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11/19/18 7:53 am Valerie Dent <rdent...> Snow geese
11/18/18 3:23 pm Betsy Garrett <betsygarrett...> Long Branch, Macon Lake and Thomas Hill
11/18/18 2:28 pm Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...> BAS Field-Trip Report
11/18/18 11:36 am Andrew Kinslow <homesteadspringsfarm...> Sandhill cranes at Bradford Research center
11/18/18 10:23 am Peter Kondrashov <pkondrash...> Pacific loon is still at Ling Branch
11/18/18 8:17 am Deborah Trowbridge <dtchickadee...> Long-Tailed Duck. RMBS
11/18/18 7:34 am Joshua Uffman <birdsandbugs...> Pacific Loon@Long Branch Lake.
11/17/18 7:25 pm Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> St. Louis Audubon field trip, Saturday, November 17 - Trip Report
11/17/18 9:36 am Michael Thelen <mikethelen...> StL Cnty Peregrine Falcon
11/17/18 8:55 am Paul Moffett <pmoffett...> Columbia Bottoms 50,000 red wing bb
11/17/18 8:20 am birdsecretary <birdsecretary...> No sighting: Childrens spotting scope
11/17/18 7:49 am Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> Re: Long-tailed duck at Riverlands
11/16/18 10:23 pm Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...> Red-throated Loon at Smithville Lake
11/16/18 9:33 pm William Rowe <rowemb45...> Blackbird swarm, Katy Trail bottoms
11/16/18 1:26 pm Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> CAS field trip to Thomas Hill and Long Branch lakes itinerary.
11/16/18 1:22 pm Natalie Rekittke <natrekittke...> Long-tailed duck at Riverlands
11/14/18 1:50 pm Jim Gast <gastjim...> Re: Sandhill Cranes at Eagle Bluffs.
11/14/18 12:28 pm Jim Gast <gastjim...> Sandhill Cranes at Eagle Bluffs.
11/13/18 1:15 pm Chris Stapleton <00000161c2f44e78-dmarc-request...> Siskins
11/13/18 10:16 am Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> St. Louis Audubon field trip, Saturday, November 17
11/13/18 9:31 am Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> Re: Stunning number of Short-eared Owls at Clarence Cannon NWR 11/12/18 & video
11/13/18 9:28 am Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> Re: Stunning number of Short-eared Owls at Clarence Cannon NWR 11/12/18 & video
11/13/18 9:26 am Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> Stunning number of Short-eared Owls at Clarence Cannon NWR 11/12/18 & video
11/12/18 2:35 pm Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...> Re: Kathleen's question: Not a Bird Sighting
11/12/18 1:19 pm Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...> CAS Field Trip - Saturday, November 17th
11/12/18 1:19 pm Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...> Red-breasted Nuthatches
11/12/18 10:51 am Lisa Berger <goshawk...> Kathleen's question: Not a Bird Sighting
11/12/18 10:23 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: MBRC NEW MEMBER
11/12/18 10:03 am William Rowe <rowemb45...> MBRC NEW MEMBER
11/12/18 9:26 am Yvonne Homeyer <yhomeyer...> Re: odd messages - no sightings
11/12/18 9:16 am Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...> Re: odd messages - no sightings
11/12/18 9:15 am Thomas Martin <momartin...> Cass County Feeder Birds
11/12/18 8:12 am Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...> odd messages - no sightings
11/11/18 10:24 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Rose-breasted Grosbeak
11/11/18 9:54 am Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...> RBAS / CAS field trip plus scoters
11/11/18 9:27 am Sebastian <sebastianpatti...> Re: A salute to a wag
11/11/18 8:51 am WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <eddlemanw...> Re: A salute to a wag
11/11/18 8:18 am Michael Thelen <mikethelen...> SLAS Field Trip Report -- Shaw Nature Reserve
11/11/18 6:52 am Edge Wade <edgew...> A salute to a wag
11/10/18 5:27 pm William Rowe <rowemb45...> White-winged Scoter at Carlyle (IL)
11/10/18 11:03 am Marvin Staloch <mstaloch01...> Pine Siskin - Webster Groves
11/10/18 7:01 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Birding state parks and historic sites--YES! and MORE about SPARKS
11/9/18 8:35 pm Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar...> No Sighting: CAUTION! Firearm Deer Season Opens Saturday, Nov. 10th
11/9/18 7:15 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: Snow Bunting removed from Long Branch Lake checklist
11/9/18 6:34 am Glenn Pickett <gpickett...> FOY Pine Siskins
11/9/18 6:10 am Thomas Martin <momartin...> FOY Pine Siskins and Red-breasted Nuthatch et al.
11/9/18 5:56 am Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> Snow Bunting removed from Long Branch Lake checklist
11/8/18 10:21 am Becky Wylie <0000006c1c38a100-dmarc-request...> Rufous Hummingbird Newton County
11/8/18 9:36 am Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> Snow Bunting at Long Branch Lake - Macon Co.
11/8/18 7:37 am Allen Gathman <agathman...> Late Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
11/8/18 5:21 am Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar...> Snow Geese, Cole Co., 11/8/18
11/7/18 12:05 pm William Rowe <rowemb45...> SLAS field trip results, Nov. 7
11/7/18 8:58 am Michael Thelen <mikethelen...> SLAS Field Trip Announcement -- StL Area
11/7/18 6:34 am Margy Terpstra <Ladybirdterp...> In our Shady Oaks yard 11/6/18 GC Kinglet, Leucistic White-throated Sparrow
11/6/18 7:06 pm Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...> CAS & RBAS Field Trip - Saturday, November 10th
11/6/18 7:47 am William Rowe <rowemb45...> CORRECTION ON PHALAROPE at RMBS, 11/3
11/5/18 2:40 pm William Rowe <rowemb45...> Lark Sparrow etc., Columbia Bottom, St. Louis Co.
11/5/18 2:36 pm Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...> 5 loons now Binder
11/5/18 12:10 pm Susan Caraway <caraways111...> Rescued Pelican with link to story
11/5/18 11:52 am Susan Caraway <caraways111...> Rescued Pelican
11/5/18 11:45 am A John Solodar <00000080ae80c86c-dmarc-request...> Spotted Redshank
11/5/18 11:25 am Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...> Two Loons Binder Lake
11/5/18 9:36 am Paul Moffett <pmoffett...> Mandarin Duck
11/4/18 3:03 pm Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...> Mokane Rd. Jefferson City Rough Legged
11/4/18 12:31 pm Mary Nemecek <0000000585d83684-dmarc-request...> Injured Pelican in Adrian and PALO at Smithville
11/4/18 10:42 am William Rowe <rowemb45...> ST. LOUIS AUDUBON FIELD TRIP, Wed., Nov. 7
11/4/18 4:32 am Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...> St Louis Audubon Field Trip Report, Riverlands, Saturday, 11/3/2018
11/4/18 4:25 am Andrew Kinslow <homesteadspringsfarm...> Re: Port Hudson Lake CA-No sighting
11/3/18 10:31 pm Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...> Re: RMBS Red-necked Phalarope
11/3/18 3:39 pm John and Linda Frederick <lfredrck...> Hummingbird Phelps County
11/3/18 12:54 pm Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...> Re: RMBS Red-necked Phalarope
11/3/18 12:41 pm David Becher <davidbecher...> Re: RMBS Red-necked Phalarope
11/3/18 11:42 am Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...> RMBS Red-necked Phalarope
11/3/18 8:46 am Paul Moffett <pmoffett...> Re: Mandarin Duck(s)
11/3/18 5:24 am Jim Gorski <josepheaglefeather...> Mandarin Ducks in Florida
11/3/18 4:49 am MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> Re: Mandarin Duck(s)
11/3/18 4:48 am laurie skinner <laurieskinner1...> Re: Mandarin Duck(s)
11/2/18 3:01 pm WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <eddlemanw...> Re: Mandarin Duck(s)
11/2/18 2:36 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Mandarin Duck(s)
11/2/18 7:20 am David Becher <davidbecher...> Re: Pacific Loon at Creve Coeur Lake
11/2/18 4:35 am Tommy Goodwin <tjgbp7...> Pacific Loon at Creve Coeur Lake
11/1/18 7:57 pm Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...> Cattle Egrets and Swans, Loess Bluffs, Holt Co.
11/1/18 7:52 pm Tom Fuller <Tom.Fuller...> FW: Bridgeton Hummer Purple Finch - hummer in Godfrey, IL too
11/1/18 7:37 pm Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...> Pine Siskins, Livingston Co.
11/1/18 3:13 pm Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...> Eurasian tree Sparrow @ Bradford
11/1/18 10:39 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Pine Siskins & Winter Wrens
11/1/18 9:45 am David Becher <davidbecher...> Pine Siskin at Columbia Bottom CA
10/31/18 5:41 pm Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> Re: RMBS-2 Common Loons turned into 9, plus 1 Sandhill Crane
10/31/18 12:47 pm MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> Re: Bridgeton Hummer Purple Finch
10/31/18 11:09 am Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...> RMBS-2 Common Loons
10/31/18 10:20 am Al & Lois <alandlois...> Bridgeton Hummer Purple Finch
10/31/18 5:32 am Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...> St Louis Audubon Field Trip, RMBS-Saturday, November 3, 8am-12:00pm
10/31/18 4:50 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Port Hudson Lake CA
10/31/18 4:37 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: Port Hudson Lake CA-No sighting
10/30/18 9:20 pm Jack Foreman <jfgrumpa...> Port Hudson Lake CA-No sighting
10/30/18 2:33 pm Kathy and Mark Haas <kathyhaas...> Surf Scoter in Scott County
10/30/18 12:41 pm Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...> CAS Field Trip - Saturday, November 3rd
10/30/18 12:38 pm Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...> CAS Field Trip - Saturday, November 17th
10/30/18 7:48 am Turner, Lori <Lturner...> COMMON LOON, COOPER COUNTY
10/29/18 9:28 pm Sandra Elbert <selbert1...> red-breasted nuthatches coming to my feeder during noon hour today.
10/29/18 7:16 pm Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...> Rough-legged Hawk & Tree Sparrows, Linn Co. Mo.
10/29/18 1:09 pm Tom Nagel <thjnagel...> Snowy Egrets, Lake Contrary, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County
10/29/18 11:37 am Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...> Female Surf scoter-Scott county MO
10/29/18 11:28 am Sandra Elbert <selbert1...> Red Breasted Nuthatch
10/28/18 6:25 pm David Rogles <suneska...> Gull Roost at Riverlands, Sunday evening
10/28/18 12:14 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Northern Shrike, Randolph Co. More
10/28/18 12:11 pm Thomas Martin <momartin...> Add Tufted Titmouse, back to chores
10/28/18 11:50 am Thomas Martin <momartin...> Add Red-breasted Nuthatch to previous email
10/28/18 11:49 am Thomas Martin <momartin...> Purple Finch at feeder Cass County
10/28/18 4:45 am Allen Gathman <agathman...> Re: Ruby-throated Hummingbird in central Bollinger County
10/27/18 4:44 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Northern Shrike Randolph Co. Better directions
10/27/18 3:49 pm MIke Taylor <3catacres...> Ruby-throated Hummingbird in central Bollinger County
10/27/18 10:29 am Bill Brennan <bbrenjeep...> Hummer sighting
10/27/18 8:40 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Northern shrike
10/26/18 4:50 pm Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...> Yellow-headed Blackbird - Eagle Bluffs
10/25/18 8:44 pm David Becher <davidbecher...> Riverlands Today
10/24/18 8:15 pm Bill Duncan <ceibatree...> Red-breasted Nuthatches - Ste Genevieve County - Hawn State Park
10/24/18 4:21 pm Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> Carondelet Park's fabulous new bird sanctuary needs help this Saturday, 10/27 - 8am
10/24/18 1:54 pm Terry Stair <00000134fa09d2cc-dmarc-request...> RBNU
10/24/18 9:48 am Al & Lois <alandlois...> RTHU RBNU Bridgeton
10/24/18 8:58 am MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> Juncos and WTSP
10/23/18 12:50 pm Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> Sabine's Gull at Thomas Hill Reservoir near T-highway
10/23/18 11:26 am Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...> Red-Breasted Nuthatches
10/23/18 11:06 am Steve Bingham <subpopstar...> Re: Rusty Blackbird
10/23/18 10:54 am Greg Swick <grswick...> Lesser Black-backed Gull at Stockton
10/23/18 10:40 am Jim Gorski <josepheaglefeather...> Rusty Blackbird
10/23/18 10:06 am Douglas Hommert <doug...> Yellow-headed Blackbird at Riverlands
10/22/18 6:48 pm Jim Gast <gastjim...> Common Gallinule
10/22/18 6:29 pm Thomas Martin <momartin...> FOS Red-breasted Nuthatch today
10/22/18 6:12 pm Doman, Danion <ddoman...> Brewer's Blackbirds in Adair County
10/22/18 4:56 pm Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...> Pine Siskins - Boone County
10/21/18 4:38 pm Paul Moffett <pmoffett...> Trumpeter Swans
10/21/18 11:29 am Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> Birds observed at Swan Lake by Sparrow Workshop Attendees.
10/21/18 10:16 am Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...> Fwd: eBird Report - 1085–1099 Barathaven Blvd, Dardenne Prairie US-MO (38.7352,-90.7231), Oct 20, 2018
10/20/18 9:17 pm Kyle Driggers <naturenutt...> No luck on Red Phalarope
10/20/18 12:39 pm Lisa Berger <goshawk...> Red Phalarope at Silver Lake
10/20/18 9:38 am Klee Bruce <mochickadee...> Red Phalarope still present
10/20/18 7:21 am Natalie Rekittke <natrekittke...> Avocets at Riverlands
 
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Date: 11/19/18 7:53 am
From: Valerie Dent <rdent...>
Subject: Snow geese
Thousands of snow geese flying south over Benton County this morning.

