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We walked the second half of Lost Valley Trail on May 12 as part of our annual survey. We went left at the "Y" and past the Beaver Pond until we reached the Center Road. Then we went down the Center Road to the Parking Lot. We made an off trail excursion at about mile 3.5 to visit a very nice secluded pond. At one time the trail went by this pond but since the trail re-routing a couple of years ago it is no longer visible from the trail.


Canada Goose                      2   nesting at 3.5 mile pond
Turkey Vulture                      9
Cooper's Hawk                      2
Red-shouldered Hawk            1   heard only
Broad-winged Hawk               1
Red-tailed Hawk                    3
Wild Turkey                          2   heard only
Ruby-throated Hummingbird   6
Red-bellied Woodpecker        3
Downy Woodpecker              1
Pileated Woodpecker            3
Acadian Flycatcher               9
Least Flycatcher                   4   includes two at 3.5 mile pond
Eastern Wood-Pewee            6
Eastern Phoebe                    3
Eastern Kingbird                   1   at 3.5 mile pond
Great Crested Flycatcher       3
Barn Swallow                        1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet            3
Carolina Wren                     10
Gray Catbird                         6
Veery                                   1
Gray-cheeked Thrush             4
Swainson's Thrush                 9
Wood Thrush                       10
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher          48
Black-capped Chickadee        2
Tufted Titmouse                     5
Blue Jay                                4
American Crow                      4
Fish Crow                              1
White-eyed Vireo                  13
Yellow-throated Vireo              5
Blue-headed Vireo                  1
Warbling Vireo                       1
Red-eyed Vireo                    16
American Goldfinch              40
Blue-winged Warbler              6
Golden-winged Warbler          3
Tennessee Warbler              21
Nashville Warbler                   9
Northern Parula                     9
Yellow Warbler                      2   at 3.5 mile pond
Chestnut-sided Warbler          3
Magnolia Warbler                   4
Yellow-rumped Warbler           7
Yellow-throated Warbler          1
Prairie Warbler                       1   near intersection of the Trail with the Center Road
Cerulean Warbler                   6   5 males, one female
Black-and-white Warbler         2
American Redstart                 3
Worm-eating Warbler            10   4 seen, 6 heard
Ovenbird                              11
Louisiana Waterthrush            7
Kentucky Warbler                   8
Common Yellowthroat           28
Yellow-breasted Chat            11
Scarlet Tanager                      4
Summer Tanager                    8
Eastern Towhee                    14
Field Sparrow                         2
Song Sparrow                        1
White-crowned Sparrow          9
White-throated Sparrow           7
Northern Cardinal                 16
Rose-breasted Grosbeak        4
Indigo Bunting                      31
Brown-headed Cowbird          12
Baltimore Oriole                     1


Paul Johnson
Chesterfield
St Louis County

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