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39 sp. so far today, beginning at 4 am with a Barred Owl hootenanny.

FOY for Sat 4/26:

Eastern Wood Peewee
Warbling Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Northern Waterthrush
Gray Catbird

Other highlights today:

Louisiana Waterthrush - in the swamp again, along with the Northern.  The swamp has been teeming with wriggly slugs, etc. and the birds were feasting on them. 

Red-breasted  Nuthatch - at the suet and peanut feeders, about 8 am.

Great-crested Flycatcher, E. Phoebe, E. Towhee also calling.

Yellow-rumped Warbler bathing in the swamp, chased by the La Waterthrush.

Nashville and Tennessee Warblers checked out the bubbler. (first heard yesterday)

Swainson's Thrush- at least 3 seen at once.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird at feeder.

Downy Woodpecker- took a few tries before he figured out the oriole nectar feeder, comical to watch.

Also observed a Tiger Swallowtail warming up early by resting on a sunlit Mayapple leaf.

Beautiful day for planting more Ostrich fern and other natives.


Margy Terpstra
Kirkwood, St. Louis County, MO
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