After Jean Leonatti left Bradford Farms, we drove to the old, not so large anymore, brush pile which was full of White Throat, White Crown, American Tree Sparrows, Catbird, Cardinals.  Driving the road adjacent to the north fence line we found Savannah Sparrows.  We also found what looked like a Peregrine Falcon on the same fence line, which kept flying ahead of us.  No rust, no horizontal black color across its back like the Kestral, the helmet look was brown and white, not black and white.  It was way too big for a Kestral.  If anyone is out at Bradford this weekend, look carefully for this bird.  I'd like to know if this is really what I saw.

From there back to the location of the LeConte's where we found immature Kestral on post in field and male Harrier working the fields.  Walked the field again just to see the LeConte's before leaving.  More close up wonderful views.   Everything was still there but didn't hear the Sedge Wren.  Drove Veemer's Ford to Ben Williams Road to leave - fence lines full of sparrows, goldfinch.   

Most enjoyable morning.  Color driving home was beautiful.   Good day to be out driving about.

Joyce and MIchael Bathke
Columbia, Boone County, Missouri
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