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23 May: @ 20:45:34 
CAS field Trip - Saturday, May 25th [Eric Wood]
23 May: @ 19:11:43 
Mississippi Kites [Richard Parker]
23 May: @ 13:22:11 
Re: Connecticut warbler Tower Grove Park [Diane Bricmont]
23 May: @ 13:20:33 
Tower Grove Birding [therese haenni]
23 May: @ 12:24:11 
Re: Birds-I-View news [sgg.bluesfan]
23 May: @ 12:11:12 
Re: Eagle Bluffs question- flooding this weekend? [Clayton Light]
23 May: @ 11:21:43 
Birds-I-View news [Edge Wade]
23 May: @ 11:18:10 
Re: Birders and tornado in Jefferson City & Carl's Junction [Lisa Berger]
23 May: @ 10:56:15 
Birders and tornado in Jefferson City & Carl's Junction [Edge Wade]
23 May: @ 10:36:24 
Re: Connecticut warbler Tower Grove Park [Tommy Goodwin]
23 May: @ 09:10:28 
Connecticut warbler Tower Grove Park [therese haenni]
23 May: @ 07:17:23 
Re: Mokane Road: Fun, but can't find shorebirds [Edge Wade]
23 May: @ 01:06:51 
Re: Mokane Road: Fun, but can't find shorebirds [Jean L]
22 May: @ 22:59:56 
Mokane Road: Fun, but can't find shorebirds [Josh Mosteller]
22 May: @ 17:51:33 
Re: More E. MO Alder Flycatchers [Kathy and Mark Haas]
22 May: @ 16:48:06 
Re: More E. MO Alder Flycatchers [Mike Grant]
22 May: @ 15:27:43 
Re: Eagle Bluffs question- flooding this weekend? [Jean L]
22 May: @ 14:45:08 
Eagle Bluffs question- flooding this weekend? [sgg.bluesfan]
22 May: @ 14:30:17 
Re: More E. MO Alder Flycatchers [Bill Eddleman]
22 May: @ 14:21:34 
42 Black-bellied Plovers Eagle Bluffs [Monacell, Peter L.]
22 May: @ 13:27:33 
Re: More E. MO Alder Flycatchers [Tommy Goodwin]
22 May: @ 13:18:32 
More E. MO Alder Flycatchers [Joshua Uffman]
22 May: @ 11:44:11 
Special Field Trip Announcement -- StL Area [Michael Thelen]
22 May: @ 11:19:13 
Shorebirds near Little Creve Coeur Marsh, St. Louis County [Mike Grant]
22 May: @ 09:59:25 
EBCA - no Ruff [Jean L]
22 May: @ 09:29:34 
"Shady Oaks" on Tour in June [Margy Terpstra]
22 May: @ 08:06:18 
Alder Flycatcher [David Becher]
21 May: @ 20:01:27 
Fulvous whistling ducks. New Madrid county [Tim Kavan]
21 May: @ 19:21:58 
Re: Ruff Continuing at Eagle Bluffs [Monacell, Peter L.]
21 May: @ 18:20:31 
No sighting. Mokane Rd [Jim Gast]
21 May: @ 18:12:24 
Re: Ruff Continuing at Eagle Bluffs [Edge Wade]
21 May: @ 17:00:37 
Cancelled: Bird Survey at Riverfront Park, Washington, May 23 [Louise Wilkinson]
21 May: @ 16:26:04 
Ruff Continuing at Eagle Bluffs [Monacell, Peter L.]
21 May: @ 14:33:28 
Re: Marked Location of Ruff [Al & Lois]
21 May: @ 14:32:33 
Re: Marked Location of Ruff [David Starrett]
21 May: @ 14:04:38 
Re: Marked Location of Ruff [Monacell, Peter L.]
21 May: @ 13:17:16 
Marked Location of Ruff [Monacell, Peter L.]
21 May: @ 13:07:42 
Re: Ruff at Eagle Bluffs [Monacell, Peter L.]
21 May: @ 13:07:12 
Warning for Ruff Viewers [Josh Mosteller]
21 May: @ 12:10:33 
Re: Ruff at Eagle Bluffs [Peter Kondrashov]
21 May: @ 12:08:22 
black and least terns [Paul Moffett]
21 May: @ 10:53:58 
Re: Ruff at Eagle Bluffs [Monacell, Peter L.]
21 May: @ 10:02:00 
Ruff at Eagle Bluffs [Monacell, Peter L.]
21 May: @ 09:40:25 
Mokane Rd. Turnstones [Edge Wade]
21 May: @ 08:56:55 
Re: Painted Bunting, near soccer park, south St. Louis County [Shelly Colatskie]
21 May: @ 08:50:50 
Painted Bunting, near soccer park, south St. Louis County [David Rabenau]
21 May: @ 07:45:03 
CAS Field Trip - Saturday, May 25th [Eric Wood]
21 May: @ 07:16:15 
Re: No sighting--Color-banded Cerulean Warbler at Greer's Crossing [WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN]
20 May: @ 23:54:41 
No sighting--Color-banded Cerulean Warbler at Greer's Crossing [Monacell, Peter L.]
20 May: @ 19:14:39 
Eagle Bluffs: Scissor-tails, kites, and shorebirds galore [Josh Mosteller]





Subject: CAS field Trip - Saturday, May 25th
Date: Thu May 23 2019 20:45 pm
From: 000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request AT po.missouri.edu
 
The field trip planned for Eagle Bluffs is obviously cancelled due to flooding instead weather permitting we shall hike Three Creeks CA.
Saturday, May 25thDestination: Three Creeks CADeparture Point: AC Commuter Parking LotLeader: Eric WoodContact Info: [email protected]

We™ll carpool from the AC Commuter Parking Lot
at 9 a.m.The lot is on the southeast
corner of the AC exit off Hwy 63 on Lenoir St.
If you™re not joining the carpool, meet at the parking lot on Deer Park Road at 9:10 a.m. to walk the trail that follows Turkey Creek.

Eric Wood Columbia MO
[email protected]



Subject: Mississippi Kites
Date: Thu May 23 2019 19:11 pm
From: rrjmparker AT sbcglobal.net
 
Hello,
I saw something interesting today at Powder Valley Nature Center in Kirkwood (St. Louis County): 14 Mississippi kites kettling over the area for about 3 hours.
Robyn ParkerJefferson County

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Subject: Connecticut warbler Tower Grove Park
Date: Thu May 23 2019 13:22 pm
From: colaptes.auratus AT gmail.com
 
CONW still in Gaddy southeast of bubbler at 1:20 pm.
Diane BricmontSTL CO
On Thu, May 23, 2019, 10:36 AM Tommy Goodwin <[email protected] wrote:
CONW still present in Gaddy Garden.
On Thu, May 23, 2019, 9:06 AM therese haenni <[email protected]> wrote:
A female Connecticut warbler was briefly seen, eye ring very obvious. Also female mourning warbler and many others. Very birdie and buggy. Dave Haney

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Subject: Tower Grove Birding
Date: Thu May 23 2019 13:20 pm
From: 0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request AT po.missouri.edu
 
To follow up on my hasty post this morning, there was one Connecticut Warbler in the Gaddy Garden this morning, the plumage seemed rather dull so I believe it was a female. Also seen by Tommy Goodwin. I had 4 looks at the bird, one of which was extended and the gray hood and white eye ring was clearly visible. Also watched it walk around on the ground foraging which is typical of this species. Also in the garden were Mourning Warblers, both male and female, I think at least 3 individuals. All these birds moved around a lot but seemed to prefer to be in or near the brush piles.
Wilsons, Magnolia, Ovenbird, Redstarts,Chestnut-sided, Yellow-bellied flycatcher, Wood Thrush, Veery and other flycatcher also present. On my way back to car had Bay-breasted and Blackburnian, lots of birds up high but I had to leave.
I have seen a few Connecticut Warblers in the Gaddy Garden over the years and I think everyone of them has benn the morning after a late night thunderstorm.
Dave HaenniDes Peres MO



Subject: Birds-I-View news
Date: Thu May 23 2019 12:24 pm
From: sgg.bluesfan AT gmail.com
 
Great to hear. When I was in the area 6:30 or so this morning the police would not let traffic go down Ellis east after 54. Buildings that could be seen not far from there had damage.Steve [email protected] CitySent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone
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Subject: Eagle Bluffs question- flooding this weekend?
Date: Thu May 23 2019 12:11 pm
From: Clayton.Light AT mdc.mo.gov
 
Eagle Bluffs has had water overtopping the levees as of last night around 11PM. Staff was on the area today, and determined that the area is unsafe and closed the gate at the junction box. We ask that people please stay out of the area until the water starts to go back down.

