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Dave and Mobirders -
Just guessing, but when we see those huge rafts of blackbirds in migrations, 
seems to me that they are only up there 1,000 ft. or less.  I don't know.
Larry H.  Joplin MO.
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> Lawrence,
>
> The blackbirds certainly could be the blip with a count of 15k.
>
> The elevation of the radar beam suggested that it was between 4-5,000
> feet... does that seem right to you?
>
> Not quite as exciting as snow geese. =(
>
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> -----Original Message-----
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> Lawrence Herbert
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> Subject: Bronaugh MO birding[Spam score: 8%]
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> Mobirders -
> I went to Bronaugh to see the oriole and Ron Thompson.
> Bronaugh is on Hwy. 43, 40 miles north of Joplin, Vernon County.
> Neither one was home.  Just a brown hound that looked like Mark's
> Grover.
>
> While waiting on the oriole:
> Northern Harrier
> Red-tailed Hawk
> American Kestrel
> Wild Turkey
> Mourning Dove
> Blue Jay
> Am. Crow
> White-breasted Nuthatch
> White-crowned Sparrow
> House Sparrow
>
> On the way to Bronaugh there was a huge flock of blackbirds,
> probably 15,000, at the Jasper, Barton County line.
> Dave Snider, would that be your blip on the radar screen at 5:30 PM.?
> I'd estimate 70 % red-wings, 20 % starlings and 10 % grackles.
> There were a few Brewer's too.  I stopped and scoped for a bit.
> I didn't see a single Great-tailed or any cowbirds.
>
> I was too lazy to stop at the Bronaugh elevator to check on Barn Owls.
>
> Good birding,   Larry Herbert,  Joplin, Jasper County, MO.
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