baby in stroller and a dog--all strolling along the levee across form pool 12. Of course they spooked the 6 Trumpeters that were nearby, causing them to call in distress and fly to join the others farther away.

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From: "Kathleen A Anderson" <andersonka...>
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Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2019 4:35:57 PM
Subject: Eagle Bluffs - wanting road report

I was wanting a road report from Eagle Bluffs. Did the recent rain make the roads worse? Did the strong winds dry them out? Have road crews run a grader over them.
Thank you,
Kathleen Anderson, Columbia

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Date: 3/10/19 3:14 pm
From: Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...>
Subject: Eagle Bluffs - wanting road report
I was wanting a road report from Eagle Bluffs. Did the recent rain make the roads worse? Did the strong winds dry them out? Have road crews run a grader over them.
Thank you,
Kathleen Anderson, Columbia

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Date: 3/10/19 3:05 pm
From: Tom Nagel <thjnagel...>
Subject: Tundra Swan, Old Mud Lake, Buchanan County (Saint Joe Area)
I had a tundra swan mixed in with a few trumpeter swans resting on the edge
of the ice at Old Mud Lake in the Missouri River bottoms south of Saint Joe
earlier this afternoon. Old Mud Lake is about a mile to the southwest of
Muskrat Lake (still frozen) & about a half mile south of the intersection
of Crockett Road & County Road 54 in Buchanan County.

The bird was viewed with a spotting scope from the small parking area along
the county road at the NE corner of the lake.

eBird list with photos at:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53674285

Tom Nagel
Saint Josph

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Date: 3/10/19 12:11 pm
From: Timothy Jones <0000002bb1253dbd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: American Golden-Plovers -- Dunklin County
I found my FOY flock of American Golden-plovers this morning on CR 723, Dunklin County. Sixteen (16) birds in total.


Tim Jones
Dunklin County

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Date: 3/10/19 9:44 am
From: Lisa Berger <goshawk...>
Subject: Re: Woodcocks at Scrivner Road Conservation Area
Thank you for sharing, Pete,

I love the sonogram of Woodcock—it’s really intuitive. The peent looks like a thumb print of a sort.

Lisa

> On Mar 9, 2019, at 22:39 PM, Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...> wrote:
>
> One of the best shows in Missouri right now may be the American Woodcocks at Scrivner Road Conservation Area in Cole County southeast of Russellville. Last night I did my best to count 26 individuals, but I wouldn’t be surprised if there were more, and perhaps significantly more. Peenting and displays started at 6:21pm and ended at 6:54pm. Multiple birds were in the air at once, and I enjoyed quite a spectacle as they twittered over the ridge at dusk. At times, then birds were very near on both sides.
>
> If you want to go to see them during suitable conditions, my advice would be to park in the lot nearest Winegar Lake and then to walk up to the ridge to the northeast, where you’ll find a well maintained horse trail. To get up there, you can use the trail northeast of the lake, or else take a more direct route overland. The distance isn’t long either way, and the slope is very gradual. You’ll need a good flashlight and should mark your entry point on the ridge well so that you can locate a point of descent in the dark; otherwise, you may find yourself bushwhacking through scrub on the way back down. Accounting for the time change this weekend, the Woodcocks should get going around 7:20pm. Although you'll need to be careful, the outing would be worth the effort.
>
> I took some poor quality audio recordings with my phone but had fun listening to them again today. Peenting, chirping, twittering, cackling, it’s all there. Among other animal sounds in the recordings are Canada Geese, Barred Owls, Spring Peepers, Chorus Frogs, and in the final recording, a chorus of Coyotes. I also heard several deer chuffing, and I had a couple of close encounters with Woodcocks on the way back down the ridge, when I flushed them accidentally in the dark.
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53615204
>
> Good birding everyone,
> Pete
>
> Pete Monacell,
> Jefferson City
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Date: 3/9/19 8:39 pm
From: Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...>
Subject: Woodcocks at Scrivner Road Conservation Area
One of the best shows in Missouri right now may be the American Woodcocks at Scrivner Road Conservation Area in Cole County southeast of Russellville. Last night I did my best to count 26 individuals, but I wouldnt be surprised if there were more, and perhaps significantly more. Peenting and displays started at 6:21pm and ended at 6:54pm. Multiple birds were in the air at once, and I enjoyed quite a spectacle as they twittered over the ridge at dusk. At times, then birds were very near on both sides.

If you want to go to see them during suitable conditions, my advice would be to park in the lot nearest Winegar Lake and then to walk up to the ridge to the northeast, where youll find a well maintained horse trail. To get up there, you can use the trail northeast of the lake, or else take a more direct route overland. The distance isnt long either way, and the slope is very gradual. Youll need a good flashlight and should mark your entry point on the ridge well so that you can locate a point of descent in the dark; otherwise, you may find yourself bushwhacking through scrub on the way back down. Accounting for the time change this weekend, the Woodcocks should get going around 7:20pm. Although you'll need to be careful, the outing would be worth the effort.

I took some poor quality audio recordings with my phone but had fun listening to them again today. Peenting, chirping, twittering, cackling, its all there. Among other animal sounds in the recordings are Canada Geese, Barred Owls, Spring Peepers, Chorus Frogs, and in the final recording, a chorus of Coyotes. I also heard several deer chuffing, and I had a couple of close encounters with Woodcocks on the way back down the ridge, when I flushed them accidentally in the dark.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53615204

Good birding everyone,
Pete

Pete Monacell,
Jefferson City

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Date: 3/9/19 11:55 am
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: Red-throated Loon still at Mutton Creek Public Use Area, Polk Co.
Paul McKenzie and I relocated and photographed the Red-throated Loon at the
old rock beach of Mutton Creek Public Use Area. It was in the lake between
the beach and the SR 245 Bridge over the Aldrich Arm of Stockton Lake.
Click eBird Checklist URL below to see photos of Red-throated Loon about
3000-4000 feet away.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53636404

Brad Jacobs
Boone Co

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Date: 3/9/19 11:17 am
From: Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...>
Subject: eBird -- 5100–5298 Harvey Ln, Springfield US-MO (37.2908,-93.2182) -- Mar 9, 2019
5100–5298 Harvey Ln, Springfield US-MO (37.2908,-93.2182)
Mar 9, 2019
11:19 AM
Traveling
1.00 miles
90 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.0 Build 9

1 Blue-winged Teal
10 Mallard
8 Northern Pintail
6 Green-winged Teal
4 Lesser Scaup
1 Mourning Dove
2 Killdeer
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Bald Eagle
1 American Kestrel
1 Say's Phoebe -- Continuing bird
2 American Crow
3 Eastern Bluebird
12 American Robin
1 Northern Mockingbird
14 European Starling
1 Dark-eyed Junco
1 White-crowned Sparrow
2 Savannah Sparrow
1 Western Meadowlark
3 Eastern Meadowlark
4 Red-winged Blackbird

Number of Taxa: 22


Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 3/9/19 7:41 am
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: Re: SLAS Woodcock/Owl Prowl Trip Sat., 3/9 - POSTPONED One Day
We have decided to postpone this field trip one day to Sunday. The weather
should be much better then. Today we are facing rain and mud and a forecast
of high winds.



This will be after the time change so it might run a little later than
previous trips. I plan to bird around Hampton Lake and walk Fallen Oak then
go to the Blue Grosbeak trail.





Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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From: Mike Grant [mailto:<mikecurlew...>]
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 10:25 AM
To: '<MOBIRDS-L...>'
Subject: St. Louis Audubon Woodcock/Owl Prowl Trip Sat., 3/9 - Weather Alert



The current forecast for Saturday includes storms. As this field trip
requires walking a ways from our vehicles and standing in an open field as
human lightning rods it will be canceled if there are thunderstorms. It
will also be canceled if there is much more than drizzle in the way of
precipitation. Keep an eye on MOBIRDS for updates. Hopefully the forecast
changes.





St. Louis Audubon Society will be hosting their annual American Woodcock/Owl
Prowl on Saturday, March 9 at Busch Conservation Area beginning at 5 pm.
We will meet at the Hampton Lake parking lot at 5 pm (directions below and
on the St. Louis Audubon website: www.stlouisaudubon.org.) We will first
search for owls at a few locations in Busch CA until around 6 pm. We will
then proceed to the Blue Grosbeak trail parking lot to hear, and hopefully
see, the woodcocks demonstrate. The event should be completed around 7 pm.




Make sure to monitor MOBirds for updates.



It is always cooler, especially near dark, at Busch so dress appropriately.
Bring your own binoculars.



All birders are invited, and you do not need to be a St. Louis Audubon
member. This is also a good trip for beginners and children over age 6.