Boone County has also closed highway K in McBaine. This is impassable water at this point, around 2 feet deep and still rising. Not sure if there is other ways to get on the area that is not currently flooded, but if so, I still recommend that people, stay away from Eagle Bluffs.

If anyone has questions, please call the Eagle Bluffs office at 573-445-3882. This is a field office so there is a good chance that staff will not be there to answer, but they will return your phone call as soon as they can.

Thanks,
Clayton Light and Brady Lichtenberg
Missouri Department of Conservation

From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU] On Behalf Of Jean L
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:27 PM
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: Re: Eagle Bluffs question- flooding this weekend?

I was down there this morning. I suspect Route K will have water over it soon requiring you to enter through alternate road. Monitor Mo DOT site for road closures on Rte. K. The river was maybe 2-3 feet below the river view parking lot. The "seepage" section of the gravel road has water trickling over it, but is currently passable. Everything could change significantly with this next round of storms.
Jean Leonatti

On Wed, May 22, 2019, 2:45 PM sgg.bluesfan > wrote:

Hi everyone. Down here in Jefferson City projections are for significant flooding on the north side of the MO river. Any word on such possibilities at Eagle Bluffs this weekend?

Thanks,
Steve Griffaw
[email protected]
Jefferson City MO


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Subject: Birds-I-View news
Date: Thu May 23 2019 11:21 am
From: edgew AT mchsi.com
 
Relayed message from Facebook post by Steve and Regina Garr of Birds-I-View says they are fine and BIV will reopen as soon as power is restored and they are told it's okay to open.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO

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Subject: Birders and tornado in Jefferson City & Carl's Junction
Date: Thu May 23 2019 11:18 am
From: goshawk AT att.net
 
There are no reports that the SW MO Mennonite Community sustained home or out-building damage. Three lives lost in Golden City. Don™t know what part of town was damaged.

> On May 23, 2019, at 10:56 AM, Edge Wade wrote:
>
> I've had good news from Pete Monacell and Jane Frazier as to their safety. Pete reports that the home of Steve and Regina Garr was not damaged. Their business, the popular Birds-I-View store is very near the Christian Church, YMCA, Sonic, etc., that TV has shown extensive damage. I've also not heard from Barb Duncan about any damage near her home south of Jeff.
>
> I've not heard back from Larry Herbert near Carl's Junction.
>
> If anyone has more information about our birding friends' condition, please update us.
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Subject: Birders and tornado in Jefferson City & Carl's Junction
Date: Thu May 23 2019 10:56 am
From: edgew AT mchsi.com
 
I've had good news from Pete Monacell and Jane Frazier as to their safety.  Pete reports that the home of Steve and Regina Garr was not damaged.  Their business, the popular Birds-I-View store is very near the Christian Church, YMCA, Sonic, etc., that TV has shown extensive damage.  I've also not heard from Barb Duncan about any damage near her home south of Jeff.

I've not heard back from Larry Herbert near Carl's Junction.

If anyone has more information about our birding friends' condition, please update us.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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Subject: Connecticut warbler Tower Grove Park
Date: Thu May 23 2019 10:36 am
From: tjgbp7 AT mst.edu
 
CONW still present in Gaddy Garden.
On Thu, May 23, 2019, 9:06 AM therese haenni <[email protected]> wrote:
A female Connecticut warbler was briefly seen, eye ring very obvious. Also female mourning warbler and many others. Very birdie and buggy. Dave Haney

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Subject: Connecticut warbler Tower Grove Park
Date: Thu May 23 2019 9:10 am
From: 0000000915e91be8-dmarc-request AT po.missouri.edu
 
A female Connecticut warbler was briefly seen, eye ring very obvious. Also female mourning warbler and many others. Very birdie and buggy. Dave Haney

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Subject: Mokane Road: Fun, but can't find shorebirds
Date: Thu May 23 2019 7:17 am
From: edgew AT mchsi.com
 
Josh,
Jean is correct on all points. An additional factor now is that rising water is covering the limited mudflats the birds were feeding on. When the food or the habitat is exhausted the birds move on. The influx of plovers at Eagle Bluffs is likely the result of higher water driving them from feeding downstream--and there's that urge to get north quickly. Turnover in migration is rapid and not always predictable. The rule of thumb is "when you get a report of a good bird, go now." That, alas, is not always possible. It's one of the many factors that make birding challenging, rewarding, and frustrating.

As to the rocks closing the bridge, they've been there a long time. The bridge is out and unlikely to be repaired anytime soon. The rocks have been there for a long time.Apps are great, but often do not reflect current conditions, especially on the less-traveled roads birders take.

Pleased to see you got to see the Ruff. That opportunity may not come again for many years. That is a perfect example of a bird found one morning and gone the next. We call them "one day wonders."

All of those factors contribute to my occasional call to birders to broaden and increase communication patterns. Birders make up a community. The more we work to improve our communication, the more successful we all are, and it carries into the future. We never know who will find the next "zootie" or where. An example of the serendipity factor is the day Bill Clark stopped at Capitol View Access with the primary purpose of using the toilet. He discovered a Say's Phoebe and reported it in time for many birders to enjoy.

Bodacious birding,

Edge

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Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:59:37 PM
Subject: Mokane Road: Fun, but can't find shorebirds

I went back to Mokane Road north of Jefferson City this afternoon with my
birding companions. The creeks that we crossed were high and might flood
the road after incoming storms, which is why I wanted to visit today.

We had our very first birding trip there on the 13th, and both times we
found very few shorebirds despite the decent variety and numbers that
others have reported here this month. This time, we started at Hibernia Rd
again but continued past County Rd 4035, which connects to parallel MO-94.
We just kept driving for 6.5 miles until we reached the bridge over Rivaux
Creek, which was barricaded with big rocks. I didn't see a sign about road
closure anywhere. I don't know who put the rocks there or why”I'm assuming
the road was impassable ahead, but I'd expect a sign or something if this
was an official closure. I initially thought that might be the end of the
public road, but my map apps say that it's still County Rd 4038 past that
point.

We genuinely enjoyed the birds we did see”we watched 5-7 Scissor-tailed
Flycatchers, saw a couple Mississippi Kites, and got great looks at a
Grasshopper Sparrow that we heard singing. But our only shorebirds were a
couple Killdeer and a Spotted Sandpiper or two. What am I doing wrong??
Seriously. I know it's easy to overlook little sandpipers in the mud and
the corn stubbles, but I was looking carefully over several different
flooded spots along the way. Pete reported over half a thousand sandpipers
of multiple species from the road just two days ago. We may not be Pete
Monacell, but I think we're good enough not to miss that stuff. They can't
all be too distant to see. I have no idea what conditions make such
dramatic changes in the shorebird numbers. Surely we aren't that
oblivious...


