Print

Print


The ASM Sparrow and Blackbird Workshop happened in Columbia today, and continues tomorrow morning. Bill Eddleman gave one of his excellent lectures which was followed by lunch and field trips. By far the most abundant birds of the day were the bazillion American Robins. They were everywhere.

While the hybrid Blue-wingXCinnamon Teal was relocated at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area the Cinnamone Teal (not thought to be a hybrid) could not be located today after having been seen yesterday by field trip scouters. The four expected species of geese were found in the McBaine Bottoms. A Short-eared Owl was seen at dusk at Bradford Farm. Rusty Blackbird and Common Snipe were also seen at Bradford Farm. A flock of Great-tailed Grackles was seen along Boone County's Hwy Z, north of I-70.

But by far, the best birds of the day were the 20+ Smith's Longspurs seen at Bradford Farm, an University of Missouri Agronomy Research Farm, which is located on the west side of Rangeline Rd., south of Hwy WW in eastern Boone County. The Smith's were in a patch of short grass (remanent Three-Awn Grass), bare ground and broom located on the east side of the main north-south gravel road that runs east of the western-most lake.

Susan
Susan Hazelwood
Columbia, Boone County, Missouri
[log in to unmask]

__________________________________________________
*        Audubon Society of Missouri's           *
*         Wild Bird Discussion Forum             *
*------------------------------------------------*
* To unsubscribe send the message                *
*    SIGNOFF MOBIRDS-L                           *
* to [log in to unmask]                    *
* To subscribe send the message                  *
* SUBSCRIBE MOBIRDS-L your name                  *
* to [log in to unmask]                    *
*------------------------------------------------*
* To access the list archives from July 2002 on: *
* http://po.missouri.edu/archives/mobirds-l.html *
*                                                *
* To access the Audubon Society of Missouri Web  *
* Site:  http://www.mobirds.org                  *
##################################################