October 9, 2002

Coverage:  Missouri Statewide
Compiler and Transcriber:  Edge Wade
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Compiled 9 October, 2002

Some of the species recorded below:
White-faced Ibis
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Brown Creeper
Winter Wren
Hermit Thrush
Palm Warbler
Clay-colored Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Dark-eyed Junco
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

This is the Wednesday, October 9, 2002, Missouri Bird Alert, a statewide 
service of the Audubon Society of Missouri, serving the birding 
community of Missouri since 1901.  The bird alert is compiled from 
reports submitted by ASM members and other birders throughout the state.

Missouri birders receive this alert directly on MOBIRDS, the free e-mail 
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organization’s quarterly journal, “The Bluebird”.

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Ruby-crowned Hummingbirds are becoming scarce.  Missouri birders are 
reporting few at feeders.  Evelyn Ford in southern Ozark Co. still has 3 
vying for the good stuff.

On Tuesday evening, October 8, 2002, in her Kirkwood yard with a 
bubbler, Margy Terpstra watched two Black-throated Green Warbers bathe, 
then was rewarded with a female CONNECTICUT WARBLER joining them.

At Tower Grove Park, St. Louis, Sherry McCowan reports that another 
birder saw a BROWN CREEPER on the 7th.   Sherry found a WINTER WREN and 
her first HERMIT THRUSH of the season, and an Ovenbird.

On the 8th, Sherry found a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW in Forest Park on the 
north side of the hill at the intersection of Wells and Jefferson.  Also 
in the area were both kinglet species, Black-throated Green, PALM, and 
Yellow-rumped Warblers.
Disappointment in not finding Greater Prairie-Chickens or Sprague’s 
Pipits in the vicinity of Taberville Prairie was mitigated when WD and 
Vera Leip watched a PRAIRIE FALCON buzz a flock of European Starlings.

At Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co., Monday, October 7,  a SPOTTED TOWHEE  and 
a BROWN CREEPER were seen by Tommie Rogers.  Other birds sen included 
DARK-EYED JUNCO, Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglets, 4 
Orange-crowned Warblers, 4 Nashville Warblers, 1 Chestnut-sided Warbler 
and 30 Yellow-rumped Warblers.  Also present were 50 Great-tailed 
Grackles, 4 WHITE-FACED IBIS, and seven species of ducks.

At Close Park in Springfield, Greene Co., Dorothy Thurman found 2 
Chimney Swifts, 1 Black-throated Green, 1 Nashville and 1 Orange-crowned 
Warbler, 12 Lincoln’s Sparrows and 3 immature Rose-breasted Grosbeaks.

In Polk Co. on the 8th, Cathie Foster reported 1 Nashville and 12 
Yellow-rumped Warblers, 4 DARK-EYED JUNCOS, 12 White-throated Sparrows, 
4 Ruby-crowned Kinglets, 1 Sharp-shinned and 3 Red-shouldered Hawks.

The first Yellow-bellied Sapsucker of the fall was seen by Larry Herbert 
in the Walter Woods south of Joplin, Newton Co., on the 7th.

At the Dr. F.R. Crouch Nature Sanctuary, Farmington (St. Francois Co.) 
Tuesday, October 8, Doug Willis watched 1 DARK-EYED JUNCO.

Information regarding membership in the Audubon Society of Missouri may 
be obtained from Bonnie Heidy, Membership Chair, at 573-442-2191, Joyce 
Bathke, Treasurer, at 573-445-5758, or at the Audubon Society of 
Missouri webpage:  http//

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