-Josh M

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Subject: Mokane Road: Fun, but can't find shorebirds
Date: Thu May 23 2019 1:06 am
From: jaleonatti AT gmail.com
 
Josh - I doubt you are doing anything wrong. During migration, these birds are absolutely driven to get to their breeding grounds. For many, it is a long and perilous journey. They stop only to rest, re-fuel, and/or wait for favorable weather conditions. As soon as they can leave, they will take off. The presence of migrating birds can change on a daily if not hourly basis. Wind direction changes, weather conditions change, predators harass, food supply is depleted ... all pushing the birds north. Example - five of us were at Eagle Bluffs this morning until about 11a, on the first one way loop - not one black- bellied plover in sight. About 3 hours later, Pete reports 48 of them from that exact location. Pete is really good, but I can guarantee you if those birds had been at that location in the morning, one of the five of us would have seen them.
Birders will tell you their least favorite phrase is " ... you should have been here 5 minutes ago." You are experiencing a common birding frustration, hang in there!
In this early morning, my thoughts go out to all our birding friends in Jefferson City and near Golden City. Hoping and praying that you and your families are safe after this stormy night.

Jean LeonattiColumbiaBoone County
On Wed, May 22, 2019, 11:00 PM Josh Mosteller <[email protected]> wrote:
I went back to Mokane Road north of Jefferson City this afternoon with my birding companions. The creeks that we crossed were high and might flood the road after incoming storms, which is why I wanted to visit today.
We had our very first birding trip there on the 13th, and both times we found very few shorebirds despite the decent variety and numbers that others have reported here this month. This time, we started at Hibernia Rd again but continued past County Rd 4035, which connects to parallel MO-94. We just kept driving for 6.5 miles until we reached the bridge over Rivaux Creek, which was barricaded with big rocks. I didn't see a sign about road closure anywhere. I don't know who put the rocks there or why”I'm assuming the road was impassable ahead, but I'd expect a sign or something if this was an official closure. I initially thought that might be the end of the public road, but my map apps say that it's still County Rd 4038 past that point.
We genuinely enjoyed the birds we did see”we watched 5-7 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, saw a couple Mississippi Kites, and got great looks at a Grasshopper Sparrow that we heard singing. But our only shorebirds were a couple Killdeer and a Spotted Sandpiper or two. What am I doing wrong?? Seriously. I know it's easy to overlook little sandpipers in the mud and the corn stubbles, but I was looking carefully over several different flooded spots along the way. Pete reported over half a thousand sandpipers of multiple species from the road just two days ago. We may not be Pete Monacell, but I think we're good enough not to miss that stuff. They can't all be too distant to see. I have no idea what conditions make such dramatic changes in the shorebird numbers. Surely we aren't that oblivious...

-Josh M


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Subject: Mokane Road: Fun, but can't find shorebirds
Date: Wed May 22 2019 22:59 pm
From: irbic68j AT gmail.com
 
I went back to Mokane Road north of Jefferson City this afternoon with my birding companions. The creeks that we crossed were high and might flood the road after incoming storms, which is why I wanted to visit today.
We had our very first birding trip there on the 13th, and both times we found very few shorebirds despite the decent variety and numbers that others have reported here this month. This time, we started at Hibernia Rd again but continued past County Rd 4035, which connects to parallel MO-94. We just kept driving for 6.5 miles until we reached the bridge over Rivaux Creek, which was barricaded with big rocks. I didn't see a sign about road closure anywhere. I don't know who put the rocks there or why”I'm assuming the road was impassable ahead, but I'd expect a sign or something if this was an official closure. I initially thought that might be the end of the public road, but my map apps say that it's still County Rd 4038 past that point.
We genuinely enjoyed the birds we did see”we watched 5-7 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, saw a couple Mississippi Kites, and got great looks at a Grasshopper Sparrow that we heard singing. But our only shorebirds were a couple Killdeer and a Spotted Sandpiper or two. What am I doing wrong?? Seriously. I know it's easy to overlook little sandpipers in the mud and the corn stubbles, but I was looking carefully over several different flooded spots along the way. Pete reported over half a thousand sandpipers of multiple species from the road just two days ago. We may not be Pete Monacell, but I think we're good enough not to miss that stuff. They can't all be too distant to see. I have no idea what conditions make such dramatic changes in the shorebird numbers. Surely we aren't that oblivious...

-Josh M

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Subject: More E. MO Alder Flycatchers
Date: Wed May 22 2019 17:51 pm
From: kathyhaas AT sbcglobal.net
 
Maybe this explains the ALFL I was surprised to hear as I stood among the cactus at Sand Prairie CA (Scott Co.) on Monday. It sang as I was taking photos of an Olive-sided Flycatcher. 
Mark Haas
Jackson, MO
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU] On Behalf Of Bill Eddleman
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:30 PM
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: Re: More E. MO Alder Flycatchers
Also had a single singing Alder Flycatcher at my place outside Cape Girardeau this morning. A first for the Eddleman farm.
----Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau
On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 1:27:42 PM CDT, Tommy Goodwin <tjgbp7 AT MST.EDU> wrote:
It seems to be a good week for flycatchers in general in the St. Louis area. I birded Love Park in Ballwin this morning and despite having very little forest edge habitat I was able to pick up one Alder, three Willow, one Yellow-bellied, and two additional "Trail's" flycatchers that never vocalized. I also had a female blue grosbeak and a female bobolink which were nice surprises and new species for the hot spot.
Still no Connecticut Warblers anywhere around, but there is always tomorrow (or this evening).
Happy birding,


Tommy J Goodwin Jr., E.I.
417-241-9189 | [email protected]
On Wed, May 22, 2019 at 1:18 PM Joshua Uffman <[email protected]> wrote:
MO-Birders: Adding to Dave Becher™s report of 3 ALDER FLYCATCHERS along the Blue Grosbeak trail, St. Charles County, Bill Duncan and I too had 3, likely 4, but only 3 seen singing/calling, at a private Creve Coeur, St. Louis County site this AM.

Might not be too exciting of a report for birders from cen. and western parts of the state, but there have been many years I have missed this species entirely in the St. Louis area, where they can be a lot tougher to find, and even then - many are silent, and have to be labeled Trail™s type (Willow/Alder).

Obviously, today is not one of those days in the St. Louis area.

Joshua Uffman
St. Louis County, MO


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Subject: More E. MO Alder Flycatchers
Date: Wed May 22 2019 16:48 pm
From: mikecurlew AT att.net
 
And Bill Rowe™s great ears found one in trees near the Audubon Center at Riverlands and I heard a loud one at Little Creve Coeur Marsh (˜er Lake) this morning. I suggest that if you plan to bird at LCCL that you bring a canoe or kayak as there were mallards swimming in what was the trail/gravel road.
Mike Grant
Chesterfield, MO
[email protected]
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU] On Behalf Of Bill Eddleman
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:30 PM
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: Re: More E. MO Alder Flycatchers
Also had a single singing Alder Flycatcher at my place outside Cape Girardeau this morning. A first for the Eddleman farm.
----Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau
On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 1:27:42 PM CDT, Tommy Goodwin <tjgbp7 AT MST.EDU> wrote:
It seems to be a good week for flycatchers in general in the St. Louis area. I birded Love Park in Ballwin this morning and despite having very little forest edge habitat I was able to pick up one Alder, three Willow, one Yellow-bellied, and two additional "Trail's" flycatchers that never vocalized. I also had a female blue grosbeak and a female bobolink which were nice surprises and new species for the hot spot.
Still no Connecticut Warblers anywhere around, but there is always tomorrow (or this evening).
Happy birding,


Tommy J Goodwin Jr., E.I.
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On Wed, May 22, 2019 at 1:18 PM Joshua Uffman <[email protected]> wrote:
MO-Birders: Adding to Dave Becher™s report of 3 ALDER FLYCATCHERS along the Blue Grosbeak trail, St. Charles County, Bill Duncan and I too had 3, likely 4, but only 3 seen singing/calling, at a private Creve Coeur, St. Louis County site this AM.

