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To clarify:

1.  Common Moorhen first found by Denny Donnell last Thursday in  
Distribution Channel below gated levee road that divides the  
Distribution Channel.  Specifically, against dark green reeds/ 
cattails on far bank.  Viewed best from just below single willow tree.

2.  Two White-faced Ibis dropped in about 4 p.m. in the Distribution  
Channel about 200 yards above the moorhen site.  Mike Warnock was  
searching for the moorhen when they flew in.  Chad Rittenhouse and  
then I also viewed them.  They were actively feeding very close to  
the road.

3.  The female Black-necked Stilt came out into the open less than 50  
yards from the levee at about 5:15 (seen by Mike Warnock as he  
returned from unsuccessful search for the phalarope (see below).  The  
Stilt is in Pool 15.  That is not much help for a pool that large.   
Specifically, it is about 50-75 yards beyond the second wood duck  
nest box along the levee road as it parallels Perche Creek.  This is  
about half-way down the levee road between the first hard right and  
the hard right that leads to the locked gate.  If you come to two  
large logs in the pool, you have gone too far.

4.  Wilson's Phalarope (female) was feeding with yellowlegs and pecs  
in Pool 14 (viewed from the turn around near the locked gate.  From  
this point, look toward tractor and equipment parked at opposite  
side.  The phalarope was to the right of the tractor.

5.  Long-billed Dowitchers (8) in two groups of 4, feeding in Pool  
14, closer to the levee than the phalarope.

6.  American Bitterns (2).  One seen by Chad near the moorhen site;  
one seen by me near the Black-necked Stilt (but further away from the  
levee road).

7.  One Peregrine Falcon chased a Greater Yellowlegs (and missed)  
about 4 p.m., flying over Pools 15 and 14 and last seen heading  
toward the eagle nest area.  One of the eagle's came out to a bare  
tree and sat--perhaps keeping an eye on the falcon--I couldn't follow  
it's direction of sight.

8.  One Spotted Sandpiper in Dist. Channel below moorhen area.

9.  Two Eastern Kingbirds along first section of Sapp tract.


Good birding!

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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