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11/20/17 8:22 pm Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...> Longspurs & Snakes, Swan Lake NWR, Chariton Co.
11/20/17 8:51 am Cindy Bridges <0000009cdc2af652-dmarc-request...> Winter Wren / Oregon Co
11/19/17 2:57 pm Tommy Goodwin <tjgbp7...> White-winged Scoter at Riverlands
11/18/17 4:09 pm Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> Cruiseship Birding
11/18/17 3:35 pm David Rogles <suneska...> Hiway 79. Yellow-headed blackbird. Am. Golden Plover
11/18/17 3:09 pm Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> St. Louis Audubon field trip to Riverlands, Saturday, November 18 - Report
11/16/17 5:31 pm Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...> CAS Field Trip - Saturday, November 18th
11/16/17 3:08 pm Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...> Mute Swans - Columbia
11/16/17 2:07 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: Lessons regarding the Red-throated Loon at Riverlands
11/16/17 12:17 pm Susan Caraway <caraways111...> Fw: Young Sandhill Crane swimming in Ellis Bay? Please take a look.
11/16/17 11:52 am Susan Caraway <caraways111...> Fw: Young Sandhill Crane swimming in Ellis Bay? Please take a look.
11/16/17 10:46 am Lanny Chambers <lannychambers...> Insecticides and migration (no sighting)
11/16/17 10:16 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Recent additions to Birders' Guide series
11/16/17 7:26 am Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> Lessons regarding the Red-throated Loon at Riverlands
11/14/17 4:35 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Safe and valuable birding
11/14/17 2:51 pm Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> Re: St. Louis Audubon field trip, Saturday, November 18
11/14/17 9:12 am Steve Phillips <navyav8r...> no sighting-Jamaica birds
11/14/17 6:26 am William Rowe <rowemb45...> Surf Scoter at Horseshoe Lake (IL)
11/14/17 6:13 am Allen Gathman <agathman...> December issue of the Bluebird is available
11/13/17 9:58 am Gerhardt, Carl <gerhardth...> Eagle Bluffs documentary
11/13/17 6:48 am Mike Grant <mikecurlew...> Re: Red necked grebe at Riverlands
11/13/17 6:35 am Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> Re: Red necked grebe at Riverlands
11/13/17 5:38 am Paul Moffett <pmoffett...> Sandhill cranes
11/12/17 10:20 pm David Starrett <StarrettDA...> Re: (no subject)
11/12/17 6:05 pm Marvin Staloch <mstaloch01...> Riverlands - Swans - Sandhills
11/12/17 8:07 am Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> Red necked grebe at Riverlands
11/12/17 7:12 am Greg Swick <grswick...> Re: Red-throated Loon
11/11/17 6:56 pm Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...> Loess Bluffs [Squaw Creek ] NWR, Holt Co.
11/11/17 4:15 pm Michael Thelen <mikethelen...> SLAS Field Trip Report -- StL Area
11/11/17 3:36 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Rio Grande Valley guide
11/11/17 2:14 pm David <davidbecher...> Saturday WGNSS Birding
11/11/17 12:19 pm David <davidbecher...> Red-throated Loon at Riverlands
11/11/17 7:01 am James Bair <0000019f7a2415d4-dmarc-request...> BIRDS SEEN IN MY YARD DURING THE WEEK ENDING \NOV 10TH.
11/11/17 5:55 am Paul Moffett <pmoffett...> Black Bellied Whistling Ducks
11/10/17 5:02 pm Bruce Beck <beckbugs42...> Rusty Blackbird in Poplar Bluff
11/10/17 4:50 pm Peter Richardson <pmickr...> Crows in St Louis
11/10/17 4:47 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: Rio Grande Valley birding
11/10/17 4:14 pm Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> Snowy Owl 11/9/17 Video
11/10/17 3:08 pm Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...> Re: (no subject)
11/10/17 3:07 pm Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> Re: Eared Grebe at Busch CA
11/10/17 2:21 pm Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> Re: Eared Grebe at Busch CA
11/10/17 2:08 pm Michael Thelen <mikethelen...> South Africa Birds & Animals -- No Local Sightings
11/10/17 1:28 pm William Rowe <rowemb45...> Eared Grebe at Busch CA
11/10/17 12:35 pm Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...> Crossbills, Pershing SP, Linn Co. Mo.
11/10/17 8:39 am Joel Rurik <jrurik12...> Re: Snowy Owl near Riverlands
11/10/17 8:37 am ahouston67 <0000016d8d3b86fb-dmarc-request...> Re: Snowy Owl near Riverlands
11/10/17 6:37 am Laura Gorman <0000007d401f97ad-dmarc-request...> America’s Wildest Place Is Open for Business - The New York Times
11/10/17 5:13 am Kevin Wehner <webmaster...> No Sighting - Last Chance to Provide Your ASM Spring Meeting Field Trip Feedback
11/9/17 7:31 pm Lorrie Lowrie <lavit1422...> Re: (no subject)
11/9/17 7:10 pm David Starrett <StarrettDA...> Re: (no subject)
11/9/17 7:02 pm Jon & Nancy Rapp <jrapp...> (no subject)
11/9/17 6:52 pm John Kamerud <jqkamerud...> Re: (no subject)
11/9/17 6:32 pm Jon & Nancy Rapp <jrapp...> (no subject)
11/9/17 5:07 pm A JOHN SOLODAR <solodar...> Re: (no subject)
11/9/17 4:37 pm Jon & Nancy Rapp <jrapp...> (no subject)
11/9/17 4:13 pm Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...> thank you
11/9/17 9:31 am Lisa Berger <goshawk...> Re: Odd sparrow at Apple Creek Conservation Area
11/9/17 8:52 am David <davidbecher...> Snowy Owl near Riverlands
11/9/17 8:29 am Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa...> Re: ebird question Mo/Ill state line
11/9/17 7:41 am Al & Lois <alandlois...> Re: ebird question Mo/Ill state line
11/9/17 7:40 am Allen Gathman <agathman...> Re: Odd sparrow at Apple Creek Conservation Area
11/9/17 7:39 am Scott Miller <00000034c52f731f-dmarc-request...> Re: Odd sparrow at Apple Creek Conservation Area
11/9/17 7:13 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: ebird question
11/9/17 6:37 am William Rowe <rowemb45...> Re: eBird question
11/9/17 4:40 am Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa...> Re: ebird question
11/9/17 4:21 am Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...> Re: ebird question
11/8/17 8:58 pm Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...> ebird question
11/8/17 7:46 pm Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...> Dunn Ranch Rough-legged Hawks,& Longspurs, Harrison Co.
11/8/17 1:11 pm Betsy Garett <betsygarrett...> Scissor tail flycatchers in southwest Missouri sighting
11/8/17 11:18 am Allen Gathman <agathman...> Odd sparrow at Apple Creek Conservation Area
11/8/17 10:52 am Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...> CAS Field Trip - Saturday, November 11th
11/8/17 10:43 am Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...> Snow geese
11/8/17 5:55 am WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <eddlemanw...> Yard Birds in Cape Girardeau
11/7/17 8:20 pm Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...> More Crossbills Livingston Co.
11/7/17 1:59 pm David <davidbecher...> Re: 65 trumpeter swans
11/7/17 1:48 pm Paul Moffett <pmoffett...> 65 trumpeter swans
11/7/17 12:20 pm Nic Allen <Tendingthegarden...> Common Redpoll Platte County
11/7/17 9:35 am Michael Thelen <mikethelen...> Field Trip Announcement -- StL Area
11/6/17 8:13 pm Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...> Linn & Chariton Co. Mo.
11/6/17 4:32 pm Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...> Horned Grebes - Little Dixie Lake
11/6/17 12:46 pm Greg Swick <grswick...> Red-throated Loon
11/6/17 11:10 am William Rowe <rowemb45...> Surf Scoters RMBS
11/6/17 6:43 am Wally George <wgeorge274...> Black Vultures in House Springs
11/5/17 7:28 pm Terry McNeely <TerryMcneely...> Red Crossbills
11/5/17 6:22 pm Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...> Livingston County Birds
11/5/17 12:01 pm Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...> Cross-bill studies: Re: Red Crossbills, Jackson Co, MO
11/5/17 11:57 am Ruth Simmons <tinamou99...> Re: Red Crossbills, Jackson Co, MO
11/5/17 11:54 am Ruth Simmons <tinamou99...> Red Crossbills, Jackson Co, MO
11/5/17 8:47 am Peter Kondrashov <pkondrash...> Red crossbills at Atlanta CA (Macon Co.)
11/5/17 8:27 am James Bair <0000019f7a2415d4-dmarc-request...> Birds Seen in October
11/5/17 5:59 am Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...> Long Trip report-St Louis Audubon birding trip to Riverlands, Saturday, 11/4
11/4/17 11:08 pm Mary Dodds McCarthy <000000bbb2ce0f37-dmarc-request...> Re: NO SIGHTING Eagle Bluffs Road Closure
11/4/17 6:25 pm Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...> Smithville Lake trip
11/4/17 11:06 am Kim and Patrick Bousquet <bousquetstl...> American Woodcock (yard bird)
11/3/17 9:21 pm Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...> Livingston Co. Shorebirds
11/3/17 12:49 pm David Webb <gaviaimmer1960...> White winged scoters
11/3/17 10:42 am Clayton Light <Clayton.Light...> NO SIGHTING Eagle Bluffs Road Closure
11/3/17 8:49 am Miller, Terry <millert...> Tree Swallow
11/3/17 7:35 am Margy Terpstra <ladybirdterp...> In our Shady Oaks yard 11/3/17 Brown Thrasher
11/2/17 7:37 am Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...> Re: Red Crossbills in Carondelet Park 11/1/17
11/1/17 7:46 pm Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> Re: Red Crossbills in Carondelet Park 11/1/17
11/1/17 2:35 pm Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> Red Crossbills in Carondelet Park 11/1/17
11/1/17 12:35 pm Susan Eaton <susiede...> Re: No Sightings - MO Photo Contest
11/1/17 12:34 pm Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...> Re: No Sightings - MO Photo Contest
11/1/17 11:32 am Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...> No Sightings - MO Photo Contest
11/1/17 7:40 am Patricia L Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...> St Louis Audubon Field Trip, Saturday, November 4, Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary
10/31/17 7:52 pm Greg Swick <grswick...> Greene/Christian County Birding
10/31/17 6:15 pm Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...> Scary Good Birds at Pershing SP, Linn Co. Mo.
10/31/17 3:17 pm Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...> CAS Field Trip - Saturday, November 4th
10/31/17 11:06 am Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request...> Burr Oak Woods CA & Lake Remembrance CA
10/31/17 9:54 am Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...> R Crossbills - Rocky Fork
10/31/17 9:23 am MARGE LUMPE <BIRDWATCHER...> White-throated Sparrows arrive
10/31/17 8:54 am William Rowe <rowemb45...> Route 79, Sunday
10/30/17 7:46 pm David Starrett <StarrettDA...> Re: Purple Finches Bridgeton
10/30/17 2:19 pm Natalie Rekittke <natrekittke...> Possible white-winged scorers at Riverlands
10/30/17 2:10 pm Kristi Mayo <writebirds...> Red Crossbills at Watkins Mill SP
10/30/17 10:36 am Lori Hagglund <hagglund.lori...> Re: Purple Finches Bridgeton
10/30/17 9:23 am Al & Lois <alandlois...> Purple Finches Bridgeton
10/30/17 8:55 am Debbie Nichols <editordeb1...> Re: Red crossbills at Thousand Hills SP
10/30/17 7:47 am Peter Kondrashov <pkondrash...> Red crossbills at Thousand Hills SP
10/29/17 9:34 pm Susan Caraway <caraways111...> Fw: Leconte's at Busch today again
10/29/17 6:53 pm Margy Terpstra <ladybirdterp...> In our Shady Oaks yard, need help with Sapsucker species ID 10/29/17
10/29/17 2:31 pm Dave Wright <dwrightbbsales...> Red Crossbills
10/29/17 2:09 pm Eric Reuter <eric...> Red Crossbills and Red-Breasted Nuthatches at Rocky Fork CA and Finger Lakes SP
10/29/17 12:52 pm Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar...> Pine Siskins, Rolla, MO, Phelps Co. 10/28
10/29/17 12:42 pm Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> Shrike at Bradford Farm in SW corner
10/29/17 12:32 pm Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> Re: Common Redpoll Tower Grove Park Sunday 29th
10/29/17 12:12 pm Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...> Thanks to Missouri River Bird Observatory, RBAS trip also
10/29/17 11:02 am Al & Lois <alandlois...> Common Redpoll Tower Grove Park Sunday 29th
10/29/17 7:05 am Bill Eddleman <eddlemanw...> Yard Birds in Cape Girardeau
10/29/17 6:30 am Paul Moffett <pmoffett...> Riverlands: Swans
10/28/17 9:59 pm Lisa Berger <goshawk...> Re: Common Redpoll - Tower Grove Park
10/28/17 5:03 pm Ryan Douglas <rndouglas...> Common Redpoll - Tower Grove Park
10/28/17 4:13 pm David <davidbecher...> Riverlands
10/28/17 2:53 pm Greg Leonard <0000009bd27f1943-dmarc-request...> Fw: Crossbills, Rocky Fork Lakes, Boone County
10/28/17 2:09 pm Greg Leonard <0000009bd27f1943-dmarc-request...> Crossbills, Rocky Fork Lakes, Boone County
10/28/17 12:16 pm Rad Widmer <radwidmer...> Tower Grove Park
10/28/17 10:35 am Larry Lade <llade...> Re: Birds this morning in our backyard, St. Joseph, MO
10/28/17 10:18 am Larry Lade <llade...> Birds this morning in our backyard, St. Joseph, MO
10/28/17 10:13 am Larry Lade <llade...> Birds today, St. Joseph, MOa
10/27/17 7:54 pm Jack Foreman <jfgrumpa...> Leucistic bluebird still at Busch CA
10/27/17 1:12 pm Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> Re: Question - sighting of Rufous Hummer, Jeff City, '08
10/27/17 10:44 am BARBARA DUNCAN <bjduncan04...> Re: Question - sighting of Rufous Hummer, Jeff City, '08
10/27/17 8:28 am Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...> Question - sighting of Rufous Hummer, Jeff City, '08
10/25/17 8:35 pm Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...> Crossbills
10/25/17 3:41 pm Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...> Pelicans at Binder!
10/25/17 1:04 pm Tom Fuller <Tom.Fuller...> FW: No sightin - RFI about crows in St. Louis
10/25/17 12:13 pm Tom Fuller <Tom.Fuller...> Siskins in Elsah
10/25/17 9:47 am Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...> Invitation to St. Louis Audubon Society's Fall Gaggle (No sighting)
10/25/17 7:36 am Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...> junco
10/24/17 4:24 pm therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...> Creve Couer Lake
10/24/17 11:37 am James Bair <0000019f7a2415d4-dmarc-request...> Hummingbird Census Report is ready
10/23/17 6:09 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Re: Binder Lake R N Grebe
10/23/17 5:58 pm Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...> Binder Lake R N Grebe
10/23/17 3:09 pm Susan Caraway <caraways111...> Introduction
10/23/17 2:25 pm therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...> Pine Siskins
10/23/17 1:28 pm Edge Wade <edgew...> Binder Lake today
10/23/17 11:24 am Patrick Maloney <maloneypatrick...> No sightin - RFI about crows in St. Louis
10/23/17 7:57 am Edge Wade <edgew...> Anhingas on Lake Carlyle query
10/22/17 6:10 pm Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...> CAS Field Trip - Saturday, October 28th
10/22/17 1:29 pm Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...> Red Necked Grebe, Binder Lake, Jeff City
10/22/17 7:12 am ASM Webmaster <webmaster...> No Sighting - ASM 2018 Spring Meeting Field Trip Survey
 
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Date: 11/20/17 8:22 pm
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Longspurs & Snakes, Swan Lake NWR, Chariton Co.
I had a flock of 10 Smith's Longspurs in a harvested Soybean field at Swan Lake today. On the way out I stopped to watch a 4ft+ Eastern Yellow-bellied [Blue] Racer on the gravel west of the Visitor Center. Did not expect that on the 20th of November, though the thermometer in my vehicle showed outside temp of 62 degrees. The Mgr. told me he had almost stepped on a Water Snake earlier in the day.   Saw a flock of 25 Brewer's Blackbirds, flock of 20+ Meadowlarks, and flock of about 30 Killdeer. Only saw 5 Trumpeter Swans on the refuge, but 25 more in a field a few miles north. Several thousand Snow Geese on Silver Lake. This can be viewed from Taylor Point on the North end as the interior of the refuge is closed to the Public until March.   Stopped by Pershing SP going and coming back but did not find any Crossbills, though didn't stay long and the wind was crazy! Did flush a covey of 10 Bobwhite Quail under the pines along the Hyw.
Latert,Steve KinderChillicothe, Livingston <Co.dmkinder...>   

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Date: 11/20/17 8:51 am
From: Cindy Bridges <0000009cdc2af652-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Winter Wren / Oregon Co
Enjoyed my first Winter Wren of the year. I had three rank of wood delivered and it was very inquisitive and thoroughly explored the whole pile for close to 2 hours. I continue to have a large number of Red Headed Woodpeckers in the yard, at least 15 at times. We are in a severe drought here in Oregon Co but the seed and nut crop is great going into winter. 

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Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike. John Muir 
Cindy Bridges Couch Mo Oregon County <cjontheriver...>  

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Date: 11/19/17 2:57 pm
From: Tommy Goodwin <tjgbp7...>
Subject: White-winged Scoter at Riverlands
David Webb located a white wing scoter by the dam in Ellis Bay. It's late,
but they might be around in the morning.