Directions to Busch Conservation Area/Hampton Lake parking lot:



Take Hwy 64/40 to the Hwy 94 exit. Go south on Hwy 94 about 1.3 miles to
Hwy D. Turn right and go about 2 miles to the Busch CA entrance, on the
right. At the T, turn left to the Hampton Lake parking lot, which is on the
right.





Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

<mikecurlew...>




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Date: 3/8/19 6:39 pm
From: Thomas Bormann <tlbormann...>
Subject: Carlyle Lake White-winged Scoter

I had a WWSC off the campground in Hazlett State Park this afternoon.
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Date: 3/8/19 5:24 pm
From: K. Leeker <k.leeker84...>
Subject: Re: Any herp people on MOBIRDS?
Can you send the pics please?

On Fri, Mar 8, 2019 at 4:46 PM K. Leeker <k.leeker84...> wrote:

> Meeeee!!!!!
>
> On Fri, Mar 8, 2019 at 4:43 PM MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> wrote:
>
>> Sorry, Mike. I have the same literature or reference material as you I
>> suspect.
>> Marge
>>
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>> Mike - you will need an anti-virus. Good luck with it.
>>
>> Eric Seaman
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>>
>> On Thursday, March 7, 2019, 8:12:11 PM CST, Mike Grant <
>> <mikecurlew...> wrote:
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>>
>> I know this isn’t ‘MOSnakes’ but I am trying to identify a few snakes
>> that I have taken pictures of. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Missouri
>> book isn’t helping me (enough).
>>
>>
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Mike Grant
>>
>> Chesterfield, MO
>>
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Date: 3/8/19 5:23 pm
From: K. Leeker <k.leeker84...>
Subject: Re: Any herp people on MOBIRDS?
Meeeee!!!!!

On Fri, Mar 8, 2019 at 4:43 PM MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> wrote:

> Sorry, Mike. I have the same literature or reference material as you I
> suspect.
> Marge
>
> Get Outlook for Android <https://aka.ms/ghei36>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> on behalf of
> Eric Seaman <00000309ce15ffe5-dmarc-request...>
> *Sent:* Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:05:41 PM
> *To:* <MOBIRDS-L...>
> *Subject:* Re: Any herp people on MOBIRDS?
>
> Mike - you will need an anti-virus. Good luck with it.
>
> Eric Seaman
> Columbia MO
> <eseaman68...>
>
> On Thursday, March 7, 2019, 8:12:11 PM CST, Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
> wrote:
>
>
> I know this isn’t ‘MOSnakes’ but I am trying to identify a few snakes that
> I have taken pictures of. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Missouri book
> isn’t helping me (enough).
>
>
>
> Thank you,
>
> Mike Grant
>
> Chesterfield, MO
>
> <mikecurlew...>
>
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Date: 3/8/19 5:16 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: American Woodcock at Forum Nature Ara
Following up on Greg Leonard and Jim Gast's reports, I headed for the triangle junction of paths at Forum Nature area this chilly evening. The first peent came at 6:34 p.m. The bird was between the path junction and the MKT trail, toward the houses on Lloyd.

Bonus bird was the Barred Owl, calling from the area where it (or it's grandpa?) have been heard for years. Hooded Mergansers were on the pond.

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Date: 3/8/19 2:44 pm
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...>
Subject: Re: Lake Remembrance CA Waterfowl
Sounds like a fun day.
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Four of us took advantage of a decent winter day to do some birding. Spots visited were Blue Springs Lake, Burr Oak Woods CA and Lake Remembrance CA. Highlight of the morning was 13 species of waterfowl at Lake Remembrance, including Canvasbacks, Redheads, Scaup, Am Wigeon, Northern Shovelers, Blue-winged Teal
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Date: 3/8/19 2:43 pm
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Subject: Re: Any herp people on MOBIRDS?
Sorry, Mike. I have the same literature or reference material as you I suspect.
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On Thursday, March 7, 2019, 8:12:11 PM CST, Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> wrote:



I know this isnt MOSnakes but I am trying to identify a few snakes that I have taken pictures of. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Missouri book isnt helping me (enough).



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Date: 3/8/19 1:02 pm
From: Paul Moffett <pmoffett...>
Subject: 107 wood ducks Columbia Bottoms
In the slough walkout parking lot M there were 107 wood ducks on the water at Columbia Bottoms. Many wood ducks nest
in this area, but I have never seen this many before and they were spectacular.

Friday 3/8 at 10 a.m.

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Date: 3/8/19 11:05 am
From: Timothy Jones <0000002bb1253dbd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Dunlin, Pectoral Sandpipers -- Dunklin County
My first of the year Dunlin and Pectoral Sandpipers found this morning in Dunklin County on County Roads 722 and 723. Also, more LB Dowitchers and both yellowlegs. All shorebirds seem to be arriving late this year.

Tim Jones
Dunklin County

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Date: 3/8/19 10:23 am
From: Diane Bricmont <colaptes.auratus...>
Subject: EARLY GROSBEAK
I was quite surprised yesterday morning to see a Rose-breasted Grosbeak
perched in my dogwood. He was a rather rough looking young male, not yet
sporting the full adult plumage. I got a few quick photos through the
window before he flew off and never saw him on any of my feeders. Poor
photos and checklist are on Ebird.

Diane Bricmont
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Date: 3/8/19 10:12 am
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...>
Subject: PIWA singing
MO birders,
Pine warblers were singing - from pines - in McDonald County,
yesterday, 3-7-19. They are not a strong migrant, and by experience,
as well as the literature, are among our first singing warblers.
They regularly winter here in our southeastern U.S., so, don't have
too far to travel.
Historically, 30 years, I have several places in Joplin, Jasper County,
where I have found them. Usually, early April.
Larry, in Joplin.
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Date: 3/8/19 9:59 am
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...>
Subject: ILLINOIS: Black-bellied Whistling Ducks @ HSL, Madison co, IL
See that no one posted about 2 BBWDs at Horseshoe Lake SP, ILLINOIS
on Thursday, so here is a heads up for those not on eBird.

https://ebird.org/mo/view/checklist/S53584152

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Date: 3/7/19 7:08 pm
From: Eric Seaman <00000309ce15ffe5-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Any herp people on MOBIRDS?
Mike - you will need an anti-virus. Good luck with it.
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On Thursday, March 7, 2019, 8:12:11 PM CST, Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> wrote:


I know this isn’t ‘MOSnakes’ but I am trying to identify a few snakes that I have taken pictures of.  The Amphibians and Reptiles of Missouri book isn’t helping me (enough).

 

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Date: 3/7/19 6:11 pm
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: Any herp people on MOBIRDS?
I know this isn't 'MOSnakes' but I am trying to identify a few snakes that I
have taken pictures of. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Missouri book isn't
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Date: 3/7/19 1:09 pm
From: Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Lake Remembrance CA Waterfowl

Four of us took advantage of a “decent” winter day to do some birding. Spots visited were Blue Springs Lake, Burr Oak Woods CA and Lake Remembrance CA. Highlight of the morning was 13 species of waterfowl at Lake Remembrance, including Canvasbacks, Redheads, Scaup, Am Wigeon, Northern Shovelers, Blue-winged Teal
and a Wood Duck pair. The open water was close to the parking lot so got great looks with just binoculars. Quite a sight for eyes anxious to see some new birds!
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Date: 3/7/19 8:42 am
From: Gary Rauvola <grauvola...>
Subject: Simpson Lake update
Quick update of sightings this morning at Simpson Lake (Marshall Rd/ Valley
Park)
Counted 24 Hooded Mergansers in the lake. One Ring-billed Gull. A pair of
adult Bald Eagles are hanging around the nest. Saw a single Eastern
Bluebird adjacent to the parking lot.
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Date: 3/6/19 9:39 am
From: Jean L <jaleonatti...>
Subject: Eagle Bluffs, all 3 species of merganser
Quick drive through EBCA, all 3 merganser species in distribution channel
near junction building. Snow geese in the air; 6 Ross goose on the ground
feeding in snow goose flock.

Jean Leonatti

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Date: 3/6/19 9:25 am
From: Diane Bricmont <colaptes.auratus...>
Subject: ST. CHARLES COUNTY BIRDING
Yesterday was a beautiful, albeit cold, day for birding. Blue Grosbeak
Trail had a large mixed foraging flock of Northern Cardinals, Dark-eyed
Juncos and Fox, Song, American Tree, White-crowned and White-throated
Sparrows. A real delight was finding three Timberdoodles hunkered down in
leaf debris, with one doing the Timberdoodle shuffle.

Busch CA was just as birdy, with great looks at Fox Sparrows and Hermit
Thrushes. An actively diving group of Bufflehead close to the bank at Lake
33 were stunning in the afternoon sun.