Valerie Dent, Benton County

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Date: 11/18/18 3:23 pm
From: Betsy Garrett <betsygarrett...>
Subject: Long Branch, Macon Lake and Thomas Hill
Left Long Branch about 2:00 and Pacific Loon and 5 common loons still present. No snow bunting found. Macon Lake with lots of hooded mergansers and buffleheads and 5 common goldeneye. One stop at Thomas Hill west side near sunset and >100 pelicans, lots of Bonaparte's and hundreds of distant gulls in the air.
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Date: 11/18/18 2:28 pm
From: Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...>
Subject: BAS Field-Trip Report
A group of 20 people spent much of the day together with another 5 joining
us for shorter portions of the Burroughs Audubon Society (BAS) field trip
to Miami County and Linn County Kansas.



In Miami County we visited Hillsdale Lake, Miola Lake, and the Paola Water
Treatment Pond in search of waterfowl. 18 species of ducks and geese were
found at these three locations, but nothing unexpected was among them. We
found Brown Creeper, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Winter Wren, Sparrows, and a
large flock of Cedar Waxwings on dirt roads around Paola. We temporarily
lost a couple of cars, but that is bound to happen when my phone dies and
they are the last two vehicles of the caravan and spot a Loggerhead Shrike!
Fortunately



In Linn County we visited La Cygne Lake and scanned the refuge area at
Marais des Cygnes (MDC). 17 species of duck and geese were found in these
two locations, bringing the total waterfowl species up to 22. A Mallard x
American Black Duck hybrid at the MDC refuge was those most exciting among
them. Anyone in attendance may want to update their checklist as I forgot
it initially.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50009524



Joe Alburty spotted a handful of Rusty Blackbirds at MDC and Mark Land
spotted a dark-morph Rough-Legged Hawk on Yancy Rd in Linn County on our
drive back. We had approximately 65 species in each county and just over 80
on the day. Send me a message if you didn’t get the eBird checklists.



BAS has field-trip the next three Saturdays and all are open to everyone
regardless of skill level, age, or where you live. Details for each are on
the following website.

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



Good Birding,



Malcolm Gold (Johnson County, Kansas)

BAS Field Trip Co-coordinator with Mike Stoakes

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Date: 11/18/18 11:36 am
From: Andrew Kinslow <homesteadspringsfarm...>
Subject: Sandhill cranes at Bradford Research center
Currently 3 Sandhills at Mizzou’s Bradford Research Center just north of the pond on the west side.

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Date: 11/18/18 10:23 am
From: Peter Kondrashov <pkondrash...>
Subject: Pacific loon is still at Ling Branch
The basic-plunaged Pacific Loon found earlier today by Josh Uffman is still
at Long Branch. The two common loons are also around. The bird has moved to
the south part of the main body of the lake and is best seen by walking out
onto the jetty and looking south. I digiscoped some very distant, but
diagnostic photos.
Nice find Josh!

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Date: 11/18/18 8:17 am
From: Deborah Trowbridge <dtchickadee...>
Subject: Long-Tailed Duck. RMBS
The female LONG TAILED DUCK remains in Teal Pond.

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Date: 11/18/18 7:34 am
From: Joshua Uffman <birdsandbugs...>
Subject: Pacific Loon@Long Branch Lake.
There is a basic plumaged Pacific Loon at Long Branch Lake (Macon Co.). Bird is moving all over lake and at times associating with 2 Commons for great comparisons. Seen from marina parking lot.

Joshua Uffman

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Date: 11/17/18 7:25 pm
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: St. Louis Audubon field trip, Saturday, November 17 - Trip Report
On a beautiful day 18 birders explored Riverlands looking for winter birds. We were not disappointed with a Long-tailed Duck that had been reported the day before being right in front of us in Teal Pond. It really couldn’t have been closer or in better light. Teal Pond also held Hooded Mergansers, Gadwall, Canada Geese, a couple of Snow Geese and quite a few Ring-billed Gulls.



We drove to the spillway to work our way west with the sun behind us.



Ellis Bay had lots of Ring-billed Gulls on the spillway end. Closer to Heron Pond (which was full of vegetation) is where the ducks, geese, swans, eagles and shorebirds were.



We had all three mergansers, a Ruddy Duck, a few Northern Shovelers, Lesser Scaup, Northern Pintails, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, fair numbers of Canvasbacks and scads of Mallards. The only shorebirds found here were a half-dozen Dunlin and a couple of Killdeer. In the bright sunshine we were able to see the yellow spot on some of the Tundra Swans.



The American Black Ducks were seen in Ellis Bay from the trail in front of the Center. That is also where we had the Savannah Sparrows. The Horned Grebes were along the riprap on the road from the gas station to the Ellis Island trail parking lot.



eBird checklist at: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49997260



Thank you to Dick Palmer for helping with bird finding and ID. And also to Bill Rowe who was working with a couple of young birders and joining us at critical times. He found a few more shorebirds in a lagoon seen from the levee that goes out from the turn down to the dam.



It seems that I do not have the eBird IDs of the people that asked me to share the checklist with them so please send it to me.



The next SLAS field trip will be at Watershed Nature Center, northwest of Edwardsville, IL, on Dec 8.





Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>] On Behalf Of Mike Grant
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:16 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: St. Louis Audubon field trip, Saturday, November 17



To St. Louis area birders (and others who may want to join us):



WHAT: St. Louis Audubon Society field trip, half day.

WHEN: Saturday, November 17

WHERE: Meet at Teal Pond, Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. From I-270 in north St. Louis County, take exit 31B north and follow highway 367 toward Alton. Cross the Missouri River, go past the turn for MO-94, and continue until the bridge to Alton is in sight. Take the last available right turn before the bridge, where you see the gas station; then go past the station and turn right again on Wise Road. The Teal Pond parking lot is ahead of you on your right.

MEETING TIME: 8:00 a.m. We will check Teal Pond first but will take off for other parts of the area before too long.


TENTATIVE PLAN: We will probably spend a good deal of time looking for waterfowl, larids (gulls & terns), and other water-related birds at Riverlands. If time permits, we may drive Cora Island Rd. The trip is expected to end at about noon.

WHO: Everyone is welcome, whether a member of St. Louis Audubon Society or not. Out-of-towners are invited!

CONDITIONS: Please dress appropriately for whatever weather is predicted. Remember that it always seems more extreme at Riverlands.



LEADERS: Myself, and possibly some other members of the leader group.





Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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Date: 11/17/18 9:36 am
From: Michael Thelen <mikethelen...>
Subject: StL Cnty Peregrine Falcon
Hi MOBirders:

I was headed up to Riverlands Friday afternoon and spotted a perched
PEREGRINE FALCON while crossing the Missouri River. It was sitting on the
same railroad bridge where I've previously seen a Peregrine. The bird was
in St. Louis County but not by much.

Here are some notes and two photos including one for context:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49973344


Mike Thelen
Univ City, StL Cnty, MO
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Date: 11/17/18 8:55 am
From: Paul Moffett <pmoffett...>
Subject: Columbia Bottoms 50,000 red wing bb
Nov. 17, 2018 at 9 a.m.

Approximately 50,000+ RWBB and many grackles. Took many photos and also scanned with binoculars, but
did not see any yellow headed. That doesn't mean they are not there, only I did not see one. Also many northern harriers and some nice belted kingfishers at M.

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Date: 11/17/18 8:20 am
From: birdsecretary <birdsecretary...>
Subject: No sighting: Childrens spotting scope
Can anyone make a recommendation for a sporting scope that would be easy for a child to use? Thank you!Christine Kline Pleasant Hill, MO ~ Cass <Countybirdsecretary...> from Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

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Date: 11/17/18 7:49 am
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: Re: Long-tailed duck at Riverlands
In Teal Pond close at 8:30 this morning.

Mike Grant

Sent from Mike Grant's iPhone

> On Nov 16, 2018, at 3:04 PM, Natalie Rekittke <natrekittke...> wrote:
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> I am passing along a message I received from Chrissy McClarren that she and Andy and Debbie and Steve Martin have spotted a long-tailed duck in Ellis Bay across from the gas station at Riverlands.
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Date: 11/16/18 10:23 pm
From: Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...>
Subject: Red-throated Loon at Smithville Lake
I observed a juvenile Red-throated Loon at Smithville Lake this afternoon. It was swimming east of the dam and behind the visitors center. At times it seemed to associate with a (significantly larger) Common Loon, and it even wove in and out of a raft of Common Mergansers that were comparable to it in size. The Red-throated Loon was still in the area when I left at dusk. Thanks to those who consulted with me on this bird today; Im grateful to have the opportunity to get better at this thing I love to do so much. Photos and a little video here:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49986485

Good birding everyone,
Pete


Pete Monacell,
Jefferson City

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Date: 11/16/18 9:33 pm
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: Blackbird swarm, Katy Trail bottoms
I spent about 4 hours in Weldon Spring CA, St. Charles Co., today, over
half of it in the bottoms off the Katy Trail access. The corn stubble and
sunflower fields there were full of many thousands of blackbirds (at a
guess, 20,000+), largely redwings but including many starlings and
cowbirds, some grackles, a few Rusty Blackbirds, and one male Yellow-headed
Blackbird that I saw briefly after watching the flocks for an hour or more.
In addition, I had a few Western Meadowlarks; this area has been a regular
location for them in fall and winter for some years. A lot of hawks were
around, and one Red-tail was a handsome dark-morph adult.

Bill Rowe

St. Louis

<rowemb45...>

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Date: 11/16/18 1:26 pm
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: CAS field trip to Thomas Hill and Long Branch lakes itinerary.
Below is a narrative about our field trip tomorrow. We will have multiple
bathroom stops and stop at Love's Quick Stop near SR O and US 36 about 8
miles west of Macon.


Plan route for field trip.

We plan to leave Columbia from the Moser's parking lot on MO 763 and E
Brown School Road at 6:30 am. We will make a short stop at the Fast Lane
Moberly on US 24. Then drive to Huntsville and take MO C hwy north to CR
1190 (Randolph Co) This is just north of F hwy on the SE side of THR. You
can meet us at MO C and CR 1190 or just go to the Parking Lot at the end of
CR 1190 (Parking Lot I). We also will go to Parking Lot D on CR 1191, then
back out 1190 and head n on MO C to College Mound and then west on T to the
Campground and Glider Ave. Then we will cross over the Lake on the causeway
and turn north on Golden Ave to Gaslight and the Stinking Creek access to
THR. Then return on Golden Ave to MO T and head west to Kaseyville. We will
bird along the way. Then north on MO 3 to US 36, then east to Bevier exit
and take MO O hwy to Love's Quick Stop for lunch around 11:00 am. Then back
on MO O to Hicklory Street and head east to Ironwood Ave and go north to
the LBL Visitor Center Road. We will go to the Marina, then the peninsula
trail, then the dam parking lot on the east. Then possibly a quick stop at
Macon Lake Dam if there is time and then on to Haymaker's Quickstop at 2:30
pm on US 63 just south of US 36 intersections. Then we head south to
Columbia.





Brad Jacobs

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Date: 11/16/18 1:22 pm
From: Natalie Rekittke <natrekittke...>
Subject: Long-tailed duck at Riverlands
I am passing along a message I received from Chrissy McClarren that she and Andy and Debbie and Steve Martin have spotted a long-tailed duck in Ellis Bay across from the gas station at Riverlands.

Natalie Rekittke
St. Louis MO

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Date: 11/14/18 1:50 pm
From: Jim Gast <gastjim...>
Subject: Re: Sandhill Cranes at Eagle Bluffs.
Didn't see them on my way out.

On Wed, Nov 14, 2018, 14:13 Jim Gast <gastjim...> wrote:

> Probably too late to get here by 3:00 but I had 2 Sandhill Cranes at Eagle
> Bluffs in Columbia just now.
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Date: 11/14/18 12:28 pm
From: Jim Gast <gastjim...>
Subject: Sandhill Cranes at Eagle Bluffs.
Probably too late to get here by 3:00 but I had 2 Sandhill Cranes at Eagle
Bluffs in Columbia just now.

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Date: 11/13/18 1:15 pm
From: Chris Stapleton <00000161c2f44e78-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Siskins
First of season Pine Siskins at my feeder today. Also I have had at least two Red-breasted Nuthatch for several days now (I have never observed them here previously).

Extreme Southwest St. Francois County

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Date: 11/13/18 10:16 am
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: St. Louis Audubon field trip, Saturday, November 17
To St. Louis area birders (and others who may want to join us):



WHAT: St. Louis Audubon Society field trip, half day.

WHEN: Saturday, November 17

WHERE: Meet at Teal Pond, Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. From I-270 in north St. Louis County, take exit 31B north and follow highway 367 toward Alton. Cross the Missouri River, go past the turn for MO-94, and continue until the bridge to Alton is in sight. Take the last available right turn before the bridge, where you see the gas station; then go past the station and turn right again on Wise Road. The Teal Pond parking lot is ahead of you on your right.

MEETING TIME: 8:00 a.m. We will check Teal Pond first but will take off for other parts of the area before too long.


TENTATIVE PLAN: We will probably spend a good deal of time looking for waterfowl, larids (gulls & terns), and other water-related birds at Riverlands. If time permits, we may drive Cora Island Rd. The trip is expected to end at about noon.

WHO: Everyone is welcome, whether a member of St. Louis Audubon Society or not. Out-of-towners are invited!

CONDITIONS: Please dress appropriately for whatever weather is predicted. Remember that it always seems more extreme at Riverlands.



LEADERS: Myself, and possibly some other members of the leader group.





Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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Date: 11/13/18 9:31 am
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...>
Subject: Re: Stunning number of Short-eared Owls at Clarence Cannon NWR 11/12/18 & video
Sorry, I cut and pasted some of this from Chrissy's entry into eBird
and forgot to edit it, so it might seem like she wrote it. My bad. :-)
- Andy

-----------------------------------------From:
<andrew.reago...>
To: "<MOBIRDS-L...>"
Cc:
Sent: Tuesday November 13 2018 10:26:09AM
Subject: Stunning number of Short-eared Owls at Clarence Cannon NWR
11/12/18 & video

Yesterday was cold (30°) with wind and snow all day/evening, but we
persevered in checking out what birds might be visiting up Hwy 79. The
visibility was low, so we didn't find much at Winfield Dam. B.K. Leach
was rather subdued, but arriving at Clarence Cannon NWR around 1PM, we
were treated to a magnificent experience. Immediately upon driving up
to the visitors center, a Short-eared Owl flew over the car. Thinking
this was a bit unusual, we drove through the refuge and found that
they were literally everywhere we went. In one particular spot, we
stopped to film and photograph them, still not believing what we were
seeing. (They were defying all the stereotypes about them - that they
did not like wind, snow or to hunt during the day.) We counted 23 owls
in just this one spot - 14 on my side of the car, 9 on Andy's side.
The owls seemed to dominate the particular area we filmed, but
Northern Harriers were also everywhere - literally. Ducks were in the
hundreds, Eagles flew about, Pipits were plentiful, Lapland Longspurs
were easy to find, a flock of pure Rusties was foraging and so much
more. We made a video of the owls to share. If the link does not work
for you, copy and paste it into your browser:

[1]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWe51Xau9XI [2]

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



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[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWe51Xau9XI
[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWe51Xau9XI


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Date: 11/13/18 9:28 am
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...>
Subject: Re: Stunning number of Short-eared Owls at Clarence Cannon NWR 11/12/18 & video
Oops, my email is <andrew.reago...>

-----------------------------------------From:
<andrew.reago...>
To: "<MOBIRDS-L...>"
Cc:
Sent: Tuesday November 13 2018 10:26:09AM
Subject: Stunning number of Short-eared Owls at Clarence Cannon NWR
11/12/18 & video

Yesterday was cold (30°) with wind and snow all day/evening, but we
persevered in checking out what birds might be visiting up Hwy 79. The
visibility was low, so we didn't find much at Winfield Dam. B.K. Leach
was rather subdued, but arriving at Clarence Cannon NWR around 1PM, we
were treated to a magnificent experience. Immediately upon driving up
to the visitors center, a Short-eared Owl flew over the car. Thinking
this was a bit unusual, we drove through the refuge and found that
they were literally everywhere we went. In one particular spot, we
stopped to film and photograph them, still not believing what we were
seeing. (They were defying all the stereotypes about them - that they
did not like wind, snow or to hunt during the day.) We counted 23 owls
in just this one spot - 14 on my side of the car, 9 on Andy's side.
The owls seemed to dominate the particular area we filmed, but
Northern Harriers were also everywhere - literally. Ducks were in the
hundreds, Eagles flew about, Pipits were plentiful, Lapland Longspurs
were easy to find, a flock of pure Rusties was foraging and so much
more. We made a video of the owls to share. If the link does not work
for you, copy and paste it into your browser:

[1]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWe51Xau9XI [2]

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



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[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWe51Xau9XI


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Date: 11/13/18 9:26 am
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...>
Subject: Stunning number of Short-eared Owls at Clarence Cannon NWR 11/12/18 & video
Yesterday was cold (30°) with wind and snow all day/evening, but we
persevered in checking out what birds might be visiting up Hwy 79. The
visibility was low, so we didn't find much at Winfield Dam. B.K. Leach
was rather subdued, but arriving at Clarence Cannon NWR around 1PM, we
were treated to a magnificent experience. Immediately upon driving up
to the visitors center, a Short-eared Owl flew over the car. Thinking
this was a bit unusual, we drove through the refuge and found that
they were literally everywhere we went. In one particular spot, we
stopped to film and photograph them, still not believing what we were
seeing. (They were defying all the stereotypes about them - that they
did not like wind, snow or to hunt during the day.) We counted 23 owls
in just this one spot - 14 on my side of the car, 9 on Andy's side.
The owls seemed to dominate the particular area we filmed, but
Northern Harriers were also everywhere - literally. Ducks were in the
hundreds, Eagles flew about, Pipits were plentiful, Lapland Longspurs
were easy to find, a flock of pure Rusties was foraging and so much
more. We made a video of the owls to share. If the link does not work
for you, copy and paste it into your browser:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWe51Xau9XI [1]

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



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Date: 11/12/18 2:35 pm
From: Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...>
Subject: Re: Kathleen's question: Not a Bird Sighting
Thanks to all that responded to my question. If I get another odd message, I will examine it more carefully before deleting.
Kathleen Anderson, Columbia


From: "Lisa Berger" <goshawk...>
To: "mobirds" <MOBIRDS-L...>
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2018 12:50:39 PM
Subject: Kathleen's question: Not a Bird Sighting

Hi Kathleen,

Take a look at the heading in the email you first received. I should indicate its origin, that is, it will show [ mailto:<Mobirds-L...> | <Mobirds-L...> ] if from Mobirds. Also look at the email address extension. I know several people whose Facebook pages have been hacked, including some deceased folks, and have received messages as if they are posting, because they were “friends”.

Lisa Berger
[ mailto:<goshawk...> | <goshawk...> ]







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Date: 11/12/18 1:19 pm
From: Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: CAS Field Trip - Saturday, November 17th

Saturday,November 17th

Destination:Long Branch Lake and Thomas Hill Reservoir

DeparturePoint: Moser’s - 4840 Range Line St, Columbia, MO65202

Leader:Brad Jacobs

ContactInfo: <robertbjacobs...>

We leave Moser’s at 6:30 a.m. and return by 4:00p.m. Mostly driving and stopping at viewpoints looking for gulls, grebes,loons, waterfowl, and a possible Northern Shrike. With a possible easy trail walk.

Bring: Binoculars, and spotting scope and FRS radio if you have one.



Eric Wood
Columbia MO
<ewood802...>

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Date: 11/12/18 1:19 pm
From: Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Red-breasted Nuthatches
I was starting to feel a little left out but today Mom and I finally got two Red-breasted Nuthatches at our feeders. Mom was working a jigsaw puzzle when I got home. Talking to her I noticed the first one on the sunflower seed feeder and then on the suet and a little later another one with less red on its breast popped in. I could be wrong but I don't believe we have ever had one before.

Eric Wood
Columbia MO
<ewood802...>

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Date: 11/12/18 10:51 am
From: Lisa Berger <goshawk...>
Subject: Kathleen's question: Not a Bird Sighting
Hi Kathleen,

Take a look at the heading in the email you first received. I should indicate its origin, that is, it will show <Mobirds-L...> <mailto:<Mobirds-L...> if from Mobirds. Also look at the email address extension. I know several people whose Facebook pages have been hacked, including some deceased folks, and have received messages as if they are posting, because they were “friends”.

Lisa Berger
<goshawk...>





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Date: 11/12/18 10:23 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: MBRC NEW MEMBER
Congratulations, Mary. Thank you for serving. And, Bill, thank you for continuing as secretary!

Our MBRC, a standing committee of ASM, is a highly-regarded entity among similar groups. Few Missouri birders fully understand the time and professional commitment these people contribute to determining the occurrence status of Missouri birds. We owe all members our support and thanks for what, on occasion, is a difficult and unpopular job.

The revised by-laws of the MRBC have brought the committee to more closely resemble the structure and governance of the majority of state records committees. Secretary Bill Rowe is the Missouri equivalent of California's Guy McCaskie--well, sort of (insert insipid smiley face). Full respect is due both.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
<edgew...>



----- Original Message -----
From: "William Rowe" <rowemb45...>
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2018 12:01:51 PM
Subject: MBRC NEW MEMBER

On behalf of the Missouri Bird Records Committee, I would like to extend a
warm welcome to Mary Nemecek, our newly-elected member. Mary is from Kansas
City and is no doubt well known to many of you, as she is active in many
aspects of conservation and natural history and is also a member of the
eBird review team.

We are delighted to have Mary on board; she starts officially on Jan. 1,
allowing some time for orientation. Per my Mobirds-L post of Oct. 5, with
news about the new structure of the MBRC, she will be serving a single term
of seven years and then must leave the Committee for at least a year before
she becomes eligible for nomination again.

To keep the Committee at its constant voting membership of seven, I will
remain as Secretary but in a non-voting capacity as of Jan. 1. I am still
the person responsible for the various Committee reports and postings, and
I'd be glad to answer any questions.

Bill Rowe

St. Louis

<rowemb45...>

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Date: 11/12/18 10:03 am
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: MBRC NEW MEMBER
On behalf of the Missouri Bird Records Committee, I would like to extend a
warm welcome to Mary Nemecek, our newly-elected member. Mary is from Kansas
City and is no doubt well known to many of you, as she is active in many
aspects of conservation and natural history and is also a member of the
eBird review team.

We are delighted to have Mary on board; she starts officially on Jan. 1,
allowing some time for orientation. Per my Mobirds-L post of Oct. 5, with
news about the new structure of the MBRC, she will be serving a single term
of seven years and then must leave the Committee for at least a year before
she becomes eligible for nomination again.

To keep the Committee at its constant voting membership of seven, I will
remain as Secretary but in a non-voting capacity as of Jan. 1. I am still
the person responsible for the various Committee reports and postings, and
I'd be glad to answer any questions.

Bill Rowe

St. Louis

<rowemb45...>

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Date: 11/12/18 9:26 am
From: Yvonne Homeyer <yhomeyer...>
Subject: Re: odd messages - no sightings
Jeannie Moe was a St. Louis area birder. She passed away several years ago.

Yvonne Homeyer
St. Louis

El lun., 12 nov. 2018 a las 10:12, Kathleen A Anderson (<
<andersonka...>) escribió:

> Today I got a message from "Jeannie Moe", a name I don't know, which I
> deleted without opening.
> I'm wondering if anyone else got this message. I'm sure I have received
> it before and maybe 1 or 2 more from some other strange name.
> Maybe it is just part of being "online".
> Thank you,
> Kathleen Anderson, Columbia
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Date: 11/12/18 9:16 am
From: Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...>
Subject: Re: odd messages - no sightings
My question was if anyone else was getting odd messages like that, I'm wondering if they come from Mobirds or some other source.
Thank you, Kathleen Anderson, Columbia


From: "Yvonne Homeyer" <yhomeyer...>
To: <andersonka...>
Cc: "mobirds" <MOBIRDS-L...>
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2018 10:52:37 AM
Subject: Re: odd messages - no sightings

Jeannie Moe was a St. Louis area birder. She passed away several years ago.

Yvonne Homeyer
St. Louis

El lun., 12 nov. 2018 a las 10:12, Kathleen A Anderson (< [ mailto:<andersonka...> | <andersonka...> ] >) escribió:



Today I got a message from "Jeannie Moe", a name I don't know, which I deleted without opening.
I'm wondering if anyone else got this message. I'm sure I have received it before and maybe 1 or 2 more from some other strange name.
Maybe it is just part of being "online".
Thank you,
Kathleen Anderson, Columbia



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Date: 11/12/18 9:15 am
From: Thomas Martin <momartin...>
Subject: Cass County Feeder Birds
The morning blowing snow has brought a voracious mixed flock of birds to the feeder...
So far:Mourning Dove,Downy Woodpecker,Northern Flicker,Red-bellied Woodpecker,Black-capped Chickadee,Tufted Titmouse,
Blue Jay,Northern Cardinal,House Sparrow,1 female Purple Finch, (uncommon fall/winter visitor here)White-crowned Sparrow,White-throated Sparrow, (uncommon fall/winter visitor here)
1 American Tree Sparrow,2 House Finch,
Harris' Sparrow, (common winter through early spring resident here)
American Goldfinch,Dark-eyed Junco,
Yesterday 1 Brown Creeper on the feeder tree.

Tom Martin20808 S. Prospect AvenueBelton, MO 64012

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Date: 11/12/18 8:12 am
From: Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...>
Subject: odd messages - no sightings
Today I got a message from "Jeannie Moe", a name I don't know, which I deleted without opening.
I'm wondering if anyone else got this message. I'm sure I have received it before and maybe 1 or 2 more from some other strange name.
Maybe it is just part of being "online".
Thank you,
Kathleen Anderson, Columbia

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Date: 11/11/18 10:24 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Male at Franklin Island CA, Howard Co. , very late bird.
Edge Wade

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Date: 11/11/18 9:54 am
From: Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...>
Subject: RBAS / CAS field trip plus scoters
At Binder yesterday Columbia and River Bluffs Audubons had a wonderful trip boasting 2 Trumpeters Swans, one Common Loon, 2 Horned Grebes.one Eagle, and quite a nice array of ducks which included Redheads and a flock of Buffleheads. Many of the ducks were at a time in the shorebird area, while the Buffles were on the lake. Cedar Waxwings were showing off in the trees. The trip was followed by a bird story filled lunch at a café. What a nice visit with CAS. Yesterday Chris Barrigar reported 2 White Winged Scoters on Binder lake near the dam!!! I could not find them this morning. And thanks to Allison Vaughn for coming and speaking to River Bluffs about state parks and birds.  Jane <Frazierjanefraz3...> City

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Date: 11/11/18 9:27 am
From: Sebastian <sebastianpatti...>
Subject: Re: A salute to a wag
. . . and THAT, friends, would NOT be a matter of opinion!!!

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Subject: Re: A salute to a wag

Yes, but if a pinion is the case, the bird would either be right-winged or left-winged.

Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau

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> On Nov 11, 2018, at 8:52 AM, Edge Wade <edgew...> wrote:
>
> Wag noun: a person given to droll, roguish, or mischievous humor; wit.
>
> Mr. Hitchings, you have my appreciative attention!
>
> The rest of you, if you missed it, take a look at Gregg's eBird report yesterday:
>
>
> Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) (1)
> - Reported Nov 10, 2018 12:42 by Gregg Hitchings
> - St. Ferdinand Park, St. Louis, Missouri
> - Map: https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmaps.google.com%2F%3Fie%3DUTF8%26t%3Dp%26z%3D13%26q%3D38.8045791%2C-90.3248578%26ll%3D38.8045791%2C-90.3248578&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C823e5b08d0ae446f2d5508d647f5f942%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636775519108341548&amp;sdata=P6CDIdyI4c%2FSFI1pxkTq3mUdu9c41mfe9SaB6HO0hdI%3D&amp;reserved=0
> - Checklist: https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fview%2Fchecklist%2FS49843663&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C823e5b08d0ae446f2d5508d647f5f942%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636775519108341548&amp;sdata=nWTW2B1BzdSl1%2FwmDS0wcYYpiY9%2F%2Fn1szSmRIdFRwXo%3D&amp;reserved=0
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Distinctive bird still here. Definitely a Mandarin Drake. Still with the mallards as reported earlier. Extremely tame and readily takes wing to stay up with his friends. No bands. It would certainly be interesting to know his story but I have to believe this bird came from a collection. After all, if a bird escapes a collection or not, it might just be a matter of a pinion. (Sorry)"
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Date: 11/11/18 8:51 am
From: WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <eddlemanw...>
Subject: Re: A salute to a wag
Yes, but if a pinion is the case, the bird would either be right-winged or left-winged.

——Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau

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> On Nov 11, 2018, at 8:52 AM, Edge Wade <edgew...> wrote:
>
> Wag noun: a person given to droll, roguish, or mischievous humor; wit.
>
> Mr. Hitchings, you have my appreciative attention!
>
> The rest of you, if you missed it, take a look at Gregg's eBird report yesterday:
>
>
> Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) (1)
> - Reported Nov 10, 2018 12:42 by Gregg Hitchings
> - St. Ferdinand Park, St. Louis, Missouri
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=38.8045791,-90.3248578&ll=38.8045791,-90.3248578
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49843663
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Distinctive bird still here. Definitely a Mandarin Drake. Still with the mallards as reported earlier. Extremely tame and readily takes wing to stay up with his friends. No bands. It would certainly be interesting to know his story but I have to believe this bird came from a collection. After all, if a bird escapes a collection or not, it might just be a matter of a pinion. (Sorry)"
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> Columbia, MO
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Date: 11/11/18 8:18 am
From: Michael Thelen <mikethelen...>
Subject: SLAS Field Trip Report -- Shaw Nature Reserve
Report for Saturday, November 10, 2018

I know I shouldn't start this with the weather report but I can't resist the
urge to gush. We enjoyed a spectacular fall day, correctly forecasted as
least as far back as last Wednesday, with a clear, flawless blue sky and a
brisk 22F at the start. Fall colors, although past peak, were still vibrant
and striking. These kinds of days are near the top of my list of favorites.

The field trip was originally planned to be a half-day but we extended that
a little to enjoy the hike, the day and the birds. We eventually walked
five miles and spent six hours on the area. Our path took us through the
pinetum, down the Brush Creek Trail, across the prairie with a brief stop at
the overlook platform (what a panorama), through the Dana Brown camp, along
the wetland, past the Serpentine Wall and Wolf Run Lake and finally back to
our starting point.

We stopped at the Dana Brown camp to survey the feeder station and trees.
There was a nice, mixed flock around the feeders including juncos,
chickadees, titmice, both nuthatches, Yellow-rumped Warblers and a Hairy
Woodpecker.

Highlights for the day included Snow Goose (fly-by in classic V formation);
5 raptors; all of the resident woodpeckers; both nuthatches; 3 wrens
including Winter and Sedge; Hermit Thrush; and 10 sparrows. Many species
were vocal and one Song Sparrow, on the shoreline of the pinetum lake, was
still singing.

Many thanks to the sharp-eyed birders who pulled birds out of the grasses,
treetops and sky adding to our productivity and the diversity of our list.
We ended our hike with 47 species besting our list from last year by six.

Here's the full list with extensive comments and seven photos:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49831741

Mike Thelen
Univ City, StL Cnty, MO
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Date: 11/11/18 6:52 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: A salute to a wag
Wag noun: a person given to droll, roguish, or mischievous humor; wit.

Mr. Hitchings, you have my appreciative attention!

The rest of you, if you missed it, take a look at Gregg's eBird report yesterday:


Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) (1)
- Reported Nov 10, 2018 12:42 by Gregg Hitchings
- St. Ferdinand Park, St. Louis, Missouri
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=38.8045791,-90.3248578&ll=38.8045791,-90.3248578
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49843663
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Distinctive bird still here. Definitely a Mandarin Drake. Still with the mallards as reported earlier. Extremely tame and readily takes wing to stay up with his friends. No bands. It would certainly be interesting to know his story but I have to believe this bird came from a collection. After all, if a bird escapes a collection or not, it might just be a matter of a pinion. (Sorry)"

With a smile for audacious bodacious birding,

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Date: 11/10/18 5:27 pm
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: White-winged Scoter at Carlyle (IL)
Today I visited the Carlyle area with my Birding II class. At the sewage
ponds, we found a female-type White-winged Scoter along with other ducks,
as well as 6 or more Least Sandpipers and lingering Tree and Barn Swallows.
Carlyle Lake itself had small numbers of waterfowl within comfortable
viewing distance, plus a single Common Loon and three Horned Grebes (all at
the southern end -- we did not get up into South Shore SP). Gulls were
limited to the abundant Ring-bills and Bonaparte's, with a small number of
Herrings. In the afternoon, from the Hazlet SP pavilion, we saw about 18
Forster's Terns cruising by and plunging for fish. Otherwise, a very nice
day even though cold.

Bill Rowe

St. Louis

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Date: 11/10/18 11:03 am
From: Marvin Staloch <mstaloch01...>
Subject: Pine Siskin - Webster Groves
We had one Pine Siskin at our feeders this morning with about 24 American
Goldfinch.



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Date: 11/10/18 7:01 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Birding state parks and historic sites--YES! and MORE about SPARKS
There is a state park or historic site near you. Many of them offer fine birding opportunities, and several of them are underbirded, with many species flitting around just begging to appear on the site checklist. Go find 'em.

The administration of DNR, through action and inaction over a 10-month period made it clear that the 10-year cooperative agreement with the Audubon Society of Missouri is no longer wanted. Short version: the program we have called SPARKS is kaput.

ASM had been receiving $5,000 a year to analyze park birding data; encourage birding the state parks; organize and conduct requested special surveys for specific parks; update the state park requested version of a downloadable checklist for park visitors a minimum of twice a year, host that process and checklist on the ASM website, and develop and provide the links to the state parks website for the public to view and download if desired.

These services have been provided by volunteers as a service to ASM, the State of Missouri, and most importantly the people of Missouri. The revenue from the agreement has been used by ASM to fund bird conservation and education projects in partnership with other entities, and to support young birders to attend bird-related learning experiences.

The ASM Board of Directors voted in September to continue to provide the parks checklist site and links and to update the checklists at least twice a year without compensation as a service to the people of Missouri. Park checklists have been updated this month.

The December issue of The Bluebird will carry a summary of activities conducted during the 10-year duration of the SPARKS program and summary of the use of the funds received. Please take time to read it. The director of state parks chose not to.

Edge Wade
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Date: 11/9/18 8:35 pm
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar...>
Subject: No Sighting: CAUTION! Firearm Deer Season Opens Saturday, Nov. 10th
Just a reminder that if you plan on birding this weekend, Firearm Deer Season opens this weekend Nov. 10-20th.


You may want to visit state parks, state historic sites and/or local city parks and lakes instead of larger conservation areas where firearm deer hunting is permitted.


Good birding!


Chris Barrigar

Cole Co.
Russellville, MO
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Date: 11/9/18 7:15 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: Snow Bunting removed from Long Branch Lake checklist
There was a leucistic junco at that site last year that got my heart beating a little faster until I got a good look--can't help wondering if it is the same individual.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO

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Subject: Snow Bunting removed from Long Branch Lake checklist

I am pulling the snow bunting from my checklist for Long Branch Lake due to
a report of a leucistic or partial albino junco on the jetty.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49742412

I don't think my photos are good enough quality for an accurate
determination to species. My efforts to not flush the bird probably should
have been modified by walking a little closer to get a good photo and not
just assume the snow buntings is back.

Having removed the snow bunting record, I will be checking back in
anticipation of the arrival of the snow bunting(s) at this location based
on past years and many good photos by many observers.

Sorry for any long trips you might have taken just to see the snow
buntings.

Brad Jacobs

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Date: 11/9/18 6:34 am
From: Glenn Pickett <gpickett...>
Subject: FOY Pine Siskins
Five Pine Siskins feeding on thistle seed this morning at our farm; 1.5
inches of sloppy snow.



Five miles north of I-70 in Boone County.



Glenn Pickett

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Date: 11/9/18 6:10 am
From: Thomas Martin <momartin...>
Subject: FOY Pine Siskins and Red-breasted Nuthatch et al.
Our first Kansas City snow of the season brought FOY Pine Siskins, at least 2 along with the Red-breasted Nuthatch, Black-capped Chickadee, Juncos, Goldfinch and Red-bellied Woodpecker, N. Cardinal and Bluejay making regular appearances at the feeder early this morning. I've listed Pine Siskin only once previously on my house list records, so really nice to see once again. Now I just need to get Red Crosbill! Tom Martin20808 S. Prospect AvenueBelton, MO 64012

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Date: 11/9/18 5:56 am
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: Snow Bunting removed from Long Branch Lake checklist
I am pulling the snow bunting from my checklist for Long Branch Lake due to
a report of a leucistic or partial albino junco on the jetty.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49742412

I don't think my photos are good enough quality for an accurate
determination to species. My efforts to not flush the bird probably should
have been modified by walking a little closer to get a good photo and not
just assume the snow buntings is back.

Having removed the snow bunting record, I will be checking back in
anticipation of the arrival of the snow bunting(s) at this location based
on past years and many good photos by many observers.

Sorry for any long trips you might have taken just to see the snow
buntings.

Brad Jacobs

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Date: 11/8/18 10:21 am
From: Becky Wylie <0000006c1c38a100-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Rufous Hummingbird Newton County
I just had a hummingbird at my feeder. I didn’t get a photo but I’m fairly certain it was a rufous.

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Date: 11/8/18 9:36 am
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: Snow Bunting at Long Branch Lake - Macon Co.
Yesterday I observed and photographed a Snow Bunting on the jetty at the
Marina in Long Branch Lake SP. Hundreds of Ring-billed Gulls are using the
jetty to roost on. I was taking pictures of the gulls from the 4X4 inch
post on the elbow of the jetty and noticed a small bird in the lower left
edge of the viewer on my camera. I looked at the bird through my binocs and
saw it was a SNBU, which I had in my mind could show up any day. So, I
lucked into the bird, and didn't move forward to get any better photos as
it would fly off the jetty as has happened before. The best looks are
through a scope from the post. Just stand and watch until you see the SNBU
creeping around in the blond colored grass clumps on the top of the jetty.
It may take 10-20 minutes to see some motion.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49742412

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Columbia, MO

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Date: 11/8/18 7:37 am
From: Allen Gathman <agathman...>
Subject: Late Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
One RTHU has been coming to my feeder since Oct. 27, at least. It's going
to be cold tomorrow night, so we'll see if she takes the hint and heads
south.

Ebird checklist with photos:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49753528

-Allen Gathman
Pocahontas (Cape Girardeau County)

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Date: 11/8/18 5:21 am
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar...>
Subject: Snow Geese, Cole Co., 11/8/18
Possibly not new news, but Snow Geese are on the move early this morning as I heard them calling overhead before sunrise.


Bird on!


Chris Barrigar

Cole Co.
Russellville, MO
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Date: 11/7/18 12:05 pm
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: SLAS field trip results, Nov. 7
Fifteen of us gathered on this very fine, clear morning at Hampton Lake in
Busch CA, St. Charles Co. Our primary areas for birding were that lake, the
visitor center area including the feeders, the beginning of the Fallen Oak
Trail, Lake 33, and the "Lake 33 wetlands" which did indeed hold a fair
amount of water.

Some highlights were a handful of Red-breasted Nuthatches (5 or more), a
Merlin soaring overhead, bluebirds, waxwings, three adult Bald Eagles, two
Sharp-shinned Hawks, a Horned Grebe, a Bonaparte's Gull, and (for Busch) a
good variety of ducks that included Gadwall, Mallard, Green-winged Teal,
Ring-necked, Lesser Scaup, Ruddy, and Hooded Merganser.

Our total was 51 species, and our list is here:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49740432. I have shared directly with
those who I know have eBird accounts.

Thanks to all for coming out!

Bill Rowe

St. Louis

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Date: 11/7/18 8:58 am
From: Michael Thelen <mikethelen...>
Subject: SLAS Field Trip Announcement -- StL Area
The ST. LOUIS AUDUBON SOCIETY is sponsoring a field trip this Saturday to
Shaw Nature Reserve in Franklin County.



DATE: Saturday, November 10, 2018



MEETING TIME: 8:00 a.m.



MEETING PLACE: The semi-circle parking lot across from the Visitor Center
at the entrance to SNR. We'll be hiking from the parking lot so it's best
to not use up the temporary parking slots in front of the VC. You'll find
me up at the parking lot which is only a few yards from the VC.



DIRECTIONS: From St. Louis take I-44 west to the hwy 100 exit at Gray
Summit, MO. At the top of the ramp turn left at the traffic light, cross
the interstate, then right on westbound hwy 100. Entrance to SNR is
immediately on the left.



PLAN: This is a 1/2 day trip. We'll be hiking from the parking lot on
well-groomed trails for a total distance of about 4 miles. There will be
changes in elevation but they're gradual and walking is easy. Our path will
take us through the pinetum, down the Brush Creek Trail, across the prairie,
through the Dana Brown camp, along the wetland, past the Serpentine Wall,
Wolf Run Lake and finally back to our starting point. The hike is designed
to take us through a variety of habitats where we hope to find birds of the
season plus residents. Last year we tallied 41 species including hawks,
waxwings, juncos, yellow-rumps and siskins. There are proper toilets at the
VC but none along our hike so plan accordingly. As it's a 1/2 day trip no
formal lunch stop is planned; bring your own food and drink to suit.



Follow this link for a map of SNR:



https://bit.ly/2Drpkew



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



LEADER: Mike Thelen



COST: The field trip is free; however, SNR charges a nominal entrance fee.
The fee is waived for members of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Whether you
are a member of the MBG or not please be sure to check-in with the desk
inside the VC. If the VC isn't open at 8 a.m. SNR asks that you use either
the sign-in sheet or pay "through the door." The front gate at SNR opens at
7 a.m. and closes at 5:30 p.m.



