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I was let loose yesterday so I headed to the
southeast.  When I got back home, the E. Screech Owl
in the backyard was species number 100 for the day. 
Not to bad of a day considering I had very few
migrants.  Highlights...

Both Chuck-wills Widows and Whip-poor wills on the way
down.

Duck Creek CA:
Not much overall
(1) Blackpoll Warbler
(2) River Otters, 1 sleeping on top of the other.

A couple of L. Shrikes en route to Otter Slough CA.

Otter Slough CA:
The place was pretty darn dry except for a few holes
here and there.

A few ducks that are getting late – (1) male American
Wigeon, (1) male Green-winged Teal, (4) Northern
Pintail, (3) Ruddies, (10) Northern Shoveler, (3)
Gadwall, (3) Ring-necked Ducks, and (10) Blue-winged
Teal.
Shorebirds included (1) Black-bellied Plover, (1)
Black-necked Stilt, (~10) Semipalmated Sandpiper, (~6)
Semipalmated Plover
(1) Lincoln’s Sparrow
A “mommy” mink carrying a baby mink in her mouth was
the highlight of the CA.

Ten – Mile Pond CA:
Excellent shorebird habitat right now
1 – female SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER
30-LEAST TERNS (one group sitting with 27 birds; and
another 3 flying on the backside of the CA)
Shorebirds included Short-billed Dowitchers, Spottted
SP’s, Dunlin, White-rumped SP’s, Semipalmated Plover
and Semipalmated SP’s, Lesser Yellowlegs.

Big Oak Tree SP:
Not a whole lot to be seen; (1) Magnolia Warbler and 
(3) Mississippi Kites were the best I could come up
with.

Joshua Uffman
St. Louis County, MO

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