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Date: 3/5/19 8:32 am
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: St. Louis Audubon Woodcock/Owl Prowl Trip Sat., 3/9 - Weather Alert
The current forecast for Saturday includes storms. As this field trip
requires walking a ways from our vehicles and standing in an open field as
human lightning rods it will be canceled if there are thunderstorms. It
will also be canceled if there is much more than drizzle in the way of
precipitation. Keep an eye on MOBIRDS for updates. Hopefully the forecast
changes.





St. Louis Audubon Society will be hosting their annual American Woodcock/Owl
Prowl on Saturday, March 9 at Busch Conservation Area beginning at 5 pm.
We will meet at the Hampton Lake parking lot at 5 pm (directions below and
on the St. Louis Audubon website: www.stlouisaudubon.org.) We will first
search for owls at a few locations in Busch CA until around 6 pm. We will
then proceed to the Blue Grosbeak trail parking lot to hear, and hopefully
see, the woodcocks demonstrate. The event should be completed around 7 pm.




Make sure to monitor MOBirds for updates.



It is always cooler, especially near dark, at Busch so dress appropriately.
Bring your own binoculars.



All birders are invited, and you do not need to be a St. Louis Audubon
member. This is also a good trip for beginners and children over age 6.



Directions to Busch Conservation Area/Hampton Lake parking lot:



Take Hwy 64/40 to the Hwy 94 exit. Go south on Hwy 94 about 1.3 miles to
Hwy D. Turn right and go about 2 miles to the Busch CA entrance, on the
right. At the T, turn left to the Hampton Lake parking lot, which is on the
right.





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Date: 3/5/19 6:57 am
From: Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: CAS Field Trip - Saturday, March 9th

Saturday,March 9th

Destination:Rock bridge Memorial SP – High Ridge trail

DeparturePoint:

Departure Time: 8 a.m.

Leader:Louise Flenner

ContactInfo: <lflenner...>





Louise Flenner will be leading the walk on High RidgeTrail which trail climbs to a hilltop and follows a ridge before descending tofollow Clear Creek. The ridge has scenic views of the park and nativegrasslands. We will meet at the parking lot on Rock Quarry Road near theintersection of Highway 163. We will be walking about 1.75 miles and finishabout 11:00 a.m. depending on the birds being seen. Dress for the weather.





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Date: 3/4/19 6:03 am
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...>
Subject: Snow Geese
As I took birdseed out this morning a couple of groups of snowgeese flew over--maybe 100. The rising sun hitting the white wings was magnificent.
A few other skeins had flown over yesterday and Saturday, and they were all flying north. It seemed to me to be the wrong direction. I'm confident, however, that they know what they're doing.
Happy birding!
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Date: 3/3/19 6:14 pm
From: Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Cedar Waxwings
Today around 5pm, we had a flock of ~ 20 cedar waxwings feeding in the cedar trees - such beautiful birds! Photos can be found at: flickr.com/photos/dgetman/sets

Didn’t see any bluebirds today, but there’s clear evidence they’re using several nestboxes to roost in at night.

Just before sunset, one of the Barred Owls that nest in the woods behind us, sat in the cedar trees, watching the bird feeders. The birds didn’t seem bothered at all. It’s always interesting to see such behavior.

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Date: 3/3/19 2:38 pm
From: Bill Eddleman <eddlemanw...>
Subject: ASM Spring Meeting Questions
In answer to a couple of questions I've had routed to me:
----There is no advance signup for field trips. You will do so at the meeting.
----The meals are included in your fee to Bunker Hill. If you stay elsewhere, you are responsible for your own meals. The only exception is that you can pay for Saturday dinner if you stay elsewhere, which is provided for on the registration page if you choose to.
Please read the meeting details carefully before you register.
Finally, email me it you have questions until March 19 and after March 29. You can email Pat Lueders between March 19-29, when I will be traveling if you have questions.
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Date: 3/3/19 1:59 pm
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary...>
Subject: No sighting: Photo Requests
Dear birders,

Again, I am looking for two photos that I can use for Wings Over Weston. I
need a photo of a Pileated Woodpecker pecking on the trunk of a tree and a
Tree Swallow flying through the air.



I will be using these photos for Wings Over Weston, so the image will be
turned into a cartoon. The image will also be used in the form of a 5x8
banner, so resolution needs to be very high. If you have any photos you
would be willing to let us use, please contact me off-list at
<birdsecretary...> <mailto:<birdsecretary...> .



Thank you!

Christine Kline

Pleasant Hill ~ Cass County

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Date: 3/3/19 1:43 pm
From: Timothy Jones <0000002bb1253dbd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Long-billed Dowitchers - Dunklin County
I found my first of the year Long-billed Dowitchers today on CR 723 in Dunklin County. About 90 birds in total. This is about a week or two later than I usually find them. Also a few Lesser Yellowlegs and Least Sandpipers.

Tim Jones
Dunklin County

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Date: 3/3/19 1:24 pm
From: Timothy Jones <0000002bb1253dbd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Dark Morph Ross's Goose - Dunklin County
I found a large flock of Ross's Geese (300-400) in Dunklin County today. I took some photos and when I looked at them later, I notice a single Dark Morph in the mix. I understand this is pretty rare. I don't know if others are interested in seeing it but they can find the exact location of the flock on ebird along with the photos.


The flock was in a field just off Highway 164, a little east of the floodway ditches near County Roads 703 and 705.

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Dunklin County

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Date: 3/3/19 6:52 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Rare birds
I just read the eBird Missouri alert here at breakfast in sunny, mid 60's going to upper 70s Gila Bend, AZ. Looking at that list and recalling previous ones like Black Scoter on one of my regularly birded ponds, I'm thinking you all should chip in toward my future out of state birding trips so you can have many, many more birds show in my absence.

Just a suggestion...

Did see a Ruff yesterday at the Salton Sea, so I'm not complaining. But could you hold on to some of those zooties for a few days?

Edge Wade
Gila Bend, AZ

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Date: 3/3/19 6:40 am
From: Richard Parker <rrjmparker...>
Subject: Yellow Rumped Warblers
Hello,
I have two yellow rumped warblers at my suet feeder today. The male came in first, and then he left and came back with the female.It's kind of unusual in my area to see warblers this time of year.
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Date: 3/2/19 10:38 am
From: John Besser <jbesser1...>
Subject: Re: White-winged Scoter at Bradford Farms
The bird is on the east pond Near the headquarters.

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Date: 3/2/19 9:31 am
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Subject: White-winged Scoter at Bradford Farms
Kathleen Anderson reports a White-winged Scoter at Bradford Farms, east
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Date: 3/2/19 7:54 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: March 1st visit to Grand Pass Conservation Area
Josh,

Great to see your crew "spreading your wings" birding new places. What a day! I remember my first time there as an awe inspiring experience.
Thank you for sharing your experience on Mobirds.

If you have the opportunity to explore more new sites in Missouri, as you plan a trip take a look at the Birders' Guides to Missouri Public Lands, https://mobirds.org/Locations/SiteGuides.aspx on the ASM website.

Bodacious birding!

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO (well, heading that way today from California via AZ and NM.
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Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019 8:51:46 PM
Subject: March 1st visit to Grand Pass Conservation Area

Today my birder crew spent the afternoon at Grand Pass Conservation Area.
This was our first visit to the area, so we aren't as familiar with what a
locally “normal” count looks like, and we aren't used to quite this many
Mallards and Snow Geese. So I apologize if this isn't a very noteworthy
report. Also, you should also take my estimates with a grain of salt (like
I said, I've never had to count this many birds before). I don't want to
publish any potentially misleading data on eBird, but I prefer to attempt
estimation as opposed to saying I saw 'X' number of birds.

There were certainly several thousand Mallards, more than I’ve ever seen.
Congregating among them were more than a hundred Northern Pintails, and
smaller numbers of eight(?) other species, including one Wood Duck. The
star of the waterfowl was perhaps a bizarre “blonde” Mallard. We are still
trying to see if we can figure out to what extent its appearance is caused
by a color mutation. It has been suggested that this duck might be half
domestic. There was an American Tree Sparrow that also confused us with its
appearance—he appeared to have a large black spot on his side, but other
online birders proposed that it was probably just a ruffled feather patch.

I belive we saw at least half a hundred Bald Eagles. They were found all
across the conservation area, perhaps slightly more widespread on the
eastern side where we saw a couple of them terrorizing the main Snow Goose
gaggle.

