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Early this morning made a quick run through Eagle Bluffs, unfortunately it
was very overcast, very low light conditions.  However, Pool 10 is swarming
with smaller sandpipers -- particularly at the end closest to Pool 8.  I
would estimate 500+ birds. Could not get enough detail to make
identifications - but there were Least Sandpipers, Pectorals, Yellowlegs,
and a suspect one or two other types.   At least 6 Wilson's Phalaropes, up
close and personal.  There was also a flock of about 30 Dowitcher a little
more out in the middle of the pool.  Spotted Sandpiper was on the turtle
logs and one was on the very small island just off the parking lot for Pool
10.

Had a flyover of 2 Forster's Terns; 2 Great Egrets in the marsh near the
bathrooms; and one bob-o-link -- just as you come in on Star School Road,
there is one telephone pole on the left with a tangle of scrub and vines
going up the guide wire.  The Bob-o-link was on the top of the scrub. All
seen in 45 minutes! Lightening started, my signal to get to work!  When it
stops raining today, Eagle Bluffs might be a good place to be.
Jean Leonatti
Columbia, Boone County
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