Print

Print


Driving through TGP this afternoon saw what looked like an adult Cooper's Hawk perched near the ruins, but it flew and disappeared before I could be sure.  Later saw an immature Red-tail.  No owls, but the nesting tree looks strong and secure. Two of the big pines had lost their tops.  The pines on the east side of the Cypress Circle have been practically stripped bare, and the others don't look good either.
   
  Walked through the Gaddy Garden, sadly further devastated by the latest ice.  The big sycamore looks ok except for age, but a big double-trunked tree on the right had a huge limb come down, fall on two other trees, uprooting one and bending other medium trees over.  
  The Italian-Cypress-looking line of evergreens have several trees bent over into upside down J's.  Hope they come out of it.  One N Cardinal, at least a dozen DE Juncos, and nearly as many White-throated Sparrows were at the Gaddy Garden entrance with a number of Am Robins, sometimes diving for a quick warm-up into a big cavity in a nearby tree.  The Bubbler is bubbling away, with the usual shallow lake remaining liquid for the time being.
   
  Jackie Chain
  St Louis County
   
  . 

__________________________________________________
###########################################################
*              Audubon Society of Missouri's              *
*                Wild Bird Discussion Forum               *
*---------------------------------------------------------*
* To subscribe or unsubscribe, click here:                *
* https://po.missouri.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mobirds-l&A=1 *
*---------------------------------------------------------*
* To access the list archives, click here:                *
* http://po.missouri.edu/archives/mobirds-l.html          *
*                                                         *
* To access the Audubon Society of Missouri Web           *
* Site:  http://mobirds.org                               *
###########################################################