When we arrived and saw the first large duck flocks, a few thousand Snow
Geese started to cover the sky in countless “skeins” (I learned that word
today). During our last hour there, we walked from the gravel road to down
by Lake Teteseau to see the real deal. All I can say is that there were
tens of thousands. There may have been hundreds of thousands for all I
know. My eBird count is 100,000. That might be too liberal. Or pretty
conservative. I mean, who even knows what 100,000 of something is supposed
to look like? I can't make up my mind. I wanna know what other visitors
from today guessed. Estimating the geese is overwhelming, but watching
thousands of them take off as a roaring cloud of white specks was a
stunning and memorable experience. After approaching them, I wondered if we
got to close. I don't want to cause any significant disturbance, so if
anyone has some advice regarding how to be respectful of the birds, please
let me know.

The cherry on top was Sandhill Cranes flying over us as we walked back to
our vehicle. I heard the familiar rattling call behind me, and I turned my
head to see four cranes north towards the geese. We were glad that we got
to see some before we left.

I have great first impressions about this place. Thanks to everyone keeping
me updated on Missourian bird news. And sorry for the long message.

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Date: 3/2/19 7:17 am
From: Valerie Dent <rdent...>
Subject: Re: March 1st visit to Grand Pass Conservation Area
We visited Grand Pass on February 22 and our experience was much like
yours. We saw huge flocks of snow geese--on the ground feeding, in the
cornfields, flying in huge flocks above the water and huge flocks of them
(skeins) coming in all afternoon. I, too, did not want to put an X in for
their numbers, and put in an estimate of 42,000, which may have been too
low.
we estimated the mallards to be around 1500 then. We also saw huge flocks
of White fronted geese, over 2000. We only counted 55 pintails that day

We didn't find any cranes then. (but we did hear some at Eagle Bluffs a
couple days ago).

My reports are on ebird.

Valerie Dent
Cole Camp, MO





Today my birder crew spent the afternoon at Grand Pass Conservation Area.
> This was our first visit to the area, so we aren't as familiar with what a
> locally “normal” count looks like, and we aren't used to quite this
> many
> Mallards and Snow Geese. So I apologize if this isn't a very noteworthy
> report. Also, you should also take my estimates with a grain of salt (like
> I said, I've never had to count this many birds before). I don't want to
> publish any potentially misleading data on eBird, but I prefer to attempt
> estimation as opposed to saying I saw 'X' number of birds.
>
> There were certainly several thousand Mallards, more than I’ve ever
> seen.
> Congregating among them were more than a hundred Northern Pintails, and
> smaller numbers of eight(?) other species, including one Wood Duck. The
> star of the waterfowl was perhaps a bizarre “blonde” Mallard. We are
> still
> trying to see if we can figure out to what extent its appearance is caused
> by a color mutation. It has been suggested that this duck might be half
> domestic. There was an American Tree Sparrow that also confused us with
> its
> appearance—he appeared to have a large black spot on his side, but other
> online birders proposed that it was probably just a ruffled feather patch.
>
> I belive we saw at least half a hundred Bald Eagles. They were found all
> across the conservation area, perhaps slightly more widespread on the
> eastern side where we saw a couple of them terrorizing the main Snow Goose
> gaggle.
>
> When we arrived and saw the first large duck flocks, a few thousand Snow
> Geese started to cover the sky in countless “skeins” (I learned that
> word
> today). During our last hour there, we walked from the gravel road to down
> by Lake Teteseau to see the real deal. All I can say is that there were
> tens of thousands. There may have been hundreds of thousands for all I
> know. My eBird count is 100,000. That might be too liberal. Or pretty
> conservative. I mean, who even knows what 100,000 of something is supposed
> to look like? I can't make up my mind. I wanna know what other visitors
> from today guessed. Estimating the geese is overwhelming, but watching
> thousands of them take off as a roaring cloud of white specks was a
> stunning and memorable experience. After approaching them, I wondered if
> we
> got to close. I don't want to cause any significant disturbance, so if
> anyone has some advice regarding how to be respectful of the birds, please
> let me know.
>
> The cherry on top was Sandhill Cranes flying over us as we walked back to
> our vehicle. I heard the familiar rattling call behind me, and I turned my
> head to see four cranes north towards the geese. We were glad that we got
> to see some before we left.
>
> I have great first impressions about this place. Thanks to everyone
> keeping
> me updated on Missourian bird news. And sorry for the long message.
>
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Date: 3/2/19 4:33 am
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...>
Subject: Re: March 1st visit to Grand Pass Conservation Area
What a stunning day you experienced! Thanks for your report.
Marge Lumpe

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Today my birder crew spent the afternoon at Grand Pass Conservation Area. This was our first visit to the area, so we aren't as familiar with what a locally normal count looks like, and we aren't used to quite this many Mallards and Snow Geese. So I apologize if this isn't a very noteworthy report. Also, you should also take my estimates with a grain of salt (like I said, I've never had to count this many birds before). I don't want to publish any potentially misleading data on eBird, but I prefer to attempt estimation as opposed to saying I saw 'X' number of birds.

There were certainly several thousand Mallards, more than Ive ever seen. Congregating among them were more than a hundred Northern Pintails, and smaller numbers of eight(?) other species, including one Wood Duck. The star of the waterfowl was perhaps a bizarre blonde Mallard. We are still trying to see if we can figure out to what extent its appearance is caused by a color mutation. It has been suggested that this duck might be half domestic. There was an American Tree Sparrow that also confused us with its appearancehe appeared to have a large black spot on his side, but other online birders proposed that it was probably just a ruffled feather patch.

I belive we saw at least half a hundred Bald Eagles. They were found all across the conservation area, perhaps slightly more widespread on the eastern side where we saw a couple of them terrorizing the main Snow Goose gaggle.

When we arrived and saw the first large duck flocks, a few thousand Snow Geese started to cover the sky in countless skeins (I learned that word today). During our last hour there, we walked from the gravel road to down by Lake Teteseau to see the real deal. All I can say is that there were tens of thousands. There may have been hundreds of thousands for all I know. My eBird count is 100,000. That might be too liberal. Or pretty conservative. I mean, who even knows what 100,000 of something is supposed to look like? I can't make up my mind. I wanna know what other visitors from today guessed. Estimating the geese is overwhelming, but watching thousands of them take off as a roaring cloud of white specks was a stunning and memorable experience. After approaching them, I wondered if we got to close. I don't want to cause any significant disturbance, so if anyone has some advice regarding how to be respectful of the birds, please let me know.

The cherry on top was Sandhill Cranes flying over us as we walked back to our vehicle. I heard the familiar rattling call behind me, and I turned my head to see four cranes north towards the geese. We were glad that we got to see some before we left.

I have great first impressions about this place. Thanks to everyone keeping me updated on Missourian bird news. And sorry for the long message.

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Date: 3/1/19 10:22 pm
From: Josh Mosteller <irbic68j...>
Subject: March 1st visit to Grand Pass Conservation Area
Today my birder crew spent the afternoon at Grand Pass Conservation Area.
This was our first visit to the area, so we aren't as familiar with what a
locally “normal” count looks like, and we aren't used to quite this many
Mallards and Snow Geese. So I apologize if this isn't a very noteworthy
report. Also, you should also take my estimates with a grain of salt (like
I said, I've never had to count this many birds before). I don't want to
publish any potentially misleading data on eBird, but I prefer to attempt
estimation as opposed to saying I saw 'X' number of birds.

There were certainly several thousand Mallards, more than I’ve ever seen.
Congregating among them were more than a hundred Northern Pintails, and
smaller numbers of eight(?) other species, including one Wood Duck. The
star of the waterfowl was perhaps a bizarre “blonde” Mallard. We are still
trying to see if we can figure out to what extent its appearance is caused
by a color mutation. It has been suggested that this duck might be half
domestic. There was an American Tree Sparrow that also confused us with its
appearance—he appeared to have a large black spot on his side, but other
online birders proposed that it was probably just a ruffled feather patch.

I belive we saw at least half a hundred Bald Eagles. They were found all
across the conservation area, perhaps slightly more widespread on the
eastern side where we saw a couple of them terrorizing the main Snow Goose
gaggle.

When we arrived and saw the first large duck flocks, a few thousand Snow
Geese started to cover the sky in countless “skeins” (I learned that word
today). During our last hour there, we walked from the gravel road to down
by Lake Teteseau to see the real deal. All I can say is that there were
tens of thousands. There may have been hundreds of thousands for all I
know. My eBird count is 100,000. That might be too liberal. Or pretty
conservative. I mean, who even knows what 100,000 of something is supposed
to look like? I can't make up my mind. I wanna know what other visitors
from today guessed. Estimating the geese is overwhelming, but watching
thousands of them take off as a roaring cloud of white specks was a
stunning and memorable experience. After approaching them, I wondered if we
got to close. I don't want to cause any significant disturbance, so if
anyone has some advice regarding how to be respectful of the birds, please
let me know.