Tommy Goodwin
St Charles

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Date: 11/18/17 4:09 pm
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: Cruiseship Birding
During the SLAS field trip to Shaw Nature Reserve last Saturday I was
talking to somebody about a company that runs birding trips on regular
cruise ships. I apologize that I have forgotten who that was. If you are
that person and want the contact info, please email me off the list serve.



Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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Date: 11/18/17 3:35 pm
From: David Rogles <suneska...>
Subject: Hiway 79. Yellow-headed blackbird. Am. Golden Plover
MoBirders
Tom and I birded the 79 corridor today. Windy, with cloudbursts of rain and dropping temps. 66 to start, 41 at the end.
South of Annada, along the highway (just south of the bridge that was replaced recently), we found a flock of several thousand blackbirds. First seen on the river side, the flock crossed over the road to a field at the base of the hill.
In the flock we found 1 (possibly 2) Yellow-headed Blackbird.

At Clarence Cannon we had a single American Golden Plover. 2 Dunlin and 1 Killdeer were the other shorebirds seen.
We had 7 TRUS at Bittern Basin and 12 TRUS at BK Leach (Kings Track, just as you cross the "M" bridge over the slough.

Thousands of Pintail at Cannon (outnumbered 2:1 by Mallards with everything else in small numbers). Northern Shovelers and Mallards dominated BK Leach.
Sparrows were scarce, as expected in the high winds.
Dave
Stl. Louis

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Date: 11/18/17 3:09 pm
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: St. Louis Audubon field trip to Riverlands, Saturday, November 18 - Report
At the start, the weather was in the low 60s and rose to almost 70 with intermittent light sprinkles. There was a strong breeze that had us wearing warmer jackets than temps of that level would suggest. Teal Pond had Mallards, Hooded Mergansers, Canada Geese, Ring-billed Gulls, a few Trumpeter Swans and one Tundra. An American Kestrel was on a distant electrical line.



Driving towards Heron Pond a Horned Grebe was near the shore in Ellis Bay. Heron Pond had the Black-Bellied Whistling-Ducks camped out on what may have been a muskrat mound. This gave good looks at their bodies. Most of the other ducks we saw were here also along with a Great Blue Heron. Flocks of Snow and Greater White-fronted Geese landed while we were there and a couple Ross’s were with those flocks.



From near Heron Pond Pat found a Common Loon in Ellis Bay. Very shortly we noticed the very sky approaching from the northwest and then the rain and cold arrived. Most of us headed to the Audubon Center but Pat went to Ellis Island parking lot and located the Red-necked Grebe. We followed shortly and enjoyed a good look at it with nearby Pied-billed Grebes to compare with.



A drive back to the dam was a waste of time and most the group had dissipated by them. I drove some new birders over to the Great Rivers Museum so they would know where it was and afterwards we checked the channels along highway 143. The only new for the day bird was a Killdeer but I don’t think that anybody else saw it.



Pat reported a Barn Swallow that I did not see so it isn’t on the checklist. She also reported 400 Swans in Heron Pond at 7AM, most departed by 7:20. Waterfowl numbers seemed lower to me than on Monday. I had numerous Bonaparte’s Gulls on Monday, I saw none today.



Riverlands checklist here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40579907



34 species on my checklist, 13 birders. Included two ladies from India and one lady born in Taiwan.



Anybody wanting the checklist shared please email me.





Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:<MOBIRDS-L...>] On Behalf Of Mike Grant
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:51 PM
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Subject: Re: St. Louis Audubon field trip, Saturday, November 18



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 18

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. At this moment KMOV is predicting temperatures starting at 48 and climbing only to 53 with morning rain and then partly cloudy skies-- but of course that can change.



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





Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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Date: 11/16/17 5:31 pm
From: Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: CAS Field Trip - Saturday, November 18th
Saturday, November 18th

Destination: Long Branch Lake

Departure Point: Moser’s - 4840 Range Line St, Columbia, MO 65202

Leader: Brad Jacobs

Contact Info: <robertbjacobs...>

We leave Moser’s at 7:00 a.m. and return by 3:00 p.m. Mostlydriving and stopping at viewpoints looking for gulls, grebes, loons, waterfowl,and a possible Northern Shrike. Witha possible easy trail walk.

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

 Eric Wood Columbia MO <ewood802...>

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Date: 11/16/17 3:08 pm
From: Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...>
Subject: Mute Swans - Columbia
Well, not as exciting as RN Grebe or RT Loon, but I have been keeping track of 2 Mute Swans here in Columbia that seem to be switching back and forth from R-1 Lake to Philips Lake daily.


Kathleen Anderson, Columbia

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Date: 11/16/17 2:07 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: Lessons regarding the Red-throated Loon at Riverlands
I want to thank Andy and Chrissy for posting the Red-throated Loon video and comments from Missouri Bird Records Committee members that give clear, concise points on field marks separating Red-throated and Pacific Loon.

What a great way to learn--whether you are a new or seasoned birder, new information or review material like this is a great way to increase skill, confidence and correct identification in the field.

I'd like to add one step to the learning process for beginners: While reading the Josh and Bill's comments, open your field guide and look at the illustrations of the two species and make that visual connection with those field marks.

Once again, thanks to birders who share ID questions and videos or photos, and thanks to people (especially the MBRC members) who take the time to answer and discuss these ID points. More people will venture to ask questions, build confidence, and have fewer ID errors.

We all benefit in the long run.

Bodacious birding!

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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From: "Andrew Reago" <andrew.reago...>
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:22:28 AM
Subject: Lessons regarding the Red-throated Loon at Riverlands

For those interested in learning a little bit more about the
interesting/curious looking Red-throated Loon that has been present at
Riverlands these past days, my wife (Chrissy McClarren) asked two
local experts how you tell that this Red-throated Loon is indeed a
Red-throated Loon versus a Pacific Loon. She created a very poor video
of the loon and sent it off to two most excellent Missouri birders -
Bill Rowe and Josh Uffman. Below is a link to her video. Look below
the video and you will see their responses. Expand the comments and
you will see the full version of their very helpful responses to her
inquiry.
Thanks Bill and Josh! It's great to have patient folks like the two of
you to learn from. We greatly appreciate the detailed responses and
learning more about these amazing beauties.
Here's the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcgfVokE18Q [1]
Andy Reago
St. Louis MO
<andrew.reago...>



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Date: 11/16/17 12:17 pm
From: Susan Caraway <caraways111...>
Subject: Fw: Young Sandhill Crane swimming in Ellis Bay? Please take a look.
With help of kind birder, I have my answer. Thank you greatly.Tom Caraway St. Charles, MO

On Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:52 PM, Susan Caraway <caraways111...> wrote:


Corrected message with ebird link.

On Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:30 AM, Susan Caraway <caraways111...> wrote:


Hello everyone,This morning I took an early trip to Riverlands to find the Red Necked Grebe (successfully!).  I also found a large medium grayish crane (I believe) swimming in the bay, across from Teal.  It had a fairly long dark bill, and a definite red patch in front of the bill, from the top of the bill upward, to slightly below the eye level.  There was no brownish staining on the feathers, and at one point it spread its wings out and I could see some whitish areas on the undersides, along the base of some primaries and secondaries, but grayish otherwise.  It was swimming alone, and I first saw it from the scope inside the office, before it swam west into the bay toward the island.  I don't know how often Sandhills swim, and I have only seen adults before. My pictures aren't great, but hopefully someone can help. My ebird link is attached. Thanks for your time.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40540228
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Date: 11/16/17 11:52 am
From: Susan Caraway <caraways111...>
Subject: Fw: Young Sandhill Crane swimming in Ellis Bay? Please take a look.
Corrected message with ebird link.

On Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:30 AM, Susan Caraway <caraways111...> wrote:


Hello everyone,This morning I took an early trip to Riverlands to find the Red Necked Grebe (successfully!).  I also found a large medium grayish crane (I believe) swimming in the bay, across from Teal.  It had a fairly long dark bill, and a definite red patch in front of the bill, from the top of the bill upward, to slightly below the eye level.  There was no brownish staining on the feathers, and at one point it spread its wings out and I could see some whitish areas on the undersides, along the base of some primaries and secondaries, but grayish otherwise.  It was swimming alone, and I first saw it from the scope inside the office, before it swam west into the bay toward the island.  I don't know how often Sandhills swim, and I have only seen adults before. My pictures aren't great, but hopefully someone can help. My ebird link is attached. Thanks for your time.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40540228
Tom CarawaySt. Charles, MO



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Date: 11/16/17 10:46 am
From: Lanny Chambers <lannychambers...>
Subject: Insecticides and migration (no sighting)
A fellow hummingbird bander brought this recently-published paper to my attention, PDF available here: http://rdcu.be/yBQY

Imidacloprid and chlorpyrifos insecticides impair migratory ability in a seed-eating songbird, Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 15176(2017)
The paper describes the effects of imipaclorid and chlorpyrifos on White-crowned Sparrows. After exposure to the chemicals, the birds were unable to orient themselves. Those exposed to imipaclorid flew east. Those exposed to chlorpyrifos flew in random directions.

One possible explanation for certain out of range birds?

Lanny Chambers
Fenton, MO
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Date: 11/16/17 10:16 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Recent additions to Birders' Guide series
Mobirders,

Several new Birders' Guides are online on the Audubon Society of Missouri's web page http://www.mobirds.org/ under the banner head "Birding Locations."

The direct link to the alphabetical list of available guides is http://www.mobirds.org/Locations/SiteGuides.aspx These guides may be read online and/or downloaded as PDF files and printed, if desired. There are now 196 guides online. These include about 152 MDC sites (conservation areas, accesses, etc.); 35 DNR sites (state parks and historical sites); and several other sites. Eighty-five counties are now represented with at least one site guide. All are open to the public.

I want give thanks and recognition to Tom Nagel, Mark Haas and Pat Lueders for the most recent well-written guides--Missouri birders and the guide series editor all benefit when people very familiar with sites write the guides. Please consider writing a birders' guide for one of your favorite places.

Among the recent additions to the guide series are:

Arrow Rock SHS, Saline Co.
Bluffwoods CA, Buchanan Co.
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, Cape Girardeau Co.
Columbia Audubon Nature Sanctuay, Boone Co.
Current River SP, Shannon Co.
Donaldson Point CA, New Madrid Co.
Echo Bluff SP, Shannon Co.
Golden Prairie, Barton Co.
Indian Trail CA, Dent Co.
Lake Contrary, Buchanan Co.
Lott's Creek CA, Harrison Co.
Onondaga Cave SP, Crawford Co.
Pawnee Prairie NA, Harrison Co.
Paint Brush Prairie, Pettis Co.
Sowards Ford Access, Worth Co.
Ten Mile Pond CA, Mississippi Co.
Washington SP, Washington Co.
Worth County CL, Worth Co.


Bodacious birding!

Edge Wade
ASM Conservation Partnership Coordinator.
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Date: 11/16/17 7:26 am
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...>
Subject: Lessons regarding the Red-throated Loon at Riverlands
For those interested in learning a little bit more about the
interesting/curious looking Red-throated Loon that has been present at
Riverlands these past days, my wife (Chrissy McClarren) asked two
local experts how you tell that this Red-throated Loon is indeed a
Red-throated Loon versus a Pacific Loon. She created a very poor video
of the loon and sent it off to two most excellent Missouri birders -
Bill Rowe and Josh Uffman. Below is a link to her video. Look below
the video and you will see their responses. Expand the comments and
you will see the full version of their very helpful responses to her
inquiry.
Thanks Bill and Josh! It's great to have patient folks like the two of
you to learn from. We greatly appreciate the detailed responses and
learning more about these amazing beauties.
Here's the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcgfVokE18Q [1]
Andy Reago
St. Louis MO
<andrew.reago...>



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Date: 11/14/17 4:35 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Safe and valuable birding
Mobirders,

Now that we are into waterfowl and deer hunting seasons it's a good time to think about safe birding. Missouri's state parks have no hunting, except for a few well-announced and sign-posted special deer hunts essential to keep down overpopulation which leads to destruction of habitat and unhealthy deer.

The state parks below are the focus parks for the ASM-DNR SPARKS program, part of which is to bird and record occurrence of species in the parks.

Please bird safely and include one of these parks in upcoming outings. Your eBird reports will be used to fulfill ASM's participation obligations. AND, dollars earned from this program are used to fund conservation and education programs throughout Missouri.

Wallace SP
Onondaga Cave SP
Meramec SP
Harry S. Truman SP
Stockton SP
Pomme de Terre SP
Arrow Rock State Historic Site
Van Meter SP
Echo Bluff State Park
Thousand Hills State Park
Crowder State Park
Current River State Park
Washington State Park

Bodacious SAFE birding,

Edge Wade
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Date: 11/14/17 2:51 pm
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: Re: St. Louis Audubon field trip, Saturday, November 18
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 18

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. At this moment KMOV is predicting temperatures starting at 48 and climbing only to 53 with morning rain and then partly cloudy skies-- but of course that can change.



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





Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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Date: 11/14/17 9:12 am
From: Steve Phillips <navyav8r...>
Subject: no sighting-Jamaica birds
I will be travelling to Jamaica this January and was wondering if anyone
could recommend a person or company that could lead a half day birding trip.



Thanks,

Steve Phillips

Independence, Mo.

<navyav8r...>



Also, I did see a flock of about 20 Red Crossbills at Fleming Park in Blue
Springs on Saturday in the stand of pines across the road from the entrance
to shelter 11.


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Date: 11/14/17 6:26 am
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: Surf Scoter at Horseshoe Lake (IL)
Illinois report: Doug Hommert found a single Surf Scoter on Horseshoe Lake
yesterday, November 13.

Bill Rowe
St. Louis
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Date: 11/14/17 6:13 am
From: Allen Gathman <agathman...>
Subject: December issue of the Bluebird is available
The December 2017 Bluebird is done, and available on the Mobirds web site
at https://mobirds.org/ASM/Bluebird.aspx.

-Allen Gathman, Bluebird editor
Pocahontas, MO

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Date: 11/13/17 9:58 am
From: Gerhardt, Carl <gerhardth...>
Subject: Eagle Bluffs documentary
A documentary about Eagle Bluffs will be shown as part of the Local Filmmakers Showcase at the Ragtag Theatre on Wednesday, November 15 beginning at 8:30 pm. I am not sure when this doc will be shown, but the list of the films and some descriptions are at

https://www.ragtagcinema.org/films/1380

Note that tickets are free and can be picked up beginning at noon on the 15th. You will need to show up about 10-15 min before 8:30 pm or they will start giving seats away to people arriving without tickets.

Best wishes to all of my birding friends, many of whom gave me news about rare birds at Eagle Bluffs, many of which appear in the doc.

Carl Gerhardt

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Date: 11/13/17 6:48 am
From: Mike Grant <mikecurlew...>
Subject: Re: Red necked grebe at Riverlands
The grebe is still at this location.

Mike Grant
Chesterfield, MO

Sent from Mike Grant's iPhone

> On Nov 12, 2017, at 10:07 AM, Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...> wrote:
>
> Located at north end of Ellis Bay near road to Lincoln Shields
>
> Found by Chrissy and Andy this morning at 10 am
>
> Brad
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> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 11/13/17 6:35 am
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...>
Subject: Re: Red necked grebe at Riverlands
I thought those folks who may have never seen a Red-necked Grebe might
be interested in a few photos of the one Chrissy found at Riverlands
yesterday. Here's a link to a few:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/albums/72157688426268461/with/38357968892/

Remember to copy and paste the link in your browser if it does not
work for you.
Andy Reago
St. Louis MO
<andrew.reago...>

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To:
Cc:
Sent: 12-Nov-2017 16:07:25 +0000
Subject: Red necked grebe at Riverlands

Located at north end of Ellis Bay near road to Lincoln Shields

Found by Chrissy and Andy this morning at 10 am

Brad

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Date: 11/13/17 5:38 am
From: Paul Moffett <pmoffett...>
Subject: Sandhill cranes
Sunday 11/12/17 2 pm
Florissant Missouri Overhead

Observed approximately 25 sandhill cranes
overhead. They appeared to be looking for a
landing place.

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Date: 11/12/17 10:20 pm
From: David Starrett <StarrettDA...>
Subject: Re: (no subject)
Not sure how long they will be there but Tamaulipas Crows have shown up back at the dump in Brownsville after an absence of many years. They have been seen for the past few days and there are now as many as 5 being seen at the dump. Details on where they are being seen on the texbirds listserve. One more reason to go the Texas direction!


Dave



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Columbia, MO
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Wow! Looks like we're the only ones who HAVEN'T been to Rio Grande Valley birding. THANK YOU for all the info, recommendations and resources. No question, we will have to go.

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Date: 11/12/17 6:05 pm
From: Marvin Staloch <mstaloch01...>
Subject: Riverlands - Swans - Sandhills
There were about 600 Trumpeter Swans in Heron Pond around 4:00 PM today at
the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary in St. Charles County.

While watching and photographing the swans, 5 Sandhill Cranes circled the
area.