Might not be too exciting of a report for birders from cen. and western parts of the state, but there have been many years I have missed this species entirely in the St. Louis area, where they can be a lot tougher to find, and even then - many are silent, and have to be labeled Trail™s type (Willow/Alder).

Obviously, today is not one of those days in the St. Louis area.

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St. Louis County, MO


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Subject: Eagle Bluffs question- flooding this weekend?
Date: Wed May 22 2019 15:27 pm
From: jaleonatti AT gmail.com
 
I was down there this morning. I suspect Route K will have water over it soon requiring you to enter through alternate road. Monitor Mo DOT site for road closures on Rte. K. The river was maybe 2-3 feet below the river view parking lot. The "seepage" section of the gravel road has water trickling over it, but is currently passable. Everything could change significantly with this next round of storms.

Jean Leonatti
On Wed, May 22, 2019, 2:45 PM sgg.bluesfan <[email protected]> wrote:

Hi everyone. Down here in Jefferson City projections are for significant flooding on the north side of the MO river. Any word on such possibilities at Eagle Bluffs this weekend?
Thanks,Steve [email protected] City MO

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Subject: Eagle Bluffs question- flooding this weekend?
Date: Wed May 22 2019 14:45 pm
From: sgg.bluesfan AT gmail.com
 
Hi everyone. Down here in Jefferson City projections are for significant flooding on the north side of the MO river. Any word on such possibilities at Eagle Bluffs this weekend?Thanks,Steve [email protected] City MOSent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

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Subject: More E. MO Alder Flycatchers
Date: Wed May 22 2019 14:30 pm
From: eddlemanw AT sbcglobal.net
 
Also had a single singing Alder Flycatcher at my place outside Cape Girardeau this morning. A first for the Eddleman farm.
----Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau







On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 1:27:42 PM CDT, Tommy Goodwin <tjgbp7 AT MST.EDU> wrote:





It seems to be a good week for flycatchers in general in the St. Louis area. I birded Love Park in Ballwin this morning and despite having very little forest edge habitat I was able to pick up one Alder, three Willow, one Yellow-bellied, and two additional "Trail's" flycatchers that never vocalized. I also had a female blue grosbeak and a female bobolink which were nice surprises and new species for the hot spot.Still no Connecticut Warblers anywhere around, but there is always tomorrow (or this evening).Happy birding,Tommy J Goodwin Jr., E.I.417-241-9189 | [email protected] On Wed, May 22, 2019 at 1:18 PM Joshua Uffman <[email protected]> wrote:MO-Birders: Adding to Dave Becher™s report of 3 ALDER FLYCATCHERS along the Blue Grosbeak trail, St. Charles County, Bill Duncan and I too had 3, likely 4, but only 3 seen singing/calling, at a private Creve Coeur, St. Louis County site this AM.
Might not be too exciting of a report for birders from cen. and western parts of the state, but there have been many years I have missed this species entirely in the St. Louis area, where they can be a lot tougher to find, and even then - many are silent, and have to be labeled Trail™s type (Willow/Alder).
Obviously, today is not one of those days in the St. Louis area.
Joshua Uffman
St. Louis County, MO
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Subject: 42 Black-bellied Plovers Eagle Bluffs
Date: Wed May 22 2019 14:21 pm
From: plmonacell AT ccis.edu
 
Counted three times just north of the first one-way loop near the road. I suggest viewing from a distance because if you drive by, they will probably flush. 

Other birds:

Cattle Egret (4) mostly along first one-way loop

Snowy Egret (1) distribution channel opposite the pit toilet

White-faced Ibis (1) southeastern corner of Pool 11 feeding in the open

Dunlin (3) northeastern corner of Pool 14 on the flat with peeps and Lesser Yellowlegs

Multiple Common Gallinule and Least Bittern in back of Pool 11

Mississippi Kite (2) over Pool 10 and Sapp Tract Rd

Black Tern (22) over Pool 14

Good birding everyone,
Pete




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Subject: More E. MO Alder Flycatchers
Date: Wed May 22 2019 13:27 pm
From: tjgbp7 AT mst.edu
 
It seems to be a good week for flycatchers in general in the St. Louis area. I birded Love Park in Ballwin this morning and despite having very little forest edge habitat I was able to pick up one Alder, three Willow, one Yellow-bellied, and two additional "Trail's" flycatchers that never vocalized. I also had a female blue grosbeak and a female bobolink which were nice surprises and new species for the hot spot.
Still no Connecticut Warblers anywhere around, but there is always tomorrow (or this evening).
Happy birding,
Tommy J Goodwin Jr., E.I.417-241-9189 | [email protected]


On Wed, May 22, 2019 at 1:18 PM Joshua Uffman <[email protected]> wrote:
MO-Birders: Adding to Dave Becher™s report of 3 ALDER FLYCATCHERS along the Blue Grosbeak trail, St. Charles County, Bill Duncan and I too had 3, likely 4, but only 3 seen singing/calling, at a private Creve Coeur, St. Louis County site this AM.


Might not be too exciting of a report for birders from cen. and western parts of the state, but there have been many years I have missed this species entirely in the St. Louis area, where they can be a lot tougher to find, and even then - many are silent, and have to be labeled Trail™s type (Willow/Alder).


Obviously, today is not one of those days in the St. Louis area.


Joshua Uffman

St. Louis County, MO



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Subject: More E. MO Alder Flycatchers
Date: Wed May 22 2019 13:18 pm
From: birdsandbugs AT sbcglobal.net
 
MO-Birders:  Adding to Dave Becher™s report of 3 ALDER  FLYCATCHERS along the Blue Grosbeak trail, St. Charles County, Bill Duncan and I too had 3, likely 4, but only 3 seen singing/calling, at a private Creve Coeur, St. Louis County site this AM.  

Might not be too exciting of a report for birders from cen. and western parts of the state, but there have been many years I have missed this species entirely in the St. Louis area, where they can be a lot tougher to find, and even then - many are silent, and have to be labeled Trail™s type (Willow/Alder).

Obviously, today is not one of those days in the St. Louis area.

Joshua Uffman
St. Louis County, MO


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Subject: Special Field Trip Announcement -- StL Area
Date: Wed May 22 2019 11:44 am
From: mikethelen AT sbcglobal.net
 
The ST. LOUIS AUDUBON SOCIETY is sponsoring a special field trip this
Saturday to VALLEY VIEW GLADES NATURAL AREA in Jefferson County.

Valley View Glades NA is a spectacular natural Missouri glade and one of
only a few remaining in the general metropolitan area. I visited the glades
Tuesday morning and, if you still include Yellow-breasted Chat, had 10
species of warbler plus Broad-winged Hawks and lots more. See my eBird
checklist at https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

The trail is well-groomed and well-marked and runs through the forest and
over the glade. It rises and dips dramatically at many points and is often
quite rocky and rough so sturdy hiking boots are essential. My health app
recorded 29 floors. Some might find the hike too taxing.

DATE: Saturday, May 25, 2019

MEETING PLACE: Valley View Glades Natural Area parking lot.

MEETING TIME: Please plan to arrive no later than 4:30 p.m. I'd like to
head down the trail no later than 5:00 p.m. We're planning this start time
to enjoy the diurnal birds in the remaining daylight hours plus the
nightjars as they emerge for their nighttime activities around sunset.

DIRECTIONS: From the intersection of I-270 and MO hwy 30 (Gravois) in south
St. Louis County go west on hwy 30 19.8 miles, through Cedar Hill, MO, and
over the Big River, to the intersection of highways B and NN. Turn left on
hwy B and go south 6.7 miles to the Valley View Glades NA parking lot. The
lot is marked by a brown MDC sign but keep a sharp eye or you might zip past
it. The lot is nondescript but there is ample space for many vehicles. If
you do go past the lot just turn around and head back; there is a brown MDC
sign marking the lot when heading from the opposite direction. Driving time
from I-270 and hwy 30 to the parking lot is approximately 34 minutes. Map
of site: https://goo.gl/maps/AfPEobR2BT...

