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Jean,
I meant to reply to this earlier.  I don't think any hunting season is
open--certainly not waterfowl, turkey or deer.  Tim James should be told
about the shot--maybe there is some season open, if not, they should
know someone is out there "after hours."
E
On Wednesday, October 9, 2002, at 08:50 AM, Jean Leonatti wrote:

> Last evening I walked to Wetland Unit #2.  It contained GW Teal, BW
> Teal,
> Wood Ducks, Mallards, many coots and a couple of snipe plus tons of RW
> Blackbirds.  Fly overs by Canada Geese and RT Hawk.  The walk to and
> from
> yielded Chicadees, Titmice, CA Wrens, finches, Cardinals, Catbirds, Be
> Kingfisher, Indigo Buntings, Swamp Sparrow and Nuthatches.
>
> At Eagle Bluffs had about 10 Pied-Billed Grebes in the distribution
> channel
> downstream from the pump house.  There were also coots and GB Herons.
> The
> greatest interest was in the little marsh area  bordering the bathroom
> parking lot at the beginning of the first one-way loop. This marsh has
> been
> thinned out, and there were between 5-10 Sora busily eating and making
> short
> flights between stands of cover.  At one point, I had four of them in
> one
> binocular view. Someone was hunting in Pool 4, and when the shotgun went
> off, all the Sora called.  Large flocks of RW Blackbirds were settling
> into
> the cattails on the inside of the loop.
> Jean Leonatti
> Boone County
> Columbia
>
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