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Susan Hazelwood and I drove around this morning in the light drizzle.  The
most striking changeover in birds was the sudden large number of swallows at
every location.  Little Dixie Lake had a constant swirl of mostly Tree
Swallows over the water; Bradford Farm had Barn Swallows; Eagle Bluffs had
Cliff, Barn, Tree and Northern Rough-winged -- and lots of them!  We did not
see any body of water that did not have swallows working it. Also had 2
Great Egrets just west of Bradford Farm, and two at Eagle Bluffs.  American
Pipits were in the field at the southwest corner of Vemer Ford Road and
Rangeline Rd.  They were also seen in the field just before you get to the
Busch property at Eagle Bluffs.  Wonderful views of perched birds.

Many YR Warblers at Little Dixie, two RC Kinglets and Eastern Towhee.  We
also had Field Sparrows, Savannah, Song, WT Sparrows at various locations.
Brown Thrashers were singing at several locations.

Eagle Bluffs had even larger numbers of ducks and cormorants then had been
present on Friday night.  Yellowlegs, Pectoral Sandpipers, and Snipe also
seen in larger numbers but still pretty sparse. Two Snow Geese flew over.
Jean Leonatti
Boone County, Columbia, MO
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