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Date: 11/12/17 8:07 am
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: Red necked grebe at Riverlands
Located at north end of Ellis Bay near road to Lincoln Shields

Found by Chrissy and Andy this morning at 10 am

Brad

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Date: 11/12/17 7:12 am
From: Greg Swick <grswick...>
Subject: Re: Red-throated Loon
Red-throated Loon relocated at Fellows Lake this morning.
Greg Swick
Greene County

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> On Nov 6, 2017, at 2:46 PM, <grswick...> wrote:
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> There is currently a Red-throated Loon near the silo at Fellows Lake in Greene County.
> Good Birding,
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Date: 11/11/17 6:56 pm
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Loess Bluffs [Squaw Creek ] NWR, Holt Co.
Larry Lade and I visited the refuge this morning. Lots of Waterfowl in spite of LOTS of vegetation that has grown up due to the dry conditions. Birds were packed in to some of the places that did have open water. Some of our observations - Thousands of Dabbling Ducks present, but very few Divers. Trumpeter Swans numbering around 150. Several Ross's Geese in with several thousand Snow Geese, plus Canada and Greater White-fronted Geese. A pair of Sandhill Cranes. Many Red-tailed Hawks and Bald Eagles, several Northern Harriers, and a Cooper's Hawk. Four Harris's Sparrows. Three River Otters. Fun Morning!
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Date: 11/11/17 4:15 pm
From: Michael Thelen <mikethelen...>
Subject: SLAS Field Trip Report -- StL Area
Saturday morning at Shaw Nature Reserve in Franklin County 14 of us started
from the Visitor Center parking lot on a very pleasant 4 1/4 mile fall hike
which took us through the Pinetum, down the Brush Creek trail, across the
prairie with a stop at the observation deck, past the Dana Brown center,
around the wetland, past the serpentine wall and Wolf Run Lake and finally
down the north loop of the Wolf Run trail back to the starting point. It
was brisk at the start with the temperature at 34F; however, the air warmed
steadily throughout the morning. We started promptly at 8 and finished just
a little after 1 p.m.

By my count we tallied 41 species with highlights including 5 raptors and 10
emberizids. There was quite the birdy section of the trail in and around
the Pinetum; a small flight of hawks with 1 RED-TAILED HAWK and 2
RED-SHOULDERED HAWKs accompanied by 2 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKs. Mike Grant
captured at least one diagnostic photo of one of the sharpies. BLUE JAY,
CEDAR WAXWING and DARK-EYED JUNCO were all well represented. A few
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERs and a single PINE SISKIN were also seen.

We looked carefully for crossbills and owls in appropriate places but with
no luck.

On the home stretch of the Wolf Run trail another RED-SHOULDERED HAWK glided
right over our heads then up to a close-to-the-trail perch giving us a nice
scope look and a photo op. Thanks to Bernie for hauling the scope along
today.

Full eBird list at the following link. If anyone would like me to share the
checklist just send me an email to request and I'd be happy to oblige.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40450665

Mike Thelen
Univ City, StL Cnty, MO
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Date: 11/11/17 3:36 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Rio Grande Valley guide
Hi all,

I will honor all requests for the guide--tomorrow.

Got an offer to go to Orient Express this evening.

Bodacious birding to you (and we had that today on a fun field trip to Binder Lake led by Greg Leonard--much fun putting faces to birders new to me and catching up with others I see too infrequently).

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Date: 11/11/17 2:14 pm
From: David <davidbecher...>
Subject: Saturday WGNSS Birding
We started at Busch, where careful searching failed to find the Eared Grebe. There was a large flock of Cedar Waxwings at Lake 6 among which we found a nice female plumaged Purple Finch. There were probably two Red-breasted Nuthatches in the pines, but they were very uncooperative. The Fallen Oak Trail also had a large flock of Cedar Waxwings and a smaller flock of at least 6 Red-breasted Nuthatches that were easier to see. We then drove to Riverlands and looked for the Snowy Owl without success. There was a lot of farm work in progress and probably too much disturbance. There were only a few birds in Ellis Bay, but one was a very nice Red-throated Loon in Ellis Bay a bit down stream from Heron Pond. We also saw my first of the season Common Goldeneye near the dam. Swans were everywhere and there were small flocks of White-fronted and Snow Geese.

David Becher

Saint Louis

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Date: 11/11/17 12:19 pm
From: David <davidbecher...>
Subject: Red-throated Loon at Riverlands

There is a Red-throated Loon in Ellis Bay just past Heron Pond
David Becher
St Louis


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Date: 11/11/17 7:01 am
From: James Bair <0000019f7a2415d4-dmarc-request...>
Subject: BIRDS SEEN IN MY YARD DURING THE WEEK ENDING \NOV 10TH.
Birds observed at my feeders or heard for the week ending November 10, 2017 totaled 16 species locally.

Fly overs included: Teal species

Other species seen or heard were:

Mourning Dove,
Common Grackle,
Northern Cardinal,
Blue Jay,
House Sparrows,
House Finch,
American Goldfinch,
Red Crossbills,
Pine Siskins,
Juncos,
Crows heard,
Black caped Chickees,
Downy Woodpeckers,
Red-Bellied Woodpeckers,

Other birds seen- Cormorants at the Lake of the Woods
Shrike species: 170th street on Missouri 41 near Van Meter State Park 11/9/2017.
Twenty Red-tailed Hawks and Five Northern Harriers on the same day while enroute to Brunswick, Mo and return.

Best birds(s): Juncos

Observation: Winter birds are arriving with each strong cold blast\ such as this weekend. Look for winter sparrows such as White-throated, White Crowned, Red Crossbills, ducks, and geese, and especially White fronted, Snows Cackling and Canada Geese both day and night as well as Gulls and Terns.

Field Trip on Sunday, November 19th to Lake Jacomo Audubon Library and boat ramp for ducks. Meet at the Audubon Library at 2:00 p.m.

Project FEEDER WATCH begins Saturday November 11, hope several will participate.

WEAR BLAZE ORANGE VEST AND CAPS WHILE IN THE FIELD as Missouri RIFLE DEER SEASON began at 6:30 A.M. TODAY 11/11/2017

Join the WALDO BIRDERS Facebook page for up-to-date birding info for the southwestern portions of Kansas City, Mo and eastern Kansas neighborhoods.

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Date: 11/11/17 5:55 am
From: Paul Moffett <pmoffett...>
Subject: Black Bellied Whistling Ducks
Paul Moffett
Nov. 9 at 0800
Riverland Teal Pond

The Black Bellied Whistling Ducks are still at Riverland as of Nov. 9. It
was a bit chilly and they were huddled together. Couldn't tell if there were
7 or 8.

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Date: 11/10/17 5:02 pm
From: Bruce Beck <beckbugs42...>
Subject: Rusty Blackbird in Poplar Bluff
Surprising single blackbird feeding on birdseed on the ground behind the
house this afternoon. Earlier than I've seen before, and far from a swamp.
It moved farther off before I could get my camera.

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Date: 11/10/17 4:50 pm
From: Peter Richardson <pmickr...>
Subject: Crows in St Louis
This afternoon I went to renew my Missouri Botanical Garden membership before the SLAS trip to Shaw NR tomorrow (with 20% off the cost of membership until the 17th!). I seem to remember a query about location of a winter crow roost, so I went in search of it. The search ended at Vandeventer and Chouteau. There are some trees and parking lots under the yellow water tower, and by 5:00 p.m. there were large numbers of crows there. There were no further crows in the air. From the bridge on Chouteau you can turn right on Central Industrial Drive to escape the traffic. There was a lovely sunse t as I drove home down I-44 to Kirkwood.

P. Mick Richardson, St Louis County.

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Date: 11/10/17 4:47 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: Rio Grande Valley birding
Jon and Nancy, et al.,

I've been birding the Rio Grande Valley for more than 20 years, missing only last winter due to illness. I have written a guide to birding the Valley that I send via email to anyone who requests it. It is the accumulation of familiarity with the RGV over the years, written especially for the first-time Missouri birder heading that way. It includes suggestions of resources, brief descriptions of birding sites and what to expect (with relative ratings). A small bit on guides, lodging options and some dining venues also included.

As I've expounded before that the second greatest source of endorphin generation for a birder is to show a lifer to someone else, I'm very pleased to share the info on the RGV--a birder's candy store of life birds.

Edge Wade
Columbia, Mo
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Does anyone know if the Hurricane/Weather this year damaged or put
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Date: 11/10/17 4:14 pm
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...>
Subject: Snowy Owl 11/9/17 Video
Thanks Dave Haenni for the find and the call about this beauty. We
weren't able to refind this bird today (11/10/17), so we thought we'd
share what video we were able to get yesterday in the terrible heat
haze - and from so far away:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNqK27ZNYCA [1]

Remember to copy and paste the link in your browser if it doesn't
work for you.

Andy Reago

St. Louis MO

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Date: 11/10/17 3:08 pm
From: Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: (no subject)


First of all, let me say I haven't done the Rio Grande and that is my first pick for down south in winter based on what I've heard. If you also get a chance to swing by the Texas Gulf beaches you may get many of the birds I saw 5 years ago on the Mississippi beaches. These birds are so easy to get and are often in places where you can easily walk up to them and get good photos. My notes from the MS beaches (Long Beach, Pass Christian, Bay St. Louis) in December include Ruddy Turnstones, Willets, Short Billed Dowitchers, American Oystercatcher, Sanderlings, Dunlin (a large "fling" as I recall), various gulls, red breasted mergansers, black skimmers, loons, horned grebes, royal and forster's terns, snowy egrets. And just off the beach brown headed nuthatch, white ibises, loggerhead shrikes, American pipits. etc. Again, on the beach they are just so easy, so maybe on the way back you could swing by one.

Jane Frazier
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Date: 11/10/17 3:07 pm
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: Re: Eared Grebe at Busch CA
oops! bird I need, not big I need

On Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 4:21 PM, Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
wrote:

> Bill, the eared grebe is a big I need. Will the Busch Area be closed this
> weekend for deer season? Do you think the bird will still be around? This
> is one of those birds that I might see if I go west in the state to find
> some other bird I need for the year and see the grebe to. MMM?
>
> Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this one.
>
> Brad
>
>
>
> On Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 3:28 PM, William Rowe <rowemb45...> wrote:
>
>> Tom Parmeter and I had an Eared Grebe at the east end of Lake 33 in Busch
>> a few hours ago. It was sticking closely with a small flock of coots. The
>> lake and the adjacent wetland also had a nice variety of ducks (10 species)
>> plus Ring-billed and Bonaparte's Gulls, as well as snipe, Dunlin, and Least
>> Sandpiper at the west end.
>>
>> Not as exciting as a Snowy Owl, but we thought some birders might be
>> interested.
>>
>> Bill Rowe
>> St. Louis
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Date: 11/10/17 2:21 pm
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: Re: Eared Grebe at Busch CA
Bill, the eared grebe is a big I need. Will the Busch Area be closed this
weekend for deer season? Do you think the bird will still be around? This
is one of those birds that I might see if I go west in the state to find
some other bird I need for the year and see the grebe to. MMM?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this one.

Brad



On Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 3:28 PM, William Rowe <rowemb45...> wrote:

> Tom Parmeter and I had an Eared Grebe at the east end of Lake 33 in Busch
> a few hours ago. It was sticking closely with a small flock of coots. The
> lake and the adjacent wetland also had a nice variety of ducks (10 species)
> plus Ring-billed and Bonaparte's Gulls, as well as snipe, Dunlin, and Least
> Sandpiper at the west end.
>
> Not as exciting as a Snowy Owl, but we thought some birders might be
> interested.
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Date: 11/10/17 2:08 pm
From: Michael Thelen <mikethelen...>
Subject: South Africa Birds & Animals -- No Local Sightings
Hi MOBirders:

I recently returned home to St. Louis from a 36-day trip to South Africa.
I've arranged some of the > 5000 photos and videos I took at the following
sites.

Still photos of birds, animals and reptiles at the first link:

http://smu.gs/2ApUzRI

Short movies on youtube at the second link in the playlist called "South
Africa 2017." There are bird and forest sounds, water mongoose babies,
whales, gannets, meerkats, owlets, rhinos; plus an elephant, a hamerkop,
scenic drive, crocodile and cheetah.

http://bit.ly/2zt9ugT

Cheers,

Mike Thelen
Univ City, StL Cnty, MO
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Date: 11/10/17 1:28 pm
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: Eared Grebe at Busch CA
Tom Parmeter and I had an Eared Grebe at the east end of Lake 33 in Busch a
few hours ago. It was sticking closely with a small flock of coots. The
lake and the adjacent wetland also had a nice variety of ducks (10 species)
plus Ring-billed and Bonaparte's Gulls, as well as snipe, Dunlin, and Least
Sandpiper at the west end.

Not as exciting as a Snowy Owl, but we thought some birders might be
interested.

Bill Rowe
St. Louis
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Date: 11/10/17 12:35 pm
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Crossbills, Pershing SP, Linn Co. Mo.
I observed a flock of 10-12 Red Crossbills after watching for over an hour this morning. They flew into the Pines across from the Campground. They fed for a few minutes before flying off back to the south towards the other Pines. Couple of Red-breasted Nuthatches down there earlier. Sure feels like Winter today!

Later,
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Date: 11/10/17 8:39 am
From: Joel Rurik <jrurik12...>
Subject: Re: Snowy Owl near Riverlands
I did not see it this morning. Saw four other cars looking near dawn, with no luck to my knowledge. Nothing is on eBird yet either.

Joel Rurik
St. Louis City

> On Nov 10, 2017, at 10:37 AM, ahouston67 <0000016d8d3b86fb-dmarc-request...> wrote:
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> Has the snowy owl been sighted today?
>
> Angela Clark
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> Subject: Snowy Owl near Riverlands
>
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>
> On Cora island road just over tbe hill padt the pump station on the right. . Very whitr
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Date: 11/10/17 8:37 am
From: ahouston67 <0000016d8d3b86fb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Snowy Owl near Riverlands
Has the snowy owl been sighted today? 
Angela Clark Mehlville MO


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On Cora island road just over tbe hill padt the pump station on the right.  .   Very whitr
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Date: 11/10/17 6:37 am
From: Laura Gorman <0000007d401f97ad-dmarc-request...>
Subject: America’s Wildest Place Is Open for Business - The New York Times
This should have us all contacting our elected representatives and donating to the NRDC which is fighting these moves in court.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/10/opinion/sunday/wildest-place-in-america.html

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Date: 11/10/17 5:13 am
From: Kevin Wehner <webmaster...>
Subject: No Sighting - Last Chance to Provide Your ASM Spring Meeting Field Trip Feedback
Dear MOBIRDERS,

If you haven’t taken the ASM 2018 Spring Meeting Field Trip Survey, now’s your last chance! We’re closing the survey next Wednesday, November 15.

The Missouri River Bird Observatory is hosting the 2018 Spring Audubon Society of Missouri Meeting at Arrow Rock State Historic Site. Several field trip options are being considered and the organizers would like to hear from you if you plan to attend the meeting.

Please take a few minutes to let the planning committee know your thoughts by taking part in this 12 item survey:

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Date: 11/9/17 7:31 pm
From: Lorrie Lowrie <lavit1422...>
Subject: Re: (no subject)
The Rio Grande Valley wasn’t affected. I live in Rockport, Tx and most of the important Birding areas here were decimated, but fortunately the Whooping Cranes hadn’t migrated yet and the largest population in years is arriving daily. If you want to see Whoopers, come on up and I would be happy to show you. Anything south of Corpus Christi is in good shape.

Lorrie Lowrie

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> On Nov 9, 2017, at 9:10 PM, David Starrett <StarrettDA...> wrote:
>
> Looks like most places are in good shape. This is helpful to see what state parks are open:
>
> https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/park-information/park-alert-status
>
> Texas State Parks with Alerts — Texas Parks & Wildlife ...
> tpwd.texas.gov
> This map shows the current status of all state parks. Click on an icon to see that park's alert information. This map does not include information on burn bans, all ...
> Note Bentsen and Santa Ana may both end up with a big wall running through the middle of them in the future, they are both worth checking out before that!
>
>
>
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> Does anyone know if the Hurricane/Weather this year damaged or put Rio Grande Valley or World Birding Center out of commission?
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Date: 11/9/17 7:10 pm
From: David Starrett <StarrettDA...>
Subject: Re: (no subject)
Looks like most places are in good shape. This is helpful to see what state parks are open:

https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/park-information/park-alert-status

Texas State Parks with Alerts Texas Parks & Wildlife ...<https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/park-information/park-alert-status>
tpwd.texas.gov
This map shows the current status of all state parks. Click on an icon to see that park's alert information. This map does not include information on burn bans, all ...

Note Bentsen and Santa Ana may both end up with a big wall running through the middle of them in the future, they are both worth checking out before that!




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Date: 11/9/17 7:02 pm
From: Jon & Nancy Rapp <jrapp...>
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Does anyone know if the Hurricane/Weather this year damaged or put
Rio Grande Valley or World Birding Center out of commission?

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Date: 11/9/17 6:52 pm
From: John Kamerud <jqkamerud...>
Subject: Re: (no subject)
Last November I attended the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival in Harlingen, Texas. This was a fantastic opportunity, first because of the great diversity of species in that area. Second, because each day of the festival offered a choice of several different field trips, led by local experts. I picked up many "lifers" that week.

You might try investigating bird festivals in the south this winter. I know there are several offered in Arizona and Florida, for example. They can be pricey, but probably less than hiring a guide.

John Kamerud
Lake St Louis


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We are considering a winter birding trip to Texas or the south. Is that worthwhile? Any recommendations? We aren't very good birders, should we use a guide or can we do well enough on our own? THANKS! Jon and Nancy Rapp, Columbia, MO

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Date: 11/9/17 6:32 pm
From: Jon & Nancy Rapp <jrapp...>
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Wow! Looks like we're the only ones who HAVEN'T been to Rio Grande
Valley birding. THANK YOU for all the info, recommendations and
resources. No question, we will have to go.

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Date: 11/9/17 5:07 pm
From: A JOHN SOLODAR <solodar...>
Subject: Re: (no subject)
A guide is highly recommended for new or inexperienced birders. You will see much more that way.

I have had success finding local guides by looking at the website of Audubon Societies in cities of interest. This worked very well for me in Tucson a few years back. If the website does not list any local guides, try calling the society’s phone number and ask for help. Or Google birding guides in “city”. This brings up a good link in Miami.

A better option may be the website birdingpal.org. This brings you into contact with volunteer birders who have put their names on the list.

John

John Solodar
<solodar...>

The older I get the better I was.

