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MoBirders,
If the movement of birds is potentially akin to a Mozart symphony, today we had a few bars by the local garage band.  Several small groups of migrants moved through Ellis Island; I have posted the most conservative estimates possible.  A modestly conservative estimate might double some of the numbers, but the birds were moving past me and then circling around when they reached the tip of the island.

14 species of warbler:  Tennessee (8), Orange-crowned (1), Nashville (4), Parula (2), Yellow (4), Chestnut-sided (2), Magnolia (3), Yellow-rumped (10), Black-throated Green (2), Redstart (2), Ovenbird (1), Northern Waterthrush (1), Common Yellowthroat (12), Wilson's (1).

Other indicator birds (for me, at REDA): Gray Catbird (4/5), House Wren (4), Bobolink.  
I had 2 early sparrows: Lincoln's (1) and Swamp (1).  

Did not have any Philadelphia Vireos (only Warbling), nor did I find any RB Grosbeaks (always find them during peak migration).  I did have on RBGR male stop by my feeders at the house, Monday,  (returning bird from the spring?)-he took one look at my shabby setup and I could hear him say 'I can't believe I stopped here...'.

65 species overall.  Had Wilson's Phalarope, Western Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Sanderling and Semipalmated Plover at Teal Pond. 

The 'white-fronted goose' is a domestic cross or a graylag-way too big for a white-fronted.

As I was leaving the island 4 Tennessee Warblers arrived at the end of the trail willows, along with 2 Eastern Kingbirds.  Still movement at 1:20.

Good Birding 
Dave Rogles
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St. Charles Co.


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