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There is a possibility that the Little Creve Coeur Marsh (St. Louis County)
prairie falcon has returned.   Today, Nov 19, while walking from the red
barns to the grove of sycamore trees, a large falcon flew off from high in
one of the sycamore trees and disappeared into the sun.   When it banked to
turn over the lower cornfield it was clearly a falcon, but the lighting was
such that I never did get a good look at it.   It was much too large to be
merlin or kestrel.   Granted that peregrine is the more likely of the two
larger falcons in the St. Louis area, there is still the possibility that
this one was the prairie falcon.

For anyone looking for Eurasian Tree Sparrows, the place to see them at LCCM
is now about 100 - 200 yards north of the 2nd red barn.   Walk with the
cornfield on your right and check the grass and bushes on your left.  I had
a flock of 25-30 ETS there today and they've been there consistently the
last few weeks.


John Solodar

St. Louis, MO 63130
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"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts
can be counted."

Albert Einstein

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