PLAN: The trail, at full length, is 2.8 miles. We're planning this start
time to allow us plenty of daylight to enjoy the birds, flowers,
butterflies, reptiles and amphibians, and to enjoy sunset and the
opportunity for Common Nighthawk, Chuck-will's-widow, Eastern Whip-poor-will
and owls. From the best vantage point, near the end of the hike, it's a
short walk back to the parking lot even if after dark. I'll have a
flashlight for safety. Sunset Saturday is 8:14 p.m. and twilight ends at
8:44 p.m. There are no toilets on the area; however, there is a combo gas
station/C-store at the intersection of hwy 30 and B-NN.

PARTICIPATION: Everyone is welcome, SLAS members and non-members. Don't
miss this great opportunity to visit a beautiful, and increasingly rare,
Missouri treasure. The hike is well worth the drive and you can sleep in
Sunday morning!

WEATHER: As of right now the forecast for Saturday afternoon and evening is
not bad, in fact, rather typical for this time of year. It's unlikely I'll
cancel the trip for weather and probably the only condition under which I'd
do so would be if lightning were in the immediate area. I would only stop
the trip under that condition while on site. Also, as is common at this
time of year, a pop-up shower could occur so it's probably a good idea to
bring your poncho or travel umbrella just in case.

LEADER: Mike Thelen

COST: Free

MORE INFO: Contact me at the email address below or visit the St. Louis
Audubon Society web site. More information about Valley View Glades NA, and
a map of the area, is available at the MDC web at https://bit.ly/2x6oce4.

Mike Thelen
Univ City, StL Cnty, MO
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Subject: Shorebirds near Little Creve Coeur Marsh, St. Louis County
Date: Wed May 22 2019 11:19 am
From: mikecurlew AT att.net
 
There are at least a hundred shorebirds in the flooded fields of what was Arrowhead Airport.  Use John Pellet Ct. to see.

You have to wait until they fly to find them as they disappear easily in the corn stubble.

Mike Grant
Chesterfield, MO

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Subject: EBCA - no Ruff
Date: Wed May 22 2019 9:59 am
From: jaleonatti AT gmail.com
 
Spent about an hour this morning and did not re-locate the Ruff. Ran into 2 others who also reported no luck. Shorebird numbers down - did have 2 pecs, 4 lesser yellowlegs on that spit; later a small flock of white-rumps with 3 dunlin flew in. As we were leaving an ibis flew over and dropped into back of pool 11. Gallinule still calling from the reeds.

Jean Leonatti

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Subject: "Shady Oaks" on Tour in June
Date: Wed May 22 2019 9:29 am
From: Ladybirdterp AT sbcglobal.net
 
Good morning, MOBirders,

Our yard, Shady Oaks will be open to tour on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 9 am to 1 pm.
We would like to thank Mitch Leachman of St. Louis Audubon Society for helping us set this up!

The tour is limited to 60 participants and preregistration with a small fee is required. Along with volunteer docents, we will be available to answer your questions about the birds, native plants and water features of Shady Oaks.

Information will be available on local resources to help you develop your own bird sanctuary. Proceeds from the tour benefit the native plant and bird conservation programs of the St. Louis Audubon Society.

Here™s the link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/s...

We hope to see some of you here next month!

Margy and Dan Terpstra
Kirkwood, St. Louis CO, MO
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Subject: Alder Flycatcher
Date: Wed May 22 2019 8:06 am
From: davidbecher AT msn.com
 
At least three calling in various places on or near the Blue Grosbeak Trail in Weldon Springs today
David Becher
St. Louis


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Subject: Fulvous whistling ducks. New Madrid county
Date: Tue May 21 2019 20:01 pm
From: tkavan_76 AT hotmail.com
 
Looking at 5 FUWD this time.  In a flooded bean field (shallowly). With blue wing teal, a couple Mallards a pr of gadwall and several black necked stilts.  American bitterns calling.  A couple black bellied plovers around.  One willet.  But I struck out on the marbled Godwit. 

Will post photos and complete list on Ebird soon.


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Subject: Ruff Continuing at Eagle Bluffs
Date: Tue May 21 2019 19:21 pm
From: plmonacell AT ccis.edu
 
Shelby Thomas just texted to say that shes looking at the Ruff right now
in the same location.

Pete





On 5/21/19, 6:12 PM, "[email protected]" wrote:

>CAUTION!: This email originated from outside of Columbia College.
>
>
>My thanks to Pete and Diane for getting the word about Pete's discovery
>of the Ruff at Eagle Bluffs out quickly via Mobirds and phone. Many
>Boone countians were able to get there, and the timeliness is certainly
>reflected in birders from southwest Missouri arriving in time to see the
>bird.
>
>With this example in mind, I urge all of you who know birders who rely
>solely on their eBird submissions or Facebook posts to take a few seconds
>and post unusual to rare birds on this listserv.
>
>The better we all communicate, the better our collective birding
>experiences will be.
>
>An addendum: The airshow at Jefferson City airport has been cancelled.
>Mokane Road will not be closed (unless due to flooding). Pete was
>dreading the closure. He must have exercised some special power.
>
>Hope everyone made it home safely in the severe weather conditions.
>
>Bodacious day of birding, indeed,
>
>Edge Wade
>Columbia, MO
>[email protected]
>
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Peter L. Monacell"
>To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
>Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 4:25:24 PM
>Subject: Ruff Continuing at Eagle Bluffs
>
>Debbie and Steve Martin and Lisa Berger and Charley Burwick just relocated
>the Ruff in the location described.
>
>Good birding everyone,
>Pete
>
>
>
>
>
>
>On 5/21/19, 2:33 PM, "Al & Lois" wrote:
>
>>CAUTION!: This email originated from outside of Columbia College.
>>
>>
>>Try this. It was copied from the not working link.
>>38.827312,-92.418401
>>
>>
>>
>>On 5/21/2019 2:03 PM, Monacell, Peter L. wrote:
>>> Link not working for everyone. For now, if youe going to try for
>>>the Ruff, walk out on the levee between Pools 11 and 14. Stop just
>>>before the levee curves towards the south. You will see trampled grass
>>>and mud, which is where we were standing. Stop there and scan the small
>>>flats across the channel in Pool 14 and also the grass left of the
>>>flats. The land where it was standing for much of the time is raised,
>>>and it often walked out of view on the other side of the rise but always
>>>returned to view.
>>>
>>> The bird was at times among Pectoral Sandpipers but is significantly
>>>larger and darker. It has a scalloped back and a dark splotchy breast.
>>>Legs are long and dark orange. Bill is long in comparison to Pecs, is
>>>slightly downcurved, and is orange to black nearing the tip. There is a
>>>small white ring on the face at the base of the bill. The tertial
>>>feathers blow up in the wind and show distinct barring.
>>>
>>> Pete
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>> On May 21, 2019, at 1:31 PM, Peter Kondrashov
>>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> CAUTION!: This email originated from outside of Columbia College.
>>>
>>> The pin did not work for some reason. It shows a cancer treatment
>>>center.
>>>
>>> On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 1:17 PM Monacell, Peter L.
>>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Below is a dropped pin for the exact spot from which we were watching
>>>the Ruff. We were looking south into the small mudflat. The bird was
>>>also at times in the grass to the left of the mudflat as you face it.
>>>The bird flew twice and once landed in Pool 11; however, both times it
>>>went back onto the flat where I originally found it.
>>>
>>> Pete
>>>
>>> Marked
>>>Location>>i
>>>ted%20States&auidp63563100488834745&ll8.827312,-92.418401&lspv18&q
>>>>>>Marked%20Location&_ext=EYpoXjfQmhkQ0Axi4ecY2UfV8A50Eq1qoB8Q0BBoHKnz+kTV
>>>8
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>>>
>>> --
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>>> Kirksville, MO
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Subject: No sighting. Mokane Rd
Date: Tue May 21 2019 18:20 pm
From: jgast AT socket.net
 
Channel 17 just reported that the air show this weekend is canceled. They also showed a potential of Mokane Rd being closed for the next few days due to Mo River flooding. I'm not that familiar with the area so I don't know for sure if the road floods.