> On Nov 9, 2017, at 6:37 PM, Jon & Nancy Rapp <jrapp...> wrote:
>
> We are considering a winter birding trip to Texas or the south. Is that worthwhile? Any recommendations? We aren't very good birders, should we use a guide or can we do well enough on our own? THANKS! Jon and Nancy Rapp, Columbia, MO
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Date: 11/9/17 4:37 pm
From: Jon & Nancy Rapp <jrapp...>
Subject: (no subject)


We are considering a winter birding trip to Texas or the south. Is
that worthwhile? Any recommendations? We aren't very good birders,
should we use a guide or can we do well enough on our own? THANKS! Jon
and Nancy Rapp, Columbia, MO

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Date: 11/9/17 4:13 pm
From: Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...>
Subject: thank you
Thank you to all who responded to my question about the MO/Illinois state line at Riverlands. I understand more now than I did before.
Kathleen Anderson, Columbia

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Date: 11/9/17 9:31 am
From: Lisa Berger <goshawk...>
Subject: Re: Odd sparrow at Apple Creek Conservation Area
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/twisted-beaks/ <https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/twisted-beaks/>

It’s believed to be a viral disease that deforms keratin. The image is an extreme case—sometimes the bill isn’t as deformed.

Lisa


> On Nov 9, 2017, at 9:40 AM, Allen Gathman <agathman...> wrote:
>
> I'm a geneticist by training, so of course I think it was born that way. When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. In defense of that view, though, Mike Grant pointed out that it's also missing all the claws from the toes on its right foot.
>
> -Allen Gathman
> Pocahontas, MO
>
> On Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 9:32 AM, Scott Miller <sdmiller42...> <mailto:<sdmiller42...>> wrote:
> Is that caused from an injury or born like that?
>
> Scott Miller
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Nov 8, 2017, at 1:17 PM, Allen Gathman <agathman...> <mailto:<agathman...>> wrote:
> >
> > I was at Apple Creek (cape Girardeau County) this morning, and I just
> > thought it was nice that a Field Sparrow was being so cooperative about
> > getting its picture taken. Then I got home and looked more closely, only
> > to find I'd photographed the extremely rare Field Crossbill.
> >
> > https://www.flickr.com/photos/a <https://www.flickr.com/photos/a>
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Date: 11/9/17 8:52 am
From: David <davidbecher...>
Subject: Snowy Owl near Riverlands


On Cora island road just over tbe hill padt the pump station on the right. . Very whitr
Dabid Becher
St Louis

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Date: 11/9/17 8:29 am
From: Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa...>
Subject: Re: ebird question Mo/Ill state line
A most interesting example of birding leading to history and geography.

Cheers, Deepa

On Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 9:11 PM, Al & Lois <alandlois...> wrote:

> After much research this is what I found, the state line was officially
> returned to the original line when the state was admitted as the 24th state
> in 1821.
> http://www.photosbyat.com/Birds/2009-Birding/Birding-2009-
> May/2009-05-15-RMBS/i-BN6gxvB
> I had heard a rumor that this was brought to the front when building the
> new dam and they didn't want to fool with unions from both states.
>
> Al Smith
> Bridgeton, Mo
> St. Louis County
>
> On 11/9/2017 9:11 AM, Edge Wade wrote:
>
>> The map showing the state line going down the middle of the Missouri
>> River is incorrect. Rivers change course. There is a portion of Illinois
>> on "the Missouri side" (west) at Riverlands. The sign is correct. We've
>> been through variations of this matter before. There was a discussion of
>> this on Mobirds 2 or 3 years ago. A search of the Mobirds archives will
>> produce links to maps and more discussion.
>>
>> Edge Wade
>> Columbia, MO
>> <edgew...>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Kathleen A Anderson" <andersonka...>
>> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 10:58:45 PM
>> Subject: ebird question
>>
>> I have been moving old bird records from Avisys into ebird. Here's a
>> problem.
>>
>>
>> I was at an ASM meeting on a field trip to Riverlands led by Jim Malone.
>> We were on Riverlands Way where it turns and goes to the parking lot by the
>> dam. If you go straight, you would go to the Confluence. There is a sign
>> maybe a third down that road to the dam that marks the IL state line. We
>> were standing next to that sign and saw a Blackpoll Warbler on the IL side.
>> If you go to ebird maps, the state line goes down the middle of the MI
>> River. Either I am missing something or there is no way that I can enter my
>> Blackpoll Warbler in ebird at the location I saw it.
>>
>>
>> Does anybody have a solution to my problem?
>> Thank you,
>> Kathleen Anderson, Columbia
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Date: 11/9/17 7:41 am
From: Al & Lois <alandlois...>
Subject: Re: ebird question Mo/Ill state line
After much research this is what I found, the state line was officially
returned to the original line when the state was admitted as the 24th
state in 1821.
http://www.photosbyat.com/Birds/2009-Birding/Birding-2009-May/2009-05-15-RMBS/i-BN6gxvB
I had heard a rumor that this was brought to the front when building the
new dam and they didn't want to fool with unions from both states.

Al Smith
Bridgeton, Mo
St. Louis County

On 11/9/2017 9:11 AM, Edge Wade wrote:
> The map showing the state line going down the middle of the Missouri River is incorrect. Rivers change course. There is a portion of Illinois on "the Missouri side" (west) at Riverlands. The sign is correct. We've been through variations of this matter before. There was a discussion of this on Mobirds 2 or 3 years ago. A search of the Mobirds archives will produce links to maps and more discussion.
>
> Edge Wade
> Columbia, MO
> <edgew...>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kathleen A Anderson" <andersonka...>
> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 10:58:45 PM
> Subject: ebird question
>
> I have been moving old bird records from Avisys into ebird. Here's a problem.
>
>
> I was at an ASM meeting on a field trip to Riverlands led by Jim Malone. We were on Riverlands Way where it turns and goes to the parking lot by the dam. If you go straight, you would go to the Confluence. There is a sign maybe a third down that road to the dam that marks the IL state line. We were standing next to that sign and saw a Blackpoll Warbler on the IL side.
> If you go to ebird maps, the state line goes down the middle of the MI River. Either I am missing something or there is no way that I can enter my Blackpoll Warbler in ebird at the location I saw it.
>
>
> Does anybody have a solution to my problem?
> Thank you,
> Kathleen Anderson, Columbia
>
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Date: 11/9/17 7:40 am
From: Allen Gathman <agathman...>
Subject: Re: Odd sparrow at Apple Creek Conservation Area
I'm a geneticist by training, so of course I think it was born that way.
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. In defense of
that view, though, Mike Grant pointed out that it's also missing all the
claws from the toes on its right foot.

-Allen Gathman
Pocahontas, MO

On Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 9:32 AM, Scott Miller <sdmiller42...> wrote:

> Is that caused from an injury or born like that?
>
> Scott Miller
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Nov 8, 2017, at 1:17 PM, Allen Gathman <agathman...> wrote:
> >
> > I was at Apple Creek (cape Girardeau County) this morning, and I just
> > thought it was nice that a Field Sparrow was being so cooperative about
> > getting its picture taken. Then I got home and looked more closely, only
> > to find I'd photographed the extremely rare Field Crossbill.
> >
> > https://www.flickr.com/photos/a
>

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Date: 11/9/17 7:39 am
From: Scott Miller <00000034c52f731f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Odd sparrow at Apple Creek Conservation Area
Is that caused from an injury or born like that?

Scott Miller

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 8, 2017, at 1:17 PM, Allen Gathman <agathman...> wrote:
>
> I was at Apple Creek (cape Girardeau County) this morning, and I just
> thought it was nice that a Field Sparrow was being so cooperative about
> getting its picture taken. Then I got home and looked more closely, only
> to find I'd photographed the extremely rare Field Crossbill.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/a

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Date: 11/9/17 7:13 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: ebird question
The map showing the state line going down the middle of the Missouri River is incorrect. Rivers change course. There is a portion of Illinois on "the Missouri side" (west) at Riverlands. The sign is correct. We've been through variations of this matter before. There was a discussion of this on Mobirds 2 or 3 years ago. A search of the Mobirds archives will produce links to maps and more discussion.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
<edgew...>

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kathleen A Anderson" <andersonka...>
To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 10:58:45 PM
Subject: ebird question

I have been moving old bird records from Avisys into ebird. Here's a problem.


I was at an ASM meeting on a field trip to Riverlands led by Jim Malone. We were on Riverlands Way where it turns and goes to the parking lot by the dam. If you go straight, you would go to the Confluence. There is a sign maybe a third down that road to the dam that marks the IL state line. We were standing next to that sign and saw a Blackpoll Warbler on the IL side.
If you go to ebird maps, the state line goes down the middle of the MI River. Either I am missing something or there is no way that I can enter my Blackpoll Warbler in ebird at the location I saw it.


Does anybody have a solution to my problem?
Thank you,
Kathleen Anderson, Columbia

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Date: 11/9/17 6:37 am
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: Re: eBird question
Kathleen:

The eBird situation at Riverlands is a bit vexing, since the area straddles
two states, and eBird (naturally) prefers that you enter lists from one
state at a time. Here is the approach that the local eBird team has
evolved, along with many of us other observers:

1) The major hotspot is "Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary" in St.
Charles Co., Missouri. It covers everything within the boundaries of
Riverlands IN MISSOURI as a Corps of Engineers-managed area. In theory, at
least, it does not cover adjacent non-Corps areas, some of which have their
own hotspots. It also does not cover Illinois.

2) The primary hotspot FOR ILLINOIS is "Melvin Price Lock and Dam 26,
Alton" in Madison Co., Illinois. This covers the dam itself, the spillway
and the river just below it, the Great Rivers Museum area on the other side
of the river, and (importantly) *everything on the "Missouri" side that is
actually in Illinois*. This includes all the woods, brush, and marsh
between the yellow state-line sign and the dam parking lot, as you
describe. Thus this hotspot is where you saw the Blackpoll, and you can
create a list for yourself there. Like any public hotspot, it will show up
on the map when you "Explore Hotspots" under the "Explore Data" tab in
eBird. You don't need to create a personal location for this sighting.

3) The trickiest part of using this hotspot division, which doesn't affect
your Blackpoll, is where the state line falls between that yellow sign and
the Alton bridge. As a rough guide, I think most of us just make our best
guess by sighting from one spot to the other, but two things are clear: all
of Ellis Island is in Missouri (according to the Corps personnel I've
spoken to), and the portion of the actual river channel just above the dam
and along the lock wall is in Illinois. This can leave it UNclear which
state a given duck or grebe or loon may be in, especially when viewed from
Riverlands Way, but I think most of us just count them for Missouri unless
they are so far out in the bay as to be basically in the river channel.

I know, too much information, but that's not all. I will leave you on your
own to check out these additional hotspots: "Red School Rd./Cora Island
Rd.", "Confluence Rd.", and "Big Muddy NFWR--Cora Island Unit." None of
these should be confused with Riverlands.

Hope this helps,

Bill Rowe
St. Louis
<rowemb45...>

P.S. to the eBird team: I sure hope I didn't get anything wrong!

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Date: 11/9/17 4:40 am
From: Deepa Mohan <mohandeepa...>
Subject: Re: ebird question
And if you still can't find the location:

Click on "Find it on a map" and add;

OR

a very useful feature,

"Use latitude/longitude"

Go to Google maps and find the location, and in that, you will find two
sets of figures which are the lat. and long. Cut and paste the figures into
the eBird box and there you go!

Eg, here is a location ( incidentally, this is the only nesting place of
the critically endangered Long-billed Vultures in south India):

https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/Ramadevarabetta,+Karnataka+572104/@13.310335,77.1555276,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3bb02c82d56ed755:0x73f9d8082f0fd161!8m2!3d13.3082385!4d77.1593012?hl=en

On that, I cut the figures after the @ sign, like so:

13.310335 (lat)
77.1555276 (long)

Hope that helps.

Cheers, Deepa





On Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 5:51 PM, Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...> wrote:

> Login to eBird, click “My eBird,” click "Manage My Location," find this
> location on the list and click “Edit.” A map will display. Click “Move” and
> then click the the actual location on the map. A “Move” button will
> display. Click that button and you’re done!
>
> --
> Kevin Wehner
> <kevinwehner...>
> Columbia, MO
>
> On November 8, 2017 at 10:59:25 PM, Kathleen A Anderson (
> <andersonka...>) wrote:
>
> I have been moving old bird records from Avisys into ebird. Here's a
> problem.
>
> I was at an ASM meeting on a field trip to Riverlands led by Jim Malone.
> We were on Riverlands Way where it turns and goes to the parking lot by the
> dam. If you go straight, you would go to the Confluence. There is a sign
> maybe a third down that road to the dam that marks the IL state line. We
> were standing next to that sign and saw a Blackpoll Warbler on the IL
> side.
> If you go to ebird maps, the state line goes down the middle of the MI
> River. Either I am missing something or there is no way that I can enter
> my Blackpoll Warbler in ebird at the location I saw it.
>
> Does anybody have a solution to my problem?
> Thank you,
> Kathleen Anderson, Columbia
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Date: 11/9/17 4:21 am
From: Kevin Wehner <kevinwehner...>
Subject: Re: ebird question
Login to eBird, click “My eBird,” click "Manage My Location," find this
location on the list and click “Edit.” A map will display. Click “Move” and
then click the the actual location on the map. A “Move” button will
display. Click that button and you’re done!

--
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<kevinwehner...>
Columbia, MO

On November 8, 2017 at 10:59:25 PM, Kathleen A Anderson (
<andersonka...>) wrote:

I have been moving old bird records from Avisys into ebird. Here's a
problem.

I was at an ASM meeting on a field trip to Riverlands led by Jim Malone.
We were on Riverlands Way where it turns and goes to the parking lot by the
dam. If you go straight, you would go to the Confluence. There is a sign
maybe a third down that road to the dam that marks the IL state line. We
were standing next to that sign and saw a Blackpoll Warbler on the IL
side.
If you go to ebird maps, the state line goes down the middle of the MI
River. Either I am missing something or there is no way that I can enter
my Blackpoll Warbler in ebird at the location I saw it.

Does anybody have a solution to my problem?
Thank you,
Kathleen Anderson, Columbia
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Date: 11/8/17 8:58 pm
From: Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...>
Subject: ebird question
I have been moving old bird records from Avisys into ebird. Here's a problem.


I was at an ASM meeting on a field trip to Riverlands led by Jim Malone. We were on Riverlands Way where it turns and goes to the parking lot by the dam. If you go straight, you would go to the Confluence. There is a sign maybe a third down that road to the dam that marks the IL state line. We were standing next to that sign and saw a Blackpoll Warbler on the IL side.
If you go to ebird maps, the state line goes down the middle of the MI River. Either I am missing something or there is no way that I can enter my Blackpoll Warbler in ebird at the location I saw it.


Does anybody have a solution to my problem?
Thank you,
Kathleen Anderson, Columbia

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Date: 11/8/17 7:46 pm
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Dunn Ranch Rough-legged Hawks,& Longspurs, Harrison Co.
I drove up this morning to check out the Praires in Far North MO. Nice Sunny Day for a change, but pretty quiet overall. The highlight was seeing one dark phase and two light phase Rough-legged Hawks in one area at Dunn Ranch. Saw a few of the Bison, but didn't come across any Praire Chickens today. Had a small flock of Lapland Longspurs though. Fun watching a couple of large White-tailed Bucks walking around in the daylight in the tall grass. Pawnee Praire was really quiet with a flock of 13 Horned Lark the most interesting sighting. Was hoping for Smith's Longspurs, but the continued Praire restoration leaves little available habitat for those.
  Still getting Pine Siskins at the feeders in the yard everyday.
Later,Steve <Kinderdmkinder...>

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Date: 11/8/17 1:11 pm
From: Betsy Garett <betsygarrett...>
Subject: Scissor tail flycatchers in southwest Missouri sighting
Traveling to George Washington Carver National Monument Saturday November
4. Saw first scissor tail shortly after turning onto Highway J just
west of Wentworth late morning and then the second at 2 pm on Highway
V at the intersection of Marten Road.
Betsy GarrettColumbia, MO.

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Date: 11/8/17 11:18 am
From: Allen Gathman <agathman...>
Subject: Odd sparrow at Apple Creek Conservation Area
I was at Apple Creek (cape Girardeau County) this morning, and I just
thought it was nice that a Field Sparrow was being so cooperative about
getting its picture taken. Then I got home and looked more closely, only
to find I'd photographed the extremely rare Field Crossbill.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/agathman/38238275472
https://www.flickr.com/photos/agathman/26493677899

-Allen Gathman
Pocahontas, MO

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Date: 11/8/17 10:52 am
From: Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: CAS Field Trip - Saturday, November 11th
Saturday, November 11th

Destination: Binder Lake

Departure Point: AC Commuter Parking Lot

Leader: Greg Leonard

Contact Info: 573-823-4759

We’ll carpool from the AC Commuter Parking Lot at 8:00 a.m.  The lot is on the southeast corner of the ACexit off Hwy 63 on Lenoir St.  If you’renot joining the carpool, meet at the tackle shop on the north side of the lakeat 8:40 a.m.  where we will join withRBAS. After the trip we’ll have lunch near Binder Lake at Dudley’s Café.  (Note: Dudley’s Café only takes cash)

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Date: 11/8/17 10:43 am
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...>
Subject: Snow geese
Huge numbers of snow geese over the Joplin MO. area for the last several
morning, noon and evenings. SNGO going south, east, and southeast.
I suppose that the Tundra waived them so long for now.
Larry, in Joplin.
Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...>
11-8-17.

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Date: 11/8/17 5:55 am
From: WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <eddlemanw...>
Subject: Yard Birds in Cape Girardeau
Quite the morning!

