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Call from Dan Kassebaum.
Frank Holmes went to Eagle Park and found only Little Blue Herons.
Guess the birds flew off......??..........Maybe went somewhere else, but so 
LITTLE habitat except for the duck impoundment at HSL. Maybe look there at 
the end of the day....??

BTW.....there are thousands of shorebirds at Swan Lake/Two Rivers NWR, 
Calhoun co, IL. .
The IOS group was able to drive down the rocky levee separating Swan Lake 
and the IL River (first entrance to Swan Lake when one leaves the Brussels 
Ferry) BUT those without the key must walk down this levee (and it could be 
some distance).  This was the vantage point to view all these shorebirds. 
Nothing to write home about, mostly all pects, leasts and 
dowitchers.......... But this looks to be the most promising of habitat in 
the St. L area.
Just don't know if anyone finds anything up there if it will get reported or 
not. Hope so. :-)

The IOS's big finds were a new, unbanded male PABU at the East St. 
Louis/Casino Queen area and 225+ (!!) ECDOs at a grain elevator off of Hwy 
3.

No mas.
Charlene Malone

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charlene and Jim Malone" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2007 4:53 PM
Subject: 20 Ibis' at Eagle Park - IL


> St. Louis birders,
> John Newman called us and told us there are 20 dark Ibis' (Ibis's, Ibises, 
> Ibisi......whatever the *&^%$# plural is)
> at Eagle Park. He did not have a scope so could not ID 100%.
> Eagle Park Road is on the road opposite of Big Bend Road on 203 side of 
> Horseshoe Lake, Madison co., IL.
> Directions:
> Take I-55/70/64 east over the Poplar street bridge, at "the split", take 
> I-55/70 to the left and then right after the spilt is the exit for Hwy 
> 203. Follow the road/signs to the Gateway Racetrack entrance/stoplight. Go 
> PAST the racetrack/Burger King to the next stoplight. Eagle Park Road will 
> be to your left and Bend Road will be to your right. Turn left and go a 
> few tenths of a mile to openings in the vegetation on the right where the 
> mucky mudflat will be visible.(was a marsh there) This is also in the 
> "Birds of St. Louis Area" book by Alwood, Bauer, et al.
> Warning;
> Careful about pulling off on the side of the road due to whatever 
> garbage/glass/ etc is along the road.
> Kinda' "seamy side of town". We have never had any problems, only been 
> stopped by Police once to check if we were OK, but have witnessed more 
> than a few illegal "things" going on.....Just be aware of your 
> surroundings and use your common sense.
>
> All I have time for.
> Gotta' go, out of here.
> Charlene Malone
> St. Louis co.
>
> P.S. Well said about the PAB, Al Smith.
>
>
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