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Subject: Ruff Continuing at Eagle Bluffs
Date: Tue May 21 2019 18:12 pm
From: edgew AT mchsi.com
 
My thanks to Pete and Diane for getting the word about Pete's discovery of the Ruff at Eagle Bluffs out quickly via Mobirds and phone.  Many Boone countians were able to get there, and the timeliness is certainly reflected in birders from southwest Missouri arriving in time to see the bird.

With this example in mind, I urge all of you who know birders who rely solely on their eBird submissions or Facebook posts to take a few seconds and post unusual to rare birds on this listserv.

The better we all communicate, the better our collective birding experiences will be.

An addendum: The airshow at Jefferson City airport has been cancelled. Mokane Road will not be closed (unless due to flooding). Pete was dreading the closure. He must have exercised some special power.

Hope everyone made it home safely in the severe weather conditions.

Bodacious day of birding, indeed,

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
[email protected]



----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter L. Monacell"
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 4:25:24 PM
Subject: Ruff Continuing at Eagle Bluffs

Debbie and Steve Martin and Lisa Berger and Charley Burwick just relocated
the Ruff in the location described.

Good birding everyone,
Pete






On 5/21/19, 2:33 PM, "Al & Lois" wrote:

>CAUTION!: This email originated from outside of Columbia College.
>
>
>Try this. It was copied from the not working link.
>38.827312,-92.418401
>
>
>
>On 5/21/2019 2:03 PM, Monacell, Peter L. wrote:
>> Links not working for everyone. For now, if youre going to try for
>>the Ruff, walk out on the levee between Pools 11 and 14. Stop just
>>before the levee curves towards the south. You will see trampled grass
>>and mud, which is where we were standing. Stop there and scan the small
>>flats across the channel in Pool 14 and also the grass left of the
>>flats. The land where it was standing for much of the time is raised,
>>and it often walked out of view on the other side of the rise but always
>>returned to view.
>>
>> The bird was at times among Pectoral Sandpipers but is significantly
>>larger and darker. It has a scalloped back and a dark splotchy breast.
>>Legs are long and dark orange. Bill is long in comparison to Pecs, is
>>slightly downcurved, and is orange to black nearing the tip. There is a
>>small white ring on the face at the base of the bill. The tertial
>>feathers blow up in the wind and show distinct barring.
>>
>> Pete
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On May 21, 2019, at 1:31 PM, Peter Kondrashov
>>> wrote:
>>
>> CAUTION!: This email originated from outside of Columbia College.
>>
>> The pin did not work for some reason. It shows a cancer treatment
>>center.
>>
>> On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 1:17 PM Monacell, Peter L.
>>> wrote:
>>
>> Below is a dropped pin for the exact spot from which we were watching
>>the Ruff. We were looking south into the small mudflat. The bird was
>>also at times in the grass to the left of the mudflat as you face it.
>>The bird flew twice and once landed in Pool 11; however, both times it
>>went back onto the flat where I originally found it.
>>
>> Pete
>>
>> Marked
>>Location>ted%20States&auid=7063563100488834745&ll=38.827312,-92.418401&lsp=7618&q=
>>Marked%20Location&_ext=EiYpoXjfQmhkQ0Axi4ecY2UfV8A50Eq1qoB8Q0BBoHKnz+kTV8
>>BQDA%3D%3D&t=m>
>>
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>>
>> --
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>> Kirksville, MO
>> [email protected]
>>
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Subject: Cancelled: Bird Survey at Riverfront Park, Washington, May 23
Date: Tue May 21 2019 17:00 pm
From: louwilk8 AT gmail.com
 
The bird survey at the Riverfront Park in Washington scheduled for May 23rd has been cancelled due to flooding. It will be re-scheduled when conditions improve.
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Subject: Ruff Continuing at Eagle Bluffs
Date: Tue May 21 2019 16:26 pm
From: plmonacell AT ccis.edu
 
Debbie and Steve Martin and Lisa Berger and Charley Burwick just relocated
the Ruff in the location described.

Good birding everyone,
Pete






On 5/21/19, 2:33 PM, "Al & Lois" wrote:

>CAUTION!: This email originated from outside of Columbia College.
>
>
>Try this. It was copied from the not working link.
>38.827312,-92.418401
>
>
>
>On 5/21/2019 2:03 PM, Monacell, Peter L. wrote:
>> Links not working for everyone. For now, if youre going to try for
>>the Ruff, walk out on the levee between Pools 11 and 14. Stop just
>>before the levee curves towards the south. You will see trampled grass
>>and mud, which is where we were standing. Stop there and scan the small
>>flats across the channel in Pool 14 and also the grass left of the
>>flats. The land where it was standing for much of the time is raised,
>>and it often walked out of view on the other side of the rise but always
>>returned to view.
>>
>> The bird was at times among Pectoral Sandpipers but is significantly
>>larger and darker. It has a scalloped back and a dark splotchy breast.
>>Legs are long and dark orange. Bill is long in comparison to Pecs, is
>>slightly downcurved, and is orange to black nearing the tip. There is a
>>small white ring on the face at the base of the bill. The tertial
>>feathers blow up in the wind and show distinct barring.
>>
>> Pete
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On May 21, 2019, at 1:31 PM, Peter Kondrashov
>>> wrote:
>>
>> CAUTION!: This email originated from outside of Columbia College.
>>
>> The pin did not work for some reason. It shows a cancer treatment
>>center.
>>
>> On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 1:17 PM Monacell, Peter L.
>>> wrote:
>>
>> Below is a dropped pin for the exact spot from which we were watching
>>the Ruff. We were looking south into the small mudflat. The bird was
>>also at times in the grass to the left of the mudflat as you face it.
>>The bird flew twice and once landed in Pool 11; however, both times it
>>went back onto the flat where I originally found it.
>>
>> Pete
>>
>> Marked
>>Location>ted%20States&auid=7063563100488834745&ll=38.827312,-92.418401&lsp=7618&q=
>>Marked%20Location&_ext=EiYpoXjfQmhkQ0Axi4ecY2UfV8A50Eq1qoB8Q0BBoHKnz+kTV8
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Subject: Marked Location of Ruff
Date: Tue May 21 2019 14:33 pm
From: alandlois AT charter.net
 
Try this. It was copied from the not working link.
38.827312,-92.418401



On 5/21/2019 2:03 PM, Monacell, Peter L. wrote:
> Link™s not working for everyone. For now, if you™re going to try for the Ruff, walk out on the levee between Pools 11 and 14. Stop just before the levee curves towards the south. You will see trampled grass and mud, which is where we were standing. Stop there and scan the small flats across the channel in Pool 14 and also the grass left of the flats. The land where it was standing for much of the time is raised, and it often walked out of view on the other side of the rise but always returned to view.
>
> The bird was at times among Pectoral Sandpipers but is significantly larger and darker. It has a scalloped back and a dark splotchy breast. Legs are long and dark orange. Bill is long in comparison to Pecs, is slightly downcurved, and is orange to black nearing the tip. There is a small white ring on the face at the base of the bill. The tertial feathers blow up in the wind and show distinct barring.
>
> Pete
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 21, 2019, at 1:31 PM, Peter Kondrashov > wrote:
>
> CAUTION!: This email originated from outside of Columbia College.
>
> The pin did not work for some reason. It shows a cancer treatment center.
>
> On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 1:17 PM Monacell, Peter L. > wrote:
>
> Below is a dropped pin for the exact spot from which we were watching the Ruff. We were looking south into the small mudflat. The bird was also at times in the grass to the left of the mudflat as you face it. The bird flew twice and once landed in Pool 11; however, both times it went back onto the flat where I originally found it.
>
> Pete
>
> Marked Location
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Subject: Marked Location of Ruff
Date: Tue May 21 2019 14:32 pm
From: starrettda AT hotmail.com
 
If you plug the coordinates into Google Maps it shows the right spot.




