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Saturday, September 4, 2005
6:30 to 11:00 AM
Lincoln and Pike Counties
74 species observed
 
Clarence Cannon NWR (Pike County):
3 Sora
~15 Bobolinks
Still a few Dickcissels and Indigo Buntings around...
3 Northern Harriers
 
--Nice pocket of warblers in the NE corner of the refuge at beginning of trail included:
1 Tennessee Warbler
1-2 Nashville Warbler
1 Northern Parula
1 Magnolia Warbler
1-2 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Black and White Warbler
2-3 American Redstart
1 Prothonotary Warbler
1 Northern Waterthrush
Also....2 to 3 Empidonax Flycatchers, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Warbling Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo and Yellow-throated Vireo.
 
--At the southeast side of the refuge, wet spot at turnaround next to levy, shorebirds included:
2-Stilt Sandpipers
~20 Least and ~10 Pectoral Sandpipers
Dave Rogles later observed 1 American Golden Plover in this same spot.
 
Winfield Lock and Dam (Lincoln County):
Lots of shorebirds still, most further up slough.  
Mostly Least and Pectoral Sandpipers, with fewer Semipalmated Sandpipers.  6 Semipalmated Plover
1 (juvenile) Black-bellied Plover
4-5 Bairds Sandpiper
3 Greater Yellowlegs
4 Lesser Yellowlegs
1 Green-winged Teal, 3 Blue-winged Teal
Still have not found a Western Sandpiper this year.
 
Keeteman Road Sod Farm (Lincoln County).....Lots of Killdeer, Bank and Barn Swallows, but did not find any Buff-breasted or Upland Sandpipers on this visit.
 
I put a picture of one of the bobolinks (observed last weekend) in my Surfbirds photo album.  It can be viewed here if interested:   
 http://www.surfbirds.com/albums/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=10005&pos=1




Joshua Uffman
St. Louis County, MO

Photo Gallery:  http://www.surfbirds.com/albums/index.php?cat=10005
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