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St. L circle birders,
FYI for those that are looking for this bird.
BTW, IL listserve can be monitored on www.birdingonthe.net from here on out.

Good birding,
Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mcmullen, Keith A MVS" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, June 03, 2005 2:57 PM
Subject: IBET Painted Bunting, E. St.Louis seen today, 6-3-05


> Hi Gang:
>
> My wife forwarded a message to me from Dan Kassebaum that he had the male
> PAINTED BUNTING today at the "usual spot" along Front Street in East St.
> Louis, 1/2 mile north of the Casino Queen.  He got photos and likely will
> post them to his website.
>
> Incidentally I've noticed a pale Kingbird species (most likely a WESTERN)
> from the Metrolink, 3 days in a row (including today) when traveling just
> past the 5th and Missouri station in East St. Louis on the corner at the
> Ameren/UE business (on the corner to the south from the 5th and Missouri
> Station).  There is a power substation there and the site is very 
> reminiscent
> of the former nest site just north of the Casino Queen.  This is
> approximately 1 mile due east of the Casino Queen in East St. Louis AND 
> it's
> very likely this bird, if indeed a WESTERN (the train doesn't stop for
> birders!) is from the family group or groups that have been seen along 
> Front
> Street near the Bunting site for the past 7 or 8 years!
>
> All 4 now and good birdings!
>
> Keith McMullen
> O'Fallon, IL
> [log in to unmask]
>
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