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



This is a great opportunity to get away from the cars, hike on what's
forecast to be a splendid fall day and, most of all, enjoy the birds on one
of the region's most beautiful areas.



Mike Thelen

Univ City, StL Cnty, MO

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Date: 11/7/18 6:34 am
From: Margy Terpstra <Ladybirdterp...>
Subject: In our Shady Oaks yard 11/6/18 GC Kinglet, Leucistic White-throated Sparrow
Yesterday, a Golden-crowned Kinglet was seen foraging in an elm and then at the bubbler in the afternoon. There was also an interesting looking White-throated Sparrow with a mostly white crown. The birds lingered and I was able to get a lot of views which can be seen here, beginning with first of November birds:

https://hummerhavenunltd.com/p742671135/hbc973252#hbc078850

The day was challenging in other ways. We were not able to fill the south feeders due to a large white-tailed buck who was shielding a doe bedded down in the honeysuckle in the yard behind us. It was charging two other bucks that would approach, using the path right in front of the feeders. It was a Wild Kingdom kind of day! Photos for those interested:

https://hummerhavenunltd.com/p469708155/hbc974601#hbc974601


Good birding and safe feeder filling to all,
Margy Terpstra
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Date: 11/6/18 7:06 pm
From: Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: CAS & RBAS Field Trip - Saturday, November 10th

Saturday,November 10th

Destination:Binder Lake

DeparturePoint: AC Commuter Parking Lot

Leader:Eric Wood

ContactInfo: <ewood802...>

We’ll carpool from the AC Commuter Parking Lotat 8:20 a.m.  The lot is on the southeastcorner of the AC exit off Hwy 63 on Lenoir St. If you’re not joining the carpool, meet at the tackle shop on the northside of the lake at 9:00 a.m.  where wewill join with River Bluff Audubon Society. After the trip we’ll have lunch near Binder Lake atDudley’s Café.  (Note: Dudley’s Café onlytakes cash)



Eric Wood
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Date: 11/6/18 7:47 am
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: CORRECTION ON PHALAROPE at RMBS, 11/3
This post is for everyone who was at Riverlands on Saturday, 3 Nov., and
saw the phalarope, which Matt Rowe spotted and I identified as a Red-necked
Phalarope. In fact, the bird was a RED PHALAROPE, as shown by some of the
photographs obtained. The two most important points are these:



1) The bill was not the ultra-thin, needlelike bill of a Red-necked. This
is why field guides refer to it as "thick" -- because it's thick compared
to that of a Red-necked. I misjudged it.



2) Field guides also show Red Phalarope in basic (non-breeding) plumage as
having plain light gray upperparts, while Red-necked is dark with pale
narrow lines down the back. This bird actually did have some sizeable
patches of plain light gray coming in on the back (unlike any Red-necked),
but they were bordered all around by a good deal of dark feathering, with a
dark line crossing through them, creating an overall dark impression at a
distance. In other words, its molt to basic plumage was under way but
incomplete.



Both of these features are clearly visible in the closest photos, taken by
Jim Malone and viewable in his list:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49657458. My thanks to Jim for allowing
me to post this link. Other differences from Red-necked are very subtle and
depend largely on a direct comparison between the two.



Red Phalarope is the rarest of the three phalaropes in Missouri; it is
casual in spring (6 records) and rare in fall (fewer than 20 records).
Documentation is still requested for all sightings. I believe this is only
the second record for Riverlands, the first having been found over 20 years
ago in early June by Charlene Malone. So, by typical birding criteria, this
is a "better" record than I thought.



Request of everyone who entered this bird in an eBird list as Red-necked
Phalarope: Please delete that entry and re-enter as Red Phalarope! Your
eBird reviewers will appreciate this. I apologize for the confusion and the
necessity to change an entry.



Bill Rowe



St. Louis



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Date: 11/5/18 2:40 pm
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: Lark Sparrow etc., Columbia Bottom, St. Louis Co.
This morning, much to our surprise, Tom Parmeter and I had a Lark Sparrow
in a bush outside the visitor center at Columbia Bottom. Good binocular
studies but no photo (it took off just as I was returning with camera).
Seems to be the second-latest for Missouri.

Also had 6 distant swans, several Pine Siskins among a large goldfinch
flock in a weed field, a couple of Red-breasted Nuthatches, a beautiful
adult male Merlin, and an enormous blackbird flock far out in the fields.
The south gravel road is closed, of course, for waterfowl season, and the
river is very high at the confluence, leaving just about nowhere for gulls
to perch; this is only about the second time ever that I have failed to see
a Ring-billed Gull there.

List: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49703403

Bill Rowe

St. Louis

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Date: 11/5/18 2:36 pm
From: Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...>
Subject: 5 loons now Binder
What a surprise just a few minutes ago to see the 2 loons at Binder Lake turn into 5!!!  Middle of the lake, parking spaces facing the lake.....And just heard a barred owl outside my window.  Jane FrazierJefferson <Cityjanefraz3...>

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Date: 11/5/18 12:10 pm
From: Susan Caraway <caraways111...>
Subject: Rescued Pelican with link to story
Quick addition, after I've been told a link is okay. So here it is, enjoy!

https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Volunteers-kayakers-perform-rainy-roving-rescue-13362074.php?fbclid=IwAR20f0HpPJwuD03mA82buLNvDiQirn365moCBqKHT-jzZoASIpt1ZPogpsQ

Tom Caraway
St. Charles, MO

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Date: 11/5/18 11:52 am
From: Susan Caraway <caraways111...>
Subject: Rescued Pelican
Hi everyone,
Just a quick story to warm you up today. You may know of the injured White Pelican that has been in a little water area off of Hwy 367 near Alton, IL, for about a year, stranded alone there. The Alton Telegraph reported yesterday on its rescue, by volunteers of Treehouse Wildlife Center. The bird will be flown to a littke lake in Utah, to live out its days among some other pelicans. I know links are not wanted on these posts, but hopefully you can search the Aton Telegraph for rescue details from yesterday, which includes a photo. Thank you to all the volunteers out there everywhere, who give time for projects such as this. My wife was used to seeing this lone pelican out there in the water every day on her way home from work. I know she is happy, but I expect she will miss him. It feels sunny and balmy today, quite suddenly.

Tom Caraway
St, Charles, MO

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Date: 11/5/18 11:45 am
From: A John Solodar <00000080ae80c86c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Spotted Redshank
For those who really want to build their life lists, there is a Spotted Redshank just outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sibley describes it as a “Very Rare Visitor, not seen annually.” Our niece lives on the road next to the wetland where this bird has been hanging out for a couple of days. Our niece has been posting photos of the lines of birders looking at it and the police are now trying to get people off the road.

If anyone is interested in chasing this bird, let me know and I will give you the location and name of the road so you can figure out how to get there.

John

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Date: 11/5/18 11:25 am
From: Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Two Loons Binder Lake
Thanks to Pete Monacell for reporting to me this morning that there were 2 loons at Binder Lake, Cole County, this morning.  Just before 1:00 they were directly across from the boat ramp all the way on the other side of the lake. They were repeatedly diving so were under quite a bit.

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Date: 11/5/18 9:36 am
From: Paul Moffett <pmoffett...>
Subject: Mandarin Duck
The mandarin duck is at St. Ferdinand Park in Florissant, Mo. This was Monday 11/5 at 10 a.m.
It is hanging out with a group of mallards and does not have a leg band. Chances are 100% that it is
an escapee, yet it is still one of the most beautiful birds.

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Date: 11/4/18 3:03 pm
From: Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Mokane Rd. Jefferson City Rough Legged
Barb Duncan, Betty Richey, and I made a sweep through Binder Lake today with a few results but found our best birding on Mokane Road, near the airport.  We felt we wound up with a nice number of sightings, the best of which was a dark morph Rough Legged Hawk in a big tree near a blue barn or equipment shed not too far down from the water treatment facility and before you get to the house with the corn maze (the border flags are still up). Along with the Rough Legged we had a couple of Eagles, a pale-ish Red Tail, a few Kestrels, and a group of 19 Ring Billed Gulls.( and a red shouldered at the Katy Trail). Other birds will be on Barb's lists on EBIRD. If you start on Mokane Road you can slowly drive 6 miles until you get to where the bridge has been blocked by rocks. I can only assume it is unsafe now.??  Traffic is usually very, very, light. We saw about 3 cars out there on the total 12 mile loop. Jane FrazierJefferson <Cityjanefraz3...>  

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Date: 11/4/18 12:31 pm
From: Mary Nemecek <0000000585d83684-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Injured Pelican in Adrian and PALO at Smithville
Burroughs received a call from a gentleman that has an injured Pelican on his pond in Adrian,MO (about 20 minutes south of Harrisonville). It appears to have a broken wing. He is unable to capture and transport the bird to Lakeside Nature Center. If anyone would like to assist please contact me (cell phone below) and I will put you in touch with him.

On another note there was a Pacific Loon at Smithville earlier today. Photos in ebird checklist. https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49672267

Mary Nemecek
KCMO 816-210-5148

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Date: 11/4/18 10:42 am
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: ST. LOUIS AUDUBON FIELD TRIP, Wed., Nov. 7
To St. Louis area birders (and others who may want to join us):

WHAT: St. Louis Audubon Society field trip, half day.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 7 (3 days from now)

WHERE: Meet at Hampton Lake, Busch Conservation Area. Take I-64/US 40
across the Missouri River and exit at MO-94. Go south on 94 about a mile to
the stoplight at route D. Turn right, go 2 miles, and turn right again into
Busch. At the T, make a left and the Hampton Lake parking lot is just ahead.

MEETING TIME: 8:00 a.m.

TENTATIVE PLAN: We will visit a series of sites within Busch, ending at
noon. No lunch is planned.

WHO: Everyone is welcome, whether a member of St. Louis Audubon Society or
not. Out-of-towners are invited!

CONDITIONS: Please dress appropriately for whatever weather is predicted.
At this writing, the prediction is for mostly clear weather, in the 40's.

LEADERS: Myself and perhaps someone else from the leader group.

Bill Rowe

St. Louis

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Date: 11/4/18 4:32 am
From: Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...>
Subject: St Louis Audubon Field Trip Report, Riverlands, Saturday, 11/3/2018
Over 30 birders met at Teal Pond this cool Saturday morning, greeted surprisingly by a beautiful sunrise since fog had blanketed the Missouri River. First of the season Hooded Mergansers, three males, were spotted as the group gathered. We drove first to Heron Pond to see the early Trumpeter Swans, having arrived a few weeks before their previous arrival dates. Four were in Ellis Bay as were a flock of Dunlin, a few Least Sandpipers, a number of Killdeer still vocalizing loudly, American White Pelican, and an immature Bald Eagle. Behind us in the marsh, Sparrows were calling and hopping up on bare bushes begging to be seen. In beautiful lighting, we got great looks at Song, Swamp, Savannah, White-crowned, White-throated, American Goldfinch, and even a lone House Sparrow for nice comparison studies of their field marks. As we watched the sparrows, a noisy flock of Greater White-fronted Geese flew over us, landing in Heron Pond. We spot a Canvasback, Ring-necked Ducks, Lesser Scaup, and many Mallards swimming with them.
Over the grasses, at least five Northern Harriers were seen at the same time including a male.

After a visit to the Audubon Center, we returned to Ellis Bay to sort through a raft of ducks and were excitedly waved down by other birders, including Matt and Bill Rowe, who had identified a Red-necked Phalarope near the Riverlands entrance. We later find out that this was only the second November record of this species in Missouri, coincidentally the first was 11/3/1968. A life bird for many, we took turns following his busy activity with scopes, getting quick looks when he landed. At one point, the phalarope was chased and harassed by a few Bonaparte’s Gulls. The raft included two American Black Ducks, Lesser Scaup, and Northern Shovelers. As the group dispersed, a few saw two Franklin’s Gulls. Unfortunately, the only Loon seen was a Common Loon before the group gathered.

Many more field trips are scheduled this season, but this was certainly a good start to the Winter! Thanks to all that joined us and to the veteran birders that helped with spotting and shared their scopes.

Pat Lueders, Trip Leader




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Date: 11/4/18 4:25 am
From: Andrew Kinslow <homesteadspringsfarm...>
Subject: Re: Port Hudson Lake CA-No sighting
Just a note of thanks to Jack and Shirley for your work on the trail as well as Edge for the birders guide to the area. Dawn and I took advantage of your messages for a bit of a road trip on Saturday to explore this area. We found 32 species and beautiful fall foliage. Thanks for your work and for bringing this to our attention!

Andrew

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Date: 11/3/18 10:31 pm
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...>
Subject: Re: RMBS Red-necked Phalarope
Sorry to have slighted the original observers, Matt and Bill Rowe.
I posted the info from a voice mail received at home while recovering
from chemo side effects.
At least the location got out and on to Mobirds so others could see it. :-)


Charlene Malone
St. Louis.

On 11/3/2018 1:42 PM, Charlene Malone wrote:
> David B. found a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE at RMBS, Ellis Bay.
> Between Gas Station and Wise Road.
>
> Charlene Malone
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Date: 11/3/18 3:39 pm
From: John and Linda Frederick <lfredrck...>
Subject: Hummingbird Phelps County
I was quite surprised to see a hummingbird in our yard today. We still have
our feeders up, but I haven't seen any for several weeks now. The bird
didn't stick around for long though, I haven't seen it the rest of the day.
This is the latest for one in our yard.

Also, we have 6 (!) Red-breasted Nuthatch hanging around and coming to our
seed feeders. Often during these invasion years we get one or two (or
three), but this is the most we've ever seen.

Linda Frederick
Rolla, MO

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Date: 11/3/18 12:54 pm
From: Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: RMBS Red-necked Phalarope
Happy to report that Matt and Bill Rowe first found the Red-necked Phalarope and shared it with all of us. Please let Bill Rowe know if you got a picture of it. Coincidentally, Bill reports that this sighting shares the date with the only other November sighting, 11/3/1968. Wow! SLAS Trip report will be sent soon.

