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Visited:
  Creve Coeur Lake, St Louis County
  Briar Island Horse Farm Overlook, Hwy 370 and Earth City Expressway, St Charles County
  Angus Farm, Church Rd and Seeberger Rd, St Charles County
  Hideaway Harbor St Charles County Park
  Portage des Sioux, St Charles County
  Riverlands, St Charles County
  Hwy 270 south, St Louis County
   
  No new Unreported Sightings
   
  CCL - Several Bonapartes Gulls hunting over the lake were a delight to watch
            NO Horned Grebe which had been observed earlier in the week
            Mallards, Ruddy, Scaup sp.,   Red-tailed Hawk
   
  BIHF - Checked for Great Tailed Grackles return without success
   
  AF -    No GT Grackles spotted
            Big flocks of Starlings, few C Grackles, few Red-winged, few Cowbirds
            N Flicker, Red-bellied WP, E Bluebird
   
  HH -   House Sparrows House Finches,    No ducks or grebes seen on river,  Few gulls
   
  Portage - Song Sparrows, Great Blue Heron
   
  Riverlands - Great Blue Herons, DC Cormorants
  ,         Trumpeter Swans (2 ad 5 juv Teal Pond)
            AW Pelicans - hundreds
            Coots - 1000+ in three or four large rafts
            Ring-billed Gulls, one Herring Gull
            Increasing numbers of Ruddys, Scaup sp, Ring-necked Ducks, Pied-billed Grebes
            Am Crow
            Red-tailed Hawks - one kettle of 10 plus scattered birds around RMBS
            Am Kestrels 
   
  Add cloudless blue skies, light winds and spectacular views of bluffs across river with promise of loons, grebes, sea ducks and longspurs on the way - a formula for a beautiful birding day.
   
  Jackie Chain
  St Louis County
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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