In my front yard, birds of note this morning:

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Winter Wren
Orange-crowned Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
8 Pine Siskins

Weather system must have moved some birds in last night!

----Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau


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Date: 11/7/17 8:20 pm
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: More Crossbills Livingston Co.
I observed a small flock of 4-5 Red Crossbills today at Poosey CA, NW Livingston Co. They kind of found me actually. I was walking next to the Pine Grove where I used to find Long-eared Owls. The trees have matured and partly died back, so no Owls anymore. Saw few cones on the trees so didn't expect any Crossbills either but they flew in next to where I was at and started feeding on the cones that were there. Nice!   I had stopped at the Thompson River WRP wetland on the way where I was surprised to find an adult Chipping Sparrow still around, along with Song, Swamp, Savannah, White-throated, White-crowned, Fox, Many American Tree Sparrows, and DE Juncos. Three Greater Yellowlegs still there also, and 4 LB Dowitchers, and several Wilson's Snipe.
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Date: 11/7/17 1:59 pm
From: David <davidbecher...>
Subject: Re: 65 trumpeter swans
I counted 66 swans this morning including at least one Tundra. I also counted 78 Horned Grebes in the duck flock. I believe that is a personal high one day count for the area.
David Becher

Saint Louis


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Oct. 7, @ 8 a.m.
Audubon Riverland Heron Pond
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65 Trumpeter Swans at Heron Pond this a.m.

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Date: 11/7/17 1:48 pm
From: Paul Moffett <pmoffett...>
Subject: 65 trumpeter swans
Oct. 7, @ 8 a.m.
Audubon Riverland Heron Pond
Paul Moffett
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65 Trumpeter Swans at Heron Pond this a.m.

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Date: 11/7/17 12:20 pm
From: Nic Allen <Tendingthegarden...>
Subject: Common Redpoll Platte County
Greetings All,

Just wanted to drop a quick note that we have a Common Redpoll visiting our yard today here in Platte County. We have been regularly having around 100 goldfinch and a few Pine Siskins. Keep your eyes on those feeders, it seems to be an interesting start to winter.

Nic Allen
Parkville, Missouri

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Date: 11/7/17 9:35 am
From: Michael Thelen <mikethelen...>
Subject: Field Trip Announcement -- StL Area
The ST. LOUIS AUDUBON SOCIETY is sponsoring a field trip this Saturday to
Shaw Nature Reserve in Franklin Cnty.

DATE: Saturday, November 11, 2017

MEETING TIME: 8:00 a.m.

MEETING PLACE: The semi-circle parking lot next to 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 planned to be 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.
As it's a 1/2 day trip no formal lunch break is planned so bring your own
food and drink to suit. In addition to the resident birds and any late
migrants we find, we'll be looking for sparrows, hawks, finches and siskins,
as well as the crossbills which have been reported widely in Missouri so far
this fall. As of today Saturday's forecast for the morning is not bad.

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.

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


Mike Thelen
Univ City, StL Cnty, MO
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Date: 11/6/17 8:13 pm
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Linn & Chariton Co. Mo.
I went over to Pershing SP to see what was around the Pines today. Very quiet this morning at 8:30 in contrast to last week? Went down and walked around the east Zell tract for awhile. Not much happening there either, so back to the Pines about 10:30. Couple of Red-breasted Nuthatches, but NADA on the Crossbills.
  Decided to head for Swan Lake NWR. Drove west on Kaye road on the way and had FOS Rough-legged Hawk. On to Swan Lake where I spotted 2 FOS Trumpeter Swans from main entrance road to the Visitor Center.Flock of 100 + White Pelicans flying over. Lots of Ducks, but most way out. Thousand plus Snow Geese on Silver Lake along with 150 Greater White-fronts, and many 1000's more Ducks, again most long distance.Silver Lake can only be viewed by the public from Taylor Point on the north end off Blacktop E. as the interior of the refuge is closed until March.
   Stopped back at Pershing on the way home around 3 p.m. Still not much activity at the Pine Grove by the Archery Range - Office/Shop area. I then went on up to the road to the Camp Ground area. The few Pines there are LOADED with cones. First nothing doing, then suddenly a flock of 50 Red Crossbills came flying in. I thought they would stop at the Pines I was watching but they went on by towards the Oaks north of the restrooms. A couple minutes later though 35 came back and flew south towards the larger group of Pines. Then the other 15 came back and started feeding in the Pines where I was. Persistence often pays off!!
Later,Steve KinderChillicothe, Livingston <Co.dmkinder...>

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Date: 11/6/17 4:32 pm
From: Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...>
Subject: Horned Grebes - Little Dixie Lake
Sandy Elbert and I found 5 Horned Grebes at Little Dixie Lake, Callaway County today. They were in a raft of ducks that included Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked, Ruddy, Canvasback.


Kathleen Anderson, Columbia

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Date: 11/6/17 12:46 pm
From: Greg Swick <grswick...>
Subject: Red-throated Loon
There is currently a Red-throated Loon near the silo at Fellows Lake in Greene County.
Good Birding,
Greg Swick
Ozark

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Date: 11/6/17 11:10 am
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: Surf Scoters RMBS
There is a group of five Surf Scoters swimming in Ellis bay along with a whole bunch of Lesser Scaup, Ringnecks, Redhead etc. Currently visible from Audubon Center. Total of 18 waterfowl spp. so far.

Bill Rowe
St. Louis
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Date: 11/6/17 6:43 am
From: Wally George <wgeorge274...>
Subject: Black Vultures in House Springs


Six Black Vultures flew over the intersection of Hwy 30 & CR W in
House Springs (Jefferson Co) this morning.

Wally George

Cedar Hill, Mo.

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Date: 11/5/17 7:28 pm
From: Terry McNeely <TerryMcneely...>
Subject: Red Crossbills

Had 4 Red Crossbills in my pines this morning. Heard them before I saw them.
3 females and 1 male.



Terry McNeely
Jameson, Mo 64647
Daviess County
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Date: 11/5/17 6:22 pm
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Livingston County Birds
I had a dozen Pine Siskins feeding in the yard this morning.
Saw my first Harris's Sparrow at the edge of town.
Watched 2 Short-eared Owls & 9 Northern Harriers at a CRP field NE of town this evening
Myrna Carlton reported a male Red Crossbill at her feeder in west subdivision of town today!
Looks like an Interesting Winter Season coming up!

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Date: 11/5/17 12:01 pm
From: Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...>
Subject: Cross-bill studies: Re: Red Crossbills, Jackson Co, MO
Ruth and all,

I found this link helpful… http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/crossbills-of-north-america-species-and-red-crossbill-call-types/ <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/crossbills-of-north-america-species-and-red-crossbill-call-types/>

Ethan

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> On Nov 5, 2017, at 1:57 PM, Ruth Simmons <tinamou99...> wrote:
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> Sorry, I forgot to say that this was in Fleming Park.
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> Ruth Simmons, <tinamou99...> <mailto: <tinamou99...>
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> There was a small flock of Red Crossbills feeding in the pines across the road and a little north of the entrance to the group camping area. I was only able to record their chips notes as they were contentedly eating. Would someone please send me the link for the type study? Thanks!!
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Date: 11/5/17 11:57 am
From: Ruth Simmons <tinamou99...>
Subject: Re: Red Crossbills, Jackson Co, MO
Sorry, I forgot to say that this was in Fleming Park.


Ruth Simmons, <tinamou99...><mailto:%<20tinamou99...>

Jackson County, Missouri


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There was a small flock of Red Crossbills feeding in the pines across the road and a little north of the entrance to the group camping area. I was only able to record their chips notes as they were contentedly eating. Would someone please send me the link for the type study? Thanks!!



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Jackson County, Missouri

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Date: 11/5/17 11:54 am
From: Ruth Simmons <tinamou99...>
Subject: Red Crossbills, Jackson Co, MO
There was a small flock of Red Crossbills feeding in the pines across the road and a little north of the entrance to the group camping area. I was only able to record their chips notes as they were contentedly eating. Would someone please send me the link for the type study? Thanks!!



Ruth Simmons, <tinamou99...><mailto:%<20tinamou99...>

Jackson County, Missouri

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Date: 11/5/17 8:47 am
From: Peter Kondrashov <pkondrash...>
Subject: Red crossbills at Atlanta CA (Macon Co.)
Just found 7 Red Crossbills in the pines next to Hwy 63 at the entrance to
the Atlanta CA (Macon Co.)

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Date: 11/5/17 8:27 am
From: James Bair <0000019f7a2415d4-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Birds Seen in October
GREAT NUMBERS THIS MONTH:

A Summation of Bird Species Observed/Heard in the Waldo/Brookside neighborhood and the forty-one adjacent neighborhoods in Missouri and Kansas during October 2017 as reported by members of the “WALDO BIRDERS” on Facebook and from the “Waldo Neighborhood” Facebook page and from the MoBirds List-server.

Neighborhoods reporting in October were:
Armour Hills, Armour Fields, Blenheim, Boone Hills, Country Club District Homes Assn, Country Club Ridge, East Meyer 6, Jerry smith Park, Meadow Lake, Marlborough Heights, Morningside, Santa Fe Hills, 75th and Walnut Area, Oak Meyer Gardens, Somerset Hills, Tower Holmes, Waldo, Ward Park, Wornall Homestead, and the Old Leawood North of 95th Neighborhood

Total species observed/heard in October 2017 totaled 54.
Flyovers included
Great Blue Heron,
Killdeer,
Bald Eagles,
BROAD-WINGED HAWK,
Cedar Waxwings,
White Pelicans,

Cooper’s Hawk were observed in several neighborhoods,
Great Horned Owl and Barred Owl in several neighborhoods, same even made the news in Kansas City by swooping down on joggers.
Canada Goose,
Mallard,
Green Winged Teal,
Blue-winged Teal,
Bufflehead,
SCAUP species,
Ringed-Billed Gull,
Franklin’s Gull,
Herring Gull,
Tern speices,
Cackling Goose (Richardson’s)
Red-tailed Hawk,
America Kestrel,
Mourning Dove,
Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon),
Northern Flicker (yellow-shafted),
Red-bellied Woodpecker,
Downy Woodpecker,
Hairy Woodpecker,
American Crow,
Blue Jay,
Black-capped Chickadee,
Tufted Titmouse,
White-Breasted Nuthatch,
Yellow-rumped warbler,
Chimney Swifts
Carolina Wren,
House Wren,
PINE SISKINS,
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,
Northern Mockingbird (common along the Trolley Trail),
Barn swallow,
American Robin,
Red-Winged Blackbird,
Common Grackle,
European Startling,
House Sparrow,
Junco species,
White-throated sparrow,
White-striped sparrow,
Eastern Meadowlarks,
Northern Cardinal,
House Finch, and American Goldfinch, were observed in most neighborhoods,
Wild Turkey were observed in several neighborhoods,
Turkey Vultures.

Thanks for your quality reporting of birds seen or heard in October 2017. Great pictures of several species were received this month on the “WALDO BIRDERS” Facebook page.
Thanks again.

ITEMS of NOTE for October WERE:
Wild Turkeys were seen in several neighborhoods again this month.
Red Crossbills
Bald Eagle flyovers
BROAD-WINGED HAWKS
Pine Siskins and several gull species were seen.
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WALDO/BROOKSIDE Area.

HUNTING SEASONS HAVE BEGUN- WEAR HUNTER
HUNTER ORANGE AND A CAP WHEN IN THE FIELD.

PROJECT FEEDERWATCH BEGINS November 11.

Birds flock to feeders this month.

Juncos and winter sparrows continue to arrive.

Gadwall duck migration peaks.

American Wigeon and Pintail Ducks continue to arrive.

Scaup and ring-necked duck populations peak in the first week of November.

It appears there is a Red Crossbill and Pine Siskin eruption this winter.

Leonid meteor shower peaks on November 17.

Wildflowers in Bloom in November:
None this month.
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Date: 11/5/17 5:59 am
From: Pat Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Long Trip report-St Louis Audubon birding trip to Riverlands, Saturday, 11/4
Occasionally, all of the stars align as they did on Saturday when this trip was treated to great birds, comfortable weather, and enjoyable companionship. Around 30 birders throughout the morning, a nice mix of beginners and regular participants generously sharing their knowledge and scopes, covered the Riverlands and Cora Island areas with great success, so this will happily be a longer report.

We met at Teal Pond, finding the continuing group of 8 Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks just awaking from their roost in the farthest northwest corner for distant scope views. A few moments later, a flock of Dunlin were feeding on the rocks at our feet, too close for scopes, and many Bonaparte’s Gulls and Hooded Mergansers were busy fishing in the pond. A good start!

Our caravan left, only turning the corner when 5 Trumpeter Swans and hundreds of ducks were sighted swimming in Ellis Bay. The swans annually return to RMBS to spend the winter around the first of November. In this initial group was 12Y, collared in Wisconsin in 2007, and sighted during the Great Rivers Trumpeter Swam Watch every year since 2013. Welcome back! All of the 15 swans sighted during the morning were adults. Three Greater White-fronted and one blue Snow Goose were swimming near the swans.

Fourteen duck species were counted during the day in Ellis Bay and Heron Pond including a newly arrived flock of Red-breasted Mergansers, Black Duck, Redhead, Lesser Scaup, and Ringed-Neck. Many Horned Grebes were also new arrivals.

Two large flocks of Greater White-fronted Geese flew over vocalizing and one flock landed in Heron Pond, joining hundreds of Mallards, Wood Duck, and American Wigeon. As we scoped the pond, soft whistling was heard behind us, and the eight Whistling Ducks circled above us, eventually landing with the geese. What a treat to hear them and see the striking wing pattern as they flew! Four white Snow Geese were loafing later in the morning with 12 Trumpeter Swans off Red School Rd.

A visit to the dam and a walk out to the levee produced close looks at a Common Loon, a life bird for some of our new birders. Unfortunately, after the end of the official trip, five Common Loon were close together near the road in Ellis Bay (picture on eBird report below).

A visit to the Audubon Center produced a mystery bird perched across the bay, possibly a juvenile Bald Eagle with unusual plumage. An Eurasian Collared Dove flew in for good views, and a large number of the wintering White-crowned Sparrows have returned.

We walked the levee at Cora Island/Big Muddy and saw 9 sparrow species, including great looks at many beautiful Fox Sparrows, Field Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos, and Swamp Sparrows.

The eBird report from Riverlands is below. Please email me if you wish to be shared on this report. Thanks again to all who contributed to making this trip so enjoyable!


Pat Lueders, St Louis Audubon leader

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Date: 11/4/17 11:08 pm
From: Mary Dodds McCarthy <000000bbb2ce0f37-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: NO SIGHTING Eagle Bluffs Road Closure
Thank you so much for keeping us updated on the timing of these closures. My husband and I go to Eagle Bluffs frequently and it helps to know this.

Mary Dodds McCarthy
Columbia, Boone County

On Nov 3, 2017, at 12:42 PM, Clayton Light <Clayton.Light...> wrote:

This is just a reminder to everyone that enjoys driving through Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area that the main road will close on Saturday morning, Nov 4th, for duck season. The road will be open daily south of the junction box for wildlife viewing from vehicles from 1-3PM. This road will re-open on Jan 8th.

This will be the same as in the past, I just wanted to remind everyone to hopefully save time for people. If anyone has questions on this topic, please call or email me.

Thanks,
Clayton Light
Wildlife Biologist
Eagle Bluffs CA
573-445-3882
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Date: 11/4/17 6:25 pm
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Smithville Lake trip
Four members of Grand River Audubon met up with four members of Midland Empire Audubon, and couple of local Master Naturalist guys for our annual Smithville Loon trip. We were not disappointed as we observed 42 Common Loons from one spot, plus several more other places. Had good numbers of Pied-billed and Horned Grebes too, but Ducks were few and scattered, with a male Hooded and a female Red-breasted Merganser the most interesting found.
  The other highlight and a surprise was a Red Crossbill singing from the top of a small Oak Tree in the Camp Branch Marina area! When it flew off there were two more with it.
 Nice outing!
Steve <Kinderdmkinder...>

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Date: 11/4/17 11:06 am
From: Kim and Patrick Bousquet <bousquetstl...>
Subject: American Woodcock (yard bird)
We had an American Woodcock in our yard in the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis this morning—a first. Fun!

Patrick & Kim Bousquet
St. Louis City
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Date: 11/3/17 9:21 pm
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Livingston Co. Shorebirds
Had few dozen Shorebirds this morning at the Thompson River WRP wetland NW of town. They were mostly Killdeer and Snipe, but also observed -1 Pectoral Sandpiper2 Dunlin3 Greater Yellowlegs4 Long-billed Dowitcheralso saw6 American Pipits24 Green-winged Teal
various Sparrows, including flock of 25 or so Savannahs,  and my FOS American Tree Sparrow
Had 3 Pine Siskins in the yard yesterday.
Later,Steve <KinderChillicothedmkinder...>

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Date: 11/3/17 12:49 pm
From: David Webb <gaviaimmer1960...>
Subject: White winged scoters
Andy and Chrissy reported two white winged scoters at Riverlands. They are
in a raft of ducks at the mouth of Ellis Bay.

Dave Webb
Madison County, Illinois

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Date: 11/3/17 10:42 am
From: Clayton Light <Clayton.Light...>
Subject: NO SIGHTING Eagle Bluffs Road Closure
This is just a reminder to everyone that enjoys driving through Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area that the main road will close on Saturday morning, Nov 4th, for duck season. The road will be open daily south of the junction box for wildlife viewing from vehicles from 1-3PM. This road will re-open on Jan 8th.

This will be the same as in the past, I just wanted to remind everyone to hopefully save time for people. If anyone has questions on this topic, please call or email me.