The cherry on top was Sandhill Cranes flying over us as we walked back to
our vehicle. I heard the familiar rattling call behind me, and I turned my
head to see four cranes north towards the geese. We were glad that we got
to see some before we left.

I have great first impressions about this place. Thanks to everyone keeping
me updated on Missourian bird news. And sorry for the long message.

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Date: 3/1/19 4:54 pm
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Riverlands Gulls
The gates on the dam are wide open creating lots of mud flats and the gulls are taking advantage, there was at least 2000 sitting on the flats this afternoon. I had 1 light colored juvenile Glaucus and an immature black-backed, I was leaning toward Greater when it flew off as I was consulting a field guide. Lesser Black backed would be much more likely and that is probably what it was. Hopefully some birders will go up Saturday before the snow hits and take a look. Please post what you see , I would be very interested what other birders think.
Dave HaenniDes Peres, MO

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Date: 3/1/19 7:20 am
From: Mary Nemecek <0000000585d83684-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Winter Seasonal Reports Due March 15
The end of February brought the close of the avian Winter season (December 1 - February 28). Please take some time to sort through your sightings for this period and send me your Winter Seasonal Report before March 15. Contact information is listed at the end of this e-mail.

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

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

*unusually early or late dates (check Mark Robbins excellent resource in the updated 'The Status and Distribution of Birds in Missouri' available for free download at https://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/handle/1808/26287 )

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

Information about weather events and observations in your area would be very helpful.

Please include the following information:
1) Species
2) Number observed
3) Age/Sex (if known)
4) County
5) Location (i.e. park, residence, city, etc.)
6) Date
7) Additional Notes (such as notes about how you arrived at a particularly difficult identification, and whether you submitted documentation for casual or accidental species)
8) Observer (s)

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

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

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

Please send your sightings to me at one of the addresses below before Sunday, March 15. I will reply to each e-mail to confirm receipt.

email: <msnemecek...>

Mailing address: 7807 N Merrimac Ct, KCMO, 64151

Thank you,
Mary Nemecek
KCMO
816-210-5148

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Date: 3/1/19 5:54 am
From: Bill Eddleman <eddlemanw...>
Subject: Registration for Spring ASM Meeting is Now Open
MOBIRDERS,
Registration for the Spring Meeting is now open. Visit: Next ASM Meeting
and join us at Bunker Hill Retreat on the Jacks Fork for what promises to be some great birding and a great meeting!
Please note that you handle own lodging reservations, whether you stay at the retreat, a motel, or camp. Contact information for lodging is on the meeting page.
Ask me if you have any questions!
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Date: 2/28/19 5:56 pm
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Fw: Swan Lake Snow Goose Numbers
The Snow Goose Spectacle is on at Swan Lake!  Mr. Whitson told me he usually does his count in the afternoon when numbers are highest after birds have come back in from feeding in surrounding fields. My estimate yesterday was just after noon, but more were starting to come in as I was leaving. Always impressive to see them in those big numbers!
SK
----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Whitson, Steve <steve_whitson...>Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019, 4:03:09 PM CSTSubject: Swan Lake Snow Goose Numbers
As of 3:30 PM this afternoon there were 410,000 snow geese on Swan Lake NWR.  I will get another count out next Monday.
Thanks,
Steve WhitsonRefuge ManagerSwan Lake National Wildlife Refuge16194 Swan lake Ave.Sumner, MO 64681(660) 856-3323 ext. 13Swan Lake Facebook Page




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Date: 2/28/19 4:19 pm
From: Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Bluebirds in Kirksville
Well, the bluebirds are back! I was outside at dusk and heard the characteristic chittering of bluebirds. In looking around, I saw at least 4 males, but seemed to hear more in different areas. I’ll look tomorrow morning. They should start checking the nestboxes shortly. Spring could be right around the corner!

Dan Getman, Kirksville in northeast MO

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Date: 2/28/19 2:56 pm
From: Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...>
Subject: Two continuing rarities as of 2/27/19 (Crosspost from FB)
Hi all!

Just wanted to quickly update this group about a couple of rarer birds I've
posted about on Facebook.

A SAY'S PHOEBE in Greene co, found by Kendell Loyd on February 13, 2019
just south of Pleasant Home Baptist Church on N. Farm Road 183 in Greene
Co., has been seen somewhat regularly at that location since and to my
knowledge was most recently seen on February 27th by Greg Swick.

The MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD at Wah-kon-tah Prairie in St Clair co. appears to
have overwintered at that site since its first appearance last November 28,
2018, and to my knowledge was most recently seen on February 26th by Tony
Elliot.

That's all! I have yet to see either of these birds, unfortunately, but my
hearty congratulations to those who have.

Jared Gorrell
Jackson co IL
2/28/19

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Date: 2/27/19 2:45 pm
From: Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...>
Subject: eBird -- Little River CA (Pemiscot Co.) -- Feb 27, 2019. Palm and yellow rumped warblers
Foy Palm And yellow rumped warblers spotted in South end of Little River CA today.
Also located 6 lesser yellow legs in a flooded bean field just south of Little River CA


Little River CA (Pemiscot Co.)
Feb 27, 2019
2:02 PM
Traveling
1.00 miles
30 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.0 Build 9

3 Snow Goose
30 Northern Shoveler
2 Gadwall
50 Mallard
6 Lesser Scaup
8 Ruddy Duck
3 Pied-billed Grebe
2 Mourning Dove
50 Wilson's Snipe
2 Ring-billed Gull
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Northern Harrier
1 Red-tailed Hawk
3 Downy Woodpecker
3 Hairy Woodpecker
3 Northern Flicker
3 Horned Lark
2 Carolina Chickadee
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet
1 American Robin
1 Northern Mockingbird
5 White-crowned Sparrow
2 Swamp Sparrow
2 Eastern Towhee
1 Eastern Meadowlark
15 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Palm Warbler
6 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 29


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Date: 2/27/19 2:25 pm
From: Kathy and Mark Haas <kathyhaas...>
Subject: Field Sparrows Singing in Cape Girardeau County
This morning I watched and listened to Field Sparrows singing. So sweet to
hear again. Fish Crows calling in the background. Spring peepers, leopard
frogs, and chorus frogs sounding off.

I will remember today as the next round of winter arrives!



Mark Haas

Jackson, MO


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Date: 2/27/19 10:46 am
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Swan Lake NWR, Chariton Co.
I ran down yesterday to check out conditions at the Refuge. There was more open water than I expected with all the cold weather we are still having in North Mo., but still plenty of ice covering large parts. Lots of flooding on south end of the area and everything to the west of Swan Lake, plus other places on the way down. Highlights were 100,000 plus Snow Geese, 300+ Swans, at least a couple were Tundra Swans, good numbers of Common Mergansers, Common Goldeneye, Lesser Scaup, smaller numbers of several other species of Ducks, including Bufflehead. Observed the first flock of Green-winged Teal of the season with a bunch of Mallards. Bald Eagles scattered all around and saw a pair of Northern Harriers. Had Killdeer at several places, but with the forecast for even colder weather, don't expect Woodcock or any other shorebirds around here for quite awhile!  The interior gates to the refuge will open to the public for the season on Saturday March 2nd. Water was over the road at the Silver Lake spillway, so won't be able to drive all the way through from entering the East gate. The north gate will be closed due to continuing construction work, when weather permits, of the new wetland/grassland project in that area. Best to enter by the main gate south of Sumner.
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Date: 2/27/19 7:47 am
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...>
Subject: Re: Woodcocks at Blue Grosbeak
So great!

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Subject: Woodcocks at Blue Grosbeak

There were at least 11 woodcocks out there tonight, making all 3 of their sounds - peents, twitters and cackles. They were spread out across the fields and near the parking lot, and some could be seen flying. We saw one chasing another one in flight, as well. So much fun to experience!

Tom Caraway
St. Charles, MO

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Date: 2/26/19 7:31 pm
From: Susan Caraway <caraways111...>
Subject: Woodcocks at Blue Grosbeak
There were at least 11 woodcocks out there tonight, making all 3 of their sounds - peents, twitters and cackles. They were spread out across the fields and near the parking lot, and some could be seen flying. We saw one chasing another one in flight, as well. So much fun to experience!

Tom Caraway
St. Charles, MO

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Date: 2/26/19 1:37 pm
From: Paul Moffett <pmoffett...>
Subject: Eagle
The eagles are roosting on Maple Island at Riverlands Audubon. Probably close to 100. Many are on Ellis Bay and Island throughout the day. Fully expect them to start migrating anytime soon. If you are into photography this is a great opportunity.

