Checked out Columbia Bottoms this morning. Found
one Black-necked Stilt in Pool 1, which is off the back gravel road down near
the river end of the road, and, later, found 2 more in Pool 8. Also found one
Common Moorhen, one Black-crowned Night Heron, one Pied-billed Grebe (obviously
I'm only half the man Noah was), six Blue-wing Teal, 7 Mallards, 3 Snowy Egrets
dozens of Little Blue Herons, Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons. All the
birds were found in the pools along the gravel road that runs alongside the
The creek that runs underneath Riverview Boulevard
about two miles north of 270 is so high that I would not be surprised
if floods the road when the river crests next Friday.
Found a Western Kingbird perched on the cyclone
fence in front of the electric substation on the west side of
Illinois Route 3 just north of Venice. I'm not sure if anyone has seen
Kingbirds there this year, but WEKI have been there in past years.
South St. Louis