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An early morning foray through Eagle Bluffs did not re-produce the Ruddy
Turnstone or the Terns.  However, there were Spotted, Solitary, Stilt,
Pectoral, Least, Semi-palmated Sandpipers, Lesser Yellowlegs and a single
Semi-palmated Plover.  Green and Great Blue Herons are abundant.  One of the
Semi-palmated Sandpipers had what appeared to me to be a longer than
expected beak, paler overall coloring and a noticeable white eyebrow -- I
tried hard to turn it into a Western or a Sanderling, but just couldn't
quite do it.  Maybe someone else can be watching for it and turn it into
something I didn't even think of!  Otherwise it remains a Semi-plamated with
a big schnoz.

Pool 2 is now showing enough mudflats that small numbers of shorebirds are
back there - Yellowlegs, Spotted, Least, Pectoral.

And, of course, Killdeer are everywhere!
Jean Leonatti
Boone County
Columbia, MO
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