Thanks,
Clayton Light
Wildlife Biologist
Eagle Bluffs CA
573-445-3882
<Clayton.Light...>

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Date: 11/3/17 8:49 am
From: Miller, Terry <millert...>
Subject: Tree Swallow
As I headed home over Smithville lake on Wednesday, I thought I saw a Tree Swallow buzz a little ways in front of me as I cross the main bridge east of Paradise. I turned around and, as I traveled back over the bridge, I was able to put the binocs on it to confirm it. We had just has some snow (enough to cover the windshields) the evening before......seemed pretty odd to still be around.

Have a great weekend!

Terry L. Miller
Kearney High School
Ecology/College Zoology/Genetics/Botany/Astronomy/Earth Science Teacher
816-628-4585
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Date: 11/3/17 7:35 am
From: Margy Terpstra <ladybirdterp...>
Subject: In our Shady Oaks yard 11/3/17 Brown Thrasher
There has been a Brown Thrasher here for the last 3 days. It comes to the Bubbler very early and on Wednesday very late, drinking like a camel getting ready to trek the desert. It didn't show last night and I thought it had moved on, but it was back this morning. Just as I realized the skulker was there and went to the camera, it flew. I checked the Bubbler cam and it had been drinking on and off for 8 1/2 minutes!

I did manage photos on Wednesday and yesterday. It is definitely the latest I've ever seen one around.

http://hummerhavenunltd.com/p562990351/h9b0a015e#h9b0a015e

Still waiting for those redpolls, crossbills and siskins!

Have fun out there,

Margy Terpstra
Kirkwood, St. Louis Co, MO
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hummerhavenunltd.com

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Date: 11/2/17 7:37 am
From: Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...>
Subject: Re: Red Crossbills in Carondelet Park 11/1/17
Howdy, Andy and Chrissy,

The group we saw in Saline County were on White Pines. My dad in western New York has seen them on hemlocks, too. The diet info (below) is from BNA (bna.birds.cornell.edu).

It appears as though though there are eight subspecies which seldom interbreed. That is really odd considering how often the different types overlap in ranges. Evidently, they learn their flight calls from their parents. This is odd too, in that we would expect more of the geographic variation to be expressed in the “learned” songs rather than the typically “inherited and unlearned” calls. I’ll pull up the video I posted and see if I can determine the call type. There is a nifty chart of call types on the BNA species account, if you have a subscription.

Ethan

Major Food Items
Seeds of spruce: white, black, red, Engelmann, Sitka (Austin 1968c <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/redcro/references#REF32449>, Benkman 1987b <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/redcro/references#REF18166>, T. P. Hahn pers. comm., CSA); of pines: eastern white (Pinus strobus), red (P. resinosa), ponderosa, lodgepole (Benkman Benkman 1987b <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/redcro/references#REF18166>, Benkman 1993a <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/redcro/references#REF58865>), pitch (P. rigida), scrub (P. virginiana), loblolly (P. taeda; CSA), and even table mountain (Groth Groth 1988 <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/redcro/references#REF18178>, Groth 1990 <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/redcro/references#REF47482>, Groth 1993b <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/redcro/references#REF18179>); of hemlock: western and eastern; and of Douglas-fir. Occasionally eats other seeds, such as those of birch (Betula spp.), alder (Alnus), box elder (Acer), buds of these and other trees, various weed seeds, unopened green buds, and staminate cones of spruces (Austin 1968c <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/redcro/references#REF32449>, Génard and Lescourret 1987 <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/redcro/references#REF18177>) and pines (C. Benkman pers. comm.). Also a variety of insect matter in summer, especially woolly aphis (Hemiptera: Eriosomatidae) and insect larvae rolled up in poplar (Populus) leaves (Austin 1968c <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/redcro/references#REF32449>, CSA) and elm (Ulmus) leaves (T. Hahn pers. comm.), aphids on Douglas-fir (T. Hahn pers. comm.), plant lice, other insect larvae, poplar galls (Austin 1968c <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/redcro/references#REF32449>), and juniper (Juniperus) galls (Richardson 1938b <https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/redcro/references#REF18189>). Red Crossbills in the Bavarian Fichtelgebirge may spend summer months after spring cone crop has been depleted (the cones open in heat and drop their seeds) down slope in beech (Fagus) forest, eating mainly insects (H. Mueller pers. comm.).


Ethan C. Duke
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Missouri River Bird Observatory
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> On Nov 1, 2017, at 4:35 PM, Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...> wrote:
>
> Chrissy had a flock of Red Crossbills in Carondelet Park today. What kinds of trees are folks seeing them in?
>
> Chrissy saw them only briefly taking a quick rest on a snaggy dying leafless deciduous tree - then fly off never to be found again for today. This surprised her, since she and I had been looking in all the evergreens in the park.
>
> We've been looking in the pines mostly due to photos others have posted this year, but in years past, they really liked our hemlocks and sweetgum trees. We'd also see them occasionally in spruce out at Faust.
>
> What trees do those with experience, or those seeing them, recommend looking in this time of year?
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Andy Reago
>
> andrew.reago
>
> St. Louis MO
>
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Date: 11/1/17 7:46 pm
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: Re: Red Crossbills in Carondelet Park 11/1/17
Andrew and Chrissy,
Most folks that I have talked to are seeing them in White Pines and sitting
in leaf bare trees. They mostly seem to be Type 2, the Rocky Mt. or
Ponderosa type. If you observe them get a recording to determine for sure
by the sonogram which type it is.

Brad Jacbos

On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 4:35 PM, Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...>
wrote:

> Chrissy had a flock of Red Crossbills in Carondelet Park today. What
> kinds of trees are folks seeing them in?
>
> Chrissy saw them only briefly taking a quick rest on a snaggy dying
> leafless deciduous tree - then fly off never to be found again for today.
> This surprised her, since she and I had been looking in all the evergreens
> in the park.
>
> We've been looking in the pines mostly due to photos others have posted
> this year, but in years past, they really liked our hemlocks and sweetgum
> trees. We'd also see them occasionally in spruce out at Faust.
>
> What trees do those with experience, or those seeing them, recommend
> looking in this time of year?
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Andy Reago
>
> andrew.reago
>
> St. Louis MO
>
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>
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Date: 11/1/17 2:35 pm
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...>
Subject: Red Crossbills in Carondelet Park 11/1/17
Chrissy had a flock of Red Crossbills in Carondelet Park today. What
kinds of trees are folks seeing them in?
Chrissy saw them only briefly taking a quick rest on a snaggy dying
leafless deciduous tree - then fly off never to be found again for
today. This surprised her, since she and I had been looking in all the
evergreens in the park.

We've been looking in the pines mostly due to photos others have
posted this year, but in years past, they really liked our hemlocks
and sweetgum trees. We'd also see them occasionally in spruce out at
Faust.
What trees do those with experience, or those seeing them, recommend
looking in this time of year?

Thanks,
Andy Reago
andrew.reago
St. Louis MO

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Date: 11/1/17 12:35 pm
From: Susan Eaton <susiede...>
Subject: Re: No Sightings - MO Photo Contest
Ethan, can I ask for a little clarification here? The notice mentions
"beautiful images of birds" and " photos must have been obtained ethically
". Does a photo need to be of a Missouri bird or of any bird? Thanks!

Susan Eaton
St. Louis CO, MO
<Susiede...>

On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 1:32 PM Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...> wrote:

> Greetings MO-Birders,
>
> The Missouri River Bird Observatory’s (MRBO) second annual photo contest
> continues with the theme of HOPE and refers to the famous poem by Emily
> Dickinson. We believe that birds inspire people with awe, happiness, and
> connection to the natural world. The goals of this contest are to reach as
> many people as possible with beautiful images of birds and to raise funds
> in support of MRBO’s on-going education and outreach programs. *Some
> proceeds will also benefit ASM (see below).*
>
> This is a chance to contribute to conservation education in Missouri,
> reach a wider audience with your photography, *and *have a chance to win
> cash prizes! The MRBO invites you to submit your favorite bird photo to our
> "*Hope is the Thing With Feathers"* photography contest. The contest
> runs from November 1st to December 31st, 2017. The top 50 photos will be
> printed on canvas and displayed as an educational exhibit at the Arrow Rock
> State Historic Site Visitors Center in February and March, 2018. Canvases
> will be offered for sale when MRBO hosts the Audubon Society of Missouri’s
> Spring Meeting in May. Proceeds from contest entry fees benefit the MRBO's
> education program. * Proceeds from canvas sales benefit both the MRBO
> education program and the Audubon Society of Missouri conservation mission.*
>
> For those who don’t know us, MRBO (MRBO.org <http://mrbo.org/>), is a
> non-profit committed to the conservation of Missouri’s birds through
> research, monitoring, education and outreach. We focus on monitoring
> projects in our most imperiled habitats. Each year we document tens of
> thousands of birds while using strict methodologies surveying grasslands,
> wetlands, bottomland forest, and unique upland forests. Thousands of
> Missourians learn about bird conservation at over 75 education venues each
> year. MRBO works with state agencies, National Audubon and Missouri
> Chapters, Missouri Master Naturalists, and many other partners. We hope you
> take a “shot” at supporting our work through your passion for birds.
>
> Entry fees are $25 per photo for adults, and $10 per photo for youth aged
> 10-17.
>
>
> *Photography Contest Prizes**Grand Prize: *$1,000
> *1st Place: *$500
> *2nd Place: *$200
> *3rd Place: *$100
> *Directors’s Choice: *$100.
> *Youth (10-17 years of age as of 11/1/17): *$100
> Contest information and rules can be found here:
> http://mrbo.org/hopehasfeathers/
>
>
> *Judging*MRBO is honored to have several photography and art
> professionals on our judging panel. Our judges include:
>
>
> *Karen Avery Miller*Artist; The Little Studio and Gallery
> <http://averymiller.com/>
>
>
> *Noppadol Paothong*Missouri Department of Conservation photographer; Noppadol
> Paothong Nature Images <http://www.nopnatureimages.com/>
> <http://www.nopnatureimages.com/>
>
> *David Stonner*Missouri Department of Conservation photographer; David
> Stonner Photo Journal <http://www.davestonner.com/home.html>
>
> , AND two additional judges to be announced.
>
> The Director’s Choice award will be selected by MRBO Co-Director Ethan
> Duke (Dana Ripper will be accepting and compiling the contest entries and
> therefore would not be able to judge anonymously).
> Photographs must have been obtained ethically. MRBO adheres to the National
> Audubon Society’s Guide to Ethical Bird Photography
> <http://www.audubon.org/photography/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography>.
> Please read this guide and rules of the contest prior to contest submission.
>
> Thank you ASM for help in our shared mission and thank you all for all you
> do for bird conservation!
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Ethan (and the rest at MRBO)
>
> Ethan C. Duke
> Assistant Director / Co-founder
> Missouri River Bird Observatory
> website: www.mrbo.org
> Bird Data: mrbo.maps.arcgis.com
> https://www.facebook.com/moriverbirdobs
> 660.837.3888
>
> “Hope” is the thing with feathers
> BY EMILY DICKINSON
> <https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/emily-dickinson>
> “Hope” is the thing with feathers -
> That perches in the soul -
> And sings the tune without the words -
> And never stops - at all -
>
> And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
> And sore must be the storm -
> That could abash the little Bird
> That kept so many warm -
>
> I’ve heard it in the chillest land -
> And on the strangest Sea -
> Yet - never - in Extremity,
> It asked a crumb - of me.
>
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>
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>

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Date: 11/1/17 12:34 pm
From: Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...>
Subject: Re: No Sightings - MO Photo Contest
Hi, Susan,

Thanks for interest! Yes, the photos must be be taken in Missouri. I should have placed this link to rules, guidelines, and info http://mrbo.org/hopehasfeathers/ <http://mrbo.org/hopehasfeathers/> more prominently in the post, but there was just so much to it.

Ethan

> On Nov 1, 2017, at 2:05 PM, Susan Eaton <susiede...> wrote:
>
> Ethan, can I ask for a little clarification here? The notice mentions "beautiful images of birds" and " photos must have been obtained ethically ". Does a photo need to be of a Missouri bird or of any bird? Thanks!
>
> Susan Eaton
> St. Louis CO, MO
> <Susiede...> <mailto:<Susiede...>
> On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 1:32 PM Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...> <mailto:<ethan.duke...>> wrote:
> Greetings MO-Birders,
>
> The Missouri River Bird Observatory’s (MRBO) second annual photo contest continues with the theme of HOPE and refers to the famous poem by Emily Dickinson. We believe that birds inspire people with awe, happiness, and connection to the natural world. The goals of this contest are to reach as many people as possible with beautiful images of birds and to raise funds in support of MRBO’s on-going education and outreach programs. Some proceeds will also benefit ASM (see below).
>
> This is a chance to contribute to conservation education in Missouri, reach a wider audience with your photography, and have a chance to win cash prizes! The MRBO invites you to submit your favorite bird photo to our "Hope is the Thing With Feathers" photography contest. The contest runs from November 1st to December 31st, 2017. The top 50 photos will be printed on canvas and displayed as an educational exhibit at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitors Center in February and March, 2018. Canvases will be offered for sale when MRBO hosts the Audubon Society of Missouri’s Spring Meeting in May. Proceeds from contest entry fees benefit the MRBO's education program. Proceeds from canvas sales benefit both the MRBO education program and the Audubon Society of Missouri conservation mission.
>
> For those who don’t know us, MRBO (MRBO.org <http://mrbo.org/>), is a non-profit committed to the conservation of Missouri’s birds through research, monitoring, education and outreach. We focus on monitoring projects in our most imperiled habitats. Each year we document tens of thousands of birds while using strict methodologies surveying grasslands, wetlands, bottomland forest, and unique upland forests. Thousands of Missourians learn about bird conservation at over 75 education venues each year. MRBO works with state agencies, National Audubon and Missouri Chapters, Missouri Master Naturalists, and many other partners. We hope you take a “shot” at supporting our work through your passion for birds.
>
> Entry fees are $25 per photo for adults, and $10 per photo for youth aged 10-17.
> Photography Contest Prizes
> Grand Prize: $1,000
> 1st Place: $500
> 2nd Place: $200
> 3rd Place: $100
> Directors’s Choice: $100.
> Youth (10-17 years of age as of 11/1/17): $100
>
> Contest information and rules can be found here: http://mrbo.org/hopehasfeathers/ <http://mrbo.org/hopehasfeathers/>
>
> Judging
> MRBO is honored to have several photography and art professionals on our judging panel. Our judges include:
> Karen Avery Miller
> Artist; The Little Studio and Gallery <http://averymiller.com/>
> Noppadol Paothong
> Missouri Department of Conservation photographer; Noppadol Paothong Nature Images <http://www.nopnatureimages.com/>
> <http://www.nopnatureimages.com/>
> David Stonner
> Missouri Department of Conservation photographer; David Stonner Photo Journal <http://www.davestonner.com/home.html>
> , AND two additional judges to be announced.
>
> The Director’s Choice award will be selected by MRBO Co-Director Ethan Duke (Dana Ripper will be accepting and compiling the contest entries and therefore would not be able to judge anonymously).
>
> Photographs must have been obtained ethically. MRBO adheres to the National Audubon Society’s Guide to Ethical Bird Photography <http://www.audubon.org/photography/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography>. Please read this guide and rules of the contest prior to contest submission.
>
> Thank you ASM for help in our shared mission and thank you all for all you do for bird conservation!
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Ethan (and the rest at MRBO)
>
> Ethan C. Duke
> Assistant Director / Co-founder
> Missouri River Bird Observatory
> website: www.mrbo.org <http://www.mrbo.org/>
> Bird Data: mrbo.maps.arcgis.com <http://mrbo.maps.arcgis.com/>
> https://www.facebook.com/moriverbirdobs <https://www.facebook.com/moriverbirdobs>660.837.3888
>
> “Hope” is the thing with feathers
> BY EMILY DICKINSON <https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/emily-dickinson>
> “Hope” is the thing with feathers -
> That perches in the soul -
> And sings the tune without the words -
> And never stops - at all -
>
> And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
> And sore must be the storm -
> That could abash the little Bird
> That kept so many warm -
>
> I’ve heard it in the chillest land -
> And on the strangest Sea -
> Yet - never - in Extremity,
> It asked a crumb - of me.
>
>
> The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
> Archives <https://po.missouri.edu/archives/mobirds-l.html> / Subscription options <https://po.missouri.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mobirds-l&A=1> / ASM Website <http://mobirds.org/> / Email the list owners <mailto:<mobirds-l-request...>
>
> ABA Birding Code of Ethics <http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html>
> ASM Spring Meeting: May 4-6, 2018 at Arrow Rock Details and Online Registration <http://www.mobirds.org/ASM/Meetings.aspx>

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Date: 11/1/17 11:32 am
From: Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...>
Subject: No Sightings - MO Photo Contest
Greetings MO-Birders,

The Missouri River Bird Observatory’s (MRBO) second annual photo contest continues with the theme of HOPE and refers to the famous poem by Emily Dickinson. We believe that birds inspire people with awe, happiness, and connection to the natural world. The goals of this contest are to reach as many people as possible with beautiful images of birds and to raise funds in support of MRBO’s on-going education and outreach programs. Some proceeds will also benefit ASM (see below).

This is a chance to contribute to conservation education in Missouri, reach a wider audience with your photography, and have a chance to win cash prizes! The MRBO invites you to submit your favorite bird photo to our "Hope is the Thing With Feathers" photography contest. The contest runs from November 1st to December 31st, 2017. The top 50 photos will be printed on canvas and displayed as an educational exhibit at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitors Center in February and March, 2018. Canvases will be offered for sale when MRBO hosts the Audubon Society of Missouri’s Spring Meeting in May. Proceeds from contest entry fees benefit the MRBO's education program. Proceeds from canvas sales benefit both the MRBO education program and the Audubon Society of Missouri conservation mission.