Pat Lueders, Webster Groves, MO

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> On Nov 3, 2018, at 2:41 PM, David Becher <davidbecher...> wrote:
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> Thanks for posting the sighting, Charlene. I believe it was actually Pat Leuders who originally found it.
> David Becher
> St. Louis
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> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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> -------- Original message --------
> From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...>
> Date: 11/3/18 1:42 PM (GMT-06:00)
> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
> Subject: RMBS Red-necked Phalarope
>
> David B. found a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE at RMBS, Ellis Bay.
> Between Gas Station and Wise Road.
>
> Charlene Malone
> St. L co.
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Date: 11/3/18 12:41 pm
From: David Becher <davidbecher...>
Subject: Re: RMBS Red-necked Phalarope

Thanks for posting the sighting, Charlene. I believe it was actually Pat Leuders who originally found it.
David Becher
St. Louis


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Date: 11/3/18 1:42 PM (GMT-06:00)
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Subject: RMBS Red-necked Phalarope

David B. found a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE at RMBS, Ellis Bay.
Between Gas Station and Wise Road.

Charlene Malone
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Date: 11/3/18 11:42 am
From: Charlene Malone <2bbirdn...>
Subject: RMBS Red-necked Phalarope
David B. found a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE at RMBS, Ellis Bay.
Between Gas Station and Wise Road.

Charlene Malone
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Date: 11/3/18 8:46 am
From: Paul Moffett <pmoffett...>
Subject: Re: Mandarin Duck(s)
There was one reported on the news at St. Ferdinand Park in Florissant, along with a photo. This is in my backyard. I checked this a.m. but nothing but mallards and geese. Will continue checking periodically ....

On Saturday, November 3, 2018 6:49 AM, MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...> wrote:


Thanks, Edge.

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Subject: Re: Mandarin Duck(s) I saw the piece on NBC...it looks like this gorgeous duck may be used to bring others in the Bird watching fold.
On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 5:01 PM WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <eddlemanw...> wrote:

I saw footage of the duck in question. It clearly has a leg band. Either escaped or released from captivity.

——Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau

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> On Nov 2, 2018, at 4:36 PM, Edge Wade <edgew...> wrote:
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> I've had a couple of queries about the Mandarin Duck being seen in NYC's Central Park and others at other locations.
>
> Because this is such a spectacularly plumaged duck, It is very popular with people who seek to own exotic waterfowl.  Exotic waterfowl owners are supposed to clip the hallux (hind toe) of one foot so it can be identified as an escapee if it "flies the coop."
>
> Not all owners are careful/caring enough to do this.
>
> The odds of a Mandarin Duck selecting Central Park as its firs North American land/lakefall, or of one flying wild from Asia to anywhere in central North America are a gazillion to nil.  The odds of some wag dropping one off in Central Park where it is sure to be seen, reported and displayed on the nationwide nightly news are very, very good.
>
> For more information about exotic waterfowl and likelihood of one being wild, see: https://www.audubon.org/news/is-exotic-waterfowl-you-just-found-wild-or-escapee
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Date: 11/3/18 5:24 am
From: Jim Gorski <josepheaglefeather...>
Subject: Mandarin Ducks in Florida
From the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission....

Threats to natives: Will breed with Wood ducks but cannot hybridize (Stevenson and Anderson 1994)

Apparently they have had a presence of Mandarins in a few counties since the 1960's... population persists only with repeated introductions and escapes

http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/nonnatives/birds/mandarin-duck

Jim Gorski
Kearney Missouri

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Date: 11/3/18 4:49 am
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...>
Subject: Re: Mandarin Duck(s)
Thanks, Edge.

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Subject: Re: Mandarin Duck(s)

I saw the piece on NBC...it looks like this gorgeous duck may be used to bring others in the Bird watching fold.

On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 5:01 PM WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <eddlemanw...><mailto:<eddlemanw...>> wrote:
I saw footage of the duck in question. It clearly has a leg band. Either escaped or released from captivity.

Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 2, 2018, at 4:36 PM, Edge Wade <edgew...><mailto:<edgew...>> wrote:
>
> I've had a couple of queries about the Mandarin Duck being seen in NYC's Central Park and others at other locations.
>
> Because this is such a spectacularly plumaged duck, It is very popular with people who seek to own exotic waterfowl. Exotic waterfowl owners are supposed to clip the hallux (hind toe) of one foot so it can be identified as an escapee if it "flies the coop."
>
> Not all owners are careful/caring enough to do this.
>
> The odds of a Mandarin Duck selecting Central Park as its firs North American land/lakefall, or of one flying wild from Asia to anywhere in central North America are a gazillion to nil. The odds of some wag dropping one off in Central Park where it is sure to be seen, reported and displayed on the nationwide nightly news are very, very good.
>
> For more information about exotic waterfowl and likelihood of one being wild, see: https://www.audubon.org/news/is-exotic-waterfowl-you-just-found-wild-or-escapee<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.audubon.org%2Fnews%2Fis-exotic-waterfowl-you-just-found-wild-or-escapee&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cdb9d357083ea4b9829d208d641825138%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636768425289921010&sdata=BReOMUpU0sm8awZGlFcdLrAaEZqLJxBOiCfeexGX3kc%3D&reserved=0>
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Date: 11/3/18 4:48 am
From: laurie skinner <laurieskinner1...>
Subject: Re: Mandarin Duck(s)
I saw the piece on NBC...it looks like this gorgeous duck may be used to
bring others in the Bird watching fold.

On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 5:01 PM WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <eddlemanw...>
wrote:

> I saw footage of the duck in question. It clearly has a leg band. Either
> escaped or released from captivity.
>
> ——Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Nov 2, 2018, at 4:36 PM, Edge Wade <edgew...> wrote:
> >
> > I've had a couple of queries about the Mandarin Duck being seen in NYC's
> Central Park and others at other locations.
> >
> > Because this is such a spectacularly plumaged duck, It is very popular
> with people who seek to own exotic waterfowl. Exotic waterfowl owners are
> supposed to clip the hallux (hind toe) of one foot so it can be identified
> as an escapee if it "flies the coop."
> >
> > Not all owners are careful/caring enough to do this.
> >
> > The odds of a Mandarin Duck selecting Central Park as its firs North
> American land/lakefall, or of one flying wild from Asia to anywhere in
> central North America are a gazillion to nil. The odds of some wag
> dropping one off in Central Park where it is sure to be seen, reported and
> displayed on the nationwide nightly news are very, very good.
> >
> > For more information about exotic waterfowl and likelihood of one being
> wild, see:
> https://www.audubon.org/news/is-exotic-waterfowl-you-just-found-wild-or-escapee
> >
> > Edge Wade
> > Columbia, MO
> > <edgew...>
> >
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Date: 11/2/18 3:01 pm
From: WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <eddlemanw...>
Subject: Re: Mandarin Duck(s)
I saw footage of the duck in question. It clearly has a leg band. Either escaped or released from captivity.

——Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 2, 2018, at 4:36 PM, Edge Wade <edgew...> wrote:
>
> I've had a couple of queries about the Mandarin Duck being seen in NYC's Central Park and others at other locations.
>
> Because this is such a spectacularly plumaged duck, It is very popular with people who seek to own exotic waterfowl. Exotic waterfowl owners are supposed to clip the hallux (hind toe) of one foot so it can be identified as an escapee if it "flies the coop."
>
> Not all owners are careful/caring enough to do this.
>
> The odds of a Mandarin Duck selecting Central Park as its firs North American land/lakefall, or of one flying wild from Asia to anywhere in central North America are a gazillion to nil. The odds of some wag dropping one off in Central Park where it is sure to be seen, reported and displayed on the nationwide nightly news are very, very good.
>
> For more information about exotic waterfowl and likelihood of one being wild, see: https://www.audubon.org/news/is-exotic-waterfowl-you-just-found-wild-or-escapee
>
> Edge Wade
> Columbia, MO
> <edgew...>
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Date: 11/2/18 2:36 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Mandarin Duck(s)
I've had a couple of queries about the Mandarin Duck being seen in NYC's Central Park and others at other locations.

Because this is such a spectacularly plumaged duck, It is very popular with people who seek to own exotic waterfowl. Exotic waterfowl owners are supposed to clip the hallux (hind toe) of one foot so it can be identified as an escapee if it "flies the coop."

Not all owners are careful/caring enough to do this.

The odds of a Mandarin Duck selecting Central Park as its firs North American land/lakefall, or of one flying wild from Asia to anywhere in central North America are a gazillion to nil. The odds of some wag dropping one off in Central Park where it is sure to be seen, reported and displayed on the nationwide nightly news are very, very good.

For more information about exotic waterfowl and likelihood of one being wild, see: https://www.audubon.org/news/is-exotic-waterfowl-you-just-found-wild-or-escapee

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Date: 11/2/18 7:20 am
From: David Becher <davidbecher...>
Subject: Re: Pacific Loon at Creve Coeur Lake
Currently seeing 7 Common Loons at Creve Coeur Lake. Little else so far. No duck flock at the moment
David Becher
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Date: 11/2/18 6:35 AM (GMT-06:00)
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Subject: Pacific Loon at Creve Coeur Lake

Mark Hahn reported a Loon Sp. Yesterday, 11/1, which I believe to be a Pacific Loon. Crosspost from my post to the MO Rare Bird Facebook Group:

Pacific Loon seen today at Creve Coeur Lake, St Louis by Mark Hahn. The bird was seen with two Common Loons for part of the morning and then again in the afternoon by itself. It was reported diving constantly only surfacing long enough to spot it. The eBird list can be seen at the below link.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49597004

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St Charles, MO




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Date: 11/2/18 4:35 am
From: Tommy Goodwin <tjgbp7...>
Subject: Pacific Loon at Creve Coeur Lake
Mark Hahn reported a Loon Sp. Yesterday, 11/1, which I believe to be a
Pacific Loon. Crosspost from my post to the MO Rare Bird Facebook Group:

Pacific Loon seen today at Creve Coeur Lake, St Louis by Mark Hahn. The
bird was seen with two Common Loons for part of the morning and then again
in the afternoon by itself. It was reported diving constantly only
surfacing long enough to spot it. The eBird list can be seen at the below
link.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49597004

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Date: 11/1/18 7:57 pm
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Cattle Egrets and Swans, Loess Bluffs, Holt Co.
Yesterday Larry Lade and I were at Loess Bluffs NWR. The highlites, besides thousands of Ducks and American Coots, were four Cattle Egrets and six Trumpeter Swans. Nice also were a good number of Greater White-fronted Geese, some Great-tailed Grackles in a mixed flock of Blackbirds, and a flyover Pileated Woodpecker. Many Red-tailed Hawks around, must have seen 30 including ones on the refuge and along the way back towards St. Joseph through Forest City to Amazonia. Good day to be out with lots of Beautiful Fall Color to enjoy.
Steve <Kinderdmkinder...>


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Date: 11/1/18 7:52 pm
From: Tom Fuller <Tom.Fuller...>
Subject: FW: Bridgeton Hummer Purple Finch - hummer in Godfrey, IL too
Still a lonely ruby-throat at a neighbor's feeder on the Elsah/Godfrey border. Usually the last one is around the second week of October.
Tom Fuller

Jersey County, IL

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Just had a male and female Purple Finch and a Ruby-throated Hummingbird here.
1st purple since Oct. 30 '17.
Hummer every day since the 24th.
Red-breasted Nuthatch last seen 10/26.
https://www.photosbyat.com/Birds/2018-Birding/Birding-2018-October/2018-October-Yardbirds/i-273zf3t

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Date: 11/1/18 7:37 pm
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Pine Siskins, Livingston Co.
Got a Treat from overnight, as I counted 14 PISI feeding in the yard first thing this morning. Saw smaller numbers at the feeders all day. Nice start to November!
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Date: 11/1/18 3:13 pm
From: Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...>
Subject: Eurasian tree Sparrow @ Bradford
This morning I was driving North on Ben Williams Rd and saw 2 sparrows in the fence line to my right. I wrote down HOSP - 2, then thought...WHOA...those birds had a brown head. Looked in Sibley and Eurasian Tree Sparrow has Brown crown plus I remembered the black spots, auriculars, and white collar. Definitely Eurasian Tree Sparrows. They flew to the East to the tree line along the road that goes to the East before you get to the entrance to Bradford from Ben Williams.

Also found the Harris Sparrow reported yesterday by Reed Gerdes. It was in honeysuckle to the North of the "brush pile", across the lane that runs East and West.
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Date: 11/1/18 10:39 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Pine Siskins & Winter Wrens
Two Pine Siskins at Capitol View Access and two Winter Wrens at Carl Noren access, both off UU 63 in Callseay Co.
Edge Wade

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Date: 11/1/18 9:45 am
From: David Becher <davidbecher...>
Subject: Pine Siskin at Columbia Bottom CA
There was a Pine Siskin at the feeders today. Not a common bird there.
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St. Louis



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Date: 10/31/18 5:41 pm
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...>
Subject: Re: RMBS-2 Common Loons turned into 9, plus 1 Sandhill Crane
We visited later in the afternoon and had 9 Common Loons plus a single
Sandhill Crane that flew in about 5:45PM out in Ellis Bay very close
to Riverlands Way. Nice trick - and treat. Ha, ha.
Regarding ducks, we saw all the ones reported so far plus Redheads,
which were FOS for us. All the gulls mentioned in prior reports were
present.

Andy Reago
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St. Louis MO

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Date: 10/31/18 12:47 pm
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...>
Subject: Re: Bridgeton Hummer Purple Finch
We had a Male purple finch yesterday. First of the season.
Marge Lumpe

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Just had a male and female Purple Finch and a Ruby-throated Hummingbird
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1st purple since Oct. 30 '17.
Hummer every day since the 24th.
Red-breasted Nuthatch last seen 10/26.
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Date: 10/31/18 11:09 am
From: Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...>
Subject: RMBS-2 Common Loons
There are currently 2 Common Loons in Ellis Bay near a large raft of ducks including Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked, Ruddy and Shovelers.

