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Had a pretty decent variety of migrants at Castlewood SP this  morn.First 
birds of the morn were 3 barking resident barred owls excited about  something
 Walked the trail that goes around the field and borders the  creek
 
warblers  
seen-black-white,a-redstart,magnolia,canada,wilson,c-yellowthroat,MOURNING,n-waterthrush,
 yellow-bellied flycatch.pewee
 white-eye and red-eye vireo
swainson thrush
indigo bunt
 
 Flushed 4 nighthawks that were perched on large dead tree
 
Most interesting find of the morning were a pair of 15 inch RAINBOW TROUT  in 
one of the deeper holes in Keifer Creek.They used to be somewhat common in  
the creek a long time ago but have not seen any for  many years.Figured the  
water quality couldnt support these sensitive fish anymore.Re-finding these fish 
 shows that the portion of Keifer Creek that flows through the park is still  
pretty healthy after all.
 The"non-native"trout are escapees from a private property about  a mile up 
creek that has a large spring fed pond that the home owner has stocked  with 
Rainbow trout since the seventies.
 
 Also ventured up to the Dabbs rd/Pierre Marquette SP area yesterday  
afternoon.Didnt get up there until midafternoon but was still pretty amazed on  how 
dead it was birdwise.Not a single warbler in the "migrant trap" cypress  line" 
and couldnt flush a grasshopper alonmg the marsh edge at Dabbs
 
  The only real thing of interest along the Great River rd birding  spots 
yesterday were the numbers of pot-bellied balding "easy-rider"  wannabes trying 
to re-live a past they never had hahahaha,(sorry cant  resist)
 when your trying to bird and one of those hogs blast by it pretty  mush 
kills any birding
-Mike Brady
 

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