For those who don’t know us, MRBO (MRBO.org <http://mrbo.org/>), is a non-profit committed to the conservation of Missouri’s birds through research, monitoring, education and outreach. We focus on monitoring projects in our most imperiled habitats. Each year we document tens of thousands of birds while using strict methodologies surveying grasslands, wetlands, bottomland forest, and unique upland forests. Thousands of Missourians learn about bird conservation at over 75 education venues each year. MRBO works with state agencies, National Audubon and Missouri Chapters, Missouri Master Naturalists, and many other partners. We hope you take a “shot” at supporting our work through your passion for birds.

Entry fees are $25 per photo for adults, and $10 per photo for youth aged 10-17.
Photography Contest Prizes
Grand Prize: $1,000
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $100
Directors’s Choice: $100.
Youth (10-17 years of age as of 11/1/17): $100

Contest information and rules can be found here: http://mrbo.org/hopehasfeathers/ <http://mrbo.org/hopehasfeathers/>

Judging
MRBO is honored to have several photography and art professionals on our judging panel. Our judges include:
Karen Avery Miller
Artist; The Little Studio and Gallery <http://averymiller.com/>
Noppadol Paothong
Missouri Department of Conservation photographer; Noppadol Paothong Nature Images <http://www.nopnatureimages.com/>
<http://www.nopnatureimages.com/>
David Stonner
Missouri Department of Conservation photographer; David Stonner Photo Journal <http://www.davestonner.com/home.html>
, AND two additional judges to be announced.

The Director’s Choice award will be selected by MRBO Co-Director Ethan Duke (Dana Ripper will be accepting and compiling the contest entries and therefore would not be able to judge anonymously).

Photographs must have been obtained ethically. MRBO adheres to the National Audubon Society’s Guide to Ethical Bird Photography <http://www.audubon.org/photography/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography>. Please read this guide and rules of the contest prior to contest submission.

Thank you ASM for help in our shared mission and thank you all for all you do for bird conservation!

Sincerely,

Ethan (and the rest at MRBO)

Ethan C. Duke
Assistant Director / Co-founder
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Bird Data: mrbo.maps.arcgis.com <http://mrbo.maps.arcgis.com/>
https://www.facebook.com/moriverbirdobs <https://www.facebook.com/moriverbirdobs>660.837.3888

“Hope” is the thing with feathers
BY EMILY DICKINSON <https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/emily-dickinson>
“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all -

And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
And sore must be the storm -
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm -

I’ve heard it in the chillest land -
And on the strangest Sea -
Yet - never - in Extremity,
It asked a crumb - of me.


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Date: 11/1/17 7:40 am
From: Patricia L Lueders <000000224f38bbb7-dmarc-request...>
Subject: St Louis Audubon Field Trip, Saturday, November 4, Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary
St Louis Audubon is hosting a 1/2 day field trip to Riverlands on Saturday, November 4th, for all area birders, membership not required.

WHERE: We will meet at Teal Pond, on your right as you enter Riverlands Road and pass the gas station. From I-270, take exit 31B north on highway 367 toward Alton, IL. After the light for MO-94, continue until you reach the gas station, just before the Alton bridge. Turn right at the station, and we will meet at the Teal Pond parking lot, turning right on Wise Rd.

MEETING TIME: 8:00 am.

PLAN: We will explore the Riverlands area looking for waterfowl, gulls, and other water birds, and possibly the Big Muddy’s Cora Island for sparrows and land birds. Please bring FTS radios if you have one. The trip is expected to end between 12 and 1:00 pm.
As of now, the weather prediction for Saturday is mild, but be prepared for all conditions. We will meet unless the weather is threatening.

LEADERS: Myself and other SLAS leaders.

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Date: 10/31/17 7:52 pm
From: Greg Swick <grswick...>
Subject: Greene/Christian County Birding
Hi MoBirders,
Things were happening in the southwest part of the state, so I thought I'd
join the chorus of great bird sightings in Missouri these days.
Near Palmetto in Eastern Greene County, I started out with 350+
Great-tailed Grackles and a single Wilson's Snipe.
I then headed up to Lovett Pinetum near Strafford, where I observed a
single Pine Siskin, a single Red-breasted Nuthatch, and a single female RED
CROSSBILL. Hoping for more in the coming days!
When I arrived at home, 2 FOS Purple Finches were at the feeder. An hour
later, a late Palm Warbler was seen working the lower part of a maple
tree from which the suet feeder hangs.

Good Birding,
Greg Swick
Ozark, Missouri

p.s. I will be going to KC on Saturday and would be interested in any
reliable locations for Crossbills along the route from Springfield to
Roeland Park, KS. Thanks!

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*Greg Swick*

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unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright. ~Henry David Thoreau*

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Date: 10/31/17 6:15 pm
From: Dianne & Steve Kinder <000000023c9fba03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Scary Good Birds at Pershing SP, Linn Co. Mo.
Having been out of State for a couple of weeks, and then catching up on things at home last few days, I headed out this morning to get in on some of the Fun Fall birds being seen this year. I went to Pershing SP as I knew there were lots of cones on the pines this year. Lots of birds there this morning too!  -
Red Crossbills - 20+
Pine Siskins - severalRed-breasted Nuthatches - numerousalso in and around the Pines - Golden-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped Warbler, many White-throated Sparrows, Carolina Wren, Am. Goldfinch, Eastern Bluebirds, RW Blackbirds, Blue Jays, DE Juncos, plus the usual Nutpeckers & Chickmice..and elsewhere in the park -
American Woodcock, American Robin, Purple Finch & Fox Sparrow. Lots of Red-headed Woodpeckers in the Park again this year too!

Then at the Zell Tract on the west side-
Swamp, Song, Savannah, White-crowned, many More White-throated ,several more Fox, and two lingering Field SparrowsWilson's Snipe - 8Northern Harrier - 2and a late Palm Warbler
Happy Halloween!Steve KinderChillicothe, Livingston <Co.dmkinder...>





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Date: 10/31/17 3:17 pm
From: Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: CAS Field Trip - Saturday, November 4th
Saturday, November 4thDestination: Smithville LakeDeparture Point: Moser’s - 705 Business Loop 70 W,Columbia, MO 65203Leader: Eric WoodContact Info: <ewood802...> 573-673-0215We will leave Moser’s at 8:00 am and meet with GrandRiver Audubon at the Crows Creek Shelter at around 10:00 am viewing the lake fromthere and the dam until 3:00 pm arriving home by 5:00 pm. We will be eating atthe lake so a sack lunch will be necessary.Bring:  Sack lunch, binoculars,and spotting scope and appropriate clothes. Eric Wood Columbia MO <ewood802...>

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Date: 10/31/17 11:06 am
From: Sherry Leonardo <0000003f830b5818-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Burr Oak Woods CA & Lake Remembrance CA
Went to Burr Oak Woods this morning to check pines at the entrance for crossbills. No luck, but did have 3 Red-breasted Nuthatches and a nice flock of Cedar Waxwings. Also, had a flock of about 20 White-throated Sparrows that made quite a commotion scratching the leaf litter. Along the Tree Trail had a FOS Hermit Thrush.
Lake Remembrance had a lot of pedestrian traffic. Highlights were Green-winged Teal, Am Wigeon and FOS Common Loon.


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Date: 10/31/17 9:54 am
From: Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...>
Subject: R Crossbills - Rocky Fork
The Red Crossbills circled me this morning about 10:15, then came back and landed in the dead tree by the small pond for a few minutes, then on to the pine trees.
Kathleen Anderson, Columbia

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Date: 10/31/17 9:23 am
From: MARGE LUMPE <BIRDWATCHER...>
Subject: White-throated Sparrows arrive
Three White-throated Sparrows arrived around the bird feeders yesterday. Lovely.

Marge


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Date: 10/31/17 8:54 am
From: William Rowe <rowemb45...>
Subject: Route 79, Sunday
Late posting: On Sunday, Oct. 29, my Birding II class and I covered
several areas to the north along 79.

At the Keeteman Road sod farm, we had Western Meadowlarks singing and
calling, mixed with Easterns (no views due to the early-morning fog).
Westerns are expectable by this date, and the sod farm area seems to be a
good place for them.

At the Plant Materials Center, Elsberry, we worked slowly through the pine
grove and found several Red-breasted Nuthatches but no Red Crossbills.
Nonetheless, it's good habitat with a lot of cones, and crossbills are
showing up at various points in Missouri -- so I think regular checking
there might pay off.

At Clarence Cannon NWR, we had a dark-morph adult Red-tailed Hawk, a form
that has always been assumed to come from the western race calurus, plus
several Brewer's Blackbirds along the entry road (these also are expectable
by this date). Duck numbers were rather low, mainly because the road to Big
Pond is off liimits to both driving and walking due to an ongoing project
back there, but we enjoyed a good variety of other things such as sparrows,
including Vespers.

All three sites are eBird hotspots, and our lists are posted.

Bill Rowe
St. Louis
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Date: 10/30/17 7:46 pm
From: David Starrett <StarrettDA...>
Subject: Re: Purple Finches Bridgeton
Us too. Purple finches and pine siskins showed up at our feeders this weekend and the goldfinches that had been completely absent for 6 weeks have come back in droves.



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Columbia, MO
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Subject: Re: Purple Finches Bridgeton

I also had a female Purple Finch on my deck and at my bubbler about an hour ago.

Lori Hagglund
Columbia
Boone County

> On Oct 30, 2017, at 11:23 AM, Al & Lois <alandlois...> wrote:
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> I just had a male and female PURPLE FINCH at the feeders out my kitchen window. And then just just had two females out the front window feeder. Many goldfinches. All flew, waiting for return. Cooper's been coming by every day so maybe it's in the area.
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Date: 10/30/17 2:19 pm
From: Natalie Rekittke <natrekittke...>
Subject: Possible white-winged scorers at Riverlands
Yesterday I was trying out my brand new scope at Riverlands, and I saw 3 possible female white-winged scoters out in Ellis Bay, viewed from the pavilion turn-off past the visitors center. They were all dark, with a white spot on the auriculars and another white spot in the lores area by the bill. I also caught a glimpse of white on the side in the secondaries area a couple of times when they moved. Otherwise, no white was evident on the sides when they were just floating. They never flew. They were floating around other ducks I wasn’t able to identify, but a male hooded merganser was among them. If anyone sees the ducks that fit my description and are able to either confirm my ID or correct it, that would be great.


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Date: 10/30/17 2:10 pm
From: Kristi Mayo <writebirds...>
Subject: Red Crossbills at Watkins Mill SP
There are 30+ Red Crossbills at Watkins Mill SP (Clay Co.) today. They’re moving around a lot between the boat ramp parking lot, the dam parking lot, and the pines west of the main park road (just south of the bend in the road before the dam parking lot).

I used my iPhone to record their calls this morning around 8:30 a.m. and sent the audio file to people smarter than me. They have been confirmed as Type 2 ("Ponderosa Pine Crossbill") by Matt Young at Cornell and Marky Mutchler at LSU.

Great article on eBird here:

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/crossbills-of-north-america-species-and-red-crossbill-call-types/ <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/crossbills-of-north-america-species-and-red-crossbill-call-types/>

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Kearney MO (Clay Co.)
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Date: 10/30/17 10:36 am
From: Lori Hagglund <hagglund.lori...>
Subject: Re: Purple Finches Bridgeton
I also had a female Purple Finch on my deck and at my bubbler about an hour ago.

Lori Hagglund
Columbia
Boone County

> On Oct 30, 2017, at 11:23 AM, Al & Lois <alandlois...> wrote:
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Date: 10/30/17 9:23 am
From: Al & Lois <alandlois...>
Subject: Purple Finches Bridgeton
I just had a male and female PURPLE FINCH at the feeders out my kitchen
window. And then just just had two females out the front window feeder. 
Many goldfinches.  All flew, waiting for return. Cooper's been coming by
every day so maybe it's in the area.

Al Smith
Bridgeton
St. Louis County

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Date: 10/30/17 8:55 am
From: Debbie Nichols <editordeb1...>
Subject: Re: Red crossbills at Thousand Hills SP
Thank you Peter! My husband and I just viewed the Red Crossbills at the same location (briefly).

It was a lifer for him!

Debbie Nichols
Kirksville, MO
Adair County

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Date: 10/30/17 7:47 am
From: Peter Kondrashov <pkondrash...>
Subject: Red crossbills at Thousand Hills SP
Just had 40+ Red Crossbills at the Petroglyph Shelter at Thousand Hills SP
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Date: 10/29/17 9:34 pm
From: Susan Caraway <caraways111...>
Subject: Fw: Leconte's at Busch today again
Hi all, hope you're weekend has been enjoyable.  As for me, I have observed a single Leconte's sparrow at Busch Wildlife on two occasions in the last week or so.  I lucked out today, and found one again in the same area, plus a second one with it.  And my luck continued, as I was able to get some photos at last.  For anyone curious, I have found them before 10 am, off the service road behind Hampton, about 100 yards or so in, on the left. Today they were the least spooked, and perched near the top of some tall grass near a smal tree.  It was about 25 yards past the first white refuge sign.  My report is attached, good luck if you try to find them.  They have been in that general area all week.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40195581

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Date: 10/29/17 6:53 pm
From: Margy Terpstra <ladybirdterp...>
Subject: In our Shady Oaks yard, need help with Sapsucker species ID 10/29/17
Hi everyone,

I had a sapsucker today which has me scratching my head. It is a juvenile bird but I am not convinced it is a Yellow-bellied. I was able to get six photos of it when it was approaching the Bubbler.

There is one photo in iBird Pro of a juvenile Red-naped Sapsucker that looks very much like this bird, but this species has not been recorded in Missouri before.

I would really appreciate some helpful input on this bird, especially from those familiar with Western species.

Here is the link to the first photo, there are six:

http://hummerhavenunltd.com/p562990351/h9aa86a88#h9aa86a88


Many thanks,
Margy Terpstra

Kirkwood, St. Louis CO, MO
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Date: 10/29/17 2:31 pm
From: Dave Wright <dwrightbbsales...>
Subject: Red Crossbills
I had two Red Crossbills around 9:30 AM this morning at Crowder State Park in the Pine trees NE of the spillway parking lot. Later around 11:00 AM one mile north of Trenton I saw my first Harris's sparrows of the year.

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Date: 10/29/17 2:09 pm
From: Eric Reuter <eric...>
Subject: Red Crossbills and Red-Breasted Nuthatches at Rocky Fork CA and Finger Lakes SP
Joanna and I popped over to Rocky Fork CA and Finger Lakes SP this
afternoon (northern Boone County) to look for the Red Crossbills reported
yesterday by Greg Leonard. We found a flock of about 25 Crossbills at the
pond just beyond the maintenance shed south of the SE parking lot at Rocky
Fork. They flew a complete circle around us, then settled in two dead
trees within the eastern pond where we could easily observe them. They
weren't feeding but were still very active even when perched, constantly
looking around and vocalizing, quite fun to watch.

We then hiked the Kelley Branch loop trail at Finger Lakes SP, finding two
Red-Breasted Nuthatches in a pine grove along the upper portion of the
trail, and flushing a Winter Wren out from an overhang along the creek
bed.

Otherwise it was very quiet at both locations (on the bird front, at
least, as opposed to the ATV/shooting range front).

Eric & Joanna Reuter
Boone County, MO

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Date: 10/29/17 12:52 pm
From: Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar...>
Subject: Pine Siskins, Rolla, MO, Phelps Co. 10/28
While participating in a 5K race Saturday morning in downtown Rolla, MO (Phelps Co.), several times throughout the morning, I heard Pine Siskins flying overhead.


Thought I'd share.


Chris Barrigar

Cole Co.
Russellville, MO
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Date: 10/29/17 12:42 pm
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: Shrike at Bradford Farm in SW corner
I just drove by the sw corner of Bradford Farm, Boone Co, and saw a shrike fly from the power line out over the shrubby old field It had a long tail and white rump and looked pale. Probably the Northern is back.

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Date: 10/29/17 12:32 pm
From: Andrew Reago <andrew.reago...>
Subject: Re: Common Redpoll Tower Grove Park Sunday 29th
Thought I'd share a photo of the Common Redpoll we refound today.
Seeing is believing. :) Thanks Ryan for reporting this bird. Thanks Al
for posting for us.
Photo:
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Date: 10/29/17 12:12 pm
From: Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Thanks to Missouri River Bird Observatory, RBAS trip also

Thanks to Missouri River Bird Observatory for conducting another evening of Saw Whet Owl banding and for their warm hospitality. One Saw Whet popped up at the last minute at 11:00 Saturday night. He was a treat to see! (Contact MRBO if you'd like to ask about attending in Arrow Rock--they have a website),
The River Bluffs Audubon trip in the morning to Eagle Bluffs was duck-filled with several hundred gadwall, mallard, and some pintail, shoveller, and green winged teal. Fox, white crowned, and swamp sparrows also were seen and a hunting harrier.

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Date: 10/29/17 11:02 am
From: Al & Lois <alandlois...>
Subject: Common Redpoll Tower Grove Park Sunday 29th
Chrissy just called to report that the COMMON REDPOLL was just re-found
in the new prairie just outside and east of Gaddy garden.
1:00 pm

Al Smith
Bridgeton

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Date: 10/29/17 7:05 am
From: Bill Eddleman <eddlemanw...>
Subject: Yard Birds in Cape Girardeau
I was loading a few things out of my truck into the garage late yesterday morning, when I caught some movement in a large clump of salvia in front of the house. Yep, a hummingbird. It disappeared shortly thereafter, but reappeared later. Of course, I could not get a picture. It reappeared very briefly this morning, but only on the salvia. I had just taken the feeder in last week, so it's back up now. I have yet to see it on the feeder, and will try and get a picture today.
While I was sitting in the truck in the driveway waiting for the hummingbird to return yesterday afternoon (it did not), I was also able to see and photograph a Chipping Sparrow (6 total), a Tennessee Warbler, and a leucistic female Northern Cardinal (second year for the cardinal).
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Date: 10/29/17 6:30 am
From: Paul Moffett <pmoffett...>
Subject: Riverlands: Swans
10/29/17 @ 0700
Paul Moffett
<pmoffett...>
Riverlands

Two trumpeter swans at Ellis Bay

1 adult and 7 juvenile black bellied whistling ducks at Ellis Bay

Some smaller gulls that can't ID, but I can ID most gulls.