Feb. 26 7 a.m. to noon

Paul Moffett
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Date: 2/26/19 7:11 am
From: David Webb <gaviaimmer1960...>
Subject: Re: ILLINOIS bird: LITTLE GULL Carlyle Lake
Little gull is still present at Carlyle Lake - 2/26/19 at 8:20 am. Seen
from campground between Marina and No Hunting in Cove sign.

Dave Webb
Madison County, Illinois

On Mon, Feb 25, 2019, 7:49 PM Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...> wrote:

> Location in newest eBird list is described as West Marina Access and Beach.
> SW part of lake.
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53145254
>
> Charlene Malone
> St. Louis co.
>
> On 2/25/2019 2:02 AM, Charlene Malone wrote:
> > ILLINOIS bird
> > LITTLE GULL Carlyle Lake, Clinton co. ILLINOIS
> > Campground ....?
> > (Late at night so assuming Point 18 on SE side of lake in South
> > Shores....?
> > Sorry, no did not check map marker.)
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Date: 2/25/19 6:38 pm
From: Michael Thelen <mikethelen...>
Subject: Very Interesting Hawk -- StL Cnty Mon
I was driving northbound on I-170 in St. Louis County Monday, nearing the
interchange with I-270, and at about 12:30 I was approaching the QT station
at N Hanley Rd and Frost Ave. Ahead and a little to the right, next to the
highway, was a soaring hawk making lazy circles in the sky but not at all at
high altitude. The bird was over the parking lot of the industrial bldg at
6951 N Hanley. It was maybe at the equivalent height of a 5-story building
or less so, in other words, pretty close to the road and not too high. My
first thought was eagle. I've seen Bald Eagles soaring over the north
county interstates as well as innumerable red-taileds. As I approached I
pulled back the cover on the moonroof so I could look up and see the bird as
I passed it. I was in the left lane going about 60 with a car right on my
tail and traffic in the lane to my right. Stopping was impossible.

As I passed the bird I looked up and could see some distinct field marks,
granted, not all as I was going fast, but what I saw suggested something
completely different. The light was real good today.

A few moments earlier I had a quick look at the upper wing as it turned:
buffy to dark brown wing coverts contrasting with darker-to-black flight
feathers. The bird was long-winged looking. But the look of the underside
as I passed was surprising: creamy white head, body, wing linings and
undertail; the undertail had an obviously well defined, contrasting and
distinct black terminal or subterminal band. The creamy white wing lining
contrasted with black flight feathers. Also on the underside I did not
detect any breast pattern.

The bird did not look like any eagle, even immatures, or red-taileds I've
seen. It was not a vulture nor an Osprey. It wasn't a kite, harrier,
accipiter or falcon. I looked purposely at the wrists and did not see any
dark patches so I don't think it was rough-legged either. In fact, I didn't
see any dark markings on the underside including the head, body, wing
linings or undertail except for the band. I couldn't see the top or sides
of the head. Honestly, the bird matched very roughly the underside pattern
of an adult White-tailed Hawk but I am not claiming it was a White-tailed
Hawk.

I think the bird might have been a Swainson's Hawk. Liquori and Sullivan
say, ".many first years and subadults have pale heads and all have a
two-toned topside." Unfortunately, the bird got away and I have no photos.
Bang head here.

It wasn't safe to stop at first view and it's a long story why I couldn't
backtrack to chase the bird at that moment in time. But about an hour later
I was able to return to the general area and I drove slowly northbound on
Hanley Rd, north of I-270, scanning the sky all the while hoping to refind
the bird, but no luck.

Mike Thelen
Univ City, StL Cnty, MO
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Date: 2/25/19 5:49 pm
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...>
Subject: Re: ILLINOIS bird: LITTLE GULL Carlyle Lake
Location in newest eBird list is described as West Marina Access and Beach.
SW part of lake.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53145254

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

On 2/25/2019 2:02 AM, Charlene Malone wrote:
> ILLINOIS bird
> LITTLE GULL Carlyle Lake, Clinton co. ILLINOIS
> Campground ....?
> (Late at night so assuming Point 18 on SE side of lake in South
> Shores....?
> Sorry, no did not check map marker.)
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53118834
>
> Charlene Malone
> St. Louis.

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Date: 2/25/19 2:25 pm
From: jan Neale <billandjanneale...>
Subject: Re: SPARKS RENEWED
You are a force to be reckoned with Edge. Thank you for all you do.
Jan Neale

On Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 1:43 PM Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...> wrote:

> Great news, Edge. I’m glad MoDNR sees the value in this, too. It provides
> so many benefits with so little cost. The power of partnerships.
>
> Thank you!
>
> Ethan
>
> Ethan C. Duke
> Assistant Director / Co-founder
> Missouri River Bird Observatory
> www.mrbo.org
> <http://mrbohappenings.blogspot.com/>
> https://www.facebook.com/moriverbirdobs
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>
> On Feb 25, 2019, at 11:09 AM, Edge Wade <edgew...> wrote:
>
> I'm pleased to announce that the cooperative agreement between the Audubon
> Society of Missouri and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, State
> Parks has been renewed.
>
> Commonly known as the SPARKS program, this agreement commits ASM and DNR
> to a cooperative arrangement in which ASM maintains the downloadable
> checklists for all state parks and historic sites at
> https://sparks.mobirds.org/. This link is located under "Birding
> Locations" on the ASM home page. It can also be accessed from the
> individual park site on the Missouri State Parks website.
>
> Additionally, ASM is committed to birding state parks and reporting
> results on eBird. Special attention will be given to some parks. The list
> of focus parks for this current agreement will be announced later.
>
> Let's get out there and watch spring unfold in our beautiful state parks!
>
> Edge Wade
> ASM Conservation Partnerships Coordinator
> <edgew...>
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Date: 2/25/19 11:43 am
From: Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...>
Subject: Re: SPARKS RENEWED
Great news, Edge. I’m glad MoDNR sees the value in this, too. It provides so many benefits with so little cost. The power of partnerships.

Thank you!

Ethan

Ethan C. Duke
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www.mrbo.org
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> On Feb 25, 2019, at 11:09 AM, Edge Wade <edgew...> wrote:
>
> I'm pleased to announce that the cooperative agreement between the Audubon Society of Missouri and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, State Parks has been renewed.
>
> Commonly known as the SPARKS program, this agreement commits ASM and DNR to a cooperative arrangement in which ASM maintains the downloadable checklists for all state parks and historic sites at https://sparks.mobirds.org/. This link is located under "Birding Locations" on the ASM home page. It can also be accessed from the individual park site on the Missouri State Parks website.
>
> Additionally, ASM is committed to birding state parks and reporting results on eBird. Special attention will be given to some parks. The list of focus parks for this current agreement will be announced later.
>
> Let's get out there and watch spring unfold in our beautiful state parks!
>
> Edge Wade
> ASM Conservation Partnerships Coordinator
> <edgew...>
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Date: 2/25/19 10:41 am
From: June Newman <june...>
Subject: Re: SPARKS RENEWED
Congratulations! Your diligence and hard work as ASM's Conservation
Coordinator continues to pay off.

June Newman
Chicago

On Mon, Feb 25, 2019, 9:10 AM Edge Wade <edgew...> wrote:

> I'm pleased to announce that the cooperative agreement between the Audubon
> Society of Missouri and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, State
> Parks has been renewed.
>
> Commonly known as the SPARKS program, this agreement commits ASM and DNR
> to a cooperative arrangement in which ASM maintains the downloadable
> checklists for all state parks and historic sites at
> https://sparks.mobirds.org/. This link is located under "Birding
> Locations" on the ASM home page. It can also be accessed from the
> individual park site on the Missouri State Parks website.
>
> Additionally, ASM is committed to birding state parks and reporting
> results on eBird. Special attention will be given to some parks. The list
> of focus parks for this current agreement will be announced later.
>
> Let's get out there and watch spring unfold in our beautiful state parks!
>
> Edge Wade
> ASM Conservation Partnerships Coordinator
> <edgew...>
>
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Date: 2/25/19 10:34 am
From: Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Lots of Singing Birds Today
It’s a sunny, but cold day (temps in 20sF) here in northeast MO. But the cardinals and tufted titmouse were loudly singing this morning. Cedar waxwings were feeding in the cedars.

I’ve been routinely seeing 10-15 male cardinals on the feeders and a similar number of females. But I haven’t seen any bluebirds in the yard yet.

Spring is just around the corner!

Dan Getman, Kirksville in northeast MO

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Date: 2/25/19 9:10 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: SPARKS RENEWED
I'm pleased to announce that the cooperative agreement between the Audubon Society of Missouri and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, State Parks has been renewed.