Just put this in the search field in Google Maps: 38.8271948,-92.4222192




Dave


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

David Starrett

Columbia, MO

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~





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Subject: Re: Marked Location of Ruff



Links not working for everyone. For now, if youre going to try for the Ruff, walk out on the levee between Pools 11 and 14. Stop just before the levee curves towards the south. You will see trampled grass and mud, which is where we
were standing. Stop there and scan the small flats across the channel in Pool 14 and also the grass left of the flats. The land where it was standing for much of the time is raised, and it often walked out of view on the other side of the rise but always returned
to view.


The bird was at times among Pectoral Sandpipers but is significantly larger and darker. It has a scalloped back and a dark splotchy breast. Legs are long and dark orange. Bill is long in comparison to Pecs, is slightly downcurved, and is orange to black nearing
the tip. There is a small white ring on the face at the base of the bill. The tertial feathers blow up in the wind and show distinct barring.


Pete


Sent from my iPhone


On May 21, 2019, at 1:31 PM, Peter Kondrashov <[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>> wrote:


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


The pin did not work for some reason. It shows a cancer treatment center.


On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 1:17 PM Monacell, Peter L. <[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>> wrote:


Below is a dropped pin for the exact spot from which we were watching the Ruff. We were looking south into the small mudflat. The bird was also at times in the grass to the left of the mudflat as you face it. The bird flew twice and once landed in Pool 11;
however, both times it went back onto the flat where I originally found it.


Pete


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Subject: Marked Location of Ruff
Date: Tue May 21 2019 14:04 pm
From: plmonacell AT ccis.edu
 
Link™s not working for everyone. For now, if you™re going to try for the Ruff, walk out on the levee between Pools 11 and 14. Stop just before the levee curves towards the south. You will see trampled grass and mud, which is where we were standing. Stop there and scan the small flats across the channel in Pool 14 and also the grass left of the flats. The land where it was standing for much of the time is raised, and it often walked out of view on the other side of the rise but always returned to view.

The bird was at times among Pectoral Sandpipers but is significantly larger and darker. It has a scalloped back and a dark splotchy breast. Legs are long and dark orange. Bill is long in comparison to Pecs, is slightly downcurved, and is orange to black nearing the tip. There is a small white ring on the face at the base of the bill. The tertial feathers blow up in the wind and show distinct barring.

Pete

Sent from my iPhone

On May 21, 2019, at 1:31 PM, Peter Kondrashov > wrote:

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

The pin did not work for some reason. It shows a cancer treatment center.

On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 1:17 PM Monacell, Peter L. > wrote:

Below is a dropped pin for the exact spot from which we were watching the Ruff. We were looking south into the small mudflat. The bird was also at times in the grass to the left of the mudflat as you face it. The bird flew twice and once landed in Pool 11; however, both times it went back onto the flat where I originally found it.

Pete

Marked Location

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Subject: Marked Location of Ruff
Date: Tue May 21 2019 13:17 pm
From: plmonacell AT ccis.edu
 
Below is a dropped pin for the exact spot from which we were watching the Ruff. We were looking south into the small mudflat. The bird was also at times in the grass to the left of the mudflat as you face it. The bird flew twice and once landed in Pool 11; however, both times it went back onto the flat where I originally found it.

Pete

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Subject: Ruff at Eagle Bluffs
Date: Tue May 21 2019 13:07 pm
From: plmonacell AT ccis.edu
 
Ruff was present as of 12:30pm. Flew twice but returned to the same spot.  I™ll send a pinpoint location in a minute.

Sent from my iPhone

On May 21, 2019, at 12:10 PM, Peter Kondrashov > wrote:

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Please post any updates on the Ruff, i.e. both positive and negative.
Thank you!

On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 10:54 AM Monacell, Peter L. > wrote:
The bird is a nonbreeding male just starting to transition. Still here.

On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 10:02 AM Monacell, Peter L. >> wrote:
I found a Ruff in Pool 14 south of the levee dividing Pools 11 and 14. Brad, Paul, and Diane here with me looking at it now.

Pete

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Subject: Warning for Ruff Viewers
Date: Tue May 21 2019 13:07 pm
From: irbic68j AT gmail.com
 
If you are at Eagle Bluffs looking for the Ruff and you want to park right by the Pool 11/Pool14 levee, just be wary of a potential Killdeer nest site. There were a couple there when I arrived, so I suspect there could be eggs or young nearby.
I'll send an update if I find the Ruff.
On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 12:10 PM Peter Kondrashov <[email protected]> wrote:
Please post any updates on the Ruff, i.e. both positive and negative.Thank you!
On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 10:54 AM Monacell, Peter L. <[email protected]> wrote:
The bird is a nonbreeding male just starting to transition. Still here.


On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 10:02 AM Monacell, Peter L. <[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>> wrote:

I found a Ruff in Pool 14 south of the levee dividing Pools 11 and 14. Brad, Paul, and Diane here with me looking at it now.


Pete


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Subject: Ruff at Eagle Bluffs
Date: Tue May 21 2019 12:10 pm
From: pkondrash AT gmail.com
 
Please post any updates on the Ruff, i.e. both positive and negative.Thank you!
On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 10:54 AM Monacell, Peter L. <[email protected]> wrote:
The bird is a nonbreeding male just starting to transition. Still here.


On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 10:02 AM Monacell, Peter L. <[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>> wrote:

I found a Ruff in Pool 14 south of the levee dividing Pools 11 and 14. Brad, Paul, and Diane here with me looking at it now.


Pete


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Subject: black and least terns
Date: Tue May 21 2019 12:08 pm
From: pmoffett AT sbcglobal.net
 
Riverlands


8/21 at 9:30
Teal Pond
8 black terns and 5 least terns

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Subject: Ruff at Eagle Bluffs
Date: Tue May 21 2019 10:53 am
From: plmonacell AT ccis.edu
 
The bird is a nonbreeding male just starting to transition. Still here.

On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 10:02 AM Monacell, Peter L. > wrote:
I found a Ruff in Pool 14 south of the levee dividing Pools 11 and 14. Brad, Paul, and Diane here with me looking at it now.

Pete

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Subject: Ruff at Eagle Bluffs
Date: Tue May 21 2019 10:02 am
From: plmonacell AT ccis.edu
 
I found a Ruff in Pool 14 south of the levee dividing Pools 11 and 14. Brad, Paul, and Diane here with me looking at it now. 

Pete

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Subject: Mokane Rd. Turnstones
Date: Tue May 21 2019 9:40 am
From: edgew AT mchsi.com
 
4 Turnstones in pool just east of water treatment plant.  Black terns also.
Edge Wade
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Subject: Painted Bunting, near soccer park, south St. Louis County
Date: Tue May 21 2019 8:56 am
From: Shelly.Colatskie AT mdc.mo.gov
 
This must be the same painted bunting that has been seen across the river near Emmenegger Nature Park!   I can't assume, but it is super close, directly across the river from the place, so I would think it must be the same one.

How great, that it can be seen from public property!

Shelly
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-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:50 AM
To: MOBIRDS-L AT PO.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: Painted Bunting, near soccer park, south St. Louis County

Near the intersection of Soccer Park Road and Yarnell, off Yarnell, next to a gravel service road that runs into the soccer area, I was looking at an Indigo Bunting at the top of a small snag when a Painted Bunting comes and chases it off. It sat there and sang for about 5 minutes and then flew off while I was writing this. If you™re in the area it might be worth your while to stop by and look for it.

