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FYI St. Louis and Eastern MO birders.
The Bootheel and/or Carlyle Lake might be the place to be this weekend.

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co. 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Travis Mahan" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 8:21 PM
Subject: IBET Possible BRIDLED TERNS @ Mermet Lake + Carlyle Lake update


> Hello everyone,
> 
> I received an e-mail from Frank Bennett saying that he may have had 
> 2 BRIDLED TERNS at Mermet Lake this evening around 5:30pm.  He 
> observed two dark-backed terns in-flight with a FORSTER'S TERN in 
> very poor viewing conditions - very drizzly.  They were moving from 
> the south end of the lake to the north end.  He noted more white in 
> the tail than expected in a Sooty Tern.  They were also viewed 
> sitting on submerged stumps with the Forster's Tern.  Unfortunately, 
> they took off and joined two unidentified terns flying overhead not 
> to be relocated later.
> 
> Dan Kassebaum reported seeing a dark bird he thought to be a JAEGER 
> at Carlyle Lake today.  He also reported that the lake was very busy 
> with plenty of birds flying around, some of which may have been 
> LAUGHING GULLS.  Again, poor visibility due to drizzle and rain 
> prevented good looks.
> 
> The WHITE IBIS was relocated at the Carlyle Lake subimpoundments on 
> Monday by Bob Shelby, but I don't have details on the location at 
> this time.
> 
> 
> Travis Mahan
> Decatur, IL
> Macon Co.
> [log in to unmask]
> Birding pics:  http://home.insightbb.com/~tmahan/index.html
> 

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