While searching for Lakewood Park Cemetary in South St. Louis yesterday looking for the Merlin, I realized cemetaries may be real "good places" to look for birds. We pulled into 2 of the "wrong" cemetaries in our attempt to find the Merlin. The first cemetary we had 2 American Kestrals perched in trees. The next cemetary we had a Coopers Hawk flying very low overhead.............Finally we found the "right" cemetary and found an Adult Female Merlin, of course now Jurek reports there are actually 2 present. To top it off Torrey Berger finds a Shrike at the cemetary. Is this common birding knowledge or places birders could be missing?
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