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Subject: Painted Bunting, near soccer park, south St. Louis County
Date: Tue May 21 2019 8:50 am
From: david AT amplewriting.com
 
Near the intersection of Soccer Park Road and Yarnell, off Yarnell, next to a gravel service road that runs into the soccer area, I was looking at an Indigo Bunting at the top of a small snag when a Painted Bunting comes and chases it off. It sat there and sang for about 5 minutes and then flew off while I was writing this. If you™re in the area it might be worth your while to stop by and look for it. 

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Subject: CAS Field Trip - Saturday, May 25th
Date: Tue May 21 2019 7:45 am
From: 000000151aac3bbb-dmarc-request AT po.missouri.edu
 
Saturday, May 25th

Destination: Eagle Bluffs CA

Departure Point: Meet at the MKT parking lot at McBaine. We will carpool from there toreduce the number of cars.

Departure Time: 9 a.m.

Leader: EricWood

Contact Info: [email protected]

We will drive throughEagle Bluffs, stopping to look and set up scopes if we see something at adistance and finish around noon.

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



Eric Wood
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Subject: No sighting--Color-banded Cerulean Warbler at Greer's Crossing
Date: Tue May 21 2019 7:16 am
From: eddlemanw AT sbcglobal.net
 
Extremely interesting! It™s amazing what we are learning about birds using modern technological tools.

I sense a great article for The Bluebird.

””Bill Eddleman

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> On May 20, 2019, at 11:54 PM, Monacell, Peter L. wrote:
>
> On Sunday, May 5, 2019, Mark Robbins spotted a banded Cerulean Warbler in a tree adjacent to the public-use parking lot at Greer™s Crossing Recreation Area in the Mark Twain National Forest, Oregon County, MO. Several attendees of the ASM spring meeting, including myself, were then able to observe the bird, and Diane the Tanager Manager Bricmont was able to snap a striking photograph.
>
> Mark™s eBird report contains information subsequently discovered and references preliminary analysis done by Dr. Than Boves of Arkansas State University:
>
> "One male banded, left leg, red over yellow; silver on right leg (see attached photo). This individual was audio recorded. Banded (and with geolocator) by Than Boves and colleagues at this site on 6 May 2017. Recaptured and geolocater removed at this site on 21 May 2018. Apparently spent the winter in the central Peruvian Andes! Image of where it spent the winter is attached. That image and data on the banding history provided by Than Boves and colleagues. Bird was less than a year old when banded in 2017.
>
> Here is a link to Mark™s report: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
>
> And to Diane™s photo of the bird: https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
>
> We learned that the Cerulean Warbler was named by the banding team Rubber Biscuit.
>
> As I™ve been trying this spring to observe migrant songbirds arriving in and moving through Missouri, I™ve been thinking about their travel; however, I find the distances they span and the energies that they expend difficult to conceptualize. What they do is vast beyond any of us. Learning about Rubber Biscuit has helped me to realize this immensity more concretely.
>
> Good birding everyone,
> Pete
>
> Pete Monacell,
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Subject: No sighting--Color-banded Cerulean Warbler at Greer's Crossing
Date: Mon May 20 2019 23:54 pm
From: plmonacell AT ccis.edu
 
On Sunday, May 5, 2019, Mark Robbins spotted a banded Cerulean Warbler in a tree adjacent to the public-use parking lot at Greer’s Crossing Recreation Area in the Mark Twain National Forest, Oregon County, MO. Several attendees of the ASM spring meeting, including myself, were then able to observe the bird, and Diane “the Tanager Manager” Bricmont was able to snap a striking photograph.

Mark’s eBird report contains information subsequently discovered and references preliminary analysis done by Dr. Than Boves of Arkansas State University:

"One male banded, left leg, red over yellow; silver on right leg (see attached photo). This individual was audio recorded. Banded (and with geolocator) by Than Boves and colleagues at this site on 6 May 2017. Recaptured and geolocater removed at this site on 21 May 2018. Apparently spent the winter in the central Peruvian Andes! Image of where it spent the winter is attached. That image and data on the banding history provided by Than Boves and colleagues. Bird was less than a year old when banded in 2017.”

Here is a link to Mark’s report: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

And to Diane’s photo of the bird: https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

We learned that the Cerulean Warbler was named by the banding team “Rubber Biscuit.”

As I’ve been trying this spring to observe migrant songbirds arriving in and moving through Missouri, I’ve been thinking about their travel; however, I find the distances they span and the energies that they expend difficult to conceptualize. What they do is vast beyond any of us. Learning about Rubber Biscuit has helped me to realize this immensity more concretely.

Good birding everyone,
Pete

Pete Monacell,
Jefferson City

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Subject: Eagle Bluffs: Scissor-tails, kites, and shorebirds galore
Date: Mon May 20 2019 19:14 pm
From: irbic68j AT gmail.com
 
I was at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area with my birding companions today, and I finally got the shorebird migration experience I've been waiting for.
I went looking for the Hudsonian Godwits at western Pool 14 while walking on the levee to the right of the end of the second one-way loop. Where the levee curves to the left with the channel that goes around Pool 14, there are a bunch of shorebirds. This is where all the shorebird action is. I walked down there and didn't see any godwits, but several other species were foraging in the mud near that corner of that channel. I noticed a few dowitchers, Dunlins, Spotted, Least and Pectoral Sandpipers, probably dozens of Semipalmated Sandpipers, and many other peeps. A group of perhaps around 50 sandpipers”maybe mostly White-rumped”flew from the point at the corner south towards another spot in Pool 14. Chelsea and my mom then joined me there with Edge Wade after they encountered her. She helped me identify some more species and let us look through her spotting scope. She showed me Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs and showed us that most of what I thought were more dowitchers were actually Stilt Sandpipers (about a dozen). I still have a lot of crappy pictures I took that I want to look through and ID before completing my bird counts. I think I photographed a Baird's Sandpiper. Also, I believe I heard the Common Gallinules calling on the other side of the levee in Pool 11. If time weren™t an issue, I probably would have turned left and continued walking the levee. I wonder what other birds may be visible if you walk further.
Before we even went to the main part of EB, we spent about an hour at the Buck and Katy Pools loop (those fields across Route K from McBaine). Over 70 Canada Geese were there. We heard all five vireo species that breed here in Missouri (Warbling, Yellow-throated, Red-eyed, White-eyed, and Bell's). Chelsea was trying to photograph Cliff Swallows of the Perche Creek bridge colony from the concrete area on the northwest side of the area; some of them were landing and splashing in a puddle there. Also in that puddle was a mysterious dove. Chelsea and my mom got a glimpse of it as it flew away. From their brief look at the bird, some details gave Chelsea the impression of a White-winged Dove. We really aren't sure; we have one confusing photo of it taking off, so maybe someone more experienced confirm the species if we post it in a Facebook group (it's called What's This Bird?). Do not raise your hopes, but do keep an eye out for whatever it was if you're visiting Buck and Katy Pools.

When we turned onto the gravel road to the main area of EBCA, we were immediately greeted by a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher on our left. I think we weren't careful enough to contain our excitement, and apparently we spooked it far away and lost sight. Then we saw one in the field from the gravel road that goes to the restricted city wetland cell, perhaps the same individual. We saw a Bell's Vireo sticking its head in an (empty) nest while one was singing somewhere close by. Cedar Waxwing flocks were at several locations.
Above Pools 8 and 5, I thought I saw a Peregrine Falcon soaring and diving around, but it turned out to be a Mississippi Kite”and then another one and another one... I think we saw about five or six of them.
Feel free to report what shorebirds y'all find there. Maybe it would be a good idea to walk on some more levees to find what else one can't see from the roads.

Josh MBoone County





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