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Date: 10/28/17 9:59 pm
From: Lisa Berger <goshawk...>
Subject: Re: Common Redpoll - Tower Grove Park
Please urge him to document the observation!

> On Oct 28, 2017, at 18:47 PM, Ryan Douglas <rndouglas...> wrote:
>
> All,
>
> An old high school friend, Kyran Leeker, just texted me a photo of a COMMON REDPOLL at Tower Grove Park today in ST. LOUIS CITY. I'm told it was on "the birding trail." I have no other information to pass along at this time.
>
> If accepted by the MBRC, this will be the earliest fall record, beating out a November 2, 1997 record from St. Joseph.
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Date: 10/28/17 5:03 pm
From: Ryan Douglas <rndouglas...>
Subject: Common Redpoll - Tower Grove Park
All,

An old high school friend, Kyran Leeker, just texted me a photo of a COMMON
REDPOLL at Tower Grove Park today in ST. LOUIS CITY. I'm told it was on
"the birding trail." I have no other information to pass along at this time.

If accepted by the MBRC, this will be the earliest fall record, beating out
a November 2, 1997 record from St. Joseph.

Cheers,

Ryan Douglas
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Montgomery County, Maryland

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Date: 10/28/17 4:13 pm
From: David <davidbecher...>
Subject: Riverlands
When through Riverlands today. Not many waterfowl, a fair number of White-fronted Geese and Mallards, Canada Geese, Gadwall, a few Ruddy Ducks, and a Pintail. At least one Pied-billed Grebe, still lots of Pelicans and Cormorants. There were a few Franklin's Gulls among the Bonaparte's and Ring-billed Gulls. A Dunlin and three Least Sandpipers were still present on a small mud island in Ellis Bay. We had a Vesper Sparrow along Orton Road. There was a Cooper's Hawk, two Northern Harriers, and a pair of Peregrines were on a lamp post on the Clark Bridge as we drove over. There was report of two Trumpeter Swans yesterday at Heron Pond, but we did not see them. Overall bird numbers were still low.

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Saint Louis

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Date: 10/28/17 2:53 pm
From: Greg Leonard <0000009bd27f1943-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Fw: Crossbills, Rocky Fork Lakes, Boone County
Here is my checklist with photos of the Red Crossbills.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40175674

Greg LeonardColumbia, Boone County
----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Greg Leonard <0000009bd27f1943-dmarc-request...>To: "<MOBIRDS-L...>" <MOBIRDS-L...>Sent: Saturday, October 28, 2017, 4:11:25 PM CDTSubject: Crossbills, Rocky Fork Lakes, Boone County
I encountered a flock of at least 30 Red Crossbills at Rocky Fork Lakes this afternoon. When I first saw them, they were in a tree by the machine shed but then they flew off. After about 20 minutes, they came back and landed in a pine tree to feed.  I took some pictures that I will post later

If you go looking for them, go south from the parking lot south of Rocky Fork Lake, take the path past the machine shed then take a left at the small lake. After you pass the lake, there is a small field on the left and they were in the pines by the field to the left of the path. Of course, they may move around a lot as there are a lot of pine trees in the area but that is where I saw them today.

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Date: 10/28/17 2:09 pm
From: Greg Leonard <0000009bd27f1943-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Crossbills, Rocky Fork Lakes, Boone County
I encountered a flock of at least 30 Red Crossbills at Rocky Fork Lakes this afternoon. When I first saw them, they were in a tree by the machine shed but then they flew off. After about 20 minutes, they came back and landed in a pine tree to feed. I took some pictures that I will post later

If you go looking for them, go south from the parking lot south of Rocky Fork Lake, take the path past the machine shed then take a left at the small lake. After you pass the lake, there is a small field on the left and they were in the pines by the field to the left of the path. Of course, they may move around a lot as there are a lot of pine trees in the area but that is where I saw them today.

Cheers,
Greg Leonard
Columbia, Boone County
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Date: 10/28/17 12:16 pm
From: Rad Widmer <radwidmer...>
Subject: Tower Grove Park
There were a few pine siskins feeding on the seed-heads of some of the
flowers planted along the creek/ditch that runs near the stables. They were
across the road, south of the stables near the cypress grove.

There were also a lot of hermit thrushes, golden-crowned kinglets, two
towhees, chipping sparrows, and many, many white-throated sparrows. Also
yellow-rumped warblers and a Tennessee warbler in the Gaddy garden.

Rad Widmer
St. Louis

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Date: 10/28/17 10:35 am
From: Larry Lade <llade...>
Subject: Re: Birds this morning in our backyard, St. Joseph, MO
From our kitchen window this morning.Larry Lade


On Saturday, October 28, 2017 12:18 PM, "<llade...>" <llade...> wrote:


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Date: 10/28/17 10:18 am
From: Larry Lade <llade...>
Subject: Birds this morning in our backyard, St. Joseph, MO
8:45-9:45 AM
Carolina Wren, White-breasted Nuthatch, Black-capped Chickadee, American Goldfinch, American Robin, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, House Sparrow, Downy Woodpecker and White-throated Sparrow.

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Date: 10/28/17 10:13 am
From: Larry Lade <llade...>
Subject: Birds today, St. Joseph, MOa
Larry Lade, watching this morning thru window from back room of our house.
8:45..9:45 AM
Carolina Wren – 2
White-breasted Nuthatch – 1
Black-capped Chickadee
American Goldfinch - 3
American Robin -1
House Finch – 4
Dark-eyed Junco – 1
House Sparrow – 4
Downy Woodpecker – 1
White-throated Sparrow

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Date: 10/27/17 7:54 pm
From: Jack Foreman <jfgrumpa...>
Subject: Leucistic bluebird still at Busch CA
The leucistic bluebird that we reported on April 6th of this year was found again today within a hundred yards of where we found it this spring. It was between the boardwalk parking lot and the first service road, the one that runs behind Hampton Lake, in the strip of trees right next to the main road. Although not as cooperative this time as it was this spring, Shirley and Becky did manage to get a few photos of it and it appears to have changed very little since first seen. Alas, I didn't get to see it at all this time as I was off searching the tall grass, in vain, for the ever elusive LeConte's that apparently goes into deep hiding whenever I'm on the prowl.

Jack and Shirley Foreman
Rocky Ridge birders
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Date: 10/27/17 1:12 pm
From: Robert Jacobs <robertbjacobs...>
Subject: Re: Question - sighting of Rufous Hummer, Jeff City, '08
Kathleen,

Below is the URL for the MOBirds-L Archives from 18 November 2008. It
indicates the street address

for the Rufous Hummingbird as 2704 Route CC.

Brad Jacocbss


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Host: Mike and Stephanie Dandurand
> Address: 2704 Route CC, Jefferson City, MO 65109;

> Bird first seen: about a week ago
> Bird last seen: 11:50 a.m. today (while we were on the phone)
> Host preferences: Please do not call or knock on door. Limited parking in
> driveway. Feeder on front window, easily visible from car or anywhere in
> front yard.




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> Kathleen - The Rufous Hummingbird was on Route CC. I don't know the house
> #.
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> Barb Duncan, Jefferson City, MO
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Date: 10/27/17 10:44 am
From: BARBARA DUNCAN <bjduncan04...>
Subject: Re: Question - sighting of Rufous Hummer, Jeff City, '08
Kathleen - The Rufous Hummingbird was on Route CC. I don't know the house #.

Barb Duncan, Jefferson City, MO


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I'm trying to clean up old records and input them to ebird. I have a sighting for Rufous Hummingbird in Jefferson City on November 18, 2008. I need a street address so I can enter it in ebird.
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Date: 10/27/17 8:28 am
From: Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...>
Subject: Question - sighting of Rufous Hummer, Jeff City, '08
I'm trying to clean up old records and input them to ebird. I have a sighting for Rufous Hummingbird in Jefferson City on November 18, 2008. I need a street address so I can enter it in ebird.


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Date: 10/25/17 8:35 pm
From: Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...>
Subject: Crossbills
Enjoyed about a dozen or so Crossbills in the yard today in Marshall! You can enjoy them, too. I was able to video them.

https://youtu.be/Ok4uRzx1RW4

Ethan



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Date: 10/25/17 3:41 pm
From: Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Pelicans at Binder!

For the first time ever in my 11 years experience at Binder Lake (Jefferson City), just now I saw 2 White Pelicans there, near the dam, close to the bait shop. (Believe it or not, a Brown Pelican was there some years ago). Also there was an Osprey with a fairly small fish in tow.

Jane Frazier
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Date: 10/25/17 1:04 pm
From: Tom Fuller <Tom.Fuller...>
Subject: FW: No sightin - RFI about crows in St. Louis
I don’t know if these are the same birds, but I have often seen large flocks of crows (thousand+) fly over the Mississippi River at Alton, Illinois and vanish somewhere to the north. This is close to sunet.

Tom Fuller
Jersey County, IL

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Subject: No sightin - RFI about crows in St. Louis

I have been enjoying the sunset flights of American Crows flying over my house in south St. Louis. Does anyone know where they are roosting? In the past I have heard and seen large roosts in Forest Park and down near SLU. They are flying in a NW direction that could be taking them there. Does anyone know? I also wonder where they all go in the daytime, but assume they scatter in many directions to feed and then come back to the roost at night. Cheers to all
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Date: 10/25/17 12:13 pm
From: Tom Fuller <Tom.Fuller...>
Subject: Siskins in Elsah
We've had 4 or 5 Pine Siskins at our feeders all week. Fun to see them again. Got our first Junco yesterday. The White-throated Sparrows are around also.

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Date: 10/25/17 9:47 am
From: Mary Dueren <mary.dueren...>
Subject: Invitation to St. Louis Audubon Society's Fall Gaggle (No sighting)
St. Louis Audubon Society is holding it's Second Annual Fall Gaggle at The
Lakehouse in
Creve Coeur Park on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Festivities start at 2pm and
end at 5pm.

Mingle, enjoy the Creve Coeur Lake setting, do a little bird watching, and
bid on the silent auction items.

Tickets are $30 per person that includes the appetizer buffet. and a $10
tax-deductible donation.
Register on-line at:http://www.stlouisaudubon.org/ by October 31, 2017

The Lakehouse Restaurant is located at 2160 Creve Coeur Mill Road St. Louis
MO 63146.

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Date: 10/25/17 7:36 am
From: Kathleen A Anderson <andersonka...>
Subject: junco
I had my first Junco of the fall in my backyard this morning.


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Date: 10/24/17 4:24 pm
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Creve Couer Lake
The wind blew in a few ducks on Creve Couer lake todaay. 2 rafts of ducks on the lake that were mainly Gadwalls, Coots and Ruddy Ducks. Also Mallards, Pied-billed grebes, one Horned grebe, a Pintail, Shovelers and some Ring Necked ducks. Also present were Ring-billed and Bonopartes gulls. There were some tree swallows still flying over the lake and I had a winter wren as I drove into the Park off of Dorsett Road.

Dave Haenni 

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Date: 10/24/17 11:37 am
From: James Bair <0000019f7a2415d4-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Hummingbird Census Report is ready
Waldo/Brookside Hummingbird Census report is complete.

To receive a copy of the document via email send a request to: James Bair at <jpbairkc...>

Its an interesting read and the the results are eye opening. <jpbairkc...>

James Bair - WALDO BIRDERS
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Date: 10/23/17 6:09 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Re: Binder Lake R N Grebe
Indeed,'tis true, birds have wings and often use them. Today's wind would have sent me flying if I could. Maybe the grebe will return on a calmer day.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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From: "Jane Frazier" <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...>
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Sent: Monday, October 23, 2017 7:58:30 PM
Subject: Binder Lake R N Grebe


Am quite certain that my long billed grebe of yesterday was indeed red necked. I've had time to reflect on what I saw and what was in Sibley. The picture in Sibley matches him perfectly in winter plumage. Sorry Edge did not run across him, but this bird may have flown the coop.

Jane Frazier

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Date: 10/23/17 5:58 pm
From: Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Binder Lake R N Grebe

Am quite certain that my long billed grebe of yesterday was indeed red necked. I've had time to reflect on what I saw and what was in Sibley. The picture in Sibley matches him perfectly in winter plumage. Sorry Edge did not run across him, but this bird may have flown the coop.

Jane Frazier

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Date: 10/23/17 3:09 pm
From: Susan Caraway <caraways111...>
Subject: Introduction
Hi there everyone!  I am new to this list, but I've been on ebird for about a year or so now.  My name is Tom Caraway, and I follow everyone's posts here, and many ebird lists.  I just want to say how grateful I am for everyone who shares their knowledge, which helps me often.  I would also like to recommend Cornell's recently re-posted webinar series, available for purchase, of which I have 2 (raptors and shorebirds).  I have only viewed 3 sessions so far, but they are fantastic.  I have learned a great deal in the last year, from combined resources of field guides, books on specific birds and species, ebird lists, and many hours in the field.  I have met a few of you out there, and I hope to meet many more.  Again, thank you all for sharing your talents and passion.  It is contagious (the passion, that is.  I'm still working on the talent part).Tom CarawaySt. Charles, MO

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Date: 10/23/17 2:25 pm
From: therese haenni <0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Pine Siskins
Had about a dozen Pine Siskins on my feeders this afternoon in Des Peres ( St. Louis County).
Dave HaenniDes Peres, MO

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Date: 10/23/17 1:28 pm
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Binder Lake today
I birded the lake and hiked a bit today for a couple of hours. The constant 15-20 mph wind was not appreciated by me and clearly not by many birds, whose response was to get into the deepest cover possible.

No Red-necked Grebe was seen. I did see 10 Pied-bills, including 2 immature whose bills appear more pointed than an adult's--perhaps due to the coloring.

One Mute Swan was present, which will not be on the eBird list because is is not a "countable" species in Missouri.

There were many chipping sparrows (the noise, not the species) along the south side of the shorebird area, but I only got sightings of Swamp and Lincoln's.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Date: 10/23/17 11:24 am
From: Patrick Maloney <maloneypatrick...>
Subject: No sightin - RFI about crows in St. Louis
I have been enjoying the sunset flights of American Crows flying over my house in south St. Louis.  Does anyone know where they are roosting?  In the past I have heard and seen large roosts in Forest Park and down near SLU.  They are flying  in a NW direction that could be taking them there.   Does anyone know?  I also wonder where they all go in the daytime, but assume they scatter in many directions to feed and then come back to the roost at night.  Cheers to allPat MaloneySouth St. Louis

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Date: 10/23/17 7:57 am
From: Edge Wade <edgew...>
Subject: Anhingas on Lake Carlyle query
I had an eighth grade teacher who had several appropriate sayings for just about anything a student would do. One was, "better late than never, but better never late."

I was not one of her favorite students.

With all that as prelude, I am finally getting around to attempting to enter the 2 anhingas some of us on the Carlyle pelagic saw as we were beginning a picnic lunch.

Where the heck were we for that picnic? I can see it in my head, but can't be sure of the place by looking at map of the lake area.

Thanks for any help,

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Date: 10/22/17 6:10 pm
From: Eric Wood <000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: CAS Field Trip - Saturday, October 28th
Saturday, October 28thDestination:  Hart Creek CA/Katy TrailDeparture Point:  Meetat AC parking lot (SE corner of New Haven and Highway 63) at 7:30 am tocarpool.Leader:  Eric SeamanContact Info: <eseaman68...> 573-529-0530We will hike for 3-4 miles and will return by noon. Bringbug spray and anything you need for a hike. For more information on Hart CreekConservation area; https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/places/hart-creek-ca
 Eric Wood Columbia MO <ewood802...>

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Date: 10/22/17 1:29 pm
From: Jane Frazier <00000046582e7231-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Red Necked Grebe, Binder Lake, Jeff City

I had a good look at the bird today right by the boat ramp at Binder Lake. I have been studying the Sibley which shows a pointed-billed grebe of dull colors with more of a brownish hue about the neck in nonbreeding plumage, The overall dull colors indicate only nonbreeding Red Necked Grebe. The bird was bigger than a pied billed, and the pointy bill lets pied billed out. Any Jefferson Citians or nearby who want to take a look and report would be appreciated.
He was near the coots, diving regularly.

Jane Frazier
Jeff City
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Date: 10/22/17 7:12 am
From: ASM Webmaster <webmaster...>
Subject: No Sighting - ASM 2018 Spring Meeting Field Trip Survey
Dear Mobirders,

The Missouri River Bird Observatory is hosting the 2018 Spring Audubon Society of Missouri Meeting at Arrow Rock State Historic Site. Several field trip options are being considered and the organizers would like to hear from you if you plan to attend the meeting.

Please take a few minutes to let the planning committee know your thoughts by taking part in this 12 item survey:

https://goo.gl/forms/ZkgoGD2VpZ77MwAL2

(you may need to copy > paste the link into your web browser’s address bar)

The survey deadline is Wednesday, November 15.

If you provide your name and email address on the survey, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a free, one year membership to the Missouri River Bird Observatory. Your name WILL NOT be associated with your survey responses!

Thank you for taking the survey!

Kevin Wehner
Membership Chair & Webmaster
The Audubon Society of Missouri
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