Pat Lueders, Webster Groves, MO

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Date: 10/31/18 10:20 am
From: Al & Lois <alandlois...>
Subject: Bridgeton Hummer Purple Finch
Just had a male and female Purple Finch and a Ruby-throated Hummingbird
here.
1st purple since Oct. 30 '17.
Hummer every day since the 24th.
Red-breasted Nuthatch last seen 10/26.
https://www.photosbyat.com/Birds/2018-Birding/Birding-2018-October/2018-October-Yardbirds/i-273zf3t

Al Smith
Bridgeton, Mo.

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Date: 10/31/18 5:32 am
From: Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...>
Subject: St Louis Audubon Field Trip, RMBS-Saturday, November 3, 8am-12:00pm
St Louis Audubon is offering a free 1/2 day field trip this Saturday, 11/3, to Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary (RMBS) beginning at 8 am. We’ll meet at the Teal Pond parking lot and bird the refuge until around noon. Weather is predicted to be good; but remember, it always feels 10’ cooler near the water, and we will meet rain or shine. This is mostly driving, but we will do some walking. Bring your binoculars; scope, if you have one, but the leader will have one to share; water, snacks, and layers.

SLAS field trip’s are free and open to all. Directions to RMBS are below. See you Saturday!

Pat Lueders, Trip leader


DIRECTIONS TO RMBS

Take Hwy 367 north from Hwy 270 towards Alton, IL. Turn right on the last road before the Alton Bridge at the gas station, Riverlands Way. Take the first right, Wise Rd, and the Teal Pond parking lot is on the right.



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Date: 10/31/18 4:50 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Port Hudson Lake CA
Just a few notes on Port Hudson Lake CA.

A birders's guide is available at http://www.mobirds.org/Locations/SiteDetail.aspx?id=377. Now that the trail is complete, this guide will need updating, but the general information, including directions, is still good.

This area has an eBird checklist of 167 species, of which the Foremans have seen 160. Becky Lutz has reported 113 and Scott Miller 112. Take a look at the photos.

If you haven't been to Port Hudson Lake, give yourself a birding treat.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO

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Date: 10/31/18 4:37 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: Port Hudson Lake CA-No sighting
Jack & Shirley,

What a wonderful contribution to Missouri birders and all who will come to enjoy Port Hudson Lake Conservation Area. Did you keep a record of how many hours of labor you two and others spent grubbing, cutting, hauling, etc.? Did you count ticks removed?

All of us owe this dedicated pair of birders a big thank you. I can't think of a better way to do that than to go enjoy the trail. Port Hudson Lake is one of my favorite places--just a far to get to it often.

Thank you, and bodacious birding at Port Hudson Lake and wherever your travels take you,

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 11:20:06 PM
Subject: Port Hudson Lake CA-No sighting

Just wanted to let everyone know that both ends of the trails have been connected making it much easier to walk around the entire lake now. The new sections are a bit rough in places and we'll be tweaking it here and there as time goes by but I'm confident that anyone who has fought their way through the briers and brambles in the past will find the new trail sections a big improvement. Hope some of you can make it out this way to check it out. It's a beautiful lake, one of MDC'S finest in our opinion, and holds a nice variety of birds through the seasons, with enough surprises from time to time to keep things interesting. Unfortunately being so far off the beaten path it gets very little attention from birders.
It's 2.75 miles around the lake with fairly level walking for the most part with just a few gradual slopes. Some of the best habitat is near the back end of the lake, which until now was very difficult to reach. Along with the chance to see some interesting birds you'll definitely enjoy the beauty and serenity of this little lake. Hope to see you out there!

Jack and Shirley Foreman
Rocky Ridge Birders
Franklin Co.
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Date: 10/30/18 9:20 pm
From: Jack Foreman <jfgrumpa...>
Subject: Port Hudson Lake CA-No sighting
Just wanted to let everyone know that both ends of the trails have been connected making it much easier to walk around the entire lake now. The new sections are a bit rough in places and we'll be tweaking it here and there as time goes by but I'm confident that anyone who has fought their way through the briers and brambles in the past will find the new trail sections a big improvement. Hope some of you can make it out this way to check it out. It's a beautiful lake, one of MDC'S finest in our opinion, and holds a nice variety of birds through the seasons, with enough surprises from time to time to keep things interesting. Unfortunately being so far off the beaten path it gets very little attention from birders.
It's 2.75 miles around the lake with fairly level walking for the most part with just a few gradual slopes. Some of the best habitat is near the back end of the lake, which until now was very difficult to reach. Along with the chance to see some interesting birds you'll definitely enjoy the beauty and serenity of this little lake. Hope to see you out there!

Jack and Shirley Foreman
Rocky Ridge Birders
Franklin Co.
Leslie Mo.

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Date: 10/30/18 2:33 pm
From: Kathy and Mark Haas <kathyhaas...>
Subject: Surf Scoter in Scott County
The scoter reported by Tim Kavan yesterday was still at the Brenda Kay
Quarry today at 12:15. : https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49561589



The quarry is private land and fenced all around. It is best viewed from CR
333 on the west, but the road has no shoulder and is busy with dump trucks
coming and going constantly. A safer, but more difficult view is from CR 332
on the south end. This quarry is located at the first crossroads just north
of Sand Prairie CA.



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Jackson (Cape County), MO


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Date: 10/30/18 12:41 pm
From: Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: CAS Field Trip - Saturday, November 3rd

Saturday,November 3rd

Destination:Bluestem Knoll Savanna at Lake of the OzarksSP

DeparturePoint: AC Commuter Parking Lot at 7:30 a.m.

Leader:Allison Vaughn

ContactInfo: <allisonjv...>

Expect sparrows, bluebirds, hawks, other wintering species. Thisis a burn unit that is very shrubby right now, so shrub-loving birds willdominate. Lunch at Shawnee Bluff Winery at Bagnell Dam on the way back toColumbia. Should be back by 3pm. 



Eric Wood
Columbia MO
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Date: 10/30/18 12:38 pm
From: Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: CAS Field Trip - Saturday, November 17th

Saturday,November 17th

Destination:Long Branch Lake and Thomas Hill Reservoir

DeparturePoint: Moser’s - 4840 Range Line St, Columbia, MO65202

Leader:Brad Jacobs

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We leave Moser’s at 6:30 a.m. and return by 4:00p.m. Mostly driving and stopping at viewpoints looking for gulls, grebes,loons, waterfowl, and a possible Northern Shrike. With a possible easy trail walk.

Bring: Binoculars, and spotting scope and FRS radio if you have one.



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Date: 10/30/18 7:48 am
From: Turner, Lori <Lturner...>
Subject: COMMON LOON, COOPER COUNTY
While on an evening boat ride leaf peeping I, along with everyone else in the boat, heard a Common Loon at 6:00 pm last night. We are confident it was on the Cooper County side of Overton Bottoms CA and right around where the big transmission lines cross the river just downriver from the I-70 bridge. You can get to Overton Bottoms CA by taking 179 off I-70 (179 exit is about 3 miles west of the I-70 bridge that crosses over from Boone to Cooper county). Turn left on Cumberland Church Rd, it's just before you get to the transmission substations and about 1.5 miles from I-70. I have no idea if it will still be there and we heard it 3 times while floating downriver, in the same spot (transmission line area).

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Columbia, MO
Boone County

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Date: 10/29/18 9:28 pm
From: Sandra Elbert <selbert1...>
Subject: red-breasted nuthatches coming to my feeder during noon hour today.
(Will post again, since first one didn't go thru.)

Saw two red-breasted nuthatches coming to my
feeder during noon hour today!


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Date: 10/29/18 7:16 pm
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Rough-legged Hawk & Tree Sparrows, Linn Co. Mo.
I had my first Rough-legged Hawk of the season at Fountain Grove CA this morning. Kind of odd seeing a Tree Swallow flying around down lower while watching the RLHA. This evening had a couple of American Tree Sparrows with a flock of about 25 Juncos at the Zell tract part of Pershing SP on the west side. Also observed Savannah, Song, Swamp, Lincoln's, White-throated, White-crowned, Fox, and Harris's Sparrows today. Nice Indian Summer-like day! Surprised to hear a Bunch of Cricket Frogs singing over there this evening. Many insects still around too, esp Grasshoppers, but also some Butterflies with good number of Buckeyes, and a Mosquito buzzed me before leaving. Huge Flock of Blackbirds coming in to roost, large Whitetail Buck, and Coyotes howling were the icing on the day!
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Date: 10/29/18 1:09 pm
From: Tom Nagel <thjnagel...>
Subject: Snowy Egrets, Lake Contrary, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County
There were two very late snowy egrets on the swim line at the beach at Lake
Contrary adjacent to the Missouri River on the southwest side of Saint Joe
this morning. Complete list & photos on eBird at:

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Date: 10/29/18 11:37 am
From: Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...>
Subject: Female Surf scoter-Scott county MO
Spotted a single female surf scoter amongst a dozen Ruddy ducks on the Kay sand pits in Scott county early this afternoon.

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Date: 10/29/18 11:28 am
From: Sandra Elbert <selbert1...>
Subject: Red Breasted Nuthatch
Saw two red breasted nuthatches coming to my
feeder during noon hour today!

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Date: 10/28/18 6:25 pm
From: David Rogles <suneska...>
Subject: Gull Roost at Riverlands, Sunday evening
MoBirders,
Riverlands water levels are falling ahead of the expected heavy rains I suppose.
Mudflats are being exposed, rather rapidly tonight.
I birded the last hour before sunset and then settled in to watch the full roost.

ManyRBGU of course but I saw several first winter herring gulls. At least 4 Franklin gulls.

I had one juvenile bird that we formerly would call Thayer’s. So I wanted to let everyone know that we have an Iceland Gull in the roost. The bird was the ‘soft’ (versus the rough herring look) brown. With dark contrasting primaries. It seemed round headed, slightly smaller. Bill black.

Also present was a miniature gull- small enough that I thought it was a plover initially- but in flight it was obviously a gull. Dark outer primaries, white everywhere. When it landed - next to an obvious Franklin- it was much smaller and perhaps smudgy on the head.

I left when full dark. I saw the birds repeatedly over a period from 5:55-6:25.

Very many ducks- check the ‘Wood Stork’ corner. Overall maybe 1000 ducks.
Shorebirds were found in the wood stork flock and in Ellis between heron pond and the dam.

I always enjoy the full roost.

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St. Charles Mo

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Date: 10/28/18 12:14 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Northern Shrike, Randolph Co. More
Not sure this went out when sent at 11:01 today.mobir


I just looked at my 7th ed. National Geo. I reported the bird I saw yesterday morning as an immature. Based on the overall brown coloring, the very narrow mask and the distinctive barring, this bird is a juvenile, as depicted in the guide. Juveniles hold this plumage into the first spring following hatching.

Hoping folks refind it.

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Date: 10/28/18 12:11 pm
From: Thomas Martin <momartin...>
Subject: Add Tufted Titmouse, back to chores
Sorry for multiple posts, back to stremside chores.

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Date: 10/28/18 11:50 am
From: Thomas Martin <momartin...>
Subject: Add Red-breasted Nuthatch to previous email
Added Red-breasted Nuthatch 15 minutes after posting last email, coming to feeder regularly plus 1 female House Finch. Beautiful Fall day, taking a break from prairie chores removing trees and invasives along the streams.
NW Cass County.

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Date: 10/28/18 11:49 am
From: Thomas Martin <momartin...>
Subject: Purple Finch at feeder Cass County
Nice boldly marked female Purple Finch at feeder with Goldfinches, Harris' Sparrows, WB Nuthatch, Black-capped Chickadees, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Bluejays and Juncos.

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Date: 10/28/18 4:45 am
From: Allen Gathman <agathman...>
Subject: Re: Ruby-throated Hummingbird in central Bollinger County
I also had one at my feeder yesterday. Waiting for dawn to see if it’s
coming back today.

Allen Gathman
Pocahontas (Cape Girardeau County) MO

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Date: 10/27/18 4:44 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Northern Shrike Randolph Co. Better directions
My sincerest apologies for the confusing, inadequate, misleading directions to the immature Northern Shrike in Randolph Co. this morning.

To those who wish to look for this bird tomorrow:

From Huntsville, go north on Rt. C. Turn left onto Rt. F. Continue on Rt. F (you'll be able to see power plant stacks in the distance) to a brown MDC sign indicating Thomas Hill Reservoir on the left side of F. Turn RIGHT at the sign onto a gravel road heading north. In a short distance there is a narrow gravel road off the left of this road. The narrow road probably doesn't show on maps, as it was just a dirt two-track until a couple of years ago.

This narrow road is at the top of a rise. It leads down toward a small pond and bends right to loop back to the main gravel road. It hits the main gravel road again just short of the railroad tracks. An old piece of yellow machinery is a bit further along the main road, north of the track crossing.

The brown, narrow-masked, barred below immature was sitting atop a tree on the west side of the short loop this morning.

This is the same vicinity in which an adult Northern Shrike frequented the power lines about where the yellow machinery is several years ago.

Check the area from the south end of the narrow road as it comes off the main road to the yellow machine. This is open country--just what NSHRs like.

Bodacious birding!

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Date: 10/27/18 3:49 pm
From: MIke Taylor <3catacres...>
Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbird in central Bollinger County
Just had a Ruby-throated Hummingbird at my feeder. Checklist with photos
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Date: 10/27/18 10:29 am
From: Bill Brennan <bbrenjeep...>
Subject: Hummer sighting
Had a Ruby Throated Hummer(F) at my feeder just after dusk last evening(Oct 26).

Latest date I have seen one.

