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FYI all those going to Carlyle.
As you can read, it takes more than a few hours to see these jaegers, though
the evening viewing might be a little more productive.
Good to hear the Sabine's and one of the LTs are still around.

BTW, a real DUH, but..... since you will most likely see the birds in flight
from the SHORELINE, one scope per person is a MUST. Sharing a scope is going
to be very unsatisfactory and/or frustrating for all those doing this.

Good birding,
Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Douglas Stotz" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 10:55 AM
Subject: IBET Carlyle Lake Sabine's Gull, Long-tailed Jaeger


> I played hooky yesterday, and went to Carlyle Lake.  I saw two juvenile
> SABINE'S GULLS and one LONG-TAILED JAEGER.  The Sabine's were easy, and I
> saw them multiple times from several different vantage points between 9:10
> AM and 1 PM; mainly sitting on the water, but a couple of nice flight
> shots.  On the jaeger front, I started looking at the lake at 8:30.  My
> first view of a jaeger was a bird well off to the northeast from Hazlett
> SP
> at about 12:20.  I thought that I would be closer from Hickory Hollow
> Campground in South Shore SP, but when I got there the jaeger was nowhere
> to be seen again, and I saw no further jaeger evidence in the remaining
> hour I spent at Carlyle.
> Besides these birds, what was on the lake resembled the birds Michael
> Retter reported from the weekend.  I saw MERLIN, FRANKLIN'S GULL,
> BONAPARTE'S GULL, BLACK, FORSTER'S and COMMON TERNS (a few in with
> Forster's at beach on west side of dam).  No phalaropes, but 4 OSPREYS.
> There were also good numbers of landbird migrants all around Carlyle.  I
> had 17 species of warblers with TENNESSEE with 45 (probably a gross
> undercount) easily the most common. Most interesting were a male
> GOLDEN-WINGED and a pretty dull BLACKBURNIAN.  The warblers kept
> distracting me from my waterbird purpose.  Other birds of interest to me
> were 9 TURKEYS, a PHILADELPHIA VIREO, and a SUMMER TANAGER.
>
> Doug Stotz
>
> Douglas Stotz
> Conservation Ecologist/Ornithologist
> Environmental and Conservation Programs
> Field Museum of Natural History
> 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
> Chicago, IL 60605
>
> Phone: (312)-665-7438
> Fax:   (312)-665-7433
> e-mail:  [log in to unmask]
>

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