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I can see it now........"I might have seen the Piping
Plover, but they were cutting the grass along the road
side and all the shorebirds took off"

Josh Uffman
St. Louis County, MO


--- Patrick Harrison <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> You are of course correct. I don't consider the
> birds you mention as trash
> nor treasure. These species would be as "viewable"
> from the road if the
> weeds along the roadside were "reduced". I am
> speaking specifically of the
> flora directly between the road and the water areas
> and the adjecent
> shorelines 30 feet away.
>
> In three trips through the area, views of more
> diverse habitat have been
> reduced significantly or eliminated by the height of
> flora along the road
> side.
>
> Again, this is my opinion only, and should NOT be
> construed as an educated
> on nor one of the majority!
>
> Patrick Harrison
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jean Leonatti [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2003 8:20 PM
> To: Patrick Harrison; [log in to unmask]
> Subject: RE: Eagle Bluffs CA Boone Co
>
>
> "One man's trash is another man's treasure" - I see
> a lot of Indigo
> Buntings, Dicksissels, RW Blackbirds, Common
> Yellowthroats, sparrows, etc.
> using those weeds and grasses as perches, hear them
> singing, probably
> nesting, probably
> eating seeds, etc.   It is all part of the habitat.
>
> Jean Leonatti
> [log in to unmask]
> Columbia, MO
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MO Wild Bird Forum
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of
> Patrick
> Harrison
> Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2003 6:34 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Eagle Bluffs CA Boone Co
>
> --OK...
>
> I'm going to put my foot in my mouth... Others have
> said it, I'm posting
> it...
>
> It seems curious that the "grasses" on the road
> sides and
> the pool sides are
> allowed to grow to heights that make viewing good
> shorebird habitat all but
> impossible. Even large birds such as herons are
> obscured by the foliage. If
> one owns a Helicopter... Hmmm....
>
> Anyway, why the tall grasses...
>
> I've looked these over and to me they seem
> "weedy"...
>
> Prove me wrong.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MO Wild Bird Forum
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> On Behalf Of
> Edge Wade
> Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2003 5:17 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Eagle Bluffs CA Boone Co
>
>
> Low numbers, low water, high vegetation.
>
> In Dist. Channel--
> 2 or 3 Short-billed Dowitchers
> 1 Stilt Sandpiper
> a few Pectoral Sandpipers
> a few Least Sandpipers
> a few Great Egrets
> a few Great Blue Herons
>
> 2nd loop and extension:
> 4 imm. Lark Sparrows
> a few Green Herons
> a few Wood Ducks
> 1 Orchard Oriole male, near Perche Creek
> plus usual suspects
>
> earlier in the week both Tim James and I saw small
> groups of Blue-winged
> Teal--5 females--not seen today.
>
> Edge Wade
> Columbia, MO
> [log in to unmask]
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Joshua Uffman
St. Louis County, MO
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