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Spent a fine day in splendid company on the Platte County Run BAS field trip. 
We visited 3 areas with diverse habitats and capped off the day with a 
homecooked lunch and some crazy hijinks from the owner at Pat’s Steakhouse 
in Rushville, MO. (80 species on the trip.)
Participants: Dave and Cindy Duckworth, Paul Habiger, Shari Harden, Helen 
Hewins, Gary Johnson, Pat St. John, Karen Stair, Mike and Elizabeth Stoakes.  

^^Platte Falls CA highlights—slow to start with cold temps; picked up with 
sunshine:^^
Osprey—1
Broad-winged Hawk—1
Eastern Kingbird—8 feeding high in the trees, moving from tree to tree.
Yellow-throated Vireo
Sedge Wren—3 birds in 2 different locations in the CA; vocalizing in both places
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher--mucho
Tennessee Warbler   
Orange-crowned Warbler 
Nashville Warbler 
Northern Parula 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 
Prothonotary Warbler—1 vocalizing
Northern Waterthrush—1 vocalizing
Common Yellowthroat 
Summer Tanager 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak—5 feeding atop a small tree; arranged around the 
outer edges of the tree in a neat pattern; easy to view
Indigo Bunting
Baltimore Oriole

^^Weston Bend State Park highlights—pretty quiet:^^
Broad-winged Hawk
Yellow-throated Vireo
Orange-crowned Warbler 
Nashville Warbler 
Northern Parula 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 
Black-and-white Warbler 
Louisiana Waterthrush 1  
Kentucky Warbler—killer looks at close range...and in the sunlight that finally 
came forth!
Indigo Bunting
Baltimore Oriole
*No Hooded Warbler heard or seen

^^Bean Lake (Swamp Road/S. Shore Dr.) highlights:^^
Gadwall 
American Wigeon--1 
Mallard 
Blue-winged Teal 
Green-winged Teal 
Lesser Scaup--1 
Pied-billed Grebe 
American White Pelican—just 1
Great Blue Heron 
Cattle Egret--1 
Green Heron
Bald Eagle  
American Coot   
Killdeer   
Solitary Sandpiper --1  
Greater Yellowlegs 
Lesser Yellowlegs 
Long-billed Dowitcher--6 
Wilson's Phalarope--3 
Ring-billed Gull 
Belted Kingfisher 
American Pipit—1 (Life bird requested by & then attained for 2 in the group! 
Thanks to Karen Stair for finding it!) 
Yellow Warbler--1
Palm Warbler—1 on the ground in a field near gravel road
Yellow-rumped Warbler—lots
Chipping, Lark, Savannah, White-throated Sparrows
Yellow-headed Blackbird—1 female

Laura Gilchrist
Kansas City, MO
Platte County
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