Commonly known as the SPARKS program, this agreement commits ASM and DNR to a cooperative arrangement in which ASM maintains the downloadable checklists for all state parks and historic sites at https://sparks.mobirds.org/. This link is located under "Birding Locations" on the ASM home page. It can also be accessed from the individual park site on the Missouri State Parks website.

Additionally, ASM is committed to birding state parks and reporting results on eBird. Special attention will be given to some parks. The list of focus parks for this current agreement will be announced later.

Let's get out there and watch spring unfold in our beautiful state parks!

Edge Wade
ASM Conservation Partnerships Coordinator
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Date: 2/25/19 6:46 am
From: Catherine Davis <catherineann...>
Subject: Re: Allies for free food?
Great adventure for a Monday morning!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 25, 2019, at 7:37 AM, Terry Miller <millert832...> wrote:
>
> This morning, while doing my morning prayers, I was looking out my kitchen window at the close, platform feeder and the 50 or so birds that are accustomed to the "free breakfast" while all the snow cover has been on. An E. Fox Squirrel appears on the platform feeder and I quickly opened the door and scared it away. Immediately after I sit back down, a Sharp-shinned Hawk chases and partially catches a male N. Cardinal. The partially injured Cardinal is on the ground, among the thick Rough-leafed Dogwood trees, at the forest's edge. The Sharp-shinned is on the ground, then flies up above the cardinal, the cardinal flutters, the hawk proceeds to try to capture it again....and....out comes the squirrel I had just scared away. It literally went after the Sharp-shinned and even jumped about 3 feet or so into the air at it!! The Sharp-shinned flew to a four foot high willow stump several feet away. The squirrel pursued it, climbed the stump and remained there after the hawk flew away. I went back to my prayers and....about five minutes later...the squirrel was back on the feeder! I decided to let it remain for the "good deed" for it performed for its' freeloading buddy.....
>
> Final Note: March 1st is the first day of Spring to me...even though I taught Astronomy for several years. Everything starts happening fast and "Marsh Madness" is just about upon us!!
>
> Have a great Spring!!
>
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Date: 2/25/19 6:39 am
From: Terry Miller <millert832...>
Subject: Allies for free food?
This morning, while doing my morning prayers, I was looking out my kitchen
window at the close, platform feeder and the 50 or so birds that are
accustomed to the "free breakfast" while all the snow cover has been on.
An E. Fox Squirrel appears on the platform feeder and I quickly opened the
door and scared it away. * Immediately* after I sit back down, a
Sharp-shinned Hawk chases and partially catches a male N. Cardinal. The
partially injured Cardinal is on the ground, among the thick Rough-leafed
Dogwood trees, at the forest's edge. The Sharp-shinned is on the ground,
then flies up above the cardinal, the cardinal flutters, the hawk proceeds
to try to capture it again....and....out comes the squirrel I had just
scared away. It literally went after the Sharp-shinned and even jumped
about 3 feet or so into the air at it!! The Sharp-shinned flew to a four
foot high willow stump several feet away. The squirrel pursued it, climbed
the stump and remained there after the hawk flew away. I went back to my
prayers and....about five minutes later...the squirrel was back on the
feeder! I decided to let it remain for the "good deed" for it performed
for its' freeloading buddy.....

Final Note: March 1st is the first day of Spring to me...even though I
taught Astronomy for several years. Everything starts happening fast and
"Marsh Madness" is just about upon us!!

Have a great Spring!!

--
Terry L. Miller
Plattsburg, MO
<millert832...>

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
been made." Romans 1:20

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Date: 2/25/19 12:02 am
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...>
Subject: ILLINOIS bird: LITTLE GULL Carlyle Lake
ILLINOIS bird
LITTLE GULL Carlyle Lake, Clinton co. ILLINOIS
Campground ....?
(Late at night so assuming Point 18 on SE side of lake in South Shores....?
Sorry, no did not check map marker.)

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53118834

Charlene Malone
St. Louis.

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Date: 2/24/19 9:42 pm
From: Home <000000bd40ba628d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: FOY Phoebes
Nothing warms you up like seeing phoebes on Friday and Saturday building a nest. Earliest I have seen them. Never had a February Phoebe!

Good birding!

Clark Creighton
Springfield MO
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Date: 2/24/19 9:32 pm
From: Diane Bricmont <colaptes.auratus...>
Subject: Timberdoodles at Castlewood
I visited Castlewood SP late this afternoon and was surprised to see two
Great Blue Herons perched on nests on the far bank of the Meramec River,
just opposite the swimming beach. A pair of Barred Owls called back and
forth as the sun set, and a lone Timberdoodle began to "peent" at 6:10. A
perfect way to end the day, and a sign that spring can't be that far off.

Diane Bricmont
STL CO

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Date: 2/24/19 12:17 pm
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...>
Subject: Re: swans
What a wonderful sight!

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Subject: swans

Forty two swans were counted in a winter wheat field on Highway 82 in Cedar County near the intersection of OO and DD just east of Tiffin MO.The group was first spotted by me farther east and now have grown in numbers and have moved west. All of this is in southwest MO near El Dorado Springs.
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Date: 2/24/19 10:43 am
From: jan Neale <billandjanneale...>
Subject: swans
Forty two swans were counted in a winter wheat field on Highway 82 in Cedar
County near the intersection of OO and DD just east of Tiffin MO.The group
was first spotted by me farther east and now have grown in numbers and have
moved west. All of this is in southwest MO near El Dorado Springs.
Jan Neale

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Date: 2/24/19 10:15 am
From: Peter Kondrashov <pkondrash...>
Subject: Panama Trip photos
I have finally gone through the photos from my Panama trip. Most of the
birding was done at Canopy Tower and adjacent areas. The birds were truly
spectacular! Lots of toucans, manakins, 5 species of trogons, sunbittern,
etc.:
https://peterkondrashov.smugmug.com/Panama
Enjoy!
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Date: 2/22/19 7:17 pm
From: John and Linda Frederick <lfredrck...>
Subject: Re: Cuba Birds -- No Local Sightings
I agree with Mike's assessment of Cuba. My husband and I traveled to Cuba
in December with the Caribbean Conservation Trust and had a wonderful trip.
Great birds, wonderful people. Interesting sights.
I have no wonderful bird photos to share, however.

Linda Frederick
Rolla, Missouri

On Friday, February 22, 2019, Michael Thelen <mikethelen...>
wrote:

> Hi MOBirders:
>
> I recently returned from two weeks in Cuba with Victor Emanuel Nature Tours
> & International Expeditions; a person-to-person, cultural and educational
> tour with a strong emphasis on the birds of Cuba. It was a great trip, a
> wonderful adventure, with excellent leaders and drivers. The Cuban people
> are absolutely lovely plus there was much to see in addition to the birds,
> especially historic places like Old Havana and Hemingway's Finca, plus a
> rehearsal of the National Ballet and, of course, the landscape. Our group
> had an audience with Orlando Garrido, co-author of "A Field Guide to the
> Birds of Cuba," at his home. I even worked on my poor Spanish a little.
>
> We tallied 25 endemics including the world's smallest bird, the Bee
> Hummingbird, plus Cuban Trogon, Cuban Tody, Cuban Nightjar, Gundlach's and
> Cuban Black Hawks, Cuban Pygmy-Owl, Zapata Wren, Cuban Solitaire, Zapata
> Sparrow and more. In addition, we saw many species familiar to us here at
> home which have been wintering in Cuba. For example, I saw Northern Parula
> plus Yellow-throated, Prairie, Palm and Cape May Warblers; and more
> Black-throated Blue Warblers in two weeks in Cuba than I've seen in
> Missouri
> in the 38 years I've lived here. Our expedition leader, David Ascanio, was
> conscientious and created eBird checklists for all of our stops.
>
> My gallery of birds is at the following link. I'm working on my people,
> scenic and other non-bird photos separately and hope to have a gallery
> finished at some point.
>
> https://bit.ly/2E2DPDq
>
> All the best,
>
> Mike Thelen
> Univ City, StL Cnty, MO
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Date: 2/22/19 6:39 pm
From: Tommy Goodwin <tjgbp7...>
Subject: Southern California Birding Vacation Report
Good evening MOBird,

We have really been enjoying the trip reports everyone has been sharing
this year. We visited the LRGV in Texas the last two years, and decided to
try to bird a new area this year in southern California.

We flew out late Friday, February 8th, and started birding bright and early
on the 9th by going to Chain of Islands National Park (Santa Cruz Island).
This was exciting because it allowed us to visit a new National Park, have
an informal pelagic birding experience, and search for the endemic Island
Scrub Jay. In addition to the endemic scrub jay species, we observed
several endemic subspecies of birds and the endemic Island Fox. On the
ferry to and from the island, we observed Cassin's Auklets and Black-vented
Shearwaters, in addition to numerous Common Dolphins and a brief sighting
of California Gray Whales.