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Marble Hill, MO

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Date: 10/27/18 8:40 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Northern shrike
Immature Northern Shrike off RouteF, Randolph Co. where gravel road goes left to cross tracks just before Thomas Hill sign on F
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Date: 10/26/18 4:50 pm
From: Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...>
Subject: Yellow-headed Blackbird - Eagle Bluffs
Denny Donnell just called to report that he had seen 1 Yellow-Headed Blackbird at Eagle Bluffs in Pool 10 from the parking lot that is almost to the 2nd 1-way loop. Time was 4:20.
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Date: 10/25/18 8:44 pm
From: David Becher <davidbecher...>
Subject: Riverlands Today
There was till one Avocet on Teal Pond today and a flock of Dunlin was in the same area. There were over 30 Trumpeter Swans at Heron Pond. Most of the dabbling ducks we found were in the pool to the left of the levy continues when the road turns to the dam. The Confluence Road was still closed. We could not find the Yellow-headed Blackbird, but there were lots of sparrows at Cora Island. There was female Purple Finch in the flock there.

David Becher

Saint Louis

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Date: 10/24/18 8:15 pm
From: Bill Duncan <ceibatree...>
Subject: Red-breasted Nuthatches - Ste Genevieve County - Hawn State Park
31 - This is my conservative count on the number of RBNU I had during a 12
mile hike along Whispering Pine Trail today at Hawn SP. How great is it
that we are having two years like this in a row!

This was a wonderful day for a hike. Along with the above, other highlights
included several Hermit Thrush, Several Golden-crowned Kinglets, a couple
of Pine Warblers and a Winter Wren.

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Date: 10/24/18 4:21 pm
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...>
Subject: Carondelet Park's fabulous new bird sanctuary needs help this Saturday, 10/27 - 8am
There's this marvelous newly renovated bird habitat at Carondelet Park
that needs 34 trees/shrubs planted this Saturday morning at 8am. We
are short on people and could really use your help!
Come see this new bird sanctuary with it's lovely paths, benches and
spectacular water feature - and help us add the last key element, the
trees/shrubs. When: We will start planting at 8AM this Saturday,
10/27/18 Where: Corner of Holly Hills Dr and Grand Dr - walk the path
from there to the "bird habitat" (aka bear pit) which is well marked
due to the great signage folks achieved for the park. How: Brings
shovels, spades, large trash cans (for mulch), a truck if you have one
and any other gardening tools of your choice (gloves, etc.). What:
We'll be planting about 34 trees/shrubs in the new BIRD HABITAT area
of the park, then watering them and mulching them. These trees will be
the final addition to a wonderful project that so many have
contributed to, making this a dynamite place for birds to enjoy, as
well as all of us! LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN HELP. :-) If I forgot
something, please message me.
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Date: 10/24/18 1:54 pm
From: Terry Stair <00000134fa09d2cc-dmarc-request...>
Subject: RBNU
Excited to see (1) FOS RBNU at our feeders just now!
Karen StairLee's SummitJackson County

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Date: 10/24/18 9:48 am
From: Al & Lois <alandlois...>
Subject: RTHU RBNU Bridgeton
Finally, two birds of interest this morning.
Late Ruby-throated Hummingbird and a FOS Red-breasted Nuthatch.

RBNU cell phone photo out kitchen window.
https://www.photosbyat.com/Birds/2018-Birding/Birding-2018-October/2018-October-Yardbirds/i-m4NvLB4
RTHU out front window.
https://www.photosbyat.com/Birds/2018-Birding/Birding-2018-October/2018-October-Yardbirds/i-T8GMRkD

Yellow-headed Blackbird yesterday on Red School Road at Riverlands
Migratory Bird Sanctuary
https://www.photosbyat.com/Birds/2018-Birding/Birding-2018-October/2018-10-23-Riverlands-Migratory-Bird-Sanctuary/i-rxRQWHp

Al Smith
Bridgeton, Mo.

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Date: 10/24/18 8:58 am
From: MARGE LUMPE <birdwatcher...>
Subject: Juncos and WTSP


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We returned from a week long trip to Texas yesterday and immediately saw a FOS junco and later heard our FOS White-throated Sparrow.
Fall is here and just beautiful.
Marge Lumpe

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Date: 10/23/18 12:50 pm
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: Sabine's Gull at Thomas Hill Reservoir near T-highway
I birded up the east side of Thomas Hill Reservoir this morning and located
a Sabine's Gull from the Campground on T-Highway on the south side of the
causeway across the lake. Swimming with Bonaparte's Gulls far out in the
lake. Photos taken with Kowa 833 scope and Iphone 7 camera.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49395112

Brad Jacobs
Boone Co

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Date: 10/23/18 11:26 am
From: Daniel Getman <000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Red-Breasted Nuthatches
Here in Kirksville, we had 2 red-breasted nuthatches in our yard today, visiting the peanut feeder and water feature. Cute little birds!

Haven’t seen many goldfinches and no pine siskins yet.

Dan Getman, Kirksville in northeast MO

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Date: 10/23/18 11:06 am
From: Steve Bingham <subpopstar...>
Subject: Re: Rusty Blackbird
Hi Jim,

Those Rusty Blackbirds are a nice find! I suspect they go under reported,
but also understand many people don't pick through blackbird flocks as
readily as rafts of gulls.

As it turns out I was thumbing through an old issue of Cornell Lab's Living
Bird magazine within the past week that had a feature on Rusty Blackbirds.
The article states the worldwide estimate is 5,000,000 birds, but that
represents a 90% drop in numbers from mid-20th century, and is equivalent
to 1% of the world population of Red-winged Blackbirds for comparison. A
link to the article is here:
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/rusty-blackbirds-are-rising-from-obscurity-but-falling-in-number
.

Good birding!

Steve Bingham
Kansas City, MO

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<josepheaglefeather...> wrote:

> On Saturday October 20th, I observed two Rusty Blackbirds in northern Clay
> County MO. We reside on a 900 acre farm with various types of habitats for
> birds, from open fields, to heavily forested areas, a 9 acre reservoir,
> several large ponds with tree cover and a swampy area adjacent to
> Smithville Lake. There are also several deep forested ravines with a water
> source running through the bottom.
>
> I reported the sighting on Ebird Checklist S49331028 along with 4
> photographs for confirmation.
>
> According to the latest species maps on Cornell EBird, since last May I
> could find only two reports of the Rusty Blackbird in northeast Kansas and
> northwest Missouri, mine included.
>
> does anyone know what the latest population estimates are for the Rusty
> Blackbird?
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Date: 10/23/18 10:54 am
From: Greg Swick <grswick...>
Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gull at Stockton
Hi MoBirders,
Lesser Black-backed Gull at Roack Bluff CG on Stockton Reservoir today. Seen by Charley Burwick and me. Feeding on freshly cleaned Crappie.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49398094

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Greg Swick
Ozark, MO

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Date: 10/23/18 10:40 am
From: Jim Gorski <josepheaglefeather...>
Subject: Rusty Blackbird
On Saturday October 20th, I observed two Rusty Blackbirds in northern Clay County MO. We reside on a 900 acre farm with various types of habitats for birds, from open fields, to heavily forested areas, a 9 acre reservoir, several large ponds with tree cover and a swampy area adjacent to Smithville Lake. There are also several deep forested ravines with a water source running through the bottom.

I reported the sighting on Ebird Checklist S49331028 along with 4 photographs for confirmation.

According to the latest species maps on Cornell EBird, since last May I could find only two reports of the Rusty Blackbird in northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri, mine included.

does anyone know what the latest population estimates are for the Rusty Blackbird?

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Date: 10/23/18 10:06 am
From: Douglas Hommert <doug...>
Subject: Yellow-headed Blackbird at Riverlands
On the gravel portion of Red School Road past the duck club

Douglas Hommert
Hommert Central Nature Photography
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Kirkwood, Missouri 63122
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Date: 10/22/18 6:48 pm
From: Jim Gast <gastjim...>
Subject: Common Gallinule
Saw 1 Common Gallinule at City of Columbia Wetland Cell #1 today.

Jim Gast
Columbia

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Date: 10/22/18 6:29 pm
From: Thomas Martin <momartin...>
Subject: FOS Red-breasted Nuthatch today
Couple RBNH in the yard early today calling and providing great views.Tom, Belton-Cleveland MO, rural Cass County

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Date: 10/22/18 6:12 pm
From: Doman, Danion <ddoman...>
Subject: Brewer's Blackbirds in Adair County
I watched a group of a dozen Brewer's Blackbirds (6 yellow-eyed males and 6 dark-eyed females) off of Route B about one mile northwest of Kirksville this afternoon, feeding on the edge of a large flock of Cowbirds in open hayfield and pasture habitat. The flock of BB soon congregated on a power line, affording great looks. This is the first time that I have seen Brewer's Blackbirds in my 18 years in the Kirksville area here in Northeast Missouri.

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Subject: Pine Siskins - Boone County

I looked out at my feeder shortly before noon, and thought Goldfinch? Grabbed the binocs and had 4 Pine Siskins and my thistle seed had been out since last year. Now I have fresh thistle seed and hoping that the Pine Siskins come back.
Kathleen Anderson, Columbia

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Date: 10/22/18 4:56 pm
From: Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...>
Subject: Pine Siskins - Boone County
I looked out at my feeder shortly before noon, and thought Goldfinch? Grabbed the binocs and had 4 Pine Siskins and my thistle seed had been out since last year. Now I have fresh thistle seed and hoping that the Pine Siskins come back.
Kathleen Anderson, Columbia

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Date: 10/21/18 4:38 pm
From: Paul Moffett <pmoffett...>
Subject: Trumpeter Swans
10 Trumpeter Swans were back at Heron Pond at Riverlands this morning. Sunday 9/21
Great to see them return for their winter visit.

Heron Pond and surround areas need a bit more water. But Ellis Bay is full.

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Date: 10/21/18 11:29 am
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: Birds observed at Swan Lake by Sparrow Workshop Attendees.
On October 19 and 20, 2018 about 25 folks met at the visitor's center at
Swan Lake NWR for a Sparrow ID workshop. It was hosted by the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, Audubon Society of Missouri and Missouri Department of
Conservation. Sarah Kendrick (State Ornithologist-MDC, Edge Wade and others
put the workshop together and handled all the arrangements to make it
happen and provide a venue and food. Paul McKenzie (USFWS-retired) and Brad
Jacobs (MDC-retired) were the Classroom instructors. Thanks goes out to all
the attendees who helped find all the birds and especially the more
advanced birder attendees who helped as mentors for the recently engaged
and very enthusiastic birders.

Below is a list of the species that were observed during the course of the
workshop from noon on Friday to noon on Saturday. Highlights includee 12
species of sparrows, all three mimids, 14 species of waterfowl, 5 species
of shorebirds, a peregrine falcon, an orange-crowned warbler, a Nashville
Warbler and a singing Blue-headed Vireo.

Thanks to all who attended and those who made it all happen, especially to
Valerie Schneider of USFWS who helped us with the facility and the birding.

Brad Jacobs
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Swan Lake NWR, Chariton, Missouri, US
Oct 19th and 20th, 2018
Sparrow Workshop at Swan Lake
90 species (plus peeps and meadowlark sp)

*List of Species observed over the period of the workshop*.
Snow Goose
Greater White-fronted Goose
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Redhead
Lesser Scaup
Ruddy Duck
Northern Bobwhite
Pied-billed Grebe
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
American Coot
Killdeer
Long-billed Dowitcher
Red Phalarope
shorebird sp. - peeps
Bonaparte's Gull
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Barred Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Marsh Wren
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
American Goldfinch
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
Harris's Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
LeConte's Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Western/Eastern Meadowlark
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Common Grackle
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
House Sparrow

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Date: 10/21/18 10:16 am
From: Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - 1085–1099 Barathaven Blvd, Dardenne Prairie US-MO (38.7352,-90.7231), Oct 20, 2018
Good afternoon!
Our beginner birdwalk had a spectacular morning for a one mile stroll
around the lake at the BaratHaven access to the Dardenne Greenway. This is
part of a large network of trails. built by
Great Rivers Greenway with a small sales tax. The network gets bigger
every year.
We found a large flock of ETS on the west side of the lake and a large
flock of Cedar Waxwings on the west side. Our numbers may be conservative.
Seventeen walkers including Mike Grant and myself had great looks at Palm
Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler and Ruby Crown Kinglets towards the end of
the walk.
Great way to start the day.
Mary Dueren

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1085–1099 Barathaven Blvd, Dardenne Prairie US-MO (38.7352,-90.7231), St.
Charles, Missouri, US
Oct 20, 2018 8:03 AM - 10:33 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.1 mile(s)
Comments: Beginner Birdwalk for StL Audubon Society and Great Rivers
Greenway.
29 species (+1 other taxa)

Blue-winged Teal 5
Mallard 4
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Mourning Dove 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3
Blue Jay 2
Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 3
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 10
Cedar Waxwing 25
House Finch 6
American Goldfinch 50
Song Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
House Sparrow 2
Eurasian Tree Sparrow 30

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49330713

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

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Date: 10/20/18 9:17 pm
From: Kyle Driggers <naturenutt...>
Subject: No luck on Red Phalarope
Searched the area at Swan Lake between 2:45pm and 5:00pm where the Red Phalarope was being seen. No luck. It could still be around. There is water everywhere.

Kyle Driggers
Liberty, Mo.

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Date: 10/20/18 12:39 pm
From: Lisa Berger <goshawk...>
Subject: Red Phalarope at Silver Lake
Brad asked me to post an update about the Red Phalarope:

Red Phalarope was flushed by a sharp shinned hawk but returned after a short while to a spot about 100 yards from SW corner of Silver Lake on the ditch that run north along the west side of the gravel levee road.It is staying tight to the Levee bank an in the weeds.

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Date: 10/20/18 9:38 am
From: Klee Bruce <mochickadee...>
Subject: Red Phalarope still present
Hi everyone, Jill Hayes and I observed the Red Phalarope at Swan Lake this morning. Photo attached. Certainly worth the drive up to see it. First spotted it at 9:30 and it’s still present.
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Date: 10/20/18 7:21 am
From: Natalie Rekittke <natrekittke...>
Subject: Avocets at Riverlands
9 avocets still present at Teal Pond at Riverlands, along with a couple of Franklins gills and about 20 Bonaparte’s and many ring-billed gulls

Natalie Rekittke
St Louis County

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