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> The WHOLE area is open for birding including the MO approach to the Dam
> that was closed on Friday.  Even if that was blocked off (a SMALL part of
> REDA) the rest is usually very "birdible" during high waters. It has to
> get mighty high to go over Riverlands Way road. Even if the road under the
> bridge is closed, you can get to Linc. Shields from Hwy 67 as you are
> coming off the bridge from IL.
> Many of the small pools were frozen over and Heron pond was partially
> thawed.
> Most of the birds that was in Heron Pond on Friday was in the Hwy 143
> Slough/hot water ditch area, including the two leucistic C. geese, the
> hybrid whitish goose & G-W teal.
>
> We had 2 PEREGRINES on the Bridge today and Jim  got pictures.
> Saw the hybrid "Mergeneye"
> Not the LT Ducks
> NO uncommon gulls in the gull roost this evening that we could see.
> Plenty of gulls and waterfowl to look through.
>
> Need some iced up areas up North for the big gulls to come back in I
> guess.
>
> Winds were out of the South, but never approached the high of 40 degrees I
> saw that was predicted.
> Think it was 34 degrees for a few seconds (not including wind chill)
> It was pretty cold toward the end of the day.
>
> BTW, L-T  GRACKLES still at the Byran Island Stables at I-370 and Earth
> City exit AND at Church/Dwyer in St. Charles co.
>
> Good birding,
> Charlene Malone
> St. Louis co.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Doyen" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2005 5:16 PM
> Subject: Riverlands Information please!
>
>
>>I am looking for information on conditions at REDA, just how high is the
>>water, and is the whole area open for birding?
>>
>> Thank you
>> Mike Doyen
>> Rolla.MO
>>
>

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