The second day started off rainy, but it was supposed to stop shortly after
sunrise so we packed up our tent and headed east with our minds on a
Yellow-billed Magpie. The most likely spot yielded many local species, but
no magpie. Luckily, we got a brief look at one of the magpies on our drive
to our next destination. Our second stop was Bittercreek National Wildlife
Refuge, a release point for California Condors. When we arrived, the rain
started back up and quickly turned to snow so we departed quickly. By the
time we were safely back to the bottom of the mountain, the DoT was
shutting down the road back in. Our final stop of the day, the William
Clark Library in LA, is typically closed on Sundays, but a local birder
shared that the grounds were open for a concert in the afternoon. The
weather cleared up for us, and we were fortunate enough to get a few brief
looks at the super rare Red-flanked Bluetail that was seen there for the
last few weeks.

We drove east to Joshua Tree National Park for less birding and more hiking
for the next two days. We hiked about 25 miles between Monday and Tuesday, and
were blown away with how green the desert was with all the rain this
winter. Despite not focusing on birding we found a flock of Pinyon Jays, a
few Scott's Orioles, and Bell's Sparrows.

We got back into signal as we drove down to Sonny Bono NWR, and I realized
Edge Wade was in Southern California when I was researching the recent
sightings at the Salton Sea. We followed her tracks and were able to locate
a few Burrowing Owls, Abert's Towhees, a Prairie Falcon, and a beautiful
female Ruff.

We camped that night around Lake Hemet and the rain flooded our tent. We
got up early and tried to make use of the nature center in Idyllwild to
stay out of the rain. Around noon our worry from the rain finally set us on
our way only to find all roads leading off the mountain closed due to
flooding. Following a plow truck (to clear fallen rocks off the road), we
took the least risky path down and were able to make it off the mountain.
We stopped at Lake Hemet after we got through the road closings and put our
binoculars on a blackbird flock flying from flood island to island: Tri-colored
Blackbirds. We drove as far away from mountains as we could get and found
ourselves at Tiajuanna Slough NWR for a few Ridgeway's Rails and Allen's
Hummingbirds.

The next day we started a more strict birding regiment. We picked up a
Townsend's Warbler and Thick-billed Kingbird before 8 AM at some small city
parks. We then tried to drive to the International Friendship Park at the
westernmost point of the border wall, but the entrance was closed due to
construction. We missed our Black-throated Magpie-jay goal but managed to
find a few Cassin's Kingbirds and Wrentits. We then drove back to Tijuanna
NWR to find a Pacific Golden Plover and lucked into a few banded Snowy
Plovers along the way. We had a few stops along the coast heading north
including Point La Jolla, one of the best sea-watching locations on the
west coast but the weather was sub-optimal and we didn't see anything of
note that afternoon or the following morning.

Saturday we enjoyed a slower day of birding at San Elijo Lagoon, with Hutton's
Vireo as the highlight of the day.

On our last day we decided to try to wrap up loose ends and cram as much in
as we could. First, we found a pair of California Gnatcatchers that
appeared to be setting up a nest site near the nature center at the Upper
Newport Bay Nature Preserve. Then we drove up to Lake Piru to try again for
the California Condors, where we found 7 soaring over the lake with a
Golden Eagle as soon as we arrived. We wrapped the trip up at the Del Rey
Lagoon with a few lifers including a Mew Gull and several Surfbirds.

In the 9 days we were in CA we found 205 species throughout 10 counties.
Jessie gained 37 lifers, and Tommy gained 36 lifers. Tommy was very excited
to pass 500 species in the ABA area this trip; California Condor was
species #500. The weather was rough for most of the week, but we made the
best of it and had a great trip.

Happy birding,
Tommy and Jessie Goodwin
St Charles, MO
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Date: 2/22/19 1:15 pm
From: Michael Thelen <mikethelen...>
Subject: Cuba Birds -- No Local Sightings
Hi MOBirders:

I recently returned from two weeks in Cuba with Victor Emanuel Nature Tours
& International Expeditions; a person-to-person, cultural and educational
tour with a strong emphasis on the birds of Cuba. It was a great trip, a
wonderful adventure, with excellent leaders and drivers. The Cuban people
are absolutely lovely plus there was much to see in addition to the birds,
especially historic places like Old Havana and Hemingway's Finca, plus a
rehearsal of the National Ballet and, of course, the landscape. Our group
had an audience with Orlando Garrido, co-author of "A Field Guide to the
Birds of Cuba," at his home. I even worked on my poor Spanish a little.

We tallied 25 endemics including the world's smallest bird, the Bee
Hummingbird, plus Cuban Trogon, Cuban Tody, Cuban Nightjar, Gundlach's and
Cuban Black Hawks, Cuban Pygmy-Owl, Zapata Wren, Cuban Solitaire, Zapata
Sparrow and more. In addition, we saw many species familiar to us here at
home which have been wintering in Cuba. For example, I saw Northern Parula
plus Yellow-throated, Prairie, Palm and Cape May Warblers; and more
Black-throated Blue Warblers in two weeks in Cuba than I've seen in Missouri
in the 38 years I've lived here. Our expedition leader, David Ascanio, was
conscientious and created eBird checklists for all of our stops.

My gallery of birds is at the following link. I'm working on my people,
scenic and other non-bird photos separately and hope to have a gallery
finished at some point.

https://bit.ly/2E2DPDq

All the best,

Mike Thelen
Univ City, StL Cnty, MO
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Date: 2/22/19 6:42 am
From: Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...>
Subject: Next Burroughs Field Trip Rescheduled to 3/2
The previously scheduled Burroughs Field Trip to Clinton Reservoir and
Perry Lake Kansas for 2/23 is postponed due to the weather forecast.

This trip has been pushed back one week. Mark Land is planning to lead the
trip next weekend on March 2nd. This trip is intentionally focused on gulls
and usually provides a good opportunity for everyone to look at them
through scopes and learn about the differences from a very passionate
teacher.

After next weekend Burroughs has a mid-march trip to Cass and Henry
Counties in Missouri and then an out of state overnight trip to Nebraska.
Burroughs Audubon invites you to all trips, with a mixture of day trips,
morning trips, and overnight and out-of-state trips to Nebraska and
Minnesota already scheduled.

Details for upcoming trips can be found on the website below.

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

Sincerely,

Malcolm Gold & Mike Stoakes
Burroughs Audubon Society of Kansas City Field Trip Co-coordinators

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Date: 2/21/19 10:01 pm
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...>
Subject: BK Leach- Shrike and waterfowl
I found a shrike still present in the same general area on the phone wires today. As you drive into the original area off of hwy M, go right at the T, he was sitting on the wire almost to the sheds. He flew off before I could determine species.
Lots of waterfowl and much more open water than I found at Cannon NWR this morning. mainly Mallards, gadwalls, afew wigeons, Canada geese and 3 wood ducks. FOY for me.
Dave HaenniDes Peres, MO

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Date: 2/21/19 1:11 pm
From: John Besser <jbesser1...>
Subject: Columbia Audubon Field Trip -- Davisdale/Rocheport area
Hi folks,

The weather forecast for Saturday Feb. 23 is looking pretty warm, if not
necessarily dry, so we are going ahead with plans for a Columbia Audubon
Society field trip to Davisdale Conservation Area near Rocheport.

We will be carpooling from Columbia, leaving from the Mosers grocery
parking lot on Keene Street promptly at 9 AM. If people want to meet us at
the site, we will be parking at the Davisdale CA parking lot off Highway 40
on Howard County Road 445. We should arrive by 930 AM.

Dress for wet trails and possible rain showers. Some trails are likely to
be steep. We plan to stop in at the Meriwether Café in Rocheport for lunch
-- rain or shine!

If the forecast takes a turn for the worse, I will post a cancellation on
MOBIRDS and on the CAS Facebook page.

--
John Besser
Columbia MO
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Date: 2/21/19 11:56 am
From: Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: CAS Field Trip - Saturday, February 23rd

Saturday,February 23rd

Destination:Davisdale CA

DeparturePoint: Moser’s Foods(formerly Patricia’s Foods), 900 N. Keene St. Columbia, MO.

Departure Time: 9:00 a.m.

Leader:John Besser

ContactInfo: <jbesser1...>

We’ll explore an extensive trail system mostly on footover moderate to hilly terrain. We’ll grab lunch in Rocheport at about noonbefore we head back to Columbia.  



Eric Wood
Columbia MO
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