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EXTENSIVE habitat at Riverlands.
Most shorebirds/birds were at Linc Shields but plenty in Ellis Bay.
The Peregrine had a good time rousting the shorebirds by the dam.
Heron Pond is almost completely dried out.
Duck hunting club pond at the corner of Confluence Road/Red School road
still attracting shorebirds and waterfowl.(mostly pects, b-w teal & 
c.geese).

The majority of shorebirds are still Pects, with both yellowlegs the second
highest.
I managed to pull out Spotted, Solitary, Semi-palmated plover and a
dowitcher in the hundreds upon hundreds (low to mid thousands total ?) of
shorebirds.
LOTS of debris in Linc. Shields that could hide shorebirds plus the distance
could hinder observation.
Whimbrel was seen in So. IL Sunday. Godwits being seen in the NWMO.
Birds could be popping in and out.
Think an evening or early AM visit would have fetched more variety.

Lingering waterfowl:
Scaup species (2 male), male Ring-necked, No. Pintail
and one male Canvasback. Had Ruddies and R-B & hooded mergs.

Did not see the "alleged" Am. Bittern at Two Pecan.(liars all of you).
Water is almost gone there.

Ring-billed gulls and few Herrings are still present.
Still NO terns for me....What's up with that?

Interesting habitat now, so hope it can stay that way for a few weeks.
(frantically finding wood to knock on)

Did not check on the Y-C Night-heron because of limited time and heavy 
equipment
traffic on Confluence road.

Good birding,
Charlene Malone
St. L co.

P.S. Still no Ceruleans at Babler, but did hear a B-T green warbler.

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