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Thanks for posting, Sherry.  I couldn't get there today any earlier than noon, so of course any birds were lying low except mourning doves, blue jays and goldfinch.  I'll see if the Thursday group would like to go there, depending on the weather.
   
  Jean Cook told me this morning that there was a Barred Owl in TGP Gaddy Garden in the big sycamore by the bubbler.  After watching the warblers (nothing new) in the Cypress Circle, I found it still there at 11am being harrassed by a young hawk.  The hawk was really worked up, kept flying at it, cacking all the time.  The owl just sat calmly on its branch and pretty much ignored the hawk.  It was comical.  When I left about 1115 or so, they were still there.  The only little bird I saw in that area was a female Am Redstart on the way out of the Gaddy Garden.
   
  Jackie Chain
  St Louis County
   
   
   
  
Sherry McCowan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
  I got off work earlier than expected this morning and took advantage 
of a beautiful morning to hang around in Forest Park between the 
skating rink and the Victorian footbridge and along the path that 
leads from Jefferson. Both species of Cistothorus wren were present, 
as were the three species of Melospiza sparrow. I was surprised to 
see a PINE SISKIN. Here's the list (I'm probably forgetting something):

Pied-billed Grebe - 1
Great Egret - 1
Mallard
Red-tailed Hawk
Belted Kingfisher - 1
Northern Flicker
Chimney Swift
Blue Jay - 2+
European Starling
Eastern Wood Pewee - 1
Eastern Phoebe - 1
Swallow sp. - 2
House Wren - either the same 6 or so were following me around, or 
there were around 2 dozen
Marsh Wren
Sedge Wren
Carolina Wren
American Robin
Gray Catbird - 3+
Brown Thrasher - 3+
Swamp Sparrow - ~6
Lincoln's Sparrow - 1
Song Sparrow - ~6
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 1
Yellow Warbler - 1
Nashville Warbler - 1
Magnolia Warbler - 1
Palm Warbler - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 4-5
American Goldfinch
PINE SISKIN - 1

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Sherry McCowan
Saint Louis, Missouri
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