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 Jack Cowan,Rad Widmer,Mary Ann Auer,Shawn Clubb and myself birded LCC this
morning in quest for various sparrows.Think the earlier start time and the
morning cloud cover made a big difference in actually seeing and finding birds.We
knew the birds were there but this morning was different due to the number of
birds present.
 At least  24 LECONTES SPARROWS were found!!.At one spot in the field they
just kept coming in and actually posing up high! Got mucho good pics.Often had 2
or 3 lecontes in field of view at once!
  Several SHARP-TAIL SPARROWS. Was nice to compare the two  Ammodramus.
birds.
  What blew me away this morning was a vocalizing CLAY-COLORED SPARROW! Had
at least 2  of these rare fall St Louis migrants today! The other bird was
extremely"clean".Way cool!
  6 BOBOLINKS (that look like lecontes on steroids) and a single DICKCISSEL
hanging with the BOBOLINKS
  Many SEDGE WRENS,a few MARSH WRENS,
 other sparrows and birds seen
 WHITE-CROWN
 LINCOLNS
 SAVANNA
 SWAMP
 SONG
 WHITE-THROATED
 FIELD
 LEAST FLYCATCHER,COMMON YELLOWTHROAT,YELLOW-RUMP,RB-GROSBEAK,INDIGO BUNT,
were all seen near in the wooded section of the trail down to the marsh
RED-TAIL,N-HARRIER,COOPERS,TV seen also
  The birding slowed down alot by mid to late morn otherwise a fantastic
sortie